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Tribune staff reporterThere was no kicking or screaming, no harsh language and no flashbacks to Knute Rockne. Manager Lou Piniella called a team meeting late Thursday afternoon to remind his players of "some tough luck we've had" over the last week. "I just wanted these kids...
Tribune staff reporterLou Piniella knew it couldn't last forever, that sooner or later the Cubs would come back to earth. After winning 19 of 24 games through July 20, they suddenly have gone ice-cold. "You're going to cool off, yeah," Piniella said. "But we need to start...
Tribune staff reporterWhile the clock was ticking down on the trading deadline Tuesday afternoon, Lou Piniella was in his office with his shirt off. Baseball was not exactly on Piniella's mind. "I got a massage the last hour before the trading deadline," the Cubs manager...
Tribune staff reporterKoyie Hill looks at his role the same way a trainer looks at his heavyweight boxer. The key to the job, the backup catcher said, is to make the pitcher feel "like they're the most important person in the whole world." It's not that difficult a task when...
Special to the TribuneMaybe it's not a West Coast thing after all. Maybe it's an Oakland thing. After the White Sox had lost 20 of 24 games to the A's on the West Coast, they figured maybe they could get something going back in the Midwest. They figured wrong. The red-hot...
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Tribune staff reporterThe White Sox suffered the equivalent of a torture test Saturday. It leaves them resigned to resolving their latest problems internally, with time running out. The bullpen absorbed its latest blow as Matt Thornton, Mike MacDougal and Boone Logan walked...
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Tribune staff reporterIn a move as rare as a Bigfoot sighting, Lou Piniella started the exact same lineup on Friday night that he used in Thursday's romp over Colorado. "It worked well [Thursday], so no need changing it," Piniella said before the game. "The team showed some...
Tribune staff reporterThe White Sox showed their strength Saturday, and the Cubs might get weaker as the result of their humbling, fight-marred 7-0 loss to their crosstown rivals. Cubs catcher Michael Barrett stands to lose the most after landing a punch to the right jaw of...
Tribune staff reporterIt was 105 degrees outside of Chase Field before Friday night's game, but Sean Marshall was calm, cool and collected on the inside. In his best outing in over a month, Marshall held Arizona to one run on two hits over six innings, striking out five....
Tribune staff reporterCubs manager Lou Piniella and former Tampa Bay prospect Josh Hamilton exchanged pleasantries before Wednesday night's game at Wrigley Field. Several hours later, Hamilton was busy ruining Piniella's night. Hamilton's tie-breaking two-run pinch homer off...
On the Mets beatGood afternoon Mets fans. Welcome to another game on the Mets blog. Today is a critical matchup as the Mets look to sweep the Brewers. Mets (78-61) vs. Brewers (80-58); First pitch is scheduled for 2:05. Starters: Oliver Perez (9-7,......
Tribune staff reporterSweeping Oakland might not seem like a monumental feat after winning a World Series title last year, but the White Sox added a significant accomplishment to their resume Wednesday night. They completed a rare three-game sweep against the Athletics...
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