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Tribune staff reporterAs if anything extra was needed to heat up an old rivalry, the Cubs and Cardinals turned up the tempers Friday on a torrid afternoon at Wrigley Field. The final toll: Both teams' third basemen hit by pitches, another hit-by-pitch that wasn't, the season'...
Tags: Juan Pierre, Carlos Marmol, Neck, Scott Rolen, Aramis Ramirez
Tribune staff reporterImagine Kerry Wood and Mark Prior coming back to the Cubs at the end of May and discovering there's no room in the rotation. While that's an unlikely scenario, rookie left-hander Sean Marshall doesn't look like a guy simply making a cameo appearance...
Tribune staff reporterWith the pressure off and the focus of the city squarely on the White Sox, the Cubs suddenly are looking like world-beaters. A 6-3 victory Tuesday night at Milwaukee, coming on the heels of an 8-3 homestand, helped relax a clubhouse that was anything but...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs were given a national stage Sunday night to prove they're a better team than their record suggests. In another wild affair under sweltering conditions, they came back from an early deficit, blew a one-lead with two outs in the ninth inning and...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs have a 12 1/2-game gap in the National League Central and 109 games to try and close it. Mission impossible? Not according to manager Dusty Baker. "You want to win 10 in a row, but you don't have to win 10 in a row," Baker said before Friday's...
Tags: Juan Pierre, Neifi Perez, Sidney Ponson, Scott Rolen, Sports
Tribune staff reporterJust before the ninth inning Wednesday, a fan in the premium box seats at Wrigley Field sailed a paper airplane into the Cubs' dugout, nearly hitting manager Dusty Baker as he stood near the top step. Baker was oblivious to the airplane as he watched the...
Tribune staff reporterMost of the Cubs weren't born when Willie Smith hit his game-winning home run on Opening Day of the 1969 season, and neither were many of the fans in the newly renovated bleachers on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. But just as Smith's two-run shot...
Tags: Scott Rolen, Carlos Zambrano, Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, Sports
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 reporterBefore Monday night's 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh, Cubs manager Dusty Baker explained his philosophy on motivating struggling players. "Sometimes when you're down and things aren't right and you're trying to figure it out, sometimes you need a hug versus...
Tribune staff reporterHe was calm amid the confusion, though he admitted he didn't know what was going on. "I don't know what was happening on the bases, but it was kind of fun to watch," Greg Maddux said. And Madduxcool and collected on a scorching day at Wrigley Fieldwas...
Tribune baseball reporterTrying to save Juan Mateo's life, Dusty Baker almost cost the Cubs a win on Tuesday night. Instead his decision not to expose Mateo to retaliation from a seemingly angry Roger Clemens merely set up one of the longest, craziest nights in Cubs history. A...
Ask Paul readers react to his suggestions on radical surgery for the Cubs in 2007, and the verdict is in: Paul Sullivan is deluded. In your recent article on suggested Cubs roster moves, you seem to react adversely to signing any player who seeks a long-...
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