1. Cubs-Brewers: Chicago Win Resembles Highway (I-94) Robbery

    (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) The Cubs proved to be just good enough in most facets of the game Sunday, and Reed Johnson provided the highlights, as Chicago took the series against the Brewers with an 8-5 win in Milwaukee...

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  2. Cubs 6, Brewers 5: What Was, and Could Be Again

    Filed: Apr. 11, 2009 The Cubs continued their penchant for the dramatic Saturday, rallying back on an Alfonso Soriano home run in the ninth to beat the Brewers 6-5. Aaron Heilman picked up his first win as a Cubs, with Carlos Marmol collecting the save...

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  3. Brewers-Cubs: Chicago Falls 4-3, Closer Debate Ensues

    Cubs closer Kevin Gregg imploded in the ninth inning, first giving up a game-tying double, then the winning run on an infield hit in a 4-3 loss to the Brewers Friday...

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  4. Cubs 11, Astros 6: The Most Fun I've Had All Season

    I know, it's only been three games. But when homers fly, and your team wins handily, it's a whole lot of fun. That's exactly what the Cubs did Wednesday, beating the Astros 11-6, and winning the three-game series in Houston...

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  5. Cubs 4, Astros 2: It Wasn't Perfect, but...

    Carlos Zambrano - (Cubbie Nation/file) Filed:April 6th, 2009 Given my Opening Day preferences, the sky would have opened up, homers would have been flying out of the park, everyone ...

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  6. Cubbie Nation Power Rankings: On to the season!!

    Filed:April 6th, 2009 I’m not all that sentimental. Or wildly enthusiastic, for that matter. And for those who read this site who know me, you know I don’t subscribe to the audacity of hope, or most other audacities, for that matter...

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  7. Chad Gaudin Released: The Pitcher That Never Was

    Filed: Apr. 5, 2009 The Cubs finalized their Opening Day roster Sunday, releasing reliever Chad Gaudin, and optioning Jeff Samardzija to AAA. With that, David Patton and Angel Guzman grab the 24th and 25th spots on the roster...

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  8. Next Stop: Houston for the Chicago Cubs

    Ted Lilly - (Cubbie Nation/file) Filed: April 4, 2009 The Cubs leave New York for Houston this afternoon to play the season opener Monday, having taken a pair of good old-fashioned beatdowns at the hands of the Yankees...

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  9. Chicago Cubs Now Conclude the Cactus League Portion of the Program

    Filed:April 3rd, 2009 Chicago Cubs - File" width="500" height="375" style="vertical-align:middle;border:1px solid black;margin:3px;" /> Chicago Cubs (Cubbie Nation/file) Andres Blanco delivered ...

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  10. Kevin Gregg's Being Named Cubs' Closer Makes Sense

    Filed March 30, 2009 Manager Lou Piniella named Kevin Gregg as the Cubs' closer to start the season Sunday, relegating Carlos Marmol to setup status with the news...

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  11. Kosuke Fukudome Lackluster in Spring Debut

    Filed: March 28th. 2009 Kosuke Fukudome (Cubbie Nation/file) I have to tell you, I'm not always fond of Spring Training...

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  12. Chicago Cubs Chairman Wants More Home Night Games; I Think Not

    Filed:March 25th, 2009 Wrigley Field (Cubbie Nation/File) An interesting blurb crossed my desk this morning, with news that a week after suggesting otherwise, Chicago Cubs chairman Crane Kenney ...

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  13. Night Games at Wrigley Field; I think not

    Wrigley Field (Cubbie Nation/File) An interesting blurb crossed my desk this morning, with news that a week after suggesting otherwise, Cubs chairman Crane Kenney told a group in Florida ...

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  14. If not Micah, then who?

    Filed:March 23rd, 2009 Micah Hoffpauir (left), with Henry Blanco and Koyie Hill (Cubbie Nation/File) No, I'm not going to pile on...

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  15. Micah Hoffpauir To Make Opening Day Roster? You Can't Be Serious

    Filed: Mar. 16, 2009 You know, like most Cubs fans, I've been mostly confused at many of the Cubs' moves made since the end of last season...

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  16. Fukudome Slides into Second for the Cubs

    Filed:March 12th, 2009 Kosuke Fukudome (Cubbie Nation/File) Manager Lou Piniella continued the Cubs' strong commitment to Kosuke Fukudome this week, by announcing that all is well, ...

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  17. Chicago Cub Starters Sharp in 8-1 Win

    Cubs starters just continue to look sharp this spring, as Rich Harden checked in Tuesday with two scoreless innings of work in his Spring Training debut...

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  18. Jeff Samardzija or Aaron Heilman to Start for the Cubs? How About Neither?

    Jeff Samardzija Filed: March 6, 2009 Catch the Vegas games?I did, and I won't even begin to tell you how nice it was to sit down, grab something cold, and catch a couple of baseball games on TV...

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  19. Curt Schiling a Cub? Works for me!

    Curt Schilling Sometimes an idea comes along that makes so much sense that we have trouble grappling with our reactions, even when we know that it's in our best interest...

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  20. Milton Bradley injured? I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

    Filed: February 27th, 2009 Milton Bradley(Source:AP) Now see, that didn't take long. Actually, it took all of 24 hours from the start of Spring Training games for Milton ...

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  21. Cubs-Dodgers: Chicago Wins 5-3, Let the Games Begin

    Filed:Feb. 25, 2009 Cubs 2009 Spring Training (Morry Gash/AP) Well, first things first.For the reader who chided me about using a Spring Training photo featuring Matt Murton in an earlier post, sorry...

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  22. Chicago Cubs: Soriano batting fifth? Just say no!

    Alfonso Soriano – Cubbie Nation file Filed:February 17, 2009 Well, that didn't take long. Position players aren't even due to report yet, and the pot in Cubdom has ...

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  23. Chicago Cubs Await New Season, Fill Rosters For Spring Training

    Source:AP, 2/13/09You know, the only thing better than the beginning of spring training is the first pitch of a new season and the last out of the World Series to determine the winner. Not that I, as a Cubs fan, would know anything about that...

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  24. Wuertz, Hill traded; But Is That the Real Story?

    Michael Wuertz(Cubbie Nation/File) My Christmas has come early—or late, depending on your view—with news that Michael Wuertz has been traded to the Oakland A's for minor leaguers Richie Robnett and Justin Sellers...

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  25. Lefty madness; Bako in for the Cubs

    Filed:February 1st, 2009 Paul Bako (Cubbie Nation/File) He bats left-handed. Yeah, that's about the kindest thing that I can say about the Cubs official move this week, re-signing catcher Paul Bako to a one-year deal...

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