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There actually reasons to start watching the Cubs again

Time to check back in Wrigley Field has not been the most interesting place to watch baseball this summer. The Chicago Cubs are bad, yet the reasons they are bad create lazy Cub fans across […]

08/23/2010

Grim Finish

The efforts to find something warm and happy at the end of Lou Piniella’s tenure are admirable, I guess, but ultimately fail to hide the truth. Writers and broadcasters feel the need to sidestep the […]

08/23/2010

Cubs Could Trade Lee

Multiple sources are reporting Wednesday that the Cubs are close to shipping Derrek Lee to the Braves.  It’s believed that the Cubs would get some combination of minor leaguers in return.  While Lee declined to […]

08/18/2010

Girardi Leaves Door Open for Cubs’ Managerial Position

He was born in Peoria and grew up a Cubs fan. He attended Northwestern University and later made his Major League debut with the Cubs. Joe Girardi has as much connection to the organization as […]

07/23/2010

Lou Piniella Will Retire After This Season

CHICAGO – Cubs manager Lou Piniella today gave the following statement to announce he has made the decision to retire following the 2010 season.

07/20/2010

Breathing Room

And one late night later, so many people seem so much more at ease. That’s what a convincing victory will do behind a solid start from a rookie pitcher, when combined with losses by both […]

07/20/2010

Bumpy Ride

As we mentioned last week, the White Sox’ mid-season tear has set them up for an emotionally charged period to come, marked by very high highs and very low lows. Yesterday, needless to say, was […]

07/19/2010

Break Time

Obscured by the Lebron James Immolation Tour, the White Sox have spent the last five weeks roaring to the top of the AL Central. Some thoughts:

07/12/2010

Cubs Strand 17, Win 3-1

A strange day on both sides for the Cubs Saturday as they scratch out a 3-1 win over the Reds.  Randy Wells took the headlines early as he took a no-hitter into the seventh before […]

07/03/2010

The Zambrano Fallout

Before Saturday’s Cubs-Sox game at US Cellular, both Lou Piniella and Cubs’ assistant general manager Randy Bush talked to the media about the situation with Carlos Zambrano.  Piniella called a team meeting at 3:45 pm […]

06/26/2010

Zambrano Suspended Indefinitely

Carlos Zambrano lost it Friday and his future with the Cubs may be bordering on lost as well.  After giving up a leadoff double to Juan Pierre down the first-base line, a double to Alex […]

06/25/2010

Defense Costs Cubs

Bad defense keeps dragging the Cubs down this season.  Friday against the Angels, with the Halos leading 3-2, Jeff Baker booted the first two plays of the seventh inning which lead to three unearned runs […]

06/18/2010

Cubs Take Series from A’s

On Thursday, Kosuke Fukudome’s game-winning single in the bottom of ninth gave the Cubs a 3-2 victory over the A’s and sealed the first series win for the Cubs since May 27th against the Dodgers.  […]

06/17/2010

Ramirez Will Rehab in Single-A

The Cubs announced Thursday that third baseman Aramis Ramirez will begin a rehab stint in Single-A Peoria on Saturday.  Ramirez has been fighting a bruised right thumb and is eligible to come off the 15-day […]

06/17/2010

Zambrano Will Start Wednesday, Gorzelanny To ‘Pen

Big news out from the Cubs on Sunday as Carlos Zambrano’s much-anticipated return to the starting rotation has finally been announced.  Zambrano will make his first start since April, 20th on Wednesday against Pittsburgh.  Tom […]

05/30/2010

Dempster Shines in 3-0 Win Over Dodgers

Tuesday night’s 3-0 win over the Dodgers was a regular pitching duel.  Ryan Dempster looked spectacular against one of the better offenses in the National League in his eight scoreless innings as he struck out […]

05/25/2010

All Hope Is Gone For Chicago Baseball In 2010…..

So is it still too early to consider the baseball season over yet Chicago?  Do you still have a glimmer of hope that two teams that have crawled to almost identical horse **** records through […]

05/17/2010

Same Story, Different Day

It’s getting tough to say anything other than phrases like, “the lack of timely hitting cost the Cubs a win today,” when analyzing the Northsiders.  It was no different Saturday.  Ryan Dempster looked more than […]

05/15/2010

Cubs Rest Ramirez, Theriot

A new lineup for the Cubs Wednesday as Lou Piniella looks to get some rest for Ryan Theriot and Aramis Ramirez.  While Lou didn’t speak to the media before the game (nothing major, just time […]

05/12/2010

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