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Tribune staff reporterSeven weeks of spring training was not long enough for manager Lou Piniella to make any snap judgments about his team. But after the Cubs blew a late lead Thursday in a 5-2 loss to Cincinnati, he has a better indication of what things he has to watch...
Tribune staff reporterLou Piniella couldn't have written it any better if his name had been Hemingway. A brilliant debut by free-agent left-hander Ted Lilly, some clutch hitting by Cesar Izturis and Mark DeRosa and two innings of hitless relief from Bob Howry and Ryan...
Tribune staff reporterDuring a batting-cage discussion with Cubs coaches Friday morning, ex-Cub Lenny Harris jokingly referred to Wrigley Field as "Ghost World." The idea that the Cubs are haunted in their North Side home may be an old wives' tale, though booing is...
Tribune staff reporterJust when everyone is ready to bury the Cubs, they somehow find a way to get back on their feet. Whether Saturday night's 8-2 comeback victory over Florida signified a real turnaround is unknown, but after being left for dead in Atlanta, the Cubs were...
Tribune staff reporterJon Garland said goodbye to a mercurial first half with a performance Wednesday night that might bode well for his fortunes in the second half. Garland displayed the form that made him a 2005 American League All-Star as the White Sox held on for a 4-2...
Tribune staff reporterThe load keeps getting heavier for the White Sox's offense. Despite a five-RBI performance by Jermaine Dye, the Sox let a promising comeback victory slip away Sunday as Baltimore scored twice off closer Bobby Jenks in the bottom of the ninth inning to...
The Business of Sports | Sun-Sentinel BlogsLaw enforcement officials gave tickets to students at North Miami Beach Senior High on Friday. But they were tickets ??? well, vouchers for tickets ??? to future Marlins games. As part of the Marlins??? ???Click It or Ticket??? Days this......
Sun StaffFeeling a pull rather than a push, Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken officially announced yesterday his retirement after the season, thus ending a relationship and a lineage with the only organization he has ever known. Ripken and his wife, Kelly,...
Tags: Cal Ripken, Peter G. Angelos, Values, Ethics, Spring Training
Sun StaffOrioles third baseman Cal Ripken will end his Hall of Fame career at the end of this season, a spokesman for his management group confirmed early this morning. Ripken, the game's record-holder for consecutive games played and a symbol for Major League...
Sun StaffST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Two months ago, Cal Ripken looked like everything he never wanted to be. He was batting a meager .210 on the June afternoon when he announced he would retire at the end of this season, a part-time third baseman playing out the...
Tags: Cal Ripken, Jim Brown, Football, Willie Mays, Spring Training
Sun StaffA complicated mix of pride, reflection, celebration and sadness played out simply last night on the final night of Cal Ripken's final October. The Orioles ended a 63-98 season; Ripken closed a career. Few will remember the Orioles lost to the Boston...
Sun StaffLike everyone else, Mike Flanagan carries a moment, a flash that offers an indelible impression of Cal Ripken, his former teammate who grew to become, as Ripken's younger brother Bill liked to say, "the biggest man in the game." The moment was Aug. 9, 51...
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