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The Orioles' series finale with the Tampa Bay Rays had already included a series of unusual plays when Evan Longoria came up in the eighth inning and lined a Jeremy Accardo pitch to center field. Orioles center fielder Adam Jones broke on the ball, but...
Tribune staff reporterThe expanded bleachers aren't the only thing new at Wrigley Field this year. The Cubs will start the season with eight new players on the roster, ranging from vital cogs such as Juan Pierre to little-known reserves such as Angel Pagan. Whether they...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Juan Pierre, Baseball, New York Mets, Scott Eyre
Tribune staff reporterWith raindrops falling and the ballpark half-filled Wednesday, the 2005 Cubs bid adieu to Wrigley Field in their own inimitable style. A Nomar Garciaparra throw to second base bounced off a Pittsburgh runner's helmet and led to two unearned runs off Mark...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Government, Crimes, Rafael Furcal, Wrigley Field
Special to the TribuneA look at two decisions each by Ozzie Guillen and Dusty Baker and how they affected the first game of the 2005 Sox-Cubs series. Pregame Situation: What to do with DH Carl Everett, who can play the outfield, but not very well. Ozzie Guillen's decision:...
Tribune staff reporterA checked swing that wasn't called a strike in the first inning and a game-winning bloop single that dropped within reach of Jerry Hairston in the ninth epitomized the way things have been going for the Cubs. Anything that can go wrong usually does. The...
Tags: Geoff Jenkins, Chicago Cubs, Baseball, Wes Helms, Michael Wuertz
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...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Michael Wuertz, Crimes, Glendon Rusch, Neifi Perez
Special to the TribuneIt isn't an easy thing to do, hammering the nails to shut your own coffin while you're inside it. But the Cubs are very close to succeeding, having gone from contenders to contortionists who are capable of closing the lid and putting in the final nail...
Tribune staff reporterIn keeping with a season that defies explanation, the Cubs did things backward in Monday's doubleheader at Pro Player Stadium. They won the game you might have thought they were going to lose and lost a game they were supposed to win. After knocking...
Tribune staff reporterFor most of a lazy Sunday afternoon, the Cubs and Reds took turns trying to out-bore each other. "It looked like both sides were kind of asleep early," Cubs manager Dusty Baker said. "Nobody hit the ball hard." But the Cubs awoke from their slumber when...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins, San Francisco, Death, Glendon Rusch
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 reporterCarlos Zambrano paced the visitor's dugout at Great American Ball Park with a bat in his hand late Friday afternoon, trying to psyche himself up for his start against Cincinnati. "I want to kill a reporter," Zambrano announced suddenly, taking a few mock...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Baseball, Carlos Zambrano, Sports, Death
Tribune staff reporterIf the Cubs are to successfully tiptoe through the minefields that exist in the schedule the final month of the season, the five starters in the pitching rotation may have to carry more of the load than expected. But some of them appear to be up to the...
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