The Morning After

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So, the Chicago Cubs ended the season having earned the right to play at home in the first round of the playoffs… …and then proceeded to join the rest of their Central division brethren in going 0-for-7 in the postseason. Which, yes, means that the division series will only have Continue reading The Morning After

Wrapping Up the Regular Season

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The Cubs did clinch the NL Central during their loss to the White Sox on Saturday, and decided to switch to “whatever” mode shortly after, earning the right to chill and wait for their eventual first round opponent. It’s a testament to the patience, attitude, and resilience of the team Continue reading Wrapping Up the Regular Season

An Industrial Sized Chill Pill

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Boy, you think the Cubs had turned a corner, and then suddenly they drop a key series to the literal worst team in MLB. Naturally it is easy to think that if this were an actual 162 game season without a pandemic lurking, this set of Cubs would be blown Continue reading An Industrial Sized Chill Pill

Let’s Just Say This Was a Turning Point

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The Chicago Cubs had themselves a very interesting series win against division rival Milwaukee, and the final game between the two teams this season did not disappoint…if you’re a Cubs fan, that is: At this point, the Cubs have 12 games remaining with a 28-20 record. That gives them a Continue reading Let’s Just Say This Was a Turning Point

Finish Strong or Just Hang On?

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Since the last we spoke, the Cubs haven’t really pulled away from the rest of the division as they blew multiple opportunities to blow the games wide open with the bases loaded and have suffered some setbacks with pitching. But somehow, they still managed to come out of their final Continue reading Finish Strong or Just Hang On?

Trade Deadline and a Cubs Off Day

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The Cubs plowed through their bullpen and the Reds on Sunday to split the series and notch their 20th win in 34 games. With an off day Monday that coincides with the 2020 season’s trade deadline, the Cubs will have 26 games left (give or take depending on how the Continue reading Trade Deadline and a Cubs Off Day

Oh, We’re Halfway There…

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The Cubs, having survived the early week of shenanigans and now in the midst of playing the crosstown “rival” White Sox, are nearly at the halfway point of the abbreviated 60-game season. Since I have a day job, I probably won’t have time to write anything during the week (busy Continue reading Oh, We’re Halfway There…

Shenanigans!

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We’re about a week out of the Cubs getting their first series against the Cardinals postponed as half of the St. Louis clubhouse (literally!) tested positive for COVID-19. And we just found out how at least two of the clubs, who weren’t able to play the Cardinals because of what Continue reading Shenanigans!

An Unexpected Long Weekend

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It didn’t seem like that long since the first major outbreak in MLB with the Marlins losing literally half their squad to COVID-19. Just a few days later, the Cardinals reported a few positives of their own…and it got worse from there as their games have been postponed since July Continue reading An Unexpected Long Weekend

Throwing Caution to the Wind

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MLB has started their season* for 2020 in the midst of the greatest and most devastating global pandemic of our lifetimes, and we are just barely through the very first series for all the clubs. While the Cubs have remained relatively healthy thus far (never mind their performance for now), Continue reading Throwing Caution to the Wind