| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:34 PM
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
CHICAGO CUBS (97-64, 1st)
MANAGER: Lou Piniella (3rd season)
PAYROLL: $145 million
X-FACTOR: Isn't combustible Milton Bradley, now on his sixth team, the only choice for this category everywhere he goes?
BEST CASE: A deep...
| 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 21, 2009
First, suspend the perception that any baseball short of the major-league variety is dinner theater in Dubuque compared with Broadway.
If you're willing to make that concession, you might find the constant hustle of a college team appealing. You might...
| Jul 29, 2009
Ted Lilly joked before Tuesday night's game that Ryan Dempster never should have tried to imitate him when he jumped over the dugout fence three weeks ago and broke his big right toe.
"I tried to warn Ryan," Lilly said. "That was something [ Jason]...
| Sep 17, 2009
Some Cubs fans were startled to see Ryan Dempster walking down Addison Street in warm-up gear about 1 1/2 hours before Wednesday night's game against the Brewers.
Batting practice had ended, so Dempster went on a Starbucks run and was seen carrying a...
| Dec 13, 2009
In a move that will help to thin out what may be the heftiest local residential real estate portfolio of any Chicago Cubs player, starting pitcher ace Ryan Dempster has placed a 13-room mansion in Lakeview on the market for $2.25 million.
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Talking baseball while saying goodbye to Elizabeth Taylor:
1. There's nothing harder for baseball managers and executives at this time of the year than considering tomorrow as well as today. These guys are held to such a high level of accountability...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 10:01 AM
I didn’t expect the Cubs to win 90 games this season, but I sure didn’t expect them to blow a series to the pathetic Pirates, a team they should’ve swept when you think about it because you have to sweep bad teams if you’re going...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Shortly after learning two starting pitchers were being placed on the disabled list, the Chicago Cubs had to regroup to play the Diamondbacks Wednesday in the finale of the opening homestand.
"I feel bad for the guys involved, but it's part of the deal,"...
| May 28, 2011
BURBANK — In the hour-plus he spent signing autographs and greeting fans, Matt Kemp didn't stop smiling and laughing.
Although the Los Angeles Dodgers player had a rare off-day Thursday, Kemp, the team's starting centerfielder, took time away...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 9:40 AM
Marlins all-time All-Star list
2011 Gaby Sanchez 2010 Hanley Ramirez, Josh Johnson 2009 Ramirez, Johnson 2008 Ramirez, Dan Uggla 2007 Miguel Cabrera 2006 Cabrera, Uggla 2005 -- Luis Castillo; Paul Lo Duca, Dontrelle Willis; Cabrera