| May 17, 2007
| 6:53 PM
One relies on power, the other on precision. One predicted a Cy Young season, the other only that he would do the best he could. One is a hulking right-hander from South America, the other a mid-sized left-hander from Middle America.
| May 25, 2007
| 7:31 PM
Alfonso Soriano is the first to admit he's not producing as well as he would like to in the first year of his eight-year, $136 million contract with the Cubs.
But Soriano was surprised to find himself on a list of the most overrated players, as...
| Dec 9, 2008
The longer he goes without getting the call from the Hall of Fame, the easier it is for Ron Santo to rebound.
The former Cubs third baseman led the balloting by the Veterans Committee but still fell nine shy of gaining the necessary 75 percent of the...
| Feb 28, 2007
Ron Santo's heart was broken again Tuesday when he was denied entrance into the Baseball Hall of Fame, leaving the former Cubs icon to wonder whether his day ever will come.
The nine-time All-Star learned Tuesday morning the Veterans Committee again...
| Mar 31, 2009
Early on a Sunday evening in December, e-mails went out among state officials who had just learned that financially strapped Tribune Co. was about to file for bankruptcy protection.
"This could measurably complicate Project Elwood," wrote William Brandt,...
| Jun 20, 2007
| 10:17 PM
Former Cubs icon Sammy Sosa became the fifth player in major-league history to reach the 600 home run plateau Wednesday night when he connected off right-hander Jason Marquis in the fifth inning of the Rangers' 7-3 victory over the Cubs.
| May 19, 2007
| 3:41 PM
Greetings, baseball lovers, North and South. Lets' get right to Round 1, Game 2 of the annual crosstown hatefest. It's an absolutely beautiful Saturday afternoon in Chicago for just about anything, save sitting at a desk in an empty newsroom. Such is...
| 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...