Opening Day Cubs Highlight Reel

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I want to begin this by remarking at how on the ball most of us were about the roster and lineup as the Chicago Cubs cruised into Opening Day against the Miami Marlins.  I decided to do some grading while watching the game at home, so the good things happening Continue reading Opening Day Cubs Highlight Reel

Crosstown Rivalry, Just Two Thousand Miles Away

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The Cubs hosted the White Sox for the second time on Saturday, with one split squad getting day duty while the other would face the Dodgers in the night game.  Joe Maddon had a silly lineup going for both contests: Too early for these fun and games: pic.twitter.com/DbiCtVBmAS — Mark Continue reading Crosstown Rivalry, Just Two Thousand Miles Away

World Series Rematch…During Spring Training

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We got our first night time Chicago Cubs spring training game, and it happened to be televised on Wednesday night.  It’s been a busy week, with Yu Darvish‘s Cubs debut, Jon Lester‘s fun throwing issues, and learning about how fun spring training can be down in Arizona. The Cubs will Continue reading World Series Rematch…During Spring Training

Even the Cubs Backups Are Chipping In

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The Cubs continued their points streak after a Cactus League-opening loss, with wins bookending a few ties here and there.  The game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim which is a suburb in the Los Angeles metropolitan area did not feature Shohei Ohtani, who could have been a heck Continue reading Even the Cubs Backups Are Chipping In

Cubs Spring Highlights While You Were At Work

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I had to work during the first televised Cubs game of the season (grumble) but that does mean that highlights are available soon after the game, so hooray! If you missed it earlier, Jon Lester was named the Opening Day starter, although Joe Maddon hasn’t committed to a rotation yet. Continue reading Cubs Spring Highlights While You Were At Work

Pretty Good Tune-Up For the Cubs Regulars

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Most of the regulars had a rest day in the Cactus League opener, but came back to put in their first few innings of the spring on Saturday afternoon. Our #SpringTraining home opener at @SloanParkMesa! pic.twitter.com/n1lvmcXS6x — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 24, 2018 Even GameDay is in spring training mode Continue reading Pretty Good Tune-Up For the Cubs Regulars

First Cubs Practice Game Done, Time For Overreactions

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This day has been marked on our calendar for some time, but the lead up to the Cactus League opener hasn’t seemed as tense given all the shenanigans that have transpired over the offseason.  However, now that we hear Len Kasper’s voice on GameDay Audio again, it is in fact Continue reading First Cubs Practice Game Done, Time For Overreactions

Left For Dead, Cubs Show Signs of Life

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Perhaps it was because of the grind from having to battle the Washington Nationals to the brink last week, but the Chicago Cubs have not been playing well all series long as they went down 0-3 in the NLCS.  This is, of course, their third NLCS in a row, and Continue reading Left For Dead, Cubs Show Signs of Life

Just Enough of Everything: Cubs Start Off On the Right Track

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The long wait is over as the Chicago Cubs started their title defense on Friday night.  And it started off in annoying fashion as Stephen Strasburg kept mowing down Cubs hitters, no-hitting them through the first half of the game. And then things happened.  Javier Baez forced an error from Continue reading Just Enough of Everything: Cubs Start Off On the Right Track

Cubs Guaranteed to Leave Milwaukee in First Place

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If my napkin math works well here, the Cubs will not only have dropped their magic number to clinch the Central to 6, but their 4.5 game division lead over the Milwaukee Brewers also means they will leave town in first place no matter what happens.  The pressure is now Continue reading Cubs Guaranteed to Leave Milwaukee in First Place