The Aftermath: NLCS Game 1, Cubs Come Up Short


You know, the Chicago Cubs lost the first game last series, too.  That ended up okay.  Let’s hear what Joe Maddon had to say: Your browser does not support iframes. I didn’t watch the game because I don’t have cable, but I did listen to the radio and followed along Continue reading

That was FUN

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Hey kids!  The Chicago Cubs are leading the NLDS 2-1 over the Cardinals now!  On a night when Jake Arrieta wasn’t exactly at his best, the offense exploded for an 8-6 victory while holding back a late charge by the Cards.  In this victory, the Cubs set a new postseason Continue reading

So…I’m happy

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OK, so the Chicago Cubs are now tied with the St. Louis Cardinals at a game apiece heading back to Wrigley Field and Jake Arrieta Day on Monday.  I figured that this would happen, even if Kyle Hendricks didn’t do as well as I had hoped, although he looked good Continue reading

Highlights from the first Cubs postseason win in a while (yes, it counts)


The Chicago Cubs have won their first postseason game since 2003.  It was a nice game to listen to on the radio (darn lack of cable) but thank goodness for highlights!  It’s too bad they didn’t embed the solid defensive plays, (there were more) but we got the fireworks… Kyle Continue reading

Magic Number 5: Cubs Start, End Stuff

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On a day where everyone contributed (literally, because the Chicago Cubs used 19 players!), our favorite team defeated their archrivals in a thrilling fashion.  Yeah, there were some would-be shenanigans with unintentional hit-by-pitches, but the Cubs held on to win, powered by some homers: Your browser does not support iframes. Continue reading

Getting Closer to Cubs in October…


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Once upon a time, Jeff Samardzija said that the Chicago Cubs’ offense was all feast or famine. Well, for the most part this weekend, they feasted. They feasted so much that Jonathan Herrera got to make a curtain call even though nobody asked for one: Your browser does not support Continue reading

Jake Arrieta finally gets his no-hitter

Jake gets a celebratory shower!

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On a night when the Chicago Cubs offense couldn’t muster much more than an early Kris Bryant homer, our heroes were looking for a stop to a miniature skid.  Wouldn’t you know it, Jake Arrieta‘s turn in the rotation came up and he was the stopper.  Sure, Bryant had the Continue reading

Cubs Highlights and Stuff


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I’d like to point out a few things about this Chicago Cubs season (which I do every now and then), but first, I’m sure you’ll want to see some highlights from Saturday’s comeback win: Your browser does not support iframes. OH MY GAWSH watch out Kyle Schwarber that’s a brick Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup – Going Wild

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Well kids, school’s about to start up again for me here in Chicago, and Ivy’s been busy with school of her own, so it may be a bit longer before you get regular series recaps from us.  Which is fine and stuff, because a bajillion other Cubs blogs do them Continue reading

How’s Your August So Far?

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The trade deadline is up, and we’re looking at another deadline coming up at the end of August with some inklings that the Chicago Cubs may pursue Philadelphia Phillies legend-in-decline Chase Utley.  They’ve got a full month to figure this out, but in the meantime, games must be played, and Continue reading