| Jun 16, 2008
El abridor Ted Lilly lanzó seis episodios, el tercera base dominicano Aramís Ramírez se voló la barda y el bateador designado Derrek Lee remolcó tres anotaciones para llevar a los Cachorros de Chicago a un triunfo por 7-4 sobre los Azulejos de Toronto....
| Jun 18, 2008
| 9:09 PM
At the beginning of spring training, it appeared there might not be enough room to keep Carlos Quentin and Brian Anderson on the Opening Day roster, and Toby Hall hadn't given his recovering right shoulder a vigorous test.
But matchups and injuries to...
| Jun 20, 2008
| 2:48 PM
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On my ride into work this morning, I saw a car on Ohio Street with the license plate CUBSOX. I was on a bike and tried to catch up to it at a light and conduct my first ever interview of a guy sitting in...
| Jun 20, 2008
| 8:31 PM
The Cubs have Aramis Ramirez's walk-off home runs choreographed now, with each player knowing exactly where he needs to stand in the receiving line and how hard he needs to slap Ramirez's helmet when he jumps on home plate.
They got another chance to...
| Jun 22, 2008
| 10:23 PM
The White Sox are only three years removed from their last World Series championship, while the Cubs are celebrating the 100th anniversary of their last title.
These are historical facts most everyone in Chicago knows by now.
But noted philosopher...
| Jun 25, 2008
| 10:44 PM
The loss of Carlos Zambrano for two weeks with a shoulder injury has given the Cubs a rare opportunity to see what life would be like without their ace.
And although it's still too early to make any judgments, a Big Z-free rotation appears to be a little...
| Jun 30, 2008
| 11:00 PM
The end of the City Series was a great relief to Cubs manager Lou Piniella and many of his players, after last weekend's sweep by the White Sox overshadowed the Cubs' sweep of the Sox one week earlier.
Before the Cubs opened the West Coast portion of...
| Jul 5, 2008
| 7:56 PM
When Cubs closer Kerry Wood entered in the ninth inning Saturday at Busch Stadium with a two-run lead over St. Louis, it seemed safe to say the game was history.
Wood had become automatic lately, converting his last 12 save opportunities, including...
| Jul 6, 2008
| 7:01 PM
In a 35-day stretch that ended Sunday on a steamy afternoon at Busch Stadium, the Cubs survived two West Coast trips, two City Series, a day trip from Toronto to Cooperstown to Tampa Bay, manager Lou Piniella's Tropicana Field homecoming and injuries to...
| Jul 9, 2008
| 10:50 PM
Cubs brass is considering a move to end the 71-year-old tradition of flying the "L" flag above the center-field scoreboard after losses at Wrigley Field, believing it's best not to advertise a losing performance.
But as long as the Cubs continue to win...
| Jul 10, 2008
| 5:51 PM
Cubs at home? Check, they had the best home record in the major leagues.
Wind blowing out at Wrigley Field? Check, Cubs were 9-2 and had out-homered the opposition 20-13 and outscored them 81-55.
Ted Lilly on the mound? Check, he hadn't lost at home...