Road to Opening Day: #8

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The Cubs got blown out by the Reds late on Saturday, but there were some positives.  Edwin Jackson pitched better than his line suggested.  I really liked the way he hammered the strike zone and the movement and zip on Continue reading

Gashouse Gorillas Mode

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We should just use this to describe the Cubs offense whenever they actually put up a respectable number of runs.  A picture, after all, is worth a thousand words. Go Cubs go!  

Road to Opening Day: #39

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In the blink of an eye, Opening Day will be here.  Click here to check out our countdown lineup. Avoid the Seat Nazis! When I go to Wrigley Field, I usually get some of the cheapest seats possible.  That’s because Continue reading

Reminiscing

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The Winter Meetings are over, the fellow blogsfolk are dispersed and busy, and I’m missing baseball a ton.  We’re about two months and change from pitchers and catchers reporting, which is great, but that’s still two months before quasi-meaningful baseball Continue reading

Rule 5 Intrigue

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As we head into Thanksgiving and await the Winter Meetings, there appears to be a new wrinkle in the land of Rule 5.  We’ve written before about some of the Cubs players that could potentially be lost to Rule 5 Continue reading

Future Alert: Mid-Season Top 13 Prospect Rankings… With a Look Back at the Past; Cubs Sign Jimenez

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In this edition of the Future Alert, I’d like to update the WSD Top 13 Prospect List, compare our farm system today to it at various points over the past year and a half, and catch up on the latest Continue reading

Good night for being a Cubs fan

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I should be in bed after getting home from tonight’s surprisingly easy Cubs victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, but I’m still on a bit of a high.  No matter the record, it’s always fun to go to the ball Continue reading

Double Digit Madness

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Back in May I asked the Cubs to score double-digit runs in honor of Ron Santo.  For the longest time, the Cubs could just get to nine runs but couldn’t get over the hump. It only took playing the god-awful Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: Snakebitten

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Let’s get this outta the way before the Cubs play the AngLOLs in Anaheim… 5/31 vs. Diamondbacks: W 7-2 6/01 vs. Diamondbacks: L 4-12 6/02 vs. Diamondbacks: L 4-8     5/31- It was like a home run derby for Continue reading

The Games That Were: Cubs vs. Reds

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Ivy is out and about, so I’m going to help out with this series recap.  Hopefully this won’t suck.  The Reds, as of today, are 7th in the majors in scoring at 4.82 runs per game and 4th in the Continue reading