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Tribune staff reporterI think everybody knows that if you win here in Chicago, it'll be like nowhere else in the United States.We're excited here, and hopefully we can get this thing done. I'm hoping I can be a piece of the puzzle to do something special here. Last year was a...
Tribune staff reporterLou Piniella knew it couldn't last forever, that sooner or later the Cubs would come back to earth. After winning 19 of 24 games through July 20, they suddenly have gone ice-cold. "You're going to cool off, yeah," Piniella said. "But we need to start...
Tribune staff reporterThe powerball attack Cubs manager Lou Piniella envisioned in March finally made a cameo appearance Thursday night at Minute Maid Park. Alfonso Soriano, Aramis Ramirez, Daryle Ward and Cliff Floyd all homered off Houston starter Woody Williams as the Cubs...
Tribune staff reporterThe new-and-improved Carlos Zambrano returned to the scene of the crime on Monday, looking a lot like the Zambrano of old. In his first start at Wrigley Field since knocking Michael Barrett around, Zambrano homered and allowed three hits over eight...
Tribune staff reporterReds starter Aaron Harang hung the Cubs out to dry Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, while the Astros did the Cubs no favors by putting a couple of rookies into their rotation for their series with the Brewers. While Harang limited the Cubs to two runs...
Tags: Kerry Wood, Family, Roy Oswalt, Lou Piniella, National League
Tribune staff reporterCubs manager Lou Piniella took a wrong turn in the tunnel while returning to the clubhouse after batting practice Monday before a security guard pointed him in the right direction. It might take a while before Piniella gets used to Wrigley Field, just as...
Tribune staff reporterThere's no place more tranquil than an empty Wrigley Field at 10 o'clock on a Sunday morning in September. Ted Lilly was out throwing a football around in the outfield. Jason Marquis was stretching near the bullpen while listening to his iPod. And the...
Tribune staff reporterHistory has a nasty habit of repeating itself, especially where the Cubs are concerned. On May 7, 2005, the Cubs were six games out of first place after losing their seventh straight game, and Kerry Wood was on the disabled list with a shoulder strain....
Tribune staff reporterTrainer Dave Groeschner was eating a banana in the Cubs dugout a couple of hours before Saturday's game at Wrigley Field when a banana peel fell on the steps leading up to the field. For a split second it was theoretically possible for a Cubs player to...
Tags: Kerry Wood, Spring Training, Glendon Rusch, Sports, Sammy Sosa
Cal Ripken's first major-league hit came against Dennis Lamp of the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 16, 1981. His last hit came against Frank Castillo of the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Oct. 5, 2001. Ripken finished his career with 3,184...
Tribune staff reporterDusty Baker walked around Wrigley Field at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, taking small handfuls of a dirt-like substance from a bag and spreading it throughout the infield and outfield, sort of like Dusty Appleseed. Baker wouldn't reveal the bag's contents or...
Tags: Tony Womack, Colorado, Alex Gonzalez, J.D. Drew, Shawn Estes
Tribune staff reporterMany pitchers throw faster than Jon Lieber. But none throw as quickly. Cubs manager Don Baylor should know that by now. But after Lieber (6-4) breezed through the Cardinals' lineup Friday in a 2-1 victory that lasted just one hour 49 minutes, Baylor...
Tags: Jon Lieber, Fred McGriff, J.D. Drew, Sports, National League
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