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Cubs Playoffs

New York Times Picks Cubs To Win World Series

New York Times | Tyler Kepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Cubs are the clear favorites in the N.L. Central, with Milton Bradley added to balance a right-leaning lineup that looked feeble in a play...

Playoffs Could Hurt Local Music Clubs

Chicago Public Radio | Lynette Kalsnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For Chicago sports fans, having both the Sox and the Cubs in the play-offs is nirvana. But for the local music scene, it's more of a mixed blessing. S...

Cubs Fan's Loyalty Bought By Red Sox?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The despondent Cubs fan whose attempt to sell his baseball loyalty on eBay was thwarted by the auction site, may have a suitor in the Boston Red Sox,...

Chicago Dreams

Bill Marovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Marovitz

October was set up to be a crazy, zany month with fans preoccupied with our national pastime. Now, we can all get back to things of lesser significance, like the presidential election and the economy.

Trade Carlos Zambrano

Joe Aiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Aiello

It's time to move Zambrano before he becomes an all too familiar problem for Cubs fans. We've had our share of arm injuries to franchise pitchers, and I'm not in the mood for another.

Cubs Fan Auctioning His Allegiance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cubs fan is selling his team loyalty to the highest bidder, Shamus Toomey reports in the Sun-Times: Scot Moore, 30, a brokenhearted fan who grew u...

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.

This Was Our Year

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brett Ashley McKenzie

You can lose Game One and still come back. You can lose Game Two and still come back. But not if you play to lose. Not if those "Not again" fears drown out the optimism.

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.

White Sox Eliminated From Playoffs

AP | RICK GANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — They rushed toward the mound, these remarkable Rays, and immediately formed a circle. Jumping together like fraternity brothers, they ...

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.

Cubs Playoffs In Pictures (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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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-...

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.

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...

Cubs-Dodgers: Follow Game Two Live

mlb.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cubs turn to a man with an 18.47 ERA in his last two starts to avoid going down 0-2. They're comfortable with that. "[Carlos Zambrano is] our hor...

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?

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.

Meeks Scaling Back Cubs Playoff Protest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of people will gather around Wrigley Field during Wednesday's playoff game to protest school funding inequities, but they will not ring the s...

CHICAGO'S PENNANT FEVER IS HEATING UP!

Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Stefanie Michaels

So, I hear "it's been 102 years since both the Chicago Cubs and White Sox have made it to the playoffs"- and Chicago is going nuts with the best case ...

From One Cubs Fan to the Masses

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

While it's a bit unfair to blame Bartman for the Cubs' failure to reach the World Series in 2003, that display was indicative of what's wrong with today's so-called sports fans.

Cubs Lose To Dodgers 7-2

AP | RICK GANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Manny Ramirez and Joe Torre brought their winning postseason ways to the Los Angeles Dodgers _ and Wrigley Field. James Loney hit a go...

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.

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.

Cubs-Dodgers: Live-Pitch-By-Pitch

mlb.com | 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...