ESPN – Jon Greenberg, Gene Wojciechowski – 2 hours ago

Carlos Zambrano shouldn’t be canonized for criticizing his team and blaming his fellow Carlos, but he shouldn’t be shipped out of town either. He shouldn’t be suspended or traded (good luck with that, by the way, he makes $18 million

Latest Zambrano incident could blow over

Chicago Breaking Sports – Tribune – Phil Rogers – 2 hours ago

CINCINNATI — Carlos Zambrano’s blast of the Chicago Cubs will remain in the news Monday afternoon when the team reports to Great American Ball Park to open a three-game series with the Reds. It remains to see how much


Carlos Zambrano Slams Teammates: Cubs Pitcher Says ‘We Are Playing Like A

Huffington Post – 3 hours ago

Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano lashed out at his teammates after St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols hit his second consecutive walk-off home run to beat Chicago on Sunday. Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com reported that Zambrano blamed relief pitcher Carlos

Cubs broadcaster Brenly calls them ‘dead-ass team’

Chicago Tribune – Paul Sullivan – 4 hours ago

Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly added fuel to the Carlos Zambrano saga Monday, applauding the pitcher’s rant and referring to the Cubs as a “dead-ass team” with several indifferent players. In an interview on “The Danny

Time for Zambrano to move on

ESPN (blog) – Bruce Levine – 4 hours ago

CINCINNATI — The best thing for the Chicago Cubs and Carlos Zambrano would be a quick trade. After Sunday’s blowup in St. Louis, Zambrano and the Cubs would probably welcome one. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast Last week, Carlos Zambrano

Cubs’ problems go much deeper than Zambrano outburst

SportingNews.com – 2 hours ago

Just a few days earlier, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts was at the game, in the bleachers talking to fans, shaking hands and thanking them for coming. What’s wrong with the team, reporters asked? Cubs relief pitcher Rodrigo Lopez, left, walks off the field

Giants, Cubs, Red Sox say ‘It Gets Better’; will the Tigers?

The Detroit News (blog) – 1 hour ago

The Cubs’ video, meanwhile, is set to be filmed next week at Wrigley Field, to the delight of co-owner Laura Ricketts. “Bullying of anyone for any reason is unacceptable,” Ricketts, the first openly gay owner of a major pro sports team, told the Windy

Metra ‘Quiet Car’ program begins quietly

Chicago Tribune – Lisa Black, Alissa Groeninger – 2 hours ago

Metra launched its “Quiet Car” operation today, introducing a program that it hopes will make for a less noisy commute for some riders. And the reaction appeared to be quiet, at least based on what

RTA To Host Forum On Seniors’ Free Rides

Patch.com – Andrea Hart – 4 hours ago

1, most people above 65 years old will no longer be able to ride the Regional Transportation Authority, which includes CTA, Metra and Pace, for free on the free Seniors Ride program. Only low-income senior citizens will be able to participate,