Cubs Fans: DON’T PANIC (redux)

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So I know what you’re thinking.  Bottom of the ninth, down a run after the Chicago Cubs bullpen had blown yet another save against a subpar-on-paper team.  The Cubs, in fact, were down to their last out in the game. Continue reading

So hey, I watched Ant-Man!

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After the Chicago Cubs got swept by the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend, including a no-hitter (which was pretty cool, to be honest), it’s easy to feel down.  We are fans of a sports team, and we are humans capable of Continue reading

Occasional Cubs Affirmations

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Looks like I’m still not completely used to Pacific Time, which is going to be annoying when I get accustomed to it the day before we have to leave for Chicago (grumble).  Of course, you’ll be seeing this at a Continue reading

The #RallyDuck

#RallyDuck

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After Monday night’s disappointment, it was important for the Chicago Cubs to re-establish some momentum against their archrival, the National League Central division-leading St. Louis Cardinals.  Tuesday was a scheduled double-header, and the Cubs withstood a few scares behind solid Continue reading

Superstitious and Cowardly Lot…

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Lost in last night’s eventual loss to the St. Louis Cardinals was how well Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester performed to keep his team in the game despite poor offense and defensive snafus.  Of course, some of us may Continue reading

So… Ricketts & Co Have Done Nothing?

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These past few days we have had some interesting conversations with some of our fellow Chicago Cubs fans. Oddly enough everything revolved around their buying Clayton Richard to fill in as their fifth starter until they could actually (possibly) find a better Continue reading

Happy Independence Day

Grand celebration!

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Today, the day of our nation’s birth, I went with family to Mission San Juan Bautista here in California to learn about history and stuff.  Since we’re talking about history, this is also the day (almost to the hour now) Continue reading

A Cubs Milestone That May Have Escaped Us

Matt Szczur with the eventual game-winner!

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And lo, on this final day of June, 2015, the Chicago Cubs earned their 40th victory of the season.  And we rejoiced, for our favorite team had been mired in a slump and had gotten schooled by the best team Continue reading

Intense Series Bring Out the Overreactors

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I love sports (breaking news, I know), I love baseball, and I love baseball fans. Sports fans are passionate beyond just about any other group of people in the world. When they are upset, they will let you know in Continue reading

Joe Maddon, Jon Lester, #UmpShow, and some Cubs Notes during Rice Cube’s Road Trip

Another #UmpShow, but this ended okay, I guess.

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After a day in Wyoming that I’d rather not have spent (it’s pretty, though, just mostly desolate wasteland–slight embellishment) and a couple more in Salt Lake City past what we’d originally planned, the RiceMobile finally got over its altitude sickness Continue reading