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Tribune staff reporterThe memory banks can be hazy sometimes when it comes to recalling Cubs history. Many still believe the Cubs first started to take off last year as soon as Kenny Lofton and Aramis Ramirez arrived in a late July deal with Pittsburgh. But that's not...
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 reporterThe Cubs have shown a defiant attitude both on and off the field this season, refusing to back down against slights both real and imagined. And after losing 6-4 to Atlanta at Wrigley Field on Saturday to force a decisive Game 5 in this division series,...
Tribune staff reporterSo much for home-field advantage. The Cubs fought losing battles Monday against their own pitching mound, the baseball gods and ultimately the Pittsburgh Pirates, losing to all of them in a 10-0 debacle keyed by a nine-run eighth inning. Cubs pitchers...
Tribune staff reporterCLEVELAND-- When Sandy Alomar Jr. returned to Cleveland for the first time last year, the former Indians catcher received a standing ovation from a sellout crowd that brought tears to his eyes. Kenny Lofton's homecoming at Jacobs Field on Monday was...
Tags: Ricardo Rincon, Carlos Lee, Royce Clayton, Minnesota, Ohio
Tribune staff reporterWhether the Cubs can overcome Houston and win the National League Central Division, one thing seems all but certain as the season rolls to the finish line. They haven't done anything the easy way through the first 151 games and nothing is about to change...
Tribune staff reporterThe greening of Comiskey Park comes complete with a green young left-hander named Mark Buehrle, the accidental ace of the White Sox. The 23-year-old with the bleached blond hair stifled the Baltimore Orioles on Friday in the Sox's home opener to...
Tags: Jeff Conine, Ray Durham, American League, Halloween, David Segui
Tribune staff reporterEric Karros' directorial debut was put on hold Saturday afternoon while he took a star turn in front of the cameras at Wrigley Field. The veteran first baseman, who has been documenting the Cubs' pennant push since the start of September with a digital...
Tribune staff reporterThey came in bunches—four here, three there, another five just in case, and one more for good measure. The runs just kept on coming for the White Sox on Sunday. After averaging just three runs over their previous 13 games, the Sox took out their...
Tribune staff reporterCubs manager Dusty Baker immediately inserted newly acquired first baseman Randall Simon in the starting lineup Sunday against Los Angeles, citing the fact that Simon has always hit well against Dodgers starter Hideo Nomo. But Simon's presence couldn't...
Tags: Randall Simon, Sammy Sosa, Crimes, Adrian Beltre, Robin Ventura
Tribune staff reporterLike you, we're stuck at work, forced to follow the game as discreetly as possible. We're hiding in our cubicle with the office chair cranked as low as it can go. It's important to keep up the illusion of actual work going on. That's why it wouldn't be...
Tribune staff reporterDoug Glanville was talking before Game 3 about the "Red Ivy Cubs," the nickname he and Josh Paul invented for the first team in eons to play in October when the leaves on the Wrigley Field walls were turning colors. "We're starting something new,"...
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