New Wrigley Field Stuff

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We weren’t actually going to shut the blog down despite the Easter Sunday gag, but it would be cool if you guys would read it anyway because our continued existence kind of depends on you, too.  Mostly us, because this is a hobby and we don’t charge, but a little Continue reading New Wrigley Field Stuff

A Matter of Time

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This was mentioned in passing in our latest Dreamcast, but while the Opening Day game between the Chicago Cubs and the host Miami Marlins did go over three hours in length, it seemed to go pretty smoothly because of all the action within the game time.  We do know that Continue reading A Matter of Time

Countdown to Opening Day (UPDATE: Roster Official)

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The Chicago Cubs’ spring training officially ended on Tuesday afternoon as they went through the motions with a couple tune up games against the Boston Red Sox.  Now they’ll drive down the road to Miami where they will open the season against the Marlins on Thursday.  I did hear from Continue reading Countdown to Opening Day (UPDATE: Roster Official)

Cactus League Ends, Cubs Roster Takes Shape

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Kyle Hendricks got in some work in the final Cubs Cactus League game before they play the Red Sox in Florida for a couple extra tuneup games prior to Thursday’s Opening Day contest against the Marlins.  I assume he was just working on some nibbling, as he issued his first Continue reading Cactus League Ends, Cubs Roster Takes Shape

Season Ticket Day

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This is the day I have both been waiting for and dreading the arrival of. Today is the day my season tickets for the 2018 Chicago Cubs season arrived. If you have been a fan of ours for a while, you know that I share a season ticket package with Continue reading Season Ticket Day

Cubs Conundrum: More Relief Vs More Bench Depth (UPDATE: More Relief It Is!)

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The Cubs have a night game on Monday, with their off day Tuesday, so it’ll be a good stretch before we have to worry about their in-game activities again.  Before their Spring Training game against the Reds, though, we saw some good news about the ailing Pedro Strop: Strop threw Continue reading Cubs Conundrum: More Relief Vs More Bench Depth (UPDATE: More Relief It Is!)

Cubs Pitching Outlook For 2018 (So Far)

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In between the very impressive showing by the Chicago Cubs rotation and their bullpen brethren so far, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have built an enviable pitching staff with depth and redundancies across levels.  We have already seen guys like Mike Montgomery and Eddie Butler get extended outings in games Continue reading Cubs Pitching Outlook For 2018 (So Far)

Farewell to Jake Arrieta, Forever a Cubs World Series Champion (UPDATES: Contract Details)

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We have to say a sad and partly painful goodbye to a superb former Chicago Cubs player soon: Breaking: Phillies are moving close to a deal with Jake Arrieta — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 11, 2018 Terms of arrieta, phillies deal are unknown. will be multiyear obvs. @BNightengale called phils Continue reading Farewell to Jake Arrieta, Forever a Cubs World Series Champion (UPDATES: Contract Details)

One Year Deals and Cubs on the Bubble

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Spring training is about halfway over now, and the Chicago Cubs made their first cuts the other day: The #Cubs today made the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/502eiUyY2u — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 9, 2018 The cuts made sense since none of those guys were going to make the predicted roster Continue reading One Year Deals and Cubs on the Bubble

Jon Lester’s Passing Game

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I wish that more games were televised in the spring and that we could see more highlights, especially when most of the spring training exhibition games are during the time when most of us are at work.  Thankfully, some of the opponents do have spring broadcasts and we are able Continue reading Jon Lester’s Passing Game