| May 12, 2008
| 10:04 PM
Despite one of the chilliest springs in a couple of decades, the confines have seldom been friendlier to the Cubs than they've been during the first seven weeks of the 2008 season.
After Monday night's 12-3 rout of San Diego before a freeze-dried crowd...
| May 16, 2008
| 8:19 PM
There's nothing like a workout with their personal punching bag (that would be the Pittsburgh Pirates) to make the Cubs feel better about themselves.
Take Friday's 7-4 exercise:
It was the seventh straight victory over the Pirates this season and the...
| May 18, 2008
| 8:34 PM
The Cubs did something Sunday they hadn't done in exactly 30 years — win eight of 10 games on a homestand. And Jason Marquis did something he hadn't done in exactly a month — win a game.
Of course, it helped to have Pittsburgh as the...
| May 20, 2008
| 10:11 PM
HOUSTON — One of the biggest reasons for the Cubs early-season success has been Ryan Dempster's smooth transition from closer to starter.
But Dempster couldn't overcome his own wildness during one bad inning Tuesday night in a 4-2 loss to Houston...
| May 23, 2008
| 7:18 PM
For a starting pitcher, nothing causes more angst than failing to get through the fifth inning with a lead.
Carlos Zambrano had done that against the Pittsburgh Pirates in his last start, triggering some talk that he was battling a stiff shoulder. He was...
| May 28, 2008
| 10:24 PM
Alfonso Soriano spent the last few days going through the spin cycle after his costly error Sunday in Pittsburgh led to another heated debate over his superstar reputation.
But whether he was being criticized on TV or radio, in the newspapers, blogs or...
| May 30, 2008
| 9:16 PM
Among the things you don't expect to see at Wrigley Field these days are standing ovations for Jim Edmonds, three-inning outings by Ted Lilly and a comeback win by the Cubs after they trailed by eight runs in the fifth inning.
But in the 100th...
| Jun 1, 2008
| 8:24 PM
The standings show the Cubs are the best team in baseball.
The statistics say they have scored more runs and have more come-from-behind victories than any other team.
But they aren't sure how good they really are even after beating Colorado 5-3 Sunday...
| Jun 3, 2008
| 9:59 PM
Seldom has a Cubs team been linked to so many of its predecessors as the 2008 edition has been during the first two months of the season.
Every day seems to bring about a new history lesson.
Consider that the Cubs on Tuesday night were off to their best...
| Jun 6, 2008
| 11:00 PM
Sean Gallagher is still learning on the job in his rookie season, trying to let the advice of his teammates sink in while going through a few growing pains.
While Gallagher pitched five strong innings on Friday night against Los Angeles, a few walks...
| Jun 8, 2008
| 8:19 PM
Jason Marquis has been an enigma over the last two seasons in Chicago, showing great promise in one start before frittering away all the goodwill he built up in the next.
But Marquis stepped up when the Cubs needed him on Sunday, earning his second win...