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Tribune staff reporterRich Hill will have plenty of time to reflect on an enigmatic first half after the Nationals bombed him Wednesday afternoon at RFK Stadium. And which Hill shows up after the All-Star break could determine whether the Cubs are contenders or pretenders....
Tribune staff reporterAs the Cubs take a day off on Monday before their biggest series since 2004, a three-game showdown against second-place Milwaukee at Wrigley Field, it's hard to pinpoint exactly where they are. The standings say they're still in first place, 1 1/2...
Tribune staff reporterHe speaks softly but carries a big stick, and now Jacque Jones is carrying the Cubs on his shoulders as well. Buried on the bench in late June and traded to Florida in July before a last-minute snag quashed the deal, Jones has gone from rags to riches...
Tribune reporterAfter winning eight of their first nine games without Alfonso Soriano in the lineup, the idea that Soriano's absence was beneficial to the Cubs gained acceptability in some quarters. "Listen, if we hadn't been winning, they'd say, 'Boy, these guys really...
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...
Tribune staff reporterThe "Cubbie swagger" Lou Piniella alluded to in spring training finally has arrived, though it's not the kind of in-your-face strutting one might expect from the hottest team in baseball. The Cubs are winning games quietly without drawing much...
Tribune reporterRyan Dempster was in search of his first road victory of the season Wednesday night at AT & T Park, and he looked like he was on his way with a three-run lead over San Francisco heading into the seventh inning. But manager Lou Piniella removed Dempster...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs have problems and none of them appears minor right now. They have a problem scoring runs, with only eight in their six losses since the All-Star break. They have a problem beating the Florida Marlins, losing to them in 12 of their last 13...
Tribune staff reporterAfter Mark DeRosa's error led to a four-run sixth inning for Seattle on Thursday, he was prepared to become the latest Cub to go through the media meat grinder. But Cesar Izturis spared him when he doubled in two runs in the eighth to cap the Cubs' 5-4...
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: Lou Piniella, Ted Lilly, Ryan Theriot, Field Hockey, Felix Pie
The Associated PressThe Cubs-Dodgers game was only two batters old Tuesday night when plate umpire Bob Davidson walked toward the Cubs' dugout and began yelling at bench coach Alan Trammell. "Bob told me to tell Trammell to drink decaf," manager Lou Piniella said. "I got...
Tags: Lou Piniella, Iowa, Sean Gallagher, Kerry Wood, Television
Tribune staff reporterThe seven home runs off three Cubs pitchers in Wednesday's 9-0 loss to Cincinnati traveled more than a half-mile and threatened to increase the hole in the ozone layer. Reds rookie first baseman Joey Votto smacked three home runs himself as Cincinnati...
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