Chicago Cubs: Then And Now

By Chicago Tribune | A magical tour from a World Series win to the billy goat curse and beyond.

Mr. Cub Ernie Banks. Chicago Tribune photo by John Austad. #LetsPlayTwo #cubs

Famous first words from Cubs managers

Theo gets the right guy, just like last time (oops)

<b>The Cubs will introduce Rick Renteria</b> as their new manager today. Please hold your applause until you’re done yawning.<p>The Cubs already have lost that news conference, like it was a home game or something.<p>Theo Epstein has taken a while to announce a new manager. It’s good to be thorough. The Cubs …

Where are they now, 2003 NLCS Game 6

10 years later, Bartman remains enigma

As the 10-year anniversary of the most talked-about moment in Cubs history approaches, it turns out everyone was wrong all along.<p>Touching the famous foul ball in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series wasn't the worst thing to happen to Steve Bartman.<p>Having it auctioned for more …

Cubs manager candidates

Ronnie 'Woo Woo' Wickers

Pirates at Cubs

Epstein has to know Sveum's number is up

<b>Everybody clinches something at Wrigley Field.</b><p>In the last week, the Braves and Pirates clinched a division title and a playoff spot, respectively, while the Cubs clinched the most home losses in team history and the worst attendance since Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire played Steroid Derby.<p>Welcome to …