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Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano ended one of the strangest months in Cubs history with a postgame time bomb seemingly lobbed in the direction of manager Dusty Baker. Zambrano was visibly upset in the dugout during the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 3-2 loss to...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs find themselves in an unusual position three days before the trading deadline, trying to win a wild-card playoff spot with inexperienced players in several key roles. If it works, the Cubs can have their cake and eat it too. If it doesn't,...
Tribune staff reporterAfter popping up against Jose Mesa in the ninth inning of Saturday's 3-0 loss to Pittsburgh, Derrek Lee angrily slammed his bat to the ground. It was an unusual display of emotion for Lee. But after rookie left-hander Zach Duke throttled the Cubs all...
Tags: Piracy, Jerry Hairston, Jr,, Todd Walker, Crimes, Ronny Cedeno
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...
Tags: Jacque Jones, Piracy, Juan Pierre, Todd Walker, Angel Guzman
Tribune staff reporterA rainbow appeared over the right-field bleachers of Wrigley Field during Wednesday night's pregame rain delay, a sure sign Kerry Wood's comeback is just around the corner. The Cubs are looking for any good omen they can find because waiting on...
Tribune staff reporterTodd Walker's parting gift as a Cub was expounding on his theory that the tradition of day baseball is partly to blame for the team's lack of success over the decades. Before the Cubs pounded Arizona 9-3 on a sweltering Tuesday night at Wrigley Field,...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs introduced wireless phones in the dugouts Tuesday night, bringing the team into the era of modern communications. But they continued to phone it in on the field, as evidenced by a lackluster performance in a 9-2 loss to Houston. After coming...
Tribune staff reporterIn their 90th year of playing baseball at Wrigley Field, the Cubs are discovering the Friendly Confines sometimes can be a home-field disadvantage. They have lost 14 of their last 20 at Wrigley after dropping a 5-4 decision to Houston Wednesday night,...
Tags: Jacque Jones, Greg Maddux, Wrigley Field, Roy Oswalt, Phil Nevin
Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano likes to show off his hitting prowess during batting practice every day, belting home runs from both sides of the plate. Zambrano showed off another hidden side of his game Saturday at Wrigley Field, shocking the New York Mets and a crowd...
Tags: Chad Bradford, Jose Valentin, Neifi Perez, Crimes, Wrigley Field
Tribune staff reporterAnd for their latest trick, the Cubs' starting lineup Sunday included: A first baseman who had played there only once, nine years ago. A catcher who had one major-league at-bat. Four players with a major-league total of 370 games, which is 2,569...
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...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs look to be playing out the string in September, but general manager Jim Hendry's to-do list figures to keep him busy. Besides going over his list of potential managerial candidates for 2007, Hendry must decide how much Juan Pierre is worth,...
Tags: Juan Pierre, Ronny Cedeno, Jason Schmidt, Michael Wuertz, Sports
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