Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 3

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hero: Geovany Soto went 2-for-3 with two doubles. His second double, in the seventh inning off Arizona starter Daniel Hudson (2-4), drove in a pair to pull the Cubs within a run.

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Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 3

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hero: Alfonso Soriano (2-for-4) wrapped up a terrific April with a solo home run in the second inning and an RBI single in the fourth. It was the 10th homer of the season for Soriano (.258 BA, 20 RBI), who shares the major league lead in home runs with Milwaukee's Ryan Braun.

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Len and Bob on the Royal Wedding

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, April 28, 2011

It was one of those nights.

The Cubs trailed 7-0 in the first inning.Thank goodness for the Cubs broadcast crews, who helped ease the pain with their banter.

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Booth Review

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

We're just five games into the new season, but Cubs TV broadcasters Len Kasper and Bob Brenly, now in their seventh season together, are already in midseason form.

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Cubs Player Rankings

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, November 6, 2010

The improved play the Cubs demonstrated under interim manager Mike Quade during the season's final weeks (a 24-13 record) was encouraging but it doesn't change the fact that the 2010 season was an unmitigated disaster.

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Central Miscasting

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday's 4-0, no-hit loss by the Cincinnati Reds to Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 1 of the National League Division Series, was the 10th in a row in postseason play by NL Central champions.

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Aisle 233, Row 9, Seat 10

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Sucker," is not stamped on my forehead, but Tuesday night I attended the first of three games I have tickets for at Wrigley Field this week.

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Soriano Continues to Set the Tone

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The fact that the continued subpar play of Alfonso Soriano has been overlooked by many fans for much of this season is a testament to how bad the Cubs are.

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Ole!

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bob Brenly did not pull any punches after Derrek Lee smashed a three-run double to the right of Aramis Ramirez and inside the third-base line in the eighth inning of Sunday's Cubs debacle at Wrigley Field. Lee's first hit as a member of the Braves gave Atlanta a 13-3 lead.

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End of the Road for Uncle Lou

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Cubs announced that Lou Piniella will step down following Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves because of family reasons.

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Around and Around We'll Go

By Chris Rewers on Friday, July 23, 2010

The news that Lou Piniella will step down as Cubs manager following the season wasn't earth-shaking news.

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A Herculean Relief Effort

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It was great to see Scott Sanderson at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night as the guest conductor for "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."

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A Koufax Cubbie Occurrence

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thinking about this year's Cubs team too much makes our heads hurt. So we always enjoy when Len Kasper and Bob Brenly can take our minds off the present by sharing a story from the past.

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White Sox 3, Cubs 2

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hero: Carlos Silva, who failed in his third attempt to win his ninth game, exited after six innings and 109 pitches. The right-hander allowed just two runs - both earned - on three hits.

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Big Z's Krazy Kubs

By Beachwood Reporter on Saturday, June 26, 2010

The problem isn't Carlos Zambrano, it's Kubs Kulture.

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There's No Mercy Rule in the Majors

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, June 19, 2010

As if losing a game 12-0 and getting outhit 15-2 isn't bad enough, the commentary of Len Kasper and Bob Brenly during the Angels' three-run ninth Saturday should have caused anyone wearing a Cubs uniform great shame.

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Athletics 9, Cubs 5

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hero: Rookie right fielder Tyler Colvin committed two errors in the seventh inning, but hit his seventh home run of the season en route to a 2-for-4 performance at the plate. Colvin is hitting .304.

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Brewers 5, Cubs 4 (10 innings)

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hero: A scalding Marlon Byrd went 3-for-4 to raise his average to .329. Byrd has 16 hits in his last 31 at-bats (.516).

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Ryno Leads Race To Succeed Lou

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, May 23, 2010

I do not believe that Lou Piniella will be fired, but I'm quite certain that when the Cubs open the 2011 season, Uncle Lou will be sprawled out on a hammock in the backyard of his home in Tampa, Fla.

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Lack Of Speed Kills Big Z Bullpen Experiment

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Give Lou Piniella credit for thinking outside the box.

The experiment of using Carlos Zambrano as a setup reliever was scrapped after just four weeks, but the low-risk, high-reward gamble was worth a try.

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