Ivy’s Roundup – The M*A*S*H Unit

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As we all know (or should, anyway), the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint.  The Chicago Cubs got out to a spectacular start, but have hit a speed bump given all the injuries that have cropped up, not to mention how HARD it is to sustain a crazy Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – The M*A*S*H Unit

Ivy’s Roundup — At Least the Themed Road Trip Will Be Interesting!

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Okay, so before this Cardinals series started, I was interested in the Magic Number (which obviously is staying at 83 for now) and the fact that no matter what happens, the Cubs will continue to be the best team in both Major League Baseball and in the National League Central. Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — At Least the Themed Road Trip Will Be Interesting!

One Rival Vanquished (For Now), Another Waiting in the Wings

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Ivy’s a bit ill lately so we’ll skip some series recaps for now, but I wanted to get this in because of the significance of such dominance so far in the 2016 Chicago Cubs season.  For example, the Cubs could potentially lose Dexter Fowler to the disabled list for a Continue reading One Rival Vanquished (For Now), Another Waiting in the Wings

Ivy’s Roundup – Finding Meaning In Small Samples (PLUS COOKIES)

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Last time, when Ivy had time (no thanks to her coworker from Hell), we saw the Cubs win another series from the Philadelphia Phillies, so that was fun.  This year, the NL East is pretty much just the Washington Nationals and New York Mets, and maybe the Miami Marlins if Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Finding Meaning In Small Samples (PLUS COOKIES)

Ever Wanted to See a Dominant Team?

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The Chicago Cubs are much better than their record against bad teams would suggest, and they gave an old-fashioned ass-whupping to a bad team today as they pummeled the Atlanta Braves 13-2.  Bill Murray was at the series all weekend and had a blast, and I’m glad we as Cubs Continue reading Ever Wanted to See a Dominant Team?

Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Getting Their Phil Of Victories

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1908, Black cats, Bartman…those are some of the many things that Cubs fans have heard over the years but this year’s Cubs are providing real hope and it’s very hard to find flaws in this team. With a 41-17 record, the Cubs have dominated in a lot of areas. It Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Getting Their Phil Of Victories

Ivy’s Roundup – You’re In Our House, MFer!

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So Ivy was gonna do this, but then she got busy at work (life, I know!), and her coworkers apparently are the Devil, so I gotta do it now.  Which is cool, because we just finished a nice 8-2 homestand after the last time the Chicago Cubs won a series. Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – You’re In Our House, MFer!

The Professor Takes the Phillies to School

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On a day when the wind was blowing out and the offense wasn’t as prodigious as we have been used to, Kyle Hendricks gave the bullpen a breather after Friday’s rain-delayed victory.  As you can see, Hendricks needed only 104 pitches (and probably less if a couple of plays had Continue reading The Professor Takes the Phillies to School

Ivy’s Roundup – A Series Victory Was In The Cards

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We know that the Cubs are good at baseball (and also at just about everything), and it showed this past series.  Let’s take a look at the three game series recap vs. the Cardinals:   Cubs @ Cardinals 5/23: L Cardinals 4, Cubs 3 W: Rosenthal (2-1) L: Warren (3-1) Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – A Series Victory Was In The Cards

Ivy’s Roundup — The Big Unfriendly Giants

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In case you missed it, Anno wrote a blog about the Cubs losing and he also posed the following scenario/question: Pretend you knew nothing about the first 42 games and you see the Cubs are 29-13 with a 5.5 game lead in the Central, would you still be worried? It’s Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — The Big Unfriendly Giants