An Arrieta Story: An Air of Greatness

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Not that he needs anymore attention or kudos, but he is definetly worthy of everything he gets. The Chicago Cubs ace is not just winning games, he is dominating teams and setting records along the way. For instance: Coming up on May 7, Arrieta will come up on the one Continue reading An Arrieta Story: An Air of Greatness

Ivy’s Roundup – The Easy Part is Done

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Let’s get right to it and recap the Cubs rain-shortened home stand against the Brewers and Braves:   Brewers @ Cubs 4/26: W Cubs 4, Brewers 3 W: Warren (2-0) L: Nelson (3-2) SV: Rondon (4)   The game was tied at one until the sixth inning when Addison Russell Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – The Easy Part is Done

Quick Thoughts

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Every so often, even powerful juggernaut type teams will sputter.  I guess the best news for today’s game is that the Chicago Cubs fought back, generally played well except for a bad hiccup in one inning, and had a chance to win in their last at-bat if not for a Continue reading Quick Thoughts

Enjoying the Ride

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On a day when the weather wasn’t at its best, and neither was the Chicago Cubs’ ace, our favorite team still found a way to win, and win big.  Jake Arrieta wasn’t his usual efficient self (can’t no-hit them all the time), walking four guys and throwing way too many Continue reading Enjoying the Ride

Enough Already

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Unless you have been living under a rock the past several months, you would know that Chicago Cubs Ace Jake Arrieta is on an unbelievable run. He is as close to unhittable as a pitcher can get, and that is saying something since he has thrown two no hitters in Continue reading Enough Already

Ivy’s Roundup: Fun Weekend

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What a series this was. Let me tell you that it is so much fun having a team that wins and even when they lose, it is not that bad because you know they won’t be down for long. Although the players need off days, they are very boring for Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Fun Weekend

Numbers Won’t Tell The Whole Story

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I think one of the weird things about humans is that no matter how open-minded we think we are, we actually have a few hard-headed places in our personality that make us reticent to change.  And even when we do accept change, we accept it in a way that almost Continue reading Numbers Won’t Tell The Whole Story

The Cubs Broke Pitcher Spirits, and Announcers Too

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The Chicago Cubs didn’t follow up Jake Arrieta‘s no-hitter with another no-hitter, but Jon Lester kept the Cincinnati Reds from scoring more than the lone Zack Cozart home run.  In doing so, the Cubs really damaged J.J. Hoover‘s confidence after he already lost his closer’s job, and they also broke Continue reading The Cubs Broke Pitcher Spirits, and Announcers Too

Baseball Isn’t Dying, But Might Be Growing

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Given the rising salaries, the humongous TV deals, and this little fact after last night:   TV RATINGS: Over 334K Chicago mrkt homes (9.6 rtg at 9p) were watching Jake Arrieta's #Cubs no-hitter on @CSNChicago pic.twitter.com/OhTLfclJX8 — Jeff Nuich (@JeffNuich) April 22, 2016 I guess we don’t have to worry Continue reading Baseball Isn’t Dying, But Might Be Growing

G-Pa Rossy Going Out in Style

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Last night was one to remember. Of course all the headlines will deservedly so be about Jake Arrieta. Last night he threw his second no hitter in his last 11 regular season starts. In fact, he is 20-1 in his last 24 starts with the lone loss coming when Cole Continue reading G-Pa Rossy Going Out in Style