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Tribune staff reporterThe ball came screaming off the bat of Cincinnati's Sean Casey and Cubs pitcher Jason Bere had nowhere to hide. The veteran right-hander dropped to the ground as if he had been hit with a right cross. "I can think of better places to get hit, but at...
I keep reading and hearing that the Cubs' farm system is one of the best in the majors. Yet none of the farm teams is leading its league. Several are below .500 and few of their players are putting up big numbers. Also, few have made a significant...
Tribune staff reporterThe victims and culprits change from day to day. But the results rarely do. The Cubs are among the safest bets in the world to disappoint their loyal fans. The only mystery is in the details. The Cubs' 5-4 loss to the Reds on Thursday was...
Tribune baseball reporterImagine the shock for an Atlanta Braves fan who spent the winter abroad without giving his favorite team a second thought. Hey, that isn't Tom Glavine in a New York Mets uniform, is it? And what's the deal with Kevin Millwood wearing that Phillies cap?...
ChicagoSports.comThe Sox finish up their three-game set with the Oakland A's out in lovely Northern California. We're in chilly Chicago, but have been told to pay attention to the game. Welcome all fair readers--that's means you, too, Linda S. Make yourself comfy, grab...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs have disintegrated into a $75 million homecoming opponent. The Brewers are only so happy to host them for two more games this weekend. Milwaukee is 4-0 against the Cubs and 9-29 against the rest of baseball. And the Cubs are now almost as bad...
Tags: Chris Stynes, Sammy Sosa, Joe Girardi, Matt Clement, Sports
Tribune staff reporterA fed-up Kerry Wood could hold his tongue not a moment longer. His voice quivering with emotion, Wood said what Cubs fans have insisted all along—that the North Siders have played with as little passion as success. "We're playing like it's August and...
Tags: Albert Pujols, Death, Kerry Wood, Chicago Cubs, Fernando Vina
Tribune staff reporterThe announcement flashed across the scoreboard at Wrigley Field a few minutes before 3 p.m. Friday: The final vote from Florida had been counted. Tampa Bay's Fred McGriff had agreed to waive his no-trade clause to join the Cubs. A wave of cheers followed....
Tribune staff reporterSammy Sosa chafed at suggestions over the weekend that he needed a day off to break out of his 6-for-35 slump since the All-Star break. "I don't need people to worry about me," he said. "I've been at the top of my game for many, many years and I know how...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs fared better against Japanese sensation Kazuhisa Ishii this time. Instead of scoring one run against him, as they did last Sunday at Wrigley Field, they scored two. And they boosted their hit total from three all the way to four. That might...
Tags: Sammy Sosa, Sports, Shawn Green, Wrigley Field, Mark Bellhorn
Tribune staff reporterThe record book doesn't have to be rewritten. It still says the last time the St. Louis Cardinals concluded a four-game sweep in Chicago was May 29, 1921. Cubs shortstop Alex Gonzalez made sure of that Sunday when his eighth-inning bloop single brought...
Joe Girardi hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth Sunday as the Cubs beat Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2, despite losing Sammy Sosa in an outfield collision. The loss ended Arizona's eight-game winning streak. Alex Gonzalez led off the ninth...
Tags: Steve Finley, Junior Spivey, Mark Grace, Sammy Sosa, Joe Girardi
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