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Tribune staff reporterWith the Cubs out of contention and one month remaining in the 2005 season, manager Dusty Baker was asked Friday what he would like to see from his players in September. "Play the game for love of the game and for respect, and try to finish as high as...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs may be rewriting records for wretchedness, but they also are setting new standards for strangeness. And Sunday's weirdly wild game had it all wrapped up in one nice, not-so-neat package. Wretchedness? Never before—not in the 131 years of the...
Tribune staff reporterAfter six weeks of debate in spring training over who should start at second base, Cubs manager Dusty Baker pronounced Todd Walker his "primary" guy three days before the opener. Baker referred to Jerry Hairston, the odds-on favorite to win the job...
Tribune staff reporterThe three-way battle for second base has been one of the intriguing stories in Cubs camp, particularly because Todd Walker made it so. After being on the trading block for five months and briefly getting into manager Dusty Baker's doghouse with...
Tags: Adam Eaton, Todd Walker, Sports, Jerome Williams, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterDerrek Lee could miss at least two months with a broken right wrist, putting the injury-plagued Cubs in the same boat in which they capsized last summer. Lee will be in a cast for up to six weeks after fracturing the distal radial bone and the distal...
Tags: John Mabry, Travel, Contracts, Felix Pie, Sports
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs find themselves in an unusual position three days before the trading deadline, trying to win a wild-card playoff spot with inexperienced players in several key roles. If it works, the Cubs can have their cake and eat it too. If it doesn't,...
Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano likes to show off his hitting prowess during batting practice every day, belting home runs from both sides of the plate. Zambrano showed off another hidden side of his game Saturday at Wrigley Field, shocking the New York Mets and a crowd...
Tags: Chris Woodward, Crimes, Sports, Wrigley Field, Aramis Ramirez
Tribune staff reporterWhen the Miller Park crowd of 31,137 fans sang "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" in the seventh inning Thursday, "Cubbies" rang out twice as loud as "Brewers" in the line about rooting for the home team. But the pitching of Greg Maddux, a quiet man, was...
Tribune staff reporterSean Marshall admitted he was sweating a bit in the ninth inning Wednesday night in Minute Maid Park, but he was wasn't alone. With Ryan Dempster on the mound, the Cubs clinging to a one-run lead over Houston and the tying run on third base with one out,...
Tribune staff reporterFor the second time in three days, the Cubs knew early in their game that wild-card leaders Houston and Florida had lost. But after wasting an opportunity to pick up a game two days earlier, the Cubs rallied to beat the Giants 3-2 Sunday, leaving them 5˝...
Tribune staff reporterIt didn't matter Friday that Jerry Hairston is 29 years old, earns $1.8 million, plays big-league baseball in his hometown and hit his first career grand slam. Shortly after getting into a shouting match with Pittsburgh closer Jose Mesa in the eighth...
Tags: Mountains, Social Issues, Landforms, Crimes, Sports
Tribune staff reporterDerrek Lee was driven from Des Moines to Minneapolis after Saturday night's game at Triple-A Iowa, getting only a few hours of sleep before his long-awaited return to the Cubs' lineup. The rest of the Cubs had no excuse for sleepwalking through Sunday'...
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