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Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs know deep down they no longer are considered realistic contenders for the Central Division title, and the St. Louis Cardinals are probably even more certain of that than the Cubs. But as the two longtime rivals met for the 2,161st time Friday...
Tribune staff reporterAfter Derrek Lee launched a late-inning Cubs comeback with a game-tying, two-run home run in Wednesday's 6-3 win over Milwaukee, the two operative words of the afternoon were "what if?" Lee's first homer since his return from a broken wrist ignited a...
Tags: Wrigley Field, Geoff Jenkins, Bob Howry, Ronny Cedeno, Bill Hall
Tribune staff reporterWhile the Cubs' team goals have been sunk for weeks, it's never too late for players to boost their statistics. Even in Friday's 5-2 loss to Colorado, Carlos Zambrano, Juan Pierre, Aramis Ramirez and Ryan Theriot all had some reachable goals. Zambrano,...
Tags: Sammy Sosa, Sports, Cy Young, Ozzie Guillen, Aramis Ramirez
The Associated PressJuan Pierre hit a go-ahead single in a three-run seventh inning Sunday and the Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 in what was likely Dusty Baker's final game as manager. The Cubs rallied from an early 4-0 deficit and finished 66-96, in last place in...
Tribune baseball reporterOutside of being, say, Barry Bonds' public relations man or one of the guys who collects urine samples, there aren't many jobs in baseball worse than the ones Ryan Dempster and Bobby Jenks have. Closeras in last one out the door after a fire or...
Can't get much worse than this, can it? This one's for all the oblong, reject-bin marbles. The Cubs and Pirates battle for the ignominious title of worst team in the National League. It's not an easy accomplishment to be the lamest team in the lamest...
We're back for a second straight day of more fun/torture as the Cubs return home after a disastrous 1-8 road trip. Today they send another young pitcher to the mound. Angel Guzman, for whom Cubs fans have been waiting patiently for years, has been...
Tags: Wrigley Field, Field Hockey, Eric Young, Bob Howry, Sports
I haven't watched much baseball the first week of the season since going under the knife for the first time in my life recently. Instead I've been following doctor's orders by reclining on a couch and intermittently feeling sorry for myself while watching...
Tags: Tribune Tower, Bob Howry, Sports, Scott Spiezio, Michael Barrett
Tribune baseball reporterIf it's not broken, don't fix it. Who could begrudge Anaheim Angels general manager Bill Stoneman a restful winter? After all, the Angels' ultraimpressive run through the playoffs should not be viewed as the doing of the Rally Monkey or any other Disney-...
Tribune staff reporterNomar Garciaparra was all smiles before Wednesday night's game in Busch Stadium, seemingly relaxed and happy in spite of a rough start to his 2005 season. But Garciaparra's season hit a low point in the Cubs' 3-1 victory over St. Louis when he...
The 2003 salaries for the 827 major league baseball players on opening day rosters and disabled lists. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses and...
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