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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.

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?

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

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...

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 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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cubs One Game Away From Clinching Division Title

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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

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...

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 ...

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...

Blago Wants Cuban To Own Cubs

RedEye | Tracy Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Blagojevich is pulling for Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to own the Cubs. The Gov. to RedEye: Mark Cuban is a great American success story...

Two Cubs-Astros Games Postponed Over Ike

AP | CHRIS DUNCAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

HOUSTON — The first two games of this weekend's series between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros have been postponed because of the potential ...

Fighting Words: McCain's Battle Scars a Walk in the Park Compared to Cubbie Blues

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brad Spirrison

Who has persevered through more adversity, Hanoi Hilton alum John McCain or the legions of Cubs fans that have rooted in vein?

What Kind of Fall is This Going to Be?

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

Wednesday night after Sarah Palin's speech, I went to bed with a pit in my stomach that reminded me not of November, 2004, but rather October, 2003.

Carlos Zambrano To Miss One Start

Chicago Tribune | Dave van Dyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano is only expected to miss one start and will not be lost for the season as feared, the Chicago Tribune reports. An MRI Thursd...

Cubs Lose: Werth Paces Phillies To Another Win

AP | RICK GANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jayson Werth hit another home run against the Chicago Cubs and 45-year-old Jamie Moyer got his 12th win, leading the Philadelphia Phil...