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Tribune staff reporterWhen Felix Pie was called up to the Cubs on April 17, Alfonso Soriano invited him to stay at his new home in Chicago. But unlike Oscar and Felix from the "The Odd Couple," Alfonso and Felix have a lot in common, and neither one is a particularly messy...
The Tribune's White Sox beat writer answers reader questions throughout the season. This week, he addresses power hitters bunting, whether weight training is bad for pitchers and yet more on the Brian Anderson subject. In your previous mailbag, you wrote...
Tribune staff reporterJust when you think you have seen everything in the 115 years the Cubs and Cardinals have compromised family friendships, along comes Friday's game. Something new was added to the collection that includes such recent scrapbook memories as beanball wars,...
Tags: Lou Piniella, Daryle Ward, Aramis Ramirez, Matt Murton, Death
Tribune staff reporterIt may have been a little late to mean much and a little short to count much as revenge, but after four World Series and two interleague losses, the Houston Astros finally beat the White Sox on Sunday night. Barely. It took 13 innings and surviving an...
Tags: Sports, Joe Crede, Ozzie Guillen, Paul Konerko, A.J. Pierzynski
Tribune staff reporterAfter giving Kerry Wood seven days to recover from his last start, the Cubs expected him to have more stamina in the fourth start of his comeback. What they got was a regression to Wood's May 18 debut, when he was feeling his way around and opposing...
Tags: Sports, New York Mets, Aramis Ramirez, Basketball, Juan Pierre
Tribune staff reporterRoger Clemens earned his first victory in more than nine months in Houston's 7-2 trouncing of the Cubs on Monday night at Minute Maid Park, despite throwing 115 pitches in a five-inning stint. "He was good, but he wasn't Roger," Cubs manager Dusty...
Tags: Sports, Baseball, Juan Pierre, Glendon Rusch, Lance Berkman
Tribune staff reporterIn the last installment of the long-running saga, "Zambrano vs. World," the not-so-mild-mannered Cubs pitcher vented in the dugout after being lifted for a pinch-hitter and sparred with the media in a postgame news conference only Don King would have...
Tags: Sports, Brad Ausmus, Baseball, Houston Astros, Carlos Zambrano
Tribune staff reporterIt came as advertised, this rare heavyweight Hall of Fame faceoff between 300-game winners, although for non-history buffs it got even more interesting after they left. On a night unfit for senior citizens such as Greg Maddux (40) and Roger Clemens (43),...
Tags: Ryan Theriot, Aubrey Huff, Juan Pierre, Todd Walker, Greg Maddux
Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano's arm was feeling heavy Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field, while a crowd of 40,236 was feeling somewhat nauseated. In a scene that has been replayed over and over this season, the Cubs lost 3-2 to Houston thanks to a costly error and...
Tags: Sports, Baseball, Lance Berkman, Todd Walker, Brad Ausmus
Tribune staff reporterIs the Cubs offense taking too much of the blame for the team's collapse? After the Cubs stranded 10 runners and went 1-for-9 with men in scoring position in a 7-2 loss to Houston on Tuesday, Aramis Ramirez said it's time to start spreading the blame...
Tribune staff reporterSo much for those fears that an interleague series at hitter-friendly Coors Field would chew up the White Sox's pitching staff. In two games, the Sox have allowed seven hits. They were "tagged" for five hits Tuesday night but made the most of a fourth-...
Tags: Sports, Baseball, American League, Ozzie Guillen, Paul Konerko
Tribune staff reporterAfter a team goes from bad to worse, what comes next? The answer is Monday night's 11-1 loss to the Marlins, which qualifies as one of the Cubs' sorriest showings in a season full of pitiful efforts. At least there were few who cared enough to witness...
Tags: Sports, Antonio Alfonseca, Baseball, Moises Alou, Tom Gordon
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