| Sep 9, 2008
| 11:11 PM
Lou Piniella's fuse has been getting shorter and shorter as the Cubs' September slump grows longer and longer, and he finally erupted on Tuesday after his club's latest meltdown.
After St. Louis came back from a three-run deficit to notch a 4-3 victory...
| Sep 10, 2008
| 10:43 PM
After Lou Piniella challenged his players following Tuesday night's loss to go out and "kick some [butt]," pitcher Ted Lilly decided to lead the charge.
Lilly rammed into St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina while being thrown out at the plate in the second...
| Sep 11, 2008
| 11:00 PM
Lou Piniella tried to talk to his team recently about its lethargic play, but it fell on deaf ears.
"I was trying just to get these guys riled up a little bit and wake them up," he said. "I tried a nice little meeting, but I think I put them to sleep, so...
| Sep 14, 2008
| 10:29 PM
Immediately after finishing off the game of his life, Carlos Zambrano got down on one knee and thrust his arms toward the sky.
The emotional right-hander threw the Cubs' first no-hitter in 36 years Sunday night, a 5-0 win over Houston at Miller Park in...
| Sep 14, 2008
| 10:39 PM
The decision to move two of the three Cubs-Astros games affected by Hurricane Ike to Miller Park was a hot topic of debate Sunday night. Was it fair to make Houston play the Cubs in what's often referred to as "Wrigley North?" Was it the only realistic...
| Sep 14, 2008
| 10:23 PM
When Geoff Blum sent a line drive toward the right-field line leading off the eighth inning Sunday night, the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano feared his no-hit bid was over.
"I thought that ball was falling," he said.
But right fielder Mark DeRosa raced toward...
| Sep 16, 2008
| 8:51 AM
After Carlos Zambrano finished off his no-hitter Sunday night at Miller Park, Cubs manager Lou Piniella spoke to Ted Lilly about his start on Monday.
"I told him 'You've got a tough act to follow, young man,' " Piniella said. "He said that game charged...
| Sep 17, 2008
Kerry Wood knew there were only a few things that could happen Tuesday night when he faced Milwaukee slugger Prince Fielder with a one-run lead in the ninth, the tying run on third and two men out.
Fielder already had hit two home runs, including one off...
| Sep 18, 2008
| 9:22 PM
Yogi Berra's old adage seldom has seemed as appropriate as it was during the ninth inning of Thursday's showdown at Wrigley Field between the Cubs and Milwaukee.
"It ain't over till it's over" proved to be the perfect rallying cry of a team that...
| Sep 19, 2008
| 9:46 PM
Carlos Zambrano's first start since his no-hitter against Houston turned into a nightmare Friday, postponing the possibility of a division-clinching party for at least one more day.
Zambrano allowed eight runs in 1 2/3 innings in a 12-6 loss to St....
| Sep 20, 2008
| 9:51 PM
The Cubs have learned to accept the fact that playing on the North Side means having to deal with all the pressure surrounding the quest to end the longest championship drought in pro sports.
Now, after beating St. Louis 5-4 Saturday to earn their second...