Black Friday Cubs Thoughts

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I’ve been binging the Punisher series on Netflix with the wife (spoiler: it’s pretty good) and also procrastinating on grading, which means this weekend is going to be a bit nuts for me, mostly of my own doing.  It almost makes one want to be able to freeze time so Continue reading Black Friday Cubs Thoughts

Thanksgiving is Here Again!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It has been a fantastic year hasn’t it? Today is a day that is set a side for us to give thanks for what we have. As Chicago Cub fans, we have many things of which we should be thankful for. We have an owner who is Continue reading Thanksgiving is Here Again!

Holiday Shopping: Cubs and MLB About to Wheel and Deal in Earnest

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The Monday before Thanksgiving is typically busy for everyone, not just MLB.  We have to get ready for the big cooking job on Wednesday and Thursday, pack up for the trip to meet up with a gathering of loved ones, and all kinds of other activities to prepare for a Continue reading Holiday Shopping: Cubs and MLB About to Wheel and Deal in Earnest

Guest Post: Kyle Schwarber — The Hero the Cubs Need

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Note: This is a nice little piece by long time follower of WSD, Raymond Walden.  Generally, I’m okay with the idea of trading guys for pitching, and I’ll let Raymond tell his story below. Feel free to send stuff in to us since we’ve had life smack us upside the Continue reading Guest Post: Kyle Schwarber — The Hero the Cubs Need

The End of the Season, But Not the End of the Line for These Cubs

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When the Cubs avoided the sweep, I had hoped that they could force the NLCS to go back to Los Angeles before a near inevitable elimination.  Alas, it was not to be in 2017, as the 0-3 deficit proved too much to overcome. It wasn’t just the series deficit, but Continue reading The End of the Season, But Not the End of the Line for These Cubs

Thoughts on the Cubs in the NLDS, 2017 Edition

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So it came down to Thursday night, as the Washington Nationals got some major fungicide to help Stephen Strasburg stave off elimination in game four.  Thursday’s game was of course a winner-take-all contest, and so the pregame hope was that anything wacky that you might expect in any given baseball Continue reading Thoughts on the Cubs in the NLDS, 2017 Edition

Dreamcast 25: Respect Me

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Self-explanatory: .@ARizzo44’s got this. pic.twitter.com/aFX77LmnGb — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) October 9, 2017 With the Cubs taking a 2-1 NLDS lead over the Washington Nationals, and possibly having clinched a berth in the NLCS by the time you listen to this episode, Anno and Rice get together to talk about… That Continue reading Dreamcast 25: Respect Me

Cubs and Arbitration: The Future of the Payroll

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In the midst of another postseason with this Cubs core lineup, and with future Cub Bryce Harper on the other side, no less, we are just a few weeks from the offering of arbitration and the exchange of figures. MLB Trade Rumors has their projections, which are usually quite accurate Continue reading Cubs and Arbitration: The Future of the Payroll

The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

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Now that we’ve had a sleep to digest what happened in the second winnable game of the NLDS, let’s step back and see what we can do about the disappointment on Saturday night.  After all, nothing screams fandom like hastily drawn narratives and knee-jerk overreactions. Shall we begin? The Offense Continue reading The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

The Title Defense Begins (UPDATE: Cubs NLDS Roster is In)

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After a long week of no Cubs baseball, I think we as fans are ready, and so are the players, for some meaningful baseball again: We're ready for tomorrow. #FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/HNt8W0cuEu — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 5, 2017 Getting hyped!  It helps that the Cubs have announced their rotation, with Continue reading The Title Defense Begins (UPDATE: Cubs NLDS Roster is In)