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Tribune staff reporterDusty Baker had exhausted virtually every managerial ploy he could muster--a team meeting, a rearranged batting order and a greater resolve to remain calm under pressure. "We're all taught not to panic," the Cubs manager said. "There is a thin line...
Tribune staff reporterFor much of the last two months, talk had centered around how much better the Cubs would be when Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, Sammy Sosa and Mark Grudzielanek returned from the disabled list. But there was scant mention of the absence of injured shortstop...
Tribune staff reporterAfter losing a heartbreaker in the opener of a doubleheader with Pittsburgh on Friday, the Cubs thought they'd hit a low point in the 2004 season. Rob Mackowiak's two-out grand slam off Joe Borowski capped a five-run ninth inning that gave the Pirates...
Special to the TribuneThe Cubs have three 30-homer hitters in their lineup, but it was leadoff man Corey Patterson who supplied the power Tuesday night. Patterson smacked a pair of home runs, the first of which tied the game in the eighth inning and the second of which won it...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs had gone 4,940 games without throwing a no-hitter when Matt Clement took the mound Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. And with a 23-m.p.h. wind blowing out, chances were good at game time the streak would continue, even against the lifeless...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins, Wheezing, Sports, Baseball
Tribune staff reporterFrom singing on stage with Pearl Jam at Alpine Valley to pitching in the All-Star Game at U.S. Cellular Field, Kerry Wood has experienced a lot of firsts this season. But the year is not over yet, and Wood is determined to cap off the wildest ride of his...
Tribune staff reporterJason Schmidt wasn't perfect like Randy Johnson on Tuesday night, but the San Francisco Giants right-hander was almost as untouchable in throwing a one-hit shutout in a 1-0 win over the Cubs. "It's pretty hard to believe someone could outdo Jason Schmidt...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs have spent the majority of the season trying to shed their decades-old image, repeatedly insisting they have nothing to do with the team's history of futility. But games like Saturday night's 8-2 loss to Pittsburgh at PNC Park do nothing but...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs have shown a defiant attitude both on and off the field this season, refusing to back down against slights both real and imagined. And after losing 6-4 to Atlanta at Wrigley Field on Saturday to force a decisive Game 5 in this division series,...
Tags: Robert Fick, Chicago Cubs, Chipper Jones, Sports, Mike Hampton
Tribune staff reporterEven in a relatively non-eventful game like Wednesday night's 5-1 victory over San Diego, the Cubs can't seem to dodge controversy. On a day when Carlos Zambrano returned from his suspension and Kerry Wood and LaTroy Hawkins had their appeals heard,...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Mark Loretta, Sports, Baseball, Rod Beck
Special to the TribuneAfter it was over, Cubs manager Dusty Baker could only rub his forehead in frustration and bemoan another one-run loss. Playoff teams almost always discover the difference between playing baseball and going fishing in October is their record in one-run...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Tom Goodwin, Fishing, Sports, Forehead
Tribune staff reporterThe belief that strike zones tend to shrink and expand depending on the stature of the player involved in the matchup was tested again Wednesday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs dropped another one-run decision with a 3-2 loss to Houston before 39,326 in a...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Carlos Beltran, Roger Clemens, Sports, Baseball
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