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Chicago Tribune reporterThe Cubs brought a heavy hitter to Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon, asking the Rev. James L. Greanias, a Greek Orthodox priest from St. Iakovos Church in Valparaiso, Ind., to spread holy water around the dugout to remove an alleged curse that has...
He bounced into the Angels clubhouse Wednesday wearing a faded Washington Redskins T-shirt and hole-pocked blue jeans, a reminder that the player who would throw six shutout innings against the Oakland Athletics that night was, really, just a kid. Nick...
Tribune staff reporterTom Glavine received his automatic pass to the Hall of Fame on Sunday night at Wrigley Field, while the Cubs suffered a loss that could put a serious dent in their postseason dreams. While Glavine earned his 300th victory in the New York Mets' 8-3 win...
Special to the TribuneMaybe it's appropriate the Hall of Fame Game went out this way. Maybe—no, make that certainly—Cubs manager Lou Piniella was right: This exhibition, at least on this day, wasn't worth the trip. The sky erupted with thunder and lightning and a...
Tribune reporterTwo months into the season, the Cubs are the obvious front-runner for the National League pennant, an unfamiliar position for many of the players. "Yeah, we are right now," Aramis Ramirez said. "But last year at this time, Milwaukee was the same way...
Tags: Lou Piniella, Chicago Cubs, Ted Lilly, Geovany Soto, Derrek Lee
Ask Paul returns to answer relevant e-mails about the banishing of Michael Barrett, D-Lee's power outage, and whether calling them the "Cubbies" is detrimental to their psyches If the Cubs don't win two-of-three or sweep the Brewers at Wrigley June 29-...
Tags: Lou Piniella, Phil Nevin, Geovany Soto, Walnuts, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterCubs manager Lou Piniella tried to launch a pre-emptive strike Monday at Wrigley Field when asked about his team's hot start, warning Cubs fans not to act like … well, Cubs fans. "This is a long season," Piniella said. "Let's not get all crazy...
Tribune baseball reporterOne relies on power, the other on precision. One predicted a Cy Young season, the other only that he would do the best he could. One is a hulking right-hander from South America, the other a mid-sized left-hander from Middle America. Carlos Zambrano...
The Tribune's White Sox beat writer answers questions throughout the season. This week, dealing Joe Crede and/or Orlando Cabrera before the trade deadline and Jose Contreras' arm angle. Now that Bobby Jenks is back, how fast has his fastball been? --Mark...
The Associated PressRyan Dempster and Greg Maddux both received standing ovations Thursday when they exited their starts at Wrigley Field, though Dempster noted one big difference. "His was louder," he said. "And rightfully so. He deserves it." Maddux may have had the...
Tribune staff reporterThe dawn of the Felix Pie era looked eerily familiar to the end of the Sammy Sosa era three years ago. Plenty of flash and dash, but the results were the same. Pie's major-league debut Tuesday was spoiled by another crushing one-run defeat for the...
Tags: Felix Pie, Lou Piniella, Chicago Cubs, Daryle Ward, Will Ohman
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...
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