A Disappointing Start to the 2017 Season

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Let’s just cut to the chase. Thus far the 2017 season has been somewhat of a disappointment. The Chicago Cubs are not looking like the juggernaut we thought they would be, and they have given us little sign that they can be. However, that is not to say that the Continue reading A Disappointing Start to the 2017 Season

Hall of Famer Homer Simpson

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Even more important to me than the Chicago Cubs this weekend was the fact that an icon was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Saturday morning, on the steps in front of the Hall of Fame Library, the Baseball Hall of Fame celebrated the 25th anniversary of that baseball Continue reading Hall of Famer Homer Simpson

Pressing On

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Saturday’s game was a bit of a letdown, and for the first time in a while, I actually had to turn off the Chicago Cubs as they just could not get it going in Southern California. Instead, I spent about an hour washing dishes.  It was kind of therapeutic, as Continue reading Pressing On

Dreamcast 10: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

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After a successful home stand, the Chicago Cubs go on the road to the West Coast and try to continue their recent hot streak.  We take the opportunity to talk about: That stupid rainout last Saturday that robbed us (temporarily) of Cubs baseball and bobbleheads; Jason Heyward getting screwed on Continue reading Dreamcast 10: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

Grandpa Rossy’s Dance Tour

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I’m sure you’ve seen the snippets of Grandpa David Ross dancing his tail off during Chicago Cubs rain delays or just channel surfing on Monday nights.  You might also have known that somehow, through sheer will, tons of infectious fun, and the good will of Cubs fans and assorted voters, Continue reading Grandpa Rossy’s Dance Tour

Dreamcast 9: It Was More Than Just a Game

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As the Chicago Cubs get back on the winning track, it’s time for another episode of the Dreamcast.  In this edition, we talk about: Baseball, family, and the Cubs with Rich D’Anna, our benefactor and resident minstrel; Opening up a Cubs SportsCrate with the boy and being slightly underwhelmed; Cubs Continue reading Dreamcast 9: It Was More Than Just a Game

Jake Arrieta’s Struggles are Really Interesting

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It isn’t really breaking news that Jake Arrieta hasn’t been the same pitcher we’ve seen over the last few years to this point in 2017.  Even when he struggled with command in the second half last season, the results weren’t so strikingly awful. As we sit here today, through 8 Continue reading Jake Arrieta’s Struggles are Really Interesting

Ian Happ’s Debut Was a Plethora of Firsts

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We’ve been talking about it since November when Ian Happ went nuts in the Arizona Fall League Title Game, but when we dropped the most recent Dreamcast, we didn’t think he would be up so soon.  Back in 2015, when there was the whole bruhaha about Kris Bryant‘s service time, Continue reading Ian Happ’s Debut Was a Plethora of Firsts

Dreamcast 8: Jump Off the Bandwagon

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In the midst of an extended stumble by our beloved Chicago Cubs, Anno and Rice come together to talk about the next steps and to make sure nobody kills themselves.  Among topics: Extra innings madness and proposed tweaks; The team as currently constructed and whether they can bounce back; The Continue reading Dreamcast 8: Jump Off the Bandwagon

Reinforcements Incoming!

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With the news that Chicago Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson had a back issue (again), we started speculating about what the team would do in the wake of an injury that was shrouding another bad start.  Lo and behold, we have our answer: The #Cubs today recalled RHP Justin Grimm and Continue reading Reinforcements Incoming!