| Jul 13, 2008
| 7:40 PM
Ryan Dempster's perfect season at Wrigley Field came to an abrupt end Sunday in a 4-2 loss to San Francisco, leaving him with a 10-1 record at home.
Giants ace Tim Lincecum outpitched Dempster with eight strong innings, allowing one run on six hits while...
| Jul 20, 2008
| 7:16 PM
When the Cubs return to Minute Maid Park in September, Lou Piniella insists the players won't have to take batting practice.
The left-field wall is so inviting, Piniella argued, that some players try to "knock the pumpkins off the train" that runs on a...
| Jul 22, 2008
| 10:30 PM
With two on and two outs in the third inning on Tuesday night, Aramis Ramirez dug in to face Arizona right-hander Yusmeiro Petit. He didn't look especially comfortable.
He hasn't for almost a month now.
But Ramirez got hold of a 2-1 fastball, sending...
| Jul 24, 2008
| 9:36 PM
The Cubs are enjoying record attendance numbers, their highest TV ratings in years and a season in which they have been in sole possession of first place in the National League Central for the last two months.
But it won't mean a thing if they don't...
| Jul 26, 2008
| 8:22 PM
The Cubs have problems and none of them appears minor right now.
They have a problem scoring runs, with only eight in their six losses since the All-Star break.
They have a problem beating the Florida Marlins, losing to them in 12 of their last 13...
| Jul 28, 2008
| 10:27 PM
Some Chicagoans tend to think of Wisconsin as an extension of their back-yard patio—a place to go and relax for a few days every summer to escape the daily stresses of big-city life.
A trip to Wrigley Field North is often part of the Wisconsin...
| Jul 29, 2008
| 10:42 PM
Brewers manager Ned Yost was asked before Tuesday night's game whether the Cubs would get a huge psychological lift if they beat Ben Sheets after handling CC Sabathia on Monday.
"Psychological lifts evaporate about the first of August," Yost replied....
| Jul 30, 2008
| 10:42 PM
After undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2003 and sitting out most of the 2004 season, Ryan Dempster's career has gone through countless changes.
When Dempster asked last fall to give up his closer's job and go back to his original role as a starter, he...
| Aug 4, 2008
| 10:43 PM
The clock on top of the venerable Wrigley Field scoreboard read 8:06 p.m. Monday when tornado sirens began to wail in the darkness. Action between the Cubs and Astros had been suspended already for nearly a half-hour.
Then, minutes after the sirens...
| Mar 31, 2008
| 3:53 PM
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Here we go again. When last we left our North Side heroes they were putting on quite the hitting display in the NLDS and then were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In case you haven't heard, the...
| Aug 11, 2008
| 12:19 PM
Cubs shortstop Ryan Theriot pinch-hits for Paul Sullivan this week and answers your questions about his nickname, his pitching prowess, whether he could take Fontenot in a fight, and other relevant issues in a special edition of Ask The Riot.