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  • Rod Blagojevich gave Cubs' Piniella advice in 2007

    Rod Blagojevich gave Cubs' Piniella advice in 2007
    Like any frustrated Cubs fan, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich had his own ideas about how manager Lou Piniella should run the team. The moment came during one tough stretch at the end of May 2007. The Cubs had just lost to the Florida Marlins 9-0, the team's...
  • End is all that matters

    End is all that matters
    If the Cubs win the National League Central by one game over the Cardinals, both teams can look back to a sunny April 17 afternoon at Wrigley Field that can be described only as wacky and backward. Not quite the way manager Lou Piniella had it drawn up....
  • Chicago Cubs win 7-5 in 11 innings

    Chicago Cubs win 7-5 in 11 innings
    It was getting late, and besides, Aramis Ramirez was becoming concerned about that big zero by his name. "I told (manager Lou Piniella) I was worried — I've never been 0-for-6 before," Ramirez said. "I had to do something. I was thinking about...
  • Milton Bradley a hit in return to Chicago Cubs' lineup

    PHOENIX -- The day before the season began in Houston, coming off a red hot spring, Milton Bradley said he was ready to show Cubs fans what he was all about. "Hopefully they can realize the kind of player I am, and realize I'm worth every penny I'm...
  • Steve Alexander

    Steve Alexander
    Steve is a part-time news anchor, usually heard Saturday mornings, including during the "Mr. Fix-It Show" with Lou Manfredini. Also, Steve contributes on-air as an agri-business reporter for WGN and on the Tribune Radio Network. The Illinois...
  • Ryan Theriot grand slam lifts Chicago Cubs past Florida Marlins 8-6

    Ryan Theriot grand slam lifts Chicago Cubs past Florida Marlins 8-6
    You'd like to say the Cubs' victory Friday was as easy as 1-2-3 but, these being the 2009 Cubs, "easy" is not part of their vocabulary. One would be the number of grand slams Ryan Theriot has in his career and the number of victories David Patton has...
  • Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs 5-3

    DETROIT -- Some people count sheep when they have trouble getting to sleep. But after watching the Cubs' sleepwalking offense the last two months, Jim Hendry and Lou Piniella are counting the days until Aramis Ramirez returns from his shoulder injury....
  • Chicago Cubs swept by Detroit Tigers

    Chicago Cubs swept by Detroit Tigers
    DETROIT -- Ted Lilly may be the best bet to represent the Cubs in the All-Star Game next month, but the veteran left-hander turned in one of his worst outings of the year Thursday in a 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Handed a quick 3-0 lead on Jake Fox's...
  • White Sox blank Cubs 6-0

    White Sox blank Cubs 6-0
    It was a wild and wacky windup to the weekend, a nearly literal Cubs vs. White Sox, Round 3. The KO went to the Sox by a final score of 6-0, although the majority of body blows came from Carlos Zambrano. Not only did Zambrano lose his cool -- hitting...
  • Chicago Cubs lose to Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0

    PITTSBURGH -- Aramis Ramirez has an opt-out clause in his contract after the 2010 season, giving him an opportunity to test free agency if his $14.6 million salary is below fair-market value. But after learning how valuable he is to the Cubs during his...
  • Chicago Cubs offense again silent in 4-1 loss to Atlanta Braves

    Chicago Cubs offense again silent in 4-1 loss to Atlanta Braves
    Lou Piniella was in no mood to regurgitate his pregame comments about the lack of offense after Wednesday's 4-1 loss to Atlanta pushed the Cubs back to .500 at 41-41. "There's no sense talking about it anymore," the Cubs manager said. The Cubs wound...