| Sep 6, 2008
| 10:40 PM
Having seen all he could take after six straight losses, Cubs manager Lou Piniella shook up his lineup and issued a warning of other changes to come.
Now, after Saturday night, he can't wait to see more.
Hitting a season-high five home runs—...
| 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 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 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...
| Sep 24, 2008
| 10:10 PM
Lou Piniella was only a few syllables away from naming Ryan Dempster as his Game 1 starter in the playoffs Wednesday after the Cubs 9-6, 10-inning victory over New York at Shea Stadium.
Another clunker from Carlos Zambrano, combined with Dempster's 14-...
| Sep 25, 2008
| 10:16 PM
Imagine the consternation in the Milwaukee clubhouse Thursday when word got around that the Cubs were starting a bunch of backups and call-ups in their game against the New York Mets.
Micah who? Koyie who?
Were the Cubs trying to give the Mets a leg...
| Oct 1, 2008
| 8:55 PM
The Cubs brought a heavy hitter to Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon, asking the Rev. James L. Greanias, a Greek Orthodox priest from St. Iakovos Church in Valparaiso, Ind., to spread holy water around the dugout to remove an alleged curse that has...
| Oct 2, 2008
| 10:47 PM
The volume was pumped up considerably Thursday night at the start of Game 2 of this National League Division Series at Wrigley Field, after Wednesday's crowd sat on its hands most of the night.
"I thought it was a corporate crowd [Wednesday] night,"...
| Apr 3, 2008
| 9:22 PM
When Milwaukee second baseman Rickie Weeks barreled into Cubs catcher Geovany Soto during the first inning of Thursday's game, the Brewers looked to be sending a message to their big-city rivals.
Perhaps they should have sent a Candygram.
| Apr 4, 2008
| 8:24 PM
When Rich Hill hit his head on a drain pipe as he entered the postgame interview room Friday at Wrigley Field, it served as a perfect metaphor for his team's bumpy start.
Defensive lapses cost the Cubs again in a 4-3 loss to the Astros, leaving them 1-...
| Apr 7, 2008
| 3:29 PM
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Feel the beat of your heart, feel the wind in your face, it's more than a contest, it's more than a race. Why, it's the Pittsburgh Pirates home opener from lovely PNC Park upon the Allegheny. Playing the...