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Tribune staff reporterSunday's game will officially be recorded as a loss for the Cubs, the end to a seven-game trip that started so well before ending with back-to-back losses. But not all losses are equal, and for the Cubs there was more to hang their hats on in defeat than...
Tags: Scott Eyre, Carlos Marmol, Crimes, Chicago Cubs, Jason Marquis
Tribune staff reporterNo one could blame manager Lou Piniella if he's wondering just exactly what he got himself into. The latest savior of baseball's most beleaguered franchise had seen just about everything there was to see in a long and illustrious career until he came...
With pressure building on managers and GMs to win quickly do you think it would be more effective to offer players more money for less years? The emphasis being if you cannot win in 3-4 years -- time for a change. My example being Furcal's contract. --...
Tags: Baseball, Contracts, Basketball, Brian Anderson, Freddy Garcia
Tribune staff reporterThere are few times during the course of a season when a one-run lead looks as large as it did Thursday night for the Cubs and Rich Hill. Mixing sharp breaking curveballs with pinpoint fastballs, Hill was masterful in a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta...
What's the Curse of the Billy Goat? It started during the 1945 World Series, which pitted the Cubs against the Detroit Tigers. The Cubs refused to let Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis bring his lucky goat inside Wrigley Field for Game 4. An angry...
From wire reportsFormer Orioles great Brooks Robinson caught on quickly: Preventing runs was just as important as scoring them. A human highlight film at the hot corner, Robinson finished No. 1 in fan voting for the all-time Rawlings Gold Glove team released yesterday....
Tribune staff reporterQuality starting pitching was one reason the Cubs were riding a three-game winning streak and the lack of same Saturday night is why that streak ended. Staked to a four-run lead when he took the mound against the Atlanta Braves, Jason Marquis not only...
Tribune reporterTed Lilly had Alfonso Soriano's back Thursday night at Turner Field, just as he did last year in Atlanta when he was ejected for allegedly throwing at Edgar Renteria after Braves pitchers had treated Soriano like their personal piñata. With a five-run...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs ran their road winning streak to six games after a 10-2 pasting of Atlanta in Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader Wednesday as Geovany Soto and Jim Edmonds homered and drove in three runs apiece and Jason Marquis beat his old team. But the...
Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, WGN, Baseball, Jason Marquis, Chicago Cubs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Randy Johnson had a fairly simple free-agent wish list. The San Francisco Giants badly wanted a pitcher with the Big Unit's talent and experience and could meet those requests. Johnson and the Giants agreed to an $8 million, one-...
Tribune staff reporterDesignated hitter Carl Everett backed up manager Ozzie Guillen's declaration that the White Sox offense is strongest with Everett in the lineup. But Boston's American League-leading offense easily overshadowed Everett's three RBIs Friday night. The...
Tribune staff reporterDarwin's survival-of-the-fittest theory replaced all the talk of curses and ghosts Saturday during the second game of the Cubs-Boston series. The Cubs managed to survive a four-run deficit, the loss of starter Carlos Zambrano and closer Ryan Dempster's...
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