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Tribune staff reporterNew manager Dusty Baker plans to seek advice from every Cubs great he knows: Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Billy Williams, Shawon Dunston, Ryne Sandberg and Rick Sutcliffe. "I'll trust their opinions and come up with a game plan," Baker said. Baker is...
Tribune staff reporterFrom a "nightmare" to an "awesome feeling." That's the difference one year--and good health--has made to Cubs left fielder Moises Alou. Plagued by injuries last year, his first as a Cub, Alou added another memorable moment to his turnabout season...
Tribune staff reporterRoger Clemens kept the Cubs in their deep sleep Wednesday, showing the stuff that has made him one of the game's greats. Clemens (8-0) earned his 317th career victory with a 5-1 victory over the Cubs, who have lost seven of nine games. "We ran into a...
Special to the TribuneIt was Turn Back the Clock Night at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday. The clock was supposed to stop at 1959, the last time the White Sox were in the World Series. Instead, the White Sox almost dialed all the way back to the "Hitless Wonders" days of...
Tribune baseball reporterImagine the shock for an Atlanta Braves fan who spent the winter abroad without giving his favorite team a second thought. Hey, that isn't Tom Glavine in a New York Mets uniform, is it? And what's the deal with Kevin Millwood wearing that Phillies cap?...
Tags: Todd Walker, Tom Goodwin, Ty Wigginton, Emil Brown, Shawn Estes
Tribune baseball writerIf the Cubs are holding a trump card in their hand, it's their collection of starting pitchers. It's almost always bad news when one of Dusty Baker's front four asks his free-swinging teammates to win slugging contests. Matt Clement did just that Tuesday...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Gregg Zaun, Houston Astros, Alex Gonzalez, Crimes
Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano exploded in living color Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, but a ninth-inning meltdown by Houston closer Octavio Dotel let him off the hook. Trailing by a run in their final at-bat, the Cubs broke through with three runs off Dotel,...
Tribune baseball reporterThey released their staff leader in spring training. Their ace is on the disabled list and the No. 2 man has disappointed. The big guys in the bullpen are overworked. And yet the Houston Astros are hanging in there. The leaders of the National League...
Tribune staff reporterKerry Wood made history again Monday night with his 1,000th career strikeout, but the milestone felt hollow after the Cubs' offense sputtered again in a 3-1 loss to Houston. Despite a Wrigley Field throng of 39,889 chanting his name, Wood declined to...
Tags: Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs, Hideo Nomo, Basketball, Augie Ojeda
Tribune staff reporterFear the monkey. Trailing by five runs in the seventh inning of Game 6 on Saturday, Anaheim bounced off the mat with a stunning 6-5 victory over San Francisco to even the World Series at three games apiece. Troy Glaus' two-run eighth-inning double off...
Tags: All Stars, New York Mets, Eyewear, Chicago Cubs, Darin Erstad
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...
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