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Tribune staff reporterThere was a mild sigh of relief Thursday night from the White Sox, even after they had failed to expand their narrow lead in the American League Central. They had the temporary satisfaction of no longer having to deal with Toronto for the remaining 16...
Tribune staff reporterAs if anything extra was needed to heat up an old rivalry, the Cubs and Cardinals turned up the tempers Friday on a torrid afternoon at Wrigley Field. The final toll: Both teams' third basemen hit by pitches, another hit-by-pitch that wasn't, the season'...
Paul, how do you feel about the Cubs "curse"? I used to be a non-believer but after this Lee injury, I'm beginning to realize this just doesn't happen to other teams every year. --Chad Fisher, Huntington, W.V. It's a little freaky, but I'm not buying the...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs have a 12 1/2-game gap in the National League Central and 109 games to try and close it. Mission impossible? Not according to manager Dusty Baker. "You want to win 10 in a row, but you don't have to win 10 in a row," Baker said before Friday's...
Tribune staff reporterIt's hard to decipher what the Cubs are thinking in terms of next year's rotation. A half-dozen rookies have been getting serious shots at filling two or three spots, assuming Mark Prior is penciled in for one. The only certainty for 2007 is Carlos...
Tribune staff reporterMost of the Cubs weren't born when Willie Smith hit his game-winning home run on Opening Day of the 1969 season, and neither were many of the fans in the newly renovated bleachers on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. But just as Smith's two-run shot...
Tribune staff reporterThere may be 13 games separating the Cubs from NL Central division-leading St. Louis, but the Cubs believe the gap is much closer than meets the eye. Before an 11-3 loss Friday to the Cardinals, general manager Jim Hendry said he was happy with the way...
Tribune staff reporterWhile manager Dusty Baker squirms in the final weeks of the final year of his four-year contract, first baseman Derrek Lee wonders why the players don't get their share of the blame for the Cubs' disastrous season. "It's funny to me that Dusty takes...
Tribune staff reporterHe was calm amid the confusion, though he admitted he didn't know what was going on. "I don't know what was happening on the bases, but it was kind of fun to watch," Greg Maddux said. And Maddux—cool and collected on a scorching day at Wrigley Field—was...
Tags: Juan Pierre, Greg Maddux, Scott Eyre, John Mabry, Ryan Dempster
Tribune staff reporterThere may be no better role model for the 2007 Cubs than the St. Louis Cardinals, who accidentally fell into the postseason last October with only 83 wins but managed to win the World Series anyway. With the National League in its weakest state in years,...
On the Yankees beatAnd a hearty good afternoon. Rod Boone here for the quick turnaround following last night's bounce back 5-1 win over the Blue Jays. Can the Yankees win two straight and take their first series since sweeping Seattle at The Stadium......
Tribune staff reporterJerome Williams learned at a young age how to keep cool under pressure while surfing at Pipeline, a legendary spot in his native Hawaii. He used those lessons on a sweltering Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium, hanging on in 93-degree heat for six...
Tags: Asthma, David Eckstein, Neifi Perez, Matt Morris, Ryan Dempster
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