2014 Cubs finish 73-89

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By virtue of their victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the season finale, the Chicago Cubs have finished with a record of 73-89.  They played about two games better than their Pythagorean expected record, scoring 614 runs while giving up Continue reading

Goodbye WGN

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Today, the Chicago Cubs played their final game of the 2014 season. The end of an era. The end of the losing, we hope. The Future looks bright, and 2015 will be the start of change. Not only for the organization, Continue reading

Border Wars!

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The Border War is a real thing, and today the border war between Illinois and Wisconsin comes to a head. The Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers play in game 162. While there is not really much on the line Continue reading

Thank You Paul Konerko

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The city of Chicago is about to say goodbye to one of the best players in the long history of Chicago baseball. Overshadowed by the retirement of New York Yankee legend and Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter, Paul Konerko‘s Continue reading

Mike Olt… Platoon Guy?

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The opening day starting third baseman for the Chicago Cubs in 2014, Mike Olt appears to be headed for a much different role going forward. Theo talked to media pregame. Mike Olt to work at all 4 corner positions moving Continue reading

Progress, 2014 edition

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Just gonna put this out there… First, about Cubs fans (and others) coming out to the park to see a fun-bad team:   33,292 at Wrigley tonight bringing season total to 2,652,113, an increase of 9,431 from last season. — Continue reading

Wrigley Construction to Begin This Weekend

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Remember Barney Stinson’s one rule? Tomorrow night, the Chicago Cubs will play their last home game of the 2014 season against the St. Louis Cardinals. When the last out is made, and the last car has left the parking lot, Continue reading

Saying Goodbye to Wrigley

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Today was the last time I will see Wrigley Field as the old time ball park that is from another time. Sitting in my seats, I could not help but stare at the the old fashioned hand operated scoreboard and Continue reading

The Chris Coghlan Game

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What else needs to be said for today’s improbable victory? Chris Coghlan was all that was man against the Dodgers today, getting on base all five times he got up to the plate.  First he broke up the no-hitter:   Continue reading

Catching Upgrades Will be Difficult for Cubs

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One of the popular topics of conversation in the Twitterverse has become upgrading the catcher position moving into 2015.  Without question, incumbent Welington Castillo has not had the type of season that we all would have liked, which is to Continue reading