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Ask Paul returns to answer relevant e-mails about the banishing of Michael Barrett, D-Lee's power outage, and whether calling them the "Cubbies" is detrimental to their psyches If the Cubs don't win two-of-three or sweep the Brewers at Wrigley June 29-...
Tribune staff reporterHow offensive has the Cubs' offense been at supporting their pitchers this season? Consider this: In the last three games, Cincinnati hitters were held scoreless in 25 of 27 innings—and won two of the games. And this: Pitcher Carlos Zambrano has more...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Baseball, Cliff Floyd, Ted Lilly, Ryan Theriot
Tribune baseball reporterOne relies on power, the other on precision. One predicted a Cy Young season, the other only that he would do the best he could. One is a hulking right-hander from South America, the other a mid-sized left-hander from Middle America. Carlos Zambrano...
Tribune staff reporterUnlike some of his predecessors, Cubs manager Lou Piniella doesn't seem to care much about the rivalry with the White Sox. So after the Cubs came back to beat the Sox 6-3 on Friday in the first game of the opening round of the City Series, Piniella...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Baseball, Ozzie Guillen, Cliff Floyd, Ted Lilly
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 reporterRich Hill hit a speed bump for the first time this season as the Cubs crashed at Citizens Bank Park. Struggling slugger Pat Burrell hit two home runs off Hill (4-2) and tied a career high with five RBIs in the Phillies' 7-2 victory over the Cubs. Hill's...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs should be media-savvy enough to know the unforgiving eye of the TV camera always is focused on their dugout, just in case something unusual happens. "I know that," Michael Barrett said, laughing. "I don't know if Rich [Hill] knew that, but I...
Tribune staff reporterMichael Barrett ducked his head into Lou Piniella's office Sunday morning to remind him it was time for chapel. "We've got church?" the Cubs manager replied. "We need it." A few hours later, all of Piniella's prayers were answered in a 4-1 win over...
Tribune staff reporterSunday's game will officially be recorded as a loss for the Cubs, the end to a seven-game trip that started so well before ending with back-to-back losses. But not all losses are equal, and for the Cubs there was more to hang their hats on in defeat than...
Tribune staff reporterWhen Felix Pie was called up to the Cubs on April 17, Alfonso Soriano invited him to stay at his new home in Chicago. But unlike Oscar and Felix from the "The Odd Couple," Alfonso and Felix have a lot in common, and neither one is a particularly messy...
Tribune staff reporterPerhaps the low point of Lou Piniella's term as Cubs manager came one year ago Friday at Wrigley Field, after a 9-0 loss to Florida left them seven games under .500 and gasping for air. Piniella's club held a players-only meeting in which the manager was...
Tribune staff reporterLeadoff hitters are supposed to work the count and force the pitcher to throw a lot of pitches so the rest of the lineup can get a good read on what it will be facing. Alfonso Soriano, however, is not your typical leadoff man and that was a very good...
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