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Cubs Lose, Cubs Lose, Cubs Lose!

Monroe Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Monroe Anderson

Although I've lived less than two miles from Wrigley Field for more than 30 years, I've never been much of a Cubs fan for three reasons.

The Audacity of Nope

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brad Spirrison

It got late early and the Cubs just gave us more of the same. In what was thought to be a change postseason for Major League Baseball, the North Side nihilists ended up giving hope the finger. The curse will not be reversed.

A Pirates' Fan's Lament: I Feel Your Pain (Kind Of)

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

The economy's in the toilet, your 401(k) is worth as much as Neifi Perez's autograph, and the White Sox are still playing while the Cubs are scheduling tee times in Scottsdale.

Dodgers Sweep The Cubs

AP | JOHN NADEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LOS ANGELES — It's a century and counting for the Chicago Cubs. Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers shoved Chicago into another long winte...

Bill Murray's Cubs Advice

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Life-long Cubs fan Bill Murray offered advice to the beleaguered ballclub in an interview with the Tribune: "I think they're going to put more left-...

Cubs Lose Game Two, On The Brink Of Elimination

AP | RICK GANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers look ready to run the shaky Chicago Cubs out of the playoffs early and extend their championship drought...

Media-Tations on Chicago Baseball Managers

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

Chicago baseball is in some kind of golden age. You know this. It's been 102 years since both teams made the post-season. Enjoy it while you can.

What's Really Important

Bill Marovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Marovitz

For the next month, all of our worldly concerns will take a back seat to ... baseball. For the first time in over 100 years, both Chicago baseball teams are in the playoffs.

Cubs-Dodgers: Live-Pitch-By-Pitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark DeRosa was deemed healthy enough to start for the Cubs in Game 1 of their National League Division series on Wednesday, while manager Lou Piniell...

Balls in Our Fields: Chicago Says Let's Play Two

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

The Cell isn't even the center of Chicago's baseball world this year. I was at that place, Wrigley Field, Tuesday for the Cubs-Dodgers workout, where pre-game interviews consisted of finding a dozen different ways to ask someone how it feels to do something they haven't done yet.

It's a New Age for Zambrano, Cubs

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

Carlos Zambrano always seems to invite some kind of controversy, or at the very least, a dose of whimsy.

Slim to None? Cubs Blow First Game

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

This team has been so good all year, and the rest of the National League so average, it seemed predestined that in the 100th anniversary of the Cubs' last World Series title, they would win again and exorcise the old demons that have haunted this club and its fans for so long. This was a new team, you were told, a new beginning. So why does it feel the same?

Cubs Set Playoff Roster

Chicago Tribune | Paul Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Felix Pie earned the final National League Division Series roster spot Tuesday as the Cubs decided to go with a defensive outfielder instead of slugge...

Wrigley Field: FInding Real Fans At The Circus

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sports Illustrated scribe Gary Smith embedded at Wrigley Field for the Cubs Labor Day series against the Phillies for the magazine's current cover sto...

Cubs Fan Settle Playoff Tickets Lawsuit

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE The lawsuit has been settled. The three men agreed to share their four playoffs tickets by alternating games. It was all but inevitable. ...

Wrigleyville Going Dry For Playoffs?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Mayor Daley spoke out in favor of the seventh-inning booze ban and warned that bars that violate it could lose their liquor licenses. "We do...

City Series Windfall

Crain's Chicago Business | Steven R. Strahler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A World Series featuring the Chicago Cubs could generate almost $100 million for Chicago's economy, while the Chicago White Sox making the Fall Classi...

Breaking Down Cubs Playoffs Matchups

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cubs might not know until Sunday, maybe even Monday, whom they'll face in the first round of the playoffs. They are most likely to meet the Mets o...

Cubs One Game Away From Clinching Division Title

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Watch the Cubs vs. the Cardinals at Wrigley Field live. ...

LISTEN: Eddie Vedder's Cubs Song

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pearl Jam frontman-- and lifelong Cubs fan-- Eddie Vedder wrote a song for his beloved ballclub at the request of Cubs legend Ernie Banks. The resul...

Wrigley Rooftop Bud Sign Stays: Judge

Chicago Sun-Times | Shamus Toomey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County judge this afternoon ordered the removal of the brown tarp that is covering the Budweiser billboard on a rooftop behind Wrigley Field's ...

Cubs Mum On Clinch Party Plans

Chicago Tribune | Paul Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

So, where's the party, dudes? That's the question everyone was asking late Thursday afternoon after the Cubs reduced their magic number to two with a...

Zambrano: 'Gosh, I Wish We Could Have A New Ballpark'

Chicago Tribune | Paul Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's no doubt the Cubs enjoyed their two-day stay in the Brewers' home clubhouse at Miller Park, and not just because they allowed only one hit in ...

Big Z Makes History: Where Were You?

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

Carlos Zambrano represents Chicago better than any scrappy white infielder, mustache-sporting coach or well-muscled, child-rearing middle linebacker.

Hurricane Break Could Hurt Cubs

Chicago Tribune | Paul Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For manager Lou Piniella and the eight Cubs who were in New York for the All-Star Game in July, this weekend's Hurricane Ike hiatus could serve as the...