So, how ’bout Kyle Hendricks?

Kyle Hendricks, complete game shutout master.

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When thinking about the Chicago Cubs’ starting rotation – in particular, the most durable, longest-lasting starters, one generally thinks about the two at the top. Jon Lester, the staff ace. Jake Arrieta, one of the best in all of baseball over Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: Don’t Panic

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Yeah, so Ivy is still doing college stuff, which is important, and because we’re always looking at a macro view, even though we’re all rabid Chicago Cubs fans, we still have lives that require much more attention than our maybe-contending Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: Boys and Men

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If there’s one thing we know about the St. Louis Cardinals, it’s that they are a very capable team across any era of space-time and that they seem to have the monopoly on Black Devil Magic.  Given the increased amount Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: Trouble Brewing

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Ivy is feeling under the weather today so I’m doing this series recap for her while she battles the bug.  Honestly I didn’t actually watch most of this weekend’s games and only followed along off-and-on over a couple innings, but Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: Not Quite a Sweep, But It’ll Do

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Now that the Cubs were cleared by Major League Baseball of possible tampering with Joe Maddon before hiring him, we can leave all of that behind us and focus on baseball. Let’s take a look at how they did against Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: Let’s Just Call This a Sweep

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The Chicago Cubs are treading water until some guys come back from the disabled list or more reinforcements arrive from the farm system.  I think they’re doing okay.  How about you? Here we go… Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds, Great Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: I Hate Ties

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It’s important, even though I know we’re all human and have feels, that we realize that the season is 162 games long and the Chicago Cubs have barely played 15, which is not even 10% of the season yet.  It’s Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: Forgive me Fathers, for Cubs didn’t win…

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I guess this is the first time in a while that Chicago Cubs fans have actually been legitimately disappointed that the team couldn’t win a series, because the team is actually getting good and watchable again.  But every growing team Continue reading

Ivy’s Recap: You’ve got Reds on you

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The Chicago Cubs won their last series, and entered the series with the Cincinnati Reds with a shot at taking first place.  So how did they do?  Well… Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field 4/13: W Cubs 7, Reds Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: Cubs Having Rocky Road For Dessert

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I’m baaaack…and it feels so good! I’ve missed talking about baseball although I never really stopped. I hope you guys had a great offseason and are ready for this year and all the exciting things that the Cubs are about Continue reading