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Tribune staff reporter'By Any Means Necessary" was scrawled in Magic Marker at the top of the bulletin board in the Cubs' clubhouse last Friday, along with batting practice and stretching times. The quotation from Malcolm X refers to the pursuit of freedom, justice and...
Tribune staff reporterGreg Maddux had to be pushed out of the dugout to take a curtain call Friday after his first home run in more than six years. But Derrek Lee insisted Maddux wasn't exactly humble about his unexpected power trip during the sixth inning of the Cubs' 14-6...
Tags: Homes, Kevin Brown, Jason Varitek, Wrigley Field, All Stars
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs have too many veterans on their roster to start an old-fashioned youth movement, yet the future of the franchise was on full display Thursday during a doubleheader split with Arizona. After rookie Carlos Marmol imploded in the first inning of...
Tribune staff reporterAll the momentum the Cubs carried home from their West Coast trip was neutralized during another puzzling homestand. One day after a 14-0 shutout of Florida, the Cubs found themselves on the other side of the fence Wednesday, serving up 20 hits in an...
Tribune staff reporterWhite Sox vs. Cubs quickly turned into men vs. boys Friday. While the top of the Sox order methodically diced up future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, left-hander Mark Buehrle regained his All-Star form against the National League's worst hitting team. Even...
Tribune staff reporterRyan Dempster said his heart was pumping hard Friday night 20 minutes after the Cubs' 6-5 victory over the Reds. The Cubs closer, pitching for the first time in a week, walked in one run and had the bases loaded with one out when Brandon Phillips smashed...
Tribune staff reporterThe baseball gods (finally) smiled down on the Cubs. And the sky, literally, shook with thunder and flashed with lightning at the magnitude of the event. The Cubs had won a game at Wrigley Field. And 40,072 fans stood in amazement. Yes, the gods were...
Tags: Matt Murton, Todd Walker, Derrek Lee, Ronny Cedeno, Tony Womack
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs were roaring with laughter Thursday while watching an entertaining interview of former teammate Jeromy Burnitz on the clubhouse TV. Despite their recent struggles, no one could accuse them of being down in the dumps. But a few hours later,...
Tribune staff reporterBefore his return to Wrigley Field on Monday, Derrek Lee said he received a letter from a fan offering to hypnotize him while he rehabbed his broken right wrist. "They said I'd be back in a week," Lee said. "I probably should've tried it. It might've...
Tribune staff reporterGreg Maddux closed a chapter in a long and storied rivalry Wednesday night and earned the right to return for his 20th season in the major leagues. Maddux led the Cubs to a 2-1 victory over St. Louis in their final game in Busch Stadium, and surpassed...
Tribune staff reporterAs the St. Louis Cardinals tried to thaw out after their 5-1 loss to the Cubs in Friday's frigid Wrigley Field season opener, they discovered the hot water in their showers had run out after about five minutes. That's the kind of inconvenience that leads...
Tribune staff reporterThe latest episode of the Cubs' theatre of the absurd featured an angry Greg Maddux attacking a water cooler with a bat Wednesday at Dolphin Stadium. No truth to the rumor the water cooler claimed it was only going for its helmet. Maddux's rare...
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