| Aug 28, 2008
| 10:49 PM
After turning 65 Thursday, Cubs manager Lou Piniella had but one birthday request.
"Get a win," Piniella said late Thursday afternoon. "That's it."
Before the game against the Phillies, Piniella was happy to receive a commemorative bottle of sake from...
| Aug 30, 2008
| 8:17 PM
It was a very rare scene in the Cubs' clubhouse Saturday: Quiet.
Usually the stereo is blaring and players are jabbering at each other. But here it was eerily subdued, because the Cubs (gasp) lost a home game.
It doesn't happen very often, just 17 times...
| Sep 2, 2008
| 10:43 PM
The Cubs' problems have gone from bad to worse as Carlos Zambrano's arm has gone from "tired" to iffy.
Zambrano left Tuesday night's 9-7, 11-inning loss to Houston after five innings and 86 pitches and "told pitching coach [Larry Rothschild] he wasn't...
| Sep 3, 2008
| 7:44 PM
Randy Wolf pitched a six-hitter for his eighth career shutout and Ty Wigginton homered Thursday night as the Houston Astros won their eighth straight with a 4-0 victory over the slumping Cubs, who've lost a season-high five in a row.
The surging Astros...
| Sep 7, 2008
| 8:06 PM
For those who believe in such things, the reason Ronny Cedeno went from hero to goat Sunday might have been that infamous billy goat's footprint changing the direction of a high-hopping ball near second base.
Even for those who don't believe the Cubs are...
| Sep 14, 2008
| 10:29 PM
Immediately after finishing off the game of his life, Carlos Zambrano got down on one knee and thrust his arms toward the sky.
The emotional right-hander threw the Cubs' first no-hitter in 36 years Sunday night, a 5-0 win over Houston at Miller Park in...
| Sep 17, 2008
| 8:39 PM
The Milwaukee Brewers overcame the loss of injured starter Ben Sheets and, boosted by Prince Fielder's three-run double, beat the Cubs 6-2 Wednesday night to end a five-game losing streak.
Sheets left after two innings because of tightness in his right...
| Sep 18, 2008
| 9:22 PM
Yogi Berra's old adage seldom has seemed as appropriate as it was during the ninth inning of Thursday's showdown at Wrigley Field between the Cubs and Milwaukee.
"It ain't over till it's over" proved to be the perfect rallying cry of a team that...
| Sep 24, 2008
| 10:10 PM
Lou Piniella was only a few syllables away from naming Ryan Dempster as his Game 1 starter in the playoffs Wednesday after the Cubs 9-6, 10-inning victory over New York at Shea Stadium.
Another clunker from Carlos Zambrano, combined with Dempster's 14-...
| Oct 2, 2008
| 10:47 PM
The volume was pumped up considerably Thursday night at the start of Game 2 of this National League Division Series at Wrigley Field, after Wednesday's crowd sat on its hands most of the night.
"I thought it was a corporate crowd [Wednesday] night,"...
| Oct 4, 2008
| 11:56 PM
It's going to take some time for the Cubs second straight playoff disaster to really sink in, but the mood in the clubhouse after Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Division Series was a mixture of sadness...