| Apr 14, 2009
When Ted Lilly entered the seventh inning of the Cubs' home opener Monday with a no-hitter intact, the remnants of the 40,077 human popsicles who ventured out to Wrigley Field were starting to think they were witnessing history.
Lilly had been...
| 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
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.
| 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...
| May 4, 2009
A new book of lists by three Seattle sports journalists could change the way you look at Northwest sports athletes, personalities, and more forever.
"The Great Book of Seattle Sports Lists" calls itself "the most amusing, comprehensive and confounding...
| May 6, 2009
During the eighth inning Tuesday in the Cubs' 6-2 loss to San Francisco, boos rained down on reliever Jeff Samardzija.
It was really no different than the booing that greeted Derrek Lee, Milton Bradley, Kevin Gregg, Neal Cotts or several other Cubs at...
| May 5, 2009
| 10:05 PM
Tim Lincecum usually doesn't need much help to succeed, and the 2008 NL Cy Young winner got a double bonus Tuesday.
His offense-challenged San Francisco Giants put three runs on the board for him before he threw his first pitch, and Chicago Cubs...
| May 12, 2009
| 11:07 AM
Author Melissa Isaacson
To purchase a copy of the book:
Sweet Lou: Lou Piniella a Life in Baseball
The Story of Lou Piniella
From Rookie of the Year to two-time Manager of the Year, with three World Series rings in between, Lou Piniella's story is...