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Tribune staff reporterWhen Lou Piniella warned Cubs fans not to get too "giggly" about their hot start a couple of weeks ago, he couldn't have envisioned them losing six of eight games and falling into second place in the National League Central. "We need to get some problems...
Tribune reporterThe volume was pumped up considerably Thursday night at the start of Game 2 of this National League Division Series at Wrigley Field, after Wednesday's crowd sat on its hands most of the night. "I thought it was a corporate crowd [Wednesday] night,"...
Tags: Alfonso Soriano, Death, Derrek Lee, Mark Derosa, Mike Fontenot
Tribune reporterThe Cubs wasted a strong outing by Jason Marquis on Tuesday night at AT&T Park, losing 2-1 to San Francisco and falling to 1-4 on their 10-game trip. Marquis turned in one of his better outings, allowing two runs on four hits over seven innings. But he...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs are looking for a summer rerun of 2007, when they started off the second half with seven victories in their first eight games en route to a National League Central title. Starter Ted Lilly did enough to get the Cubs off on the right foot...
Tribune staff reporterThe new, decaffeinated Carlos Zambrano was back to his old ways Friday night at Citizens Bank Park, letting his emotions get the best of him in a 5-3 loss to Philadelphia. Whether he was snapping back his glove after taking a throw from catcher Geovany...
Tribune reporterChanging lineups for the third time in five games, maybe Lou Piniella finally has found one to his liking. He should, after newcomer Reed Johnson looked at home in the No. 2 spot and even got Derrek Lee going behind him, the pair combining for six hits...
Tribune reporterCubs manager Lou Piniella spotted Marty Brennaman wearing a pink shirt in the interview room Wednesday when he decided to poke some fun at the Reds announcer. "Boy, hot pink from Cincinnati," Piniella said. "Is it Sadie Hawkins Day or what?" But after...
Tribune staff reporterWhen the Cubs return to Minute Maid Park in September, Lou Piniella insists the players won't have to take batting practice. The left-field wall is so inviting, Piniella argued, that some players try to "knock the pumpkins off the train" that runs on a...
Tags: Alfonso Soriano, Pumpkin, Mark Derosa, Ben Sheets, Central Park
Tribune reporterWith two on and two outs in the third inning on Tuesday night, Aramis Ramirez dug in to face Arizona right-hander Yusmeiro Petit. He didn't look especially comfortable. He hasn't for almost a month now. But Ramirez got hold of a 2-1 fastball, sending...
Tags: Death, Alfonso Soriano, Sean Marshall, Derrek Lee, Mark Derosa
Tribune reporterCarlos Zambrano will fly to Chicago on Thursday to have his right shoulder examined after leaving Wednesday night's game in the seventh inning with shoulder discomfort. As Zambrano left the field during the 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay, the Cubs' season flashed...
Tribune staff reporterTed Lilly was taking a cab ride from his hotel to the Rogers Centre on Sunday morning when the conversation turned to baseball. One of Lilly's teammates jokingly asked the driver what he thought of the former Blue Jay-turned-Cub, and the driver had a...
Tags: Derrek Lee, Kerry Wood, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, Sports
Paul Sullivan returns from an extended separation from his Tribune e-mail box in a special, Soriano-free edition of Ask Paul. I'm excited to witness that the team has developed, step by step, without a lot of us noticing, a killer instinct they didn't...
Tags: Willie Mays, Derrek Lee, Mark Derosa, Chicago Cubs, Baseball
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