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Tribune staff reporterIf the rest of the season is anything like Opening Day, the 2005 Cubs may have to come with a warning label: Might cause dizziness, sleeplessness and intermittent bouts of euphoria. In a game that was decided by the top of the second inning, the Cubs...
Tribune staff reporterThe Barry Bonds shift backfired on the Cubs Sunday night at SBC Park, even though the Giants slugger drove in no runs and finished with only one harmless single. A defensive lapse by Aramis Ramirez on the Bonds shift led to a gift run in the seventh...
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...
Tags: Bill Hall, Ben Sheets, Chicago Cubs, LaTroy Hawkins, Derrek Lee
Tribune staff reporterThe White Sox blew chance after chance to score Wednesday night, stranding 10 runners in a harrowing 5-4 loss to Boston. But the baserunner who drew the most attention neither scored nor was left on base. As pinch-runner Aaron Rowand rounded third in...
Tags: Death, Tom Gordon, Jason Varitek, Texas, Carl Everett
Special to the TribuneWas it real, or was it Colorado? For the Cubs, it doesn't matter because what's important is they have reached .500 for the first time since May 1 and put up double-digit runs for the second time in three days after doing it twice in the first 45 games....
The season is underway, and that can mean only one thing: it's time to fill up Paul Sullivan's e-mail box with relevant questions about the Cubs. Why do the Cubs insist on having the season opener on Fox Sports Net? There are many of us fans across the...
Tags: Todd Walker, Edgar Renteria, Spring Training, WGN, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterWhen Kerry Wood hit a home run in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series last October, he may have produced one of the loudest roars ever heard at Wrigley Field. But when the Cubs lost the game to the Florida Marlins and a chance to go to...
Tribune staff reporterManager Dusty Baker wasn't worried when the offense was struggling in early May, maintaining the Cubs were a hot weather-hitting team. Little did Baker know Chicago would endure one of the coolest summers in more than a century. But the Cubs have managed...
Tribune staff reporterAt the end of a long and grueling trip, Moises Alou sounded off about what he called an umpires' vendetta. Alou said umpires were "after me" Sunday following the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the New York Mets, suggesting he is forced to perform on an uneven playing...
Tribune staff reporterSammy Sosa was drowning in boos Wednesday at Wrigley Field before stepping up against Cincinnati reliever Todd Van Poppel during a seventh-inning downpour. That is until Sosa lined a 3-0 pitch into the basket in left field for a solo home run that gave...
Tags: Paul Wilson, All Stars, Chicago Cubs, Derrek Lee, Wrigley Field
Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano was glad he was in the visitors dugout at PNC Park when Sammy Sosa make a game-saving catch in the eighth inning of an electrifying 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Zambrano jumped so high he was afraid he would hurt...
Tribune staff reporterA couple of hours before one of the wildest Cubs games of the season, manager Dusty Baker was discussing the difficulties of playing in the launching pad known as Coors Field. "This is the toughest place in baseball to manage," Baker said. "Some of the...
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