| 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...
| Aug 25, 2008
| 8:46 PM
Perhaps it would be fitting for the Cubs to win 100 games on the 100th anniversary of their 1908 world championship.
After Monday's 12-3 romp over Pittsburgh at PNC Park, they were on pace to finish with that nice round number, a mark the Cubs haven't...
| Aug 26, 2008
| 9:48 PM
It was another adventuresome night for Carlos Zambrano, who Tuesday night became the unofficial league-leader in water cooler tossing, extended his RBI streak to eight games and failed to last five innings for the second time in August.
| Aug 27, 2008
| 8:41 PM
After disposing of Pittsburgh 2-0 Wednesday to sweep the series at PNC Park, the Cubs begin a stretch that will test their character, perseverance and overall strength.
Starting with Thursday night's game against Philadelphia at Wrigley Field, the Cubs...
| Aug 28, 2008
| 10:49 PM
After turning 65 Thursday, Cubs manager Lou Piniella had but one birthday request.
"Get a win," Piniella said late Thursday afternoon. "That's it."
Before the game against the Phillies, Piniella was happy to receive a commemorative bottle of sake from...