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Tribune staff reporterThe Carlos Zambrano Show was cut short on Monday due to circumstances beyond his control, though the Cubs' ace was definitely out of control from the start to the finish of his five-inning stint. One day after his 27th birthday, Zambrano spotted San...
Tribune staff reporterCubs' manager Lou Piniella and coach Matt Sinatro got lost driving from Chicago to Cincinnati Friday. They might wish they had kept going because right now their entire team looks lost, and while the meandering tour of Ohio might have been good for...
Tags: Jim Edmonds, Ted Lilly, Derrek Lee, Mark Derosa, Albert Pujols
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...
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...
Tribune staff reporterMike Fontenot was standing at the batting cage before Thursday night's game at PNC Park when Alfonso Soriano put his mouth over the second baseman's cap and pretended he was eating him. Fontenot and Geovany Soto subsequently poked two-run homers off...
Tribune reporterWith the Cubs in the middle of their annual May malaise, it was left to Carlos Zambrano to right the ship Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park. Zambrano did exactly what Lou Piniella needed him to do, throwing eight shutout innings to lead the...
Tags: Corey Hart, Ronny Cedeno, Lou Piniella, Wrigley Field, WGN
Tribune reporterHouston left fielder Carlos Lee has made a pretty good living as a Cubs killer, dating all the way back to his days on the South Side. And after being held to two singles and one RBI in the first two games of the series, Lee finally broke out Wednesday...
Tribune staff reporterCitizens Bank Park was baseball's top home-run hitting ballpark last year, a fact that tends to scare off free-agent pitchers looking for a new home. "That's the word," said Cubs right-hander Jon Lieber, who spent the last three seasons in Philadelphia....
Tribune staff reporterAramis Ramirez is so hot, he may hear the sounds of cash registers ringing in his sleep. Ramirez went 4-for-5 with two home runs and a career-high seven RBIs on Monday night in the Cubs' 11-6 victory over Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. "It's a...
Tribune staff reporterIn what may be the worst wild-card race baseball has ever seen, Philadelphia is making a mockery of mediocrity. The Phillies climbed to .500 on Monday night with a 6-5 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, keeping them in the thick of a race in which...
Sun StaffSEATTLE - Perhaps everyone should have known that Cal Ripken would not go quietly into retirement. He has risen to the occasion time after time, so why would his last All-Star Game be any different? Ripken came to Safeco Field to take his final All-...
Tribune staff reporterManager Don Baylor said he is "embarrassed" and he has "had it up to here" with the Cubs' shoddy performances after Sunday's 13-4 loss. His players, for the most part, said it's early yet. Does that mean the level of play could get worse? One of the...
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