| Aug 13, 2008
| 9:31 PM
The 1984 season brings back memories both delicious and dreadful for Cubs fans, and now they have a companion piece to compare it to.
By sweeping Atlanta 10-2 and 8-0 Wednesday in a day-night doubleheader at Turner Field, the Cubs moved 26 games above...
| Aug 14, 2008
| 10:42 PM
Ted Lilly had Alfonso Soriano's back Thursday night at Turner Field, just as he did last year in Atlanta when he was ejected for allegedly throwing at Edgar Renteria after Braves pitchers had treated Soriano like their personal piñata.
With a five-run...
| Aug 15, 2008
| 9:11 PM
Daryle Ward smelled like a brewery after his teammates gave him the best beer shower of his career Friday night at Dolphin Stadium.
Ward's pinch-hit three-run homer off Kevin Gregg in the top of the ninth inning gave the Cubs a 6-5 comeback victory...
| Aug 16, 2008
| 10:23 PM
That Cubbie swagger Lou Piniella talked about back in spring training of 2007 has been more visible of late, befitting a team that began Saturday tied with the Los Angeles Angels for the best record in baseball.
"I had a good friend who called, who has...
| Aug 17, 2008
| 8:09 PM
After Ryan Dempster earned his 14th victory by beating Florida 9-2 on Sunday, manager Lou Piniella said the Cubs knew coming into spring training that he'd make the starting rotation.
So much for the three-way competition for two spots among Dempster,...
| Aug 19, 2008
| 10:34 PM
While CC Sabathia has proved to be the best midseason pick-up in baseball since Milwaukee acquired him in July, Rich Harden isn't far behind.
The Cubs right-hander pitched another gem Tuesday night in a 5-0 victory over Cincinnati, allowing only two hits...
| Aug 20, 2008
| 9:27 PM
Cubs manager Lou Piniella spotted Marty Brennaman wearing a pink shirt in the interview room Wednesday when he decided to poke some fun at the Reds announcer.
"Boy, hot pink from Cincinnati," Piniella said. "Is it Sadie Hawkins Day or what?"
| Aug 21, 2008
| 7:43 PM
Even baseball skeptics—and those who doubt the tooth fairy exists—would have a hard time denying this seems to be a special season for the Cubs.
Or, as manager Lou Piniella labeled the latest lunacy:
"That's just a little Cubbie Occurrence."...
| Aug 22, 2008
| 8:55 PM
When Lou Piniella skipped Jason Marquis in the rotation last week after the right-hander won his second straight start, the Cubs manager had a viable explanation.
"Knowing he has struggled in August and September, we're spacing him out a little more,"...
| Aug 23, 2008
| 4:46 PM
It started six months ago in Mesa, Ariz., when Ryan Dempster stood in the parking lot of Fitch Park before the opening day of spring training and calmly declared the Cubs were going to win the World Series.
Dempster wasn't afraid of jinxing the team with...
| Aug 24, 2008
| 5:41 PM
Ryan Dempster got used to pitching in heavy humidity in Florida early in his career, while Rich Harden grew accustomed to pitching in cool, dry weather during his days in Oakland.
So perhaps it was a good omen that the hot, sticky weather Dempster...