Ivy’s Roundup – The American League West is Turrible

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Alright, it’s the start of the school year and we’re all busy these days, so you’re not going to get recaps and stuff as often.  Unless, of course, a breaking news story happens during one of my rare prep periods or before or after school, then you’ll get a time Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – The American League West is Turrible

A Nice Day For Cubs and Baseball

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With Sunday’s victory, the Chicago Cubs scored their second straight series sweep, and in doing so, have picked up a nice win total: That’s right!  The Cubs are now 69-41 and a high-water mark of 28 games over .500 this season.  The game included a pretty solid performance from Jorge Soler, Continue reading A Nice Day For Cubs and Baseball

Ivy’s Roundup – Walking Off Into a Bigger Division Lead

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It’s been a while since we did any series recaps, and since it’s Friday night and I just got back from a softball game and Ivy is busy, I’ll just sum it up by saying that the Chicago Cubs are good at baseball.  We can do this super quick… Seattle Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Walking Off Into a Bigger Division Lead

The Wild Walk Off, No Haircuts

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Three days after a pretty slick walkoff victory, the Chicago Cubs were at it again. That was a fun ending, eh #Cubs fans? https://t.co/IPJfarUOyw — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) August 3, 2016 You would think that a 3-run lead with a solid closer on the mound would be bad news, and historically Continue reading The Wild Walk Off, No Haircuts

What’s Going On With World-Class Bunter Jon Lester?

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Jon Lester was 9-3 after his home start on June 18. He had allowed one or fewer earned runs in 10 of his 13 starts to that point. Lester had been the pitcher of record in nine straight outings and was putting together a season that would put him in Continue reading What’s Going On With World-Class Bunter Jon Lester?

Walkoff a Winner

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Boy oh boy, where to begin… July (and the end of June, really) wasn’t the best for the Chicago Cubs, but everything was going to look poor relative to the extremely good start to the season.  As August (and the trade deadline!) is Monday, the Cubs ended July with their Continue reading Walkoff a Winner

Silly Cubs Play of The Day

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There was a rain-delayed game on Friday, which many of you saw, as the Chicago Cubs opened up their interleague series against the visiting Seattle Mariners with a laugher of a victory.  Sprinkled into those 12 runs was a Jason Heyward homer (it totally happened) and some other very timely Continue reading Silly Cubs Play of The Day

Ivy’s Roundup – Split Decision

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So we talked about the first 100 games, where the Chicago Cubs are 60-40.  Well, in game #101, they ended up splitting the series against the sorta-rival White Sox, and now the Cubs are 21 over .500, which is pretty good considering they didn’t get to that point last year Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Split Decision

The First 100 Games

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One day after Aroldis Chapman officially arrived in Chicago after the big trade, the Chicago Cubs defeated their cross town rival Chicago White Sox to earn victory #60 on the season in 100 games.  This was a fun game late, as the Cubs were getting no-hit for the longest time Continue reading The First 100 Games

South Bend Cubs: An interview with Mama Dewees

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I may have mentioned this before but in case I didn’t, I have four children and the oldest two are boys ages 23 and 20. All four played Little League so when I go to South Bend Cubs games, in addition to enjoying the baseball, I’ve often wondered what it’s Continue reading South Bend Cubs: An interview with Mama Dewees