So how did Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez start to get his groove back?
''I just keep swinging,'' he said. ''I want to swing hard all the... Read more
A game of inches also can be a game of seemingly endless distances. On one play in the ninth inning Saturday, it was both for the Cubs and catcher... Read more
What if the Cubs played the ''what-if'' game?
What if, for instance, they had held on to the 1-0 lead in the ninth Saturday -- giving them three... Read more
That's the sound of the Cubs' agonizing season counting down to those inevitable summer trades that seemed almost possible to... Read more
Tuesday was nearly four years to the day when Cubs general manager Jim Hendry secretly settled on Lou Piniella as his high-profile replacement for... Read more
When Cubs catcher Koyie Hill couldn't get a bunt down in the ninth inning, then struck out on a bad swing, he took a step toward the dugout and... Read more
Tyler Colvin, the Cubs' 24-year-old right fielder who looks like he would get carded trying to buy root beer, was standing at his locker and... Read more
They say they still believe. Maybe they have to.
But the reality is becoming more inescapable with every one-run loss on the pile, with every... Read more
HOUSTON -- The Cubs don't know what their roster will look like by the end of the week, much less the end of the season.
But next year is... Read more
HOUSTON -- After taking a beating in the Chicago media and from fans after his sudden appearance on national TV Monday before speaking with... Read more
HOUSTON -- The Cubs said right-hander Carlos Zambrano's return to the majors after a month away for anger-management treatment, then conditioning... Read more
DENVER -- Here's how Carlos Zambrano on Friday responded to the three big questions many have waited to have adequately answered:
• You've told... Read more
DENVER -- A strange and telling scene played out in the Cubs' clubhouse Saturday, a few hours before their 6-5 loss against the Colorado... Read more
DENVER -- What looked like an absurd assertion by Carlos Zambrano on Saturday night -- that he might be physically able to join the starting... Read more
Chicago — Something like this was bound to happen.
The Milwaukee Brewers, kings of inconsistency in several areas, were due for an offensive... Read more
Chicago — Milwaukee Brewers fans who are frustrated with their team at least can be thankful they aren't Chicago Cubs fans.
Sure, the Brewers... Read more
Chicago - With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers were ahead, 3-2. With two outs in the bottom of the... Read more
The Cubs don't need others telling them what they've known for a long time about this discouraging season.
''It's just like a bad taste in your... Read more
The pall hanging over the Cubs has a stagnating feel, not only because of how badly things are going on the field, but because of the daunting... Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Grateful Dead tribute band played atop the Cubs dugout before batting practice, and surviving members of the actual band sang... Read more
SAN FRANCISCO --Where was this all season?
More than four months into an upside-down season, the Cubs continued to confound Tuesday -- even in a... Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Acting Cubs manager Alan Trammell suggested the backpedaling Cubs had a chance to beat the imposing Tim Lincecum, and they did.... Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Enough already with all the talk about growing pains.
It seems the more that term has been thrown around this team lately, the... Read more
ST. LOUIS -- Nobody would've blamed Cubs manager Lou Piniella for staying home in Tampa, Fla., after watching another rough-and-stumble four games... Read more
ST. LOUIS -- This was the Cubs' version of moneyball.
Or at least a reminder of what all their money was supposed to buy them this season.
It... Read more
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