Chicago Cubs defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 14-2

''Opening night'' for Mike Quade on Monday happened to be the day the Cubs had planned to honor their latest Hall of Famer, Andre Dawson.

The irony didn't end there for the unexpected interim manager.

''I'm wearing No. 8!'' he said with a smile of the number Dawson wore as a Cub. ''This place is something.

''As a kid growing up, I enjoyed watching him play in a couple uniforms. I was never able to stand next to a guy like that on the field, or even the guys here n...

If the Cubs choose one day to retire Andre Dawson's No. 8, baseball's newest Hall of Fame member would consider it his second most special achievement.

''It's a huge gesture, and of course it would be most appreciated, and I would feel like I've finally arrived -- because for me, this was home,'' he said Monday.

The Cubs honored Dawson before Monday's game with a ceremony on what Mayor Daley proclaimed as ''Andre Dawson Day'' in Chicago. Dawson entered from the right...