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Tribune staff reporterPink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" was blasting on the clubhouse stereo Sunday after the Cubs' 4-2 victory over Pittsburgh, just as it had after the previous night's win. It may seem like a strange theme song for the 2005 Cubs, but as long as it...
Tribune staff reporterRoger Clemens kept the Cubs in their deep sleep Wednesday, showing the stuff that has made him one of the game's greats. Clemens (8-0) earned his 317th career victory with a 5-1 victory over the Cubs, who have lost seven of nine games. "We ran into a...
Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano's act has been wearing thin with major-league umpires for the last couple of seasons, despite the Cubs' insistence he's "maturing." After his latest antics on Tuesday, Zambrano only solidified his reputation as uncontrollable at any...
Tribune staff reporterWhenever the Cubs won a game late last season, outfielders Sammy Sosa, Kenny Lofton and Moises Alou converged in center field and high-fived each other in midair. Watching from the bench after his season-ending knee injury, Corey Patterson could only...
Tribune staff reporterGeneral manager Jim Hendry said before Saturday's game he was pleased with the current state of the Cubs, considering all the injuries they have endured since spring training. "When we get Woody on track our pitching will fall in line too," Hendry said....
Tags: Arizona, Brad Ausmus, Chicago Cubs, Kerry Wood, Houston Astros
Tribune staff reporterA checked swing that wasn't called a strike in the first inning and a game-winning bloop single that dropped within reach of Jerry Hairston in the ninth epitomized the way things have been going for the Cubs. Anything that can go wrong usually does. The...
Special to the TribuneEach inning, as it might have been seen through eyes of not-so-impartial fans. And just like the game, road team swings first. TOP OF THE FIRST Cubs: Obviously, the hitters were trying to get to White Sox pitchers right away. That's the only...
Tribune staff reporterAstros center fielder Craig Biggio smoked a line drive at Greg Maddux in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's game at Minute Maid Park, nearly taking the Cubs pitcher's head off. Maddux not only managed to keep his noggin intact, he also snared the...
Tribune staff reporterBesides finding a parking pass for White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen this weekend, Cubs manager Dusty Baker has a couple of other items on his to-do list. No. 1 may be sending a thank-you card to Pittsburgh closer Jose Mesa, who for the second straight...
Tribune staff reporterAsked before Friday night's game at RFK Stadium why he suddenly sustained back spasms this week for the first time in his career, Aramis Ramirez had a ready answer. "I guess I'm getting old," he said with a smile. Bad back or not, Ramirez's eighth-...
Tags: Aramis Ramirez, Baseball, Soccer, Vinny Castilla, Mike Remlinger
Tribune staff reporterA little history, a little histrionics, a lot of drama—a typical day at Wrigley Field. The Cubs shook off the ejection of their manager and the collapse of their bullpen Friday to rally from a five-run deficit with six runs in the final three innings,...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs placed left-handed reliever Mike Remlinger on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with inflammation in his left shoulder. Remlinger said he has been sore for a couple of weeks and had been trying to pitch through it. "I've had tendinitis in there...
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