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Tribune staff reporterThere are few times during the course of a season when a one-run lead looks as large as it did Thursday night for the Cubs and Rich Hill. Mixing sharp breaking curveballs with pinpoint fastballs, Hill was masterful in a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta...
Tags: Felix Pie, Andruw Jones, Wrigley Field, Sports, Chicago Cubs
What's the Curse of the Billy Goat? It started during the 1945 World Series, which pitted the Cubs against the Detroit Tigers. The Cubs refused to let Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis bring his lucky goat inside Wrigley Field for Game 4. An angry...
Tags: Baseball, Government, Jason Kendall, Al Capone, Ryan Dempster
Tribune staff reporterQuality starting pitching was one reason the Cubs were riding a three-game winning streak and the lack of same Saturday night is why that streak ended. Staked to a four-run lead when he took the mound against the Atlanta Braves, Jason Marquis not only...
Tags: Felix Pie, Andruw Jones, Jacque Jones, Mike Fontenot, Derrek Lee
Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano's worst outing since he punched his catcher was only the tip of the iceberg of another dreadful day for the Cubs. After an 8-2 loss to Houston on Wednesday night, the Cubs announced Aramis Ramirez had flown to Chicago to see a hand...
Tribune staff reporterAs the Cubs' modified youth movement continues to march forward, an old veteran said he's letting the kids know he's here only for a cameo. "I told Angel Pagan and Matt Murton, 'I'm just keeping a spot warm for you,'" right-fielder Cliff Floyd said...
Tags: Felix Pie, Ted Lilly, Jacque Jones, Baseball, Cliff Floyd
Tribune staff reporterShortly after rejecting Cubs manager Lou Piniella's offer to switch from center field to left, Alfonso Soriano was forced to leave Monday's game against the Padres with a strained left hamstring. The Cubs went on to beat the Padres 12-4 before 33,126...
Tribune staff reporterDipping into the Cubs bullpen is literally like picking your poison. No matter which way manager Lou Piniella goes, it somehow come back to bite him. The Los Angeles Dodgers bounced back from a three-run eighth-inning deficit Friday night, scoring...
Tags: Ted Lilly, Jacque Jones, Jeff Kent, Michael Wuertz, Cliff Floyd
Tribune reporterThe questions were all doom and gloom Saturday after the second straight White Sox loss to the Angels, but media and fans have rather short memories. "We [just] won eight in a row, give us a little slack," first baseman Nick Swisher said. "We're not...
Tribune staff reporterGreg Maddux was minding his own business in the Padres' dugout a couple of hours before Sunday's game when he saw Cubs manager Lou Piniella motioning to him from behind the batting cage. "Why don't you go inside and get a rubdown instead of watching...
Tribune staff reporterThe Los Angeles Dodgers found a way to beat the Cubs without even putting the bat on the ball in the 11th inning of their 2-1 victory Sunday at Dodger Stadium. "Oh, Lord," exasperated Cubs manager Lou Piniella said afterward. "Oh, Lord." In another game...
Tribune staff reporterForget about Spahn. Forget about Sain. When it comes to the three-way race among the Cubs, Milwaukee and St. Louis for the National League Central title, everyone is praying for rain. "Looks to me the best way to pick up ground is to get rained out,"...
Tags: Felix Pie, Jacque Jones, Carlos Zambrano, Crimes, Derrek Lee
Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano wants to turn back the clock and start over. Forget about the slugout in the dugout with Michael Barrett. Start the ERA at 0.00 again. Put the contract hassles, the velocity issues and the media boycotts in the rearview mirror once and...
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