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Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs limped home to Wrigley Field with a 3-3 record on their road trip after a 9-7 loss to Colorado on Sunday, watching their playoff hopes fade further into the thin air of Coors Field. Greg Maddux was pounded for three home runs while allowing...
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: National League, Sports, Death, Derrek Lee, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterThe Los Angeles Dodgers are putting the ex-Cub factor to the test this season, employing no fewer than six former Cubs in their pursuit of a World Series title. There's a 25-year-old theory that no team can win a World Series with three or more ex-Cubs...
Tribune staff reporterThe two Cubs starters bear absolutely no physical resemblance to each other, but Sergio Mitre's impersonation of a young Greg Maddux is getting more impressive with every outing. The 24-year-old right-hander tossed his first career shutout Tuesday in the...
Tribune staff reporterLate Tuesday night, Ryan O'Malley got word that the Cubs might need to import a pitcher from Triple-A Iowa to start Wednesday afternoon's game in Houston. "We knew they were having a long game, but we didn't have their game on the television at our...
Tribune staff reporterIt was a tale of two seasons in one precious moment, played out in brilliant sunshine on a windy summer afternoon in a city where baseball is secondary only to breathing. In one corner stood the Cubs, the perpetually downtrodden team on pace to tie a...
Tribune staff reporterThe most common misperception about the clubhouse of a losing baseball team is that everyone mopes around and feels sorry for themselves all the time. In reality, as the Cubs prove on a near daily basis, the players know the show must go on and there's...
Tags: Scott Eyre, Robert Fick, Soccer, Phil Nevin, Television
Tribune staff reporterIf you think the Cubs don't have a major pitching problem after the trade of Greg Maddux, then consider this: Maddux was second on the team in victories and innings pitched. His victories (nine) were more than one-fifth the team total and four ahead...
Tribune staff reporterWith the Cubs out of contention and one month remaining in the 2005 season, manager Dusty Baker was asked Friday what he would like to see from his players in September. "Play the game for love of the game and for respect, and try to finish as high as...
Tribune staff reporterGreg Maddux gave the Cubs a shot in the arm Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium, curing them of the D-Lee Blues. The 40-year-old Cubs' ace pitched seven shutout innings to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2000 in a 7-3 win over St. Louis, ending a...
Tags: Jason Marquis, Felix Pie, Tony Clark, Todd Walker, Ronny Cedeno
Tribune staff reporterWhen asked the difference between the Greg Maddux who went 5-0 in April and the Maddux who's 2-7 since, the veteran pitcher held his thumb and index finger a couple of inches apart. "I'm just not locating as often and not getting away with as many...
Tags: Juan Pierre, Chicago Cubs, Phil Nevin, Henry Blanco, Matt Murton
Who would you rather manage in real life, the Cubs or Larry David? --Nate Filzen, Menomonee, Falls, Wis. Well let's see. One of them is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. One never ever calls for a suicide squeeze. One is on a large cable network....
Tags: Mark Grace, Judi Dench, Felix Pie, Jeff Garlin, Mel Gibson
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