Lou Piniella

What About Bob?

Mike Quade’s Cubs continue to play better than Lou Piniella’s Cubs, now 13-7 since the latter drifted away weeping.  Small sample size, sure, but still nice for the candidacy of a seemingly good guy. Even […]


Strong start for Samardzija, Cubs win in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Jeff Samardzija appears to have made the most of his time in the minors this year. The former Notre Dame football star pitched shutout ball in his first major league start this […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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:


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.  […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]