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Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs began the season with a balanced lineup that included seven position players who have had at least one season with 15 or more home runs. But with Nomar Garciaparra and Todd Walker out indefinitely and Michael Barrett on the bench, the lineup the...
Tribune staff reporterThe last time the Cubs fell out of contention before the Wrigley Field ivy was in full bloom was in 1997, when they set a National League record for futility, starting the season at 0-14. Though this year's edition isn't anywhere near as hopeless, it...
Tribune staff reporterDusty Baker and Ozzie Guillen are two headstrong managers who hate losing more than anything. But the two baseball lifers believe a player's health is more important than a single game and agreed with umpire Charlie Reliford's decision to end Saturday'...
Special to the TribuneIf you think the weather was cold Saturday, you should have seen the icy treatment the Wrigley Field crowd gave LaTroy Hawkins. He lost the save, lost the game and apparently lost his job as the Cubs' closer during a brutally cold and bitterly...
Tribune staff reporterThe long wait finally ended Friday for Joe Borowski when he walked to the mound at Wrigley Field and threw his first pitch for the Cubs in almost a year. After missing the final four months of 2004 with a shoulder injury and the first seven weeks of this...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, LaTroy Hawkins, Will Ohman, Iowa, Wrigley Field
Tribune staff reporterDressed in street clothes with a phone in his hand an hour after beating Houston on Wednesday night, Cubs right-hander Greg Maddux walked onto the mound of an empty Minute Maid Park and went through his pitching motion one last time. His workday was long...
Tags: Mike Remlinger, Death, Brad Ausmus, National League, Tim Redding
Tribune staff reporterDusty Baker said Tuesday the Cubs' early-season tendency to find excruciating ways to lose hasn't been discouraging to him. "I woke up this morning," Baker said. "That's the only optimism I need. I woke up, and it was a new day. Nothing lasts forever....
Tribune staff reporterIf the Cubs lose a chance to go to the postseason, they will spend a long winter thinking about all the squandered opportunities and all the runners thrown out on the bases. They blew a chance to overtake San Francisco in the wild-card chase Saturday...
Tribune staff reporterIn his first year as Cubs manager, Dusty Baker's club never was swept in a three-game series, something the franchise hadn't achieved in any season since 1937. "No sense to start now," manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday night at Bank One Ballpark. "We ain'...
Tribune staff reporterIt was an abnormal start to an otherwise normal Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Ryan Dempster walked around the clubhouse with a case of Red Bull energy drink, placing individual cans on the seat of every player, while Joe Borowski cooled off...
Tribune staff reporterSammy Sosa's silence spoke volumes Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Sosa declined to talk after hitting two home runs, one a grand slam, in the Cubs' 13-5 romp over Pittsburgh. Though the crowd of 38,395 coaxed Sosa into making a curtain call after...
Tags: Neifi Perez, Babe Ruth, Michael Barrett, Crimes, Wrigley Field
ChicagoSports.comBaseball is back at Wrigley Field. Things are different from last year. The Cubs and the World Series are being talked about in the same sentence. There are new seats behind home plate that cost $250 for prime dates. Greg Maddux is starting for the...
Tags: Weather Reports, Eyewear, Weather, Crimes, Shawn Estes
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