Ivy’s Roundup – There’s No Place Like Home

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It’s been a while since Ivy had time to sit down and do series recaps, but the Cubs had a pretty good stretch of games at good old Wrigley Field.  Let’s take a look at the long home stand the Cubs just had vs. the Nats, Padres and Pirates: 1._Nationals Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – There’s No Place Like Home

Green is Not a Good Color on You.

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During Spring Training Joe Maddon had many catch phrases to throw around, one of which was to “embrace the target”. Over the past few series with the Pittsburgh Pirates, we have seen how they are placing the Chicago Cubs squarely in their sights. The Cubs have gotten into the heads of the Continue reading Green is Not a Good Color on You.

Hanging Out At Wrigley Field

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Thanks to a friend, the boy and I got to go to Wrigley Field to take in a Chicago Cubs game for the first time this season, about a month or so before we otherwise would’ve planned an impromptu trip.  We would have liked to see a sweep, and yeah, Continue reading Hanging Out At Wrigley Field

Congrats, RizzO’s Winners!

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While we continue to come to terms with the fact that the Chicago Cubs are very good at baseball, which is fine to be proud of, we must also remember that a big part of the reason they are so good is because of the people who make up the Continue reading Congrats, RizzO’s Winners!

Jorge Soler’s Early Struggles Are Complicated

during game three of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 20, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
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After Kyle Schwarber collided with Dexter Fowler and the worst was confirmed, the overwhelming sentiment was that Jorge Soler needed to step up and fill the void left in left field.  The reality of the Cubs’ roster was that if Schwarber were healthy, Soler was going to be, at best, Continue reading Jorge Soler’s Early Struggles Are Complicated

Javier Baez lifts a baseball and our spirits into orbit

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In an EXTREMELY long baseball contest, the Chicago Cubs finally hooked me up after 13 grueling innings: Please #Cubs? pic.twitter.com/qlVIlXqO8F — Rice Cube (@CubicSnarkonia) May 8, 2016 The man who obliged with the walk off for the win?  Well, no other than one Javier Baez: Your browser does not support Continue reading Javier Baez lifts a baseball and our spirits into orbit

Don’t Apologize For Feeling Good About the Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 07: Ryan Kalish (C) of the Chicago Cubs reacts after hitting a two RBI single against the Washington Nationals during the sixth inning on May 7, 2016 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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By now you know that I went out with the family to watch Captain America: Civil War and am fully #TeamCap.  While we were in the theaters, the Chicago Cubs had their hands full with a very good Washington Nationals team, but as I came out of the theater after Continue reading Don’t Apologize For Feeling Good About the Cubs

Zorilla in the Mist

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Joe Maddon loves Ben Zobrist, and you do not have to look too hard to see why. Managing him while with the Tampa Bay Rays, the two formed a special relationship; one that likely played a roll in Zobrist signing with the Cubs in the offseason. Through just 28 games, Continue reading Zorilla in the Mist

Cubs Moving For Fun In the Plaza

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A few years back, when the Cubs released their plans to improve Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood, one of the ideas was to set up an open-air plaza where people could party: The Chicago Bears, Cubs and White Sox would all be able to sell alcohol in a plaza Continue reading Cubs Moving For Fun In the Plaza

Ivy’s Roundup: The Pirates Walk the Plank

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Let’s take a look at the very successful road trip the Cubs had vs. the Pirates:   Cubs @ Pirates 5/2: W Cubs 7, Pirates 2 W: Hammel (4-0) L: Cole (2-3)   What the teams were playing for might have been different from the last time the Pirates and Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: The Pirates Walk the Plank