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Tribune staff reporterAmong the certainties in life, Greg Maddux winning 15 games a season is closing the gap on death and taxes. Maddux earned his 15th victory Thursday as the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3. Maddux reached an unprecedented streak of 17 consecutive...
Tags: Greg Maddux, Death, Houston Astros, Piracy, Crimes
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs have been tested so many times this season they've grown accustomed to overcoming adversity. Gnats, corked bats, injuries and offensive meltdowns haven't deterred them thus far. But if Kerry Wood's lower-back pains don't subside in the next...
Tribune staff reporterDoug Glanville was talking before Game 3 about the "Red Ivy Cubs," the nickname he and Josh Paul invented for the first team in eons to play in October when the leaves on the Wrigley Field walls were turning colors. "We're starting something new,"...
Tags: Matt Clement, Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Miami Marlins, Redman
Tribune staff reporterAstros center fielder Craig Biggio smoked a line drive at Greg Maddux in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's game at Minute Maid Park, nearly taking the Cubs pitcher's head off. Maddux not only managed to keep his noggin intact, he also snared the...
Tribune staff reporterSergio Mitre got his first taste of big-league baseball Tuesday night, but it turned out to be only an appetizer instead of a full course. After taking Mark Prior's spot in the rotation, the 22-year-old Mitre was shelled in his major-league debut in an...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Sports, Vinny Castilla, Greg Maddux, Chipper Jones
Tribune staff reporterTo the untrained eye the Cubs may look like they're struggling. But Sammy Sosa said Thursday he believes they're playing much better than people think. After Atlanta thrashed the Cubs 13-3 Thursday in the first of a four-game series at Wrigley Field,...
Tribune staff reporterShortly after finding out Corey Patterson would miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, Dusty Baker was asked if he finally is starting to believe the Cubs franchise is jinxed. "No," Baker replied. "But I did go by the Billy Goat [Tavern] today...
Tribune staff reporterAfter being stir-fried by the Cardinals on a steamy Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium, the Cubs were left searching for answers in the wreckage of a once-promising division race. Matt Clement gave up three runs in the first inning and watched his...
Tribune staff reporterIf the eagerly anticipated pitching matchup of Kerry Wood and Roger Clemens comes to pass during the New York Yankees' visit this weekend, the two right-handers will have quite a bit in common: pitch velocity, home state and frustration. While Clemens...
Cubs fans are full of wacky theories. E-mail them to Paul Sullivan so he can pass them on to other Cub fans. It's Paul's great pleasure to do so in the latest edition of Ask Paul: Paul, I think George Krogstie is on to something with the goatee thing. I'...
ChicagoSports.comBaseball is back at Wrigley Field. Things are different from last year. The Cubs and the World Series are being talked about in the same sentence. There are new seats behind home plate that cost $250 for prime dates. Greg Maddux is starting for the...
Tags: Chris Stynes, Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee, Shawn Estes, Piracy
Tribune staff reporterThe Anaheim Angels ended their 42-year wait on Sunday night, while Barry Bonds still hasn't found what he's looking for. The Angels cruised to a 4-1 victory over San Francisco in Game 7 of the World Series at Edison Field, claiming their first...
Tags: Scott Spiezio, Mike Scioscia, Death, Troy Percival, World Series
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