| Jun 10, 2009
HOUSTON -- Ted Lilly came out to pitch the second inning Tuesday night with the front of his jersey caked in dirt after he had made a headfirst slide into third base for his first career triple.
As fashion statements go, it was certainly one of the...
| Jun 11, 2009
HOUSTON -- A controversy-free day for Carlos Zambrano is as rare as a Chicago winter without potholes.
In the last two weeks, Zambrano has smashed a Gatorade dispenser, bumped an umpire, received a six-game suspension, missed the team charter and...
| Jun 12, 2009
HOUSTON -- Ryan Theriot sounded like Lou Piniella on Thursday after the Cubs dropped another agonizing, extra-inning game on the final day of their three-city trip.
"I'm kind of like Lou," he said. "I don't really have an answer right now. I wish I did."...
| Jun 13, 2009
The picture -- Milton Bradley with hands on his head -- captured a moment but could have encapsulated his career in Chicago.
And for the fans, especially the 41,509 Friday at Wrigley Field, it's right back at you, Milton. Kind of like the...
| Jun 17, 2009
A New York Times report that Sammy Sosa tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 reverberated through the White Sox and Cubs clubhouses before Tuesday's postponed opener of the City Series.
Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, who was Sosa's...
| Jun 18, 2009
In the top of the seventh inning Wednesday, it was hard to tell whether there were more White Sox fans in Wrigley Field or whether silent bats had put Cubs fans to sleep.
So when the White Sox's Chris Getz came charging from third base and Scott...
| Jul 31, 2009
It was a tough day to be a starting pitcher at Wrigley Field.
After a 12-3 Cubs victory, Houston released its starter, Russ Ortiz, and the Cubs traded theirs, Kevin Hart.
"Bittersweet," Cubs catcher Koyie Hill said of the victory and the ensuing loss of...
| Aug 12, 2009
On Sunday, the Cubs found a way to lose to the Rockies despite knocking out 17 hits.
They managed to one-up themselves Tuesday night, losing 4-3 in 12 innings to the Phillies despite giving up only three hits.
Ben Francisco's home run off Kevin Gregg...
| Jul 2, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- Lou Piniella finally blew his top Wednesday night at PNC Park, putting an end to the long-running story line about his alleged lack of fire.
Piniella proved he still can emote with the best of them during a sixth-inning ejection in the...
| Aug 27, 2009
A cool wind blowing in from the north Wednesday night brought a late September feel to Wrigley Field.
While the calendar says there's still more than a month to go before the Cubs season ends, the chilly weather and the team's late-summer free fall...