| May 6, 2009
During the eighth inning Tuesday in the Cubs' 6-2 loss to San Francisco, boos rained down on reliever Jeff Samardzija.
It was really no different than the booing that greeted Derrek Lee, Milton Bradley, Kevin Gregg, Neal Cotts or several other Cubs at...
| Aug 9, 2008
| 7:56 PM
After taking himself out with a lead after five innings in his previous start, Carlos Zambrano said he was "mentally prepared" to go only five or six innings that afternoon.
On Saturday, Zambrano said he was prepared to go six or seven innings against...
| Aug 16, 2008
| 10:23 PM
That Cubbie swagger Lou Piniella talked about back in spring training of 2007 has been more visible of late, befitting a team that began Saturday tied with the Los Angeles Angels for the best record in baseball.
"I had a good friend who called, who has...
| Aug 31, 2008
| 8:21 PM
The other side of the Cubs, the one Wrigley Field fans haven't seen much of this season, suddenly appeared at the end of August against a team they might face again in October.
Forced to use an emergency replacement in a tired rotation and failing to...
| Sep 2, 2008
| 10:43 PM
The Cubs' problems have gone from bad to worse as Carlos Zambrano's arm has gone from "tired" to iffy.
Zambrano left Tuesday night's 9-7, 11-inning loss to Houston after five innings and 86 pitches and "told pitching coach [Larry Rothschild] he wasn't...
| Sep 23, 2008
| 10:39 PM
The only question remaining for the Cubs over the final five regular-season games is how manager Lou Piniella will slot his starters for the first round of the postseason.
No matter which way Piniella goes, it's bound to generate some controversy.
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2008
| 10:42 PM
If the start of the season is any indication, Cubs fans better get ready for one of the bumpiest rides this side of Lake Shore Drive.
After blowing a seven-run lead Monday in a 12-inning victory at PNC Park, the Cubs blew leads in the ninth and 14th...
| Apr 10, 2008
| 9:02 PM
Mike Fontenot was standing at the batting cage before Thursday night's game at PNC Park when Alfonso Soriano put his mouth over the second baseman's cap and pretended he was eating him.
Fontenot and Geovany Soto subsequently poked two-run homers off...
| Apr 13, 2008
| 8:35 PM
After escaping Philadelphia on Sunday with another extra-inning victory, Lou Piniella stated the obvious.
"This is not the city of brotherly love for us," Piniella said.
The Cubs beat the Phillies 6-5 in 10 innings for their third extra-inning victory...
| Apr 17, 2008
| 2:29 PM
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It's been an eventful week for the Cubs. Dusty Baker returned. Alfonso Soriano left, hopping his way onto the 15-day DL with a calf strain he may or may not have tweaked while doing that little jump in left...