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Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs surprised almost everyone with their day-to-day adventures in a dirt-kicking, free-wheeling season in 2007. But they saved the biggest shocker for the finale — a three-game sweep at the hands of Arizona in their National League Division...
Tags: Mark Derosa, Basketball, Derrek Lee, Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterChasing Milwaukee is the primary focus of the Cubs these days, but they also are keeping close tabs on San Diego, Atlanta, Philadelphia and the rest of the National League wild-card playoff contenders. "We look at the wild card race, sure we do," manager...
Tribune staff reporterMike Fontenot was standing at the batting cage before Thursday night's game at PNC Park when Alfonso Soriano put his mouth over the second baseman's cap and pretended he was eating him. Fontenot and Geovany Soto subsequently poked two-run homers off...
Tribune staff reporterGreg Maddux was minding his own business in the Padres' dugout a couple of hours before Sunday's game when he saw Cubs manager Lou Piniella motioning to him from behind the batting cage. "Why don't you go inside and get a rubdown instead of watching...
Tags: Greg Maddux, Mark Derosa, Derrek Lee, Ted Lilly, Texas
Tribune staff reporterIt was one of those nights at Wrigley Field when everything fell into place at just the right time for the Cubs. A Jacque Jones line drive to the gap in right field rolled all the way to the wall. A Ryan Theriot chopper to the pitcher bounced out of his...
Tribune staff reporterThe Los Angeles Dodgers found a way to beat the Cubs without even putting the bat on the ball in the 11th inning of their 2-1 victory Sunday at Dodger Stadium. "Oh, Lord," exasperated Cubs manager Lou Piniella said afterward. "Oh, Lord." In another game...
Tribune staff reporterThe more Lou Piniella tries to temper everyone's enthusiasm, the more it seems to backfire on him. After the Cubs beat Philadelphia 5-4 Wednesday night on Brett Myers' bases-loaded wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning and moved into a first-place...
Tribune staff reporterThe first day of their Alfonso-free period didn't go smoothly for the Cubs, who failed to mount any offense Monday in a 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Astros. Eric Munson's two-out RBI single off Michael Wuertz won it as the Cubs struck out 13 times to tie...
Tags: Derrek Lee, Iowa, Sean Gallagher, Chicago Cubs, Michael Wuertz
Tribune staff reporterOf the 40,264 fans who packed Wrigley Field on Wednesday night, the number who cheered the signing of free agent Jason Marquis last winter probably could be counted on two hands. But when Marquis struck out Jason Bay with two outs in the ninth to put...
Tags: Jacque Jones, Marathon, Alfonso Soriano, Sports, Derrek Lee
Tribune baseball reporterIf the Cubs were looking to find some company for their misery, they came to the wrong place. With giddy fans cheering their every move, the Houston Astros wasted no time in showing why they are the favorite to win the National League's crowded wild-card...
Tags: Super Bowl, Roy Oswalt, Wrigley Field, Matt Murton, Todd Walker
Tribune staff reporterSean Marshall discovered the hard way what 429 other major-league pitchers before him have: There's no easy way around Barry Bonds. Pitch to him? Bonds hits a home run, as he did for the first run Saturday, making Marshall his 430th different victim....
Tags: Moises Alou, Sports, Sean Marshall, Derrek Lee, Hank Aaron
Tribune staff reporterIt's hard to decipher what the Cubs are thinking in terms of next year's rotation. A half-dozen rookies have been getting serious shots at filling two or three spots, assuming Mark Prior is penciled in for one. The only certainty for 2007 is Carlos...
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