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Tribune staff reporterJose Rijo summoned shortstop Wilton Guerrero to the mound before Sunday's game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. "I told him to come over and pray a little for me. Thank the Man [for making] this all possible," said Rijo, the 36-year-old Cincinnati...
Tribune staff reporterCubs manager Don Baylor said before Monday night's game that his mentor, Expos skipper Frank Robinson, "knows I have a few tricks up my sleeve." He wasn't kidding. Robinson had to witness the ultimate trick in the ninth inning Monday night after...
Tribune staff reporterThe sun was shining. The wind was blowing out. It was 67 degrees at game time. Seemingly a perfect setting Thursday at Wrigley Field. Sammy Sosa even came to the plate in the ninth inning with the tying run at third base. But with two outs, the Cubs...
Tribune staff reporterMatt Clement was fuming. And he didn't mind displaying his temper before a sold-out Dodger Stadium crowd of 52,758 and a national audience on ESPN. After being removed Sunday because of a bruised right biceps, the normally mild-mannered Clement flung...
Tribune staff reporterThree hours after leaving Wrigley Field for X-rays on his right foot, Kyle Farnsworth returned to the scene of the crime. Farnsworth was smiling, but it didn't take a genius to realize that something was wrong. He was on crutches. "It's a stress...
Tags: Kyle Farnsworth, Sammy Sosa, Wrigley Field, Alex Gonzalez, Feet
Tribune staff reporterWhen Reds manager Bob Boone halted Friday's game to discuss an issue with first-base umpire Tim McClelland, Cubs manager Don Baylor said Boone's motives were clear. "You have to find something to distract a pitcher who's dominating you," Baylor said....
Tags: Moises Alou, Sammy Sosa, Roosevelt Brown, Sports, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterAfter three games the Cubs lead the National League in only one offensive categoryrunners left on base. If there were an objective way to measure frustration, they might top the charts in that too. "A couple things in our offense aren't clicking,"...
Tags: Mark Bellhorn, Sammy Sosa, Roosevelt Brown, Darren Lewis, Sports
Tribune staff reporterJuan Cruz won his three decisions in 2000 at Class-A Daytona. He went 9-6 at Double-A West Tenn last year and 3-1 after a late-season promotion to the Cubs. He's not used to losing. And certainly not used to being 0-6. "We're all concerned about his...
Tags: Tino Martinez, Sammy Sosa, Matt Morris, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterSammy Sosa said he has had "goose bumps" watching the Pacific Bell Park crowd pull for Barry Bonds in his quest for his 600th home run. "The fans are giving him a standing ovation every time," Sosa said before the Giants rallied for a 4-3 victory in 10...
Tribune staff reporterSAN DIEGOThe Cubs returned to their old, hackneyed ways Wednesday night. They're a one-man gang. And that one man, Sammy Sosa, cannot do it by himself. Sosa homered twice Wednesday but his supporting cast let him down again in the Cubs' 4-3 loss to...
Tribune staff reporterBunting guru Sandy Alomar was impressed. Sure, he'd seen players earn doubles on bunts during his 30-plus years in professional baseball. But Alomar, the Cubs' first-base coach, couldn't recall a bunt quite like Corey Patterson's on Friday night. "I'...
Tribune staff reporterJon Lieber approached manager Don Baylor before the ninth inning Sunday to tell him that he felt strong. That was Lieber's way of lobbying for the chance to earn his fourth career shutout. Lieber could have saved his breath. Even though the veteran...
Tags: Ruben Sierra, Politics, Sammy Sosa, Lobbying, Sports
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