The Invaluable Kyle Schwarber

Mar 2, 2015; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber poses for a portrait during photo day at the training center at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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You may have seen from various blogs and media outlets that the Chicago Cubs front office were guests on 670 The Score, where they answered a number of important questions leading up to the August 1 trade deadline. “Our philosophy has been you want to be aggressive in the moment, Continue reading The Invaluable Kyle Schwarber

More Fun With Kyle Schwarber, and Thoughts On Base Coaching

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The Chicago Cubs avenged some of their more recent losses against the New York Mets with a solid victory Monday night.  It was a very enjoyable game with decent pitching, timely hitting, and good defense.  It’s almost as if the Cubs are good at baseball. In the game, Kyle Schwarber, Continue reading More Fun With Kyle Schwarber, and Thoughts On Base Coaching

Fun Times With Kyle Schwarber

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I think the more favorable news of Sunday’s game is that the Chicago Cubs would win the series against the Texas Rangers, and they would not be no-hit or shut out by Cole Hamels.  Let’s get away from that though, because there are plenty of contests left and the Cubs and Continue reading Fun Times With Kyle Schwarber

The Value of Patience

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I believe there is a lot of value in patience in all walks of life.  Certainly there are times when you have to attack a task with a sense of urgency, as we are often on the clock and must meet deadlines, but patience and a good approach will often Continue reading The Value of Patience

It COULD have been a shutout!

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Let us set the stage first by saying that the Chicago Cubs won 3-1 Saturday afternoon, and they have a good record against winning teams like the Texas Rangers, can in fact win close games, and Jason Hammel shouldn’t be banished to the bullpen just yet.  I’ll bet that if his Continue reading It COULD have been a shutout!

Cubs Look To Continue Recent Success As Second Half Of Season Gets Underway

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Despite the surge in the first half of the MLB season, a feeling of resignation always looms over the Chicago Cubs and their fans. It’s not that the fans are worried about coming up short or dreading a collapse. Instead, they are almost resigned to the failure; it’s going to Continue reading Cubs Look To Continue Recent Success As Second Half Of Season Gets Underway

Off Day Thinks & Videos

All the Cubs All-Stars.

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Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs were defeated by the Boston Red Sox in the 2016 All-Star Game, which means that to clinch the World Series at home, the Cubs will have to beat the Red Sox (or the Cleveland Indians, maybe) in five games come October.  But we’re looking way too Continue reading Off Day Thinks & Videos

Notes From the Commish

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It’s the All-Star Break, and since the cream of the crop of Major League Baseball (at least the ones who aren’t hurt, didn’t pitch on Sunday, and didn’t flake out) is converged on one location, that meant that the media could corner MLB Commisioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players Association Continue reading Notes From the Commish

The Bright Side

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We know the Chicago Cubs have had a pretty good first half, and there are also encouraging signals that they’ll end up being okay, what with the playoff odds still being favorable and the players themselves being super-confident: “Just baseball, you know?” Lester said. “It’s baseball. We play 162 games Continue reading The Bright Side

Pretty Good First Half…What’s Next For The Cubs?

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The Chicago Cubs ended the “first half” with a record of 53-35, with a seven-game lead on the second-place St. Louis Cardinals after a much needed win against a resurgent Pittsburgh Pirates team.  The winning tally came off a Kris Bryant hit that scored a speeding Matt Szczur from second Continue reading Pretty Good First Half…What’s Next For The Cubs?