| Apr 15, 2009
| 7:04 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2009
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....
| Apr 19, 2009
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...
| Apr 29, 2009
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...
| May 1, 2009
| 12:42 PM
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| May 2, 2009
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...
| Jun 25, 2009
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....
| Jun 26, 2009
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...
| Jun 29, 2009
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...
| Jul 1, 2009
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...
| Jul 9, 2009
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...