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February 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
Tapping his heart and thrusting both thumbs upward, Sammy Sosa stepped to the podium and flashed the broad smile that Chicago Cub fans know too well. Sosa loved his 13 seasons with the Cubs, yet he put all that behind him Wednesday upon joining the Baltimore Orioles. "I gave Chicago everything that I have. It was a beautiful experience for my wife and family," he said. "I had a great time in Chicago, but you have to move on. This is my new house, and I love it."
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November 6, 2004 | Jason Reid and Steve Henson, Times Staff Writers
All-Star right fielders Shawn Green and Sammy Sosa would switch teams in a trade proposal the Dodgers and Chicago Cubs plan to discuss at next week's general manager meetings, baseball executives said Friday. The clubs will explore a deal that would send Green to Chicago and bring Sosa -- the 1998 National League most valuable player -- to Los Angeles in an exchange of high-priced outfielders.
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August 8, 2004 | Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune
Like a stealth bomber flying under the radar, Greg Maddux tried to sneak to his locker without notice late Saturday afternoon at SBC Park. But Maddux was quickly ambushed by a dozen teammates who'd been waiting for this moment for a week. Fellow starter Kerry Wood popped the first champagne cork, and in a matter of seconds, Maddux was drenched and drained at the same time.
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July 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
A healthy Jim Edmonds is making a big contribution to the St. Louis Cardinals' perfect homestand. Edmonds homered for the fourth game in a row and Jeff Suppan worked six strong innings, helping the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs, 5-2, Saturday for their eighth consecutive victory. The Cubs have lost five in a row. Edmonds missed five starts in center field at the end of last month and early July with a groin injury, but the team has clicked since his return.
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April 12, 2004 | From Associated Press
Pitching with a cut on his pitching hand, Kerry Wood tied a Chicago Cub record with seven consecutive strikeouts and finished with 11 in a 10-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Wood opened a scab on the top of his right thumb and kept having to wipe his hand on his uniform. "As long as I get the job done, I don't care what I look like," Wood said.
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October 16, 2003 | Ross Newhan, Times Staff Writer
The sound of champagne corks popping in the jubilant clubhouse of the Florida Marlins on Wednesday night echoed through the nearby and silent clubhouse of the Chicago Cubs like the disconcerting bleats of that cursing billy goat.
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October 16, 2003 | Bill Plaschke
It wasn't about a billy goat. It was about a stubborn manager who refused to pull his pitcher when he was braying with exhaustion. It wasn't about a hex. It was about a vexing decision to allow a shortstop to swing a bat with the pitcher on deck. The Chicago Cubs did not lose because they were cursed. They lost because they were worse.
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October 16, 2003 | From Associated Press
Ivan Rodriguez sat home last winter, waiting for phone calls that never came. He was supposedly too old, too injury-prone for teams to risk the big money he wanted. His hometown Florida Marlins finally took a chance on him, and he has been worth every penny. And then some.
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October 15, 2003 | Bill Plaschke
Insulted and incriminated by Chicago Cub fans for decades, the curse exacted a stunningly evil revenge Tuesday. The curse became one of them. Short, bespectacled, Cubs' cap on his head, coat draped across his face, the curse was hunched over and shaking as he tried to escape his seat the way Mrs. O'Leary's cow once tried to escape a fire. An angry mob of hundreds followed the curse through the chaotic Wrigley Field concourse, pushed by decades of venom and hours of beer. "Give me a piece of him!"
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October 15, 2003 | Ross Newhan, Times Staff Writer
With help from the Florida Marlins, history seemed to hammer the Chicago Cubs again Tuesday night when the billy goat surfaced in the form of one of their own faithful fans, breathing life into the curse when it appeared ready to die.
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