The Cubs & Chicago…Well, That’s News To Me!

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As you’ve known since the Ricketts Family proposed all the changes shortly after they bought the Chicago Cubs, there have been plans for an outdoor entertainment plaza right next to Wrigley Field to boost revenue and make Wrigleyville a bit more fun than it is.  In fact, if you go Continue reading The Cubs & Chicago…Well, That’s News To Me!

Fun at the Not-So-Old Ballpark

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Mere hours after the end of the 2016 MLB Draft and a great many fans freaking out because the Chicago Cubs lost to the Atlanta Braves, the Cubs remembered that they were good and pummeled the Braves.  Along the way, we had some fun times with the players, some visitors, Continue reading Fun at the Not-So-Old Ballpark

The 2016 Cubs Draft Results

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While the Cubs were improving their sub-standard record against bad teams this weekend, the front office, especially the draft team, was busy scouting and securing new talent for the prospect pipeline to the Show.  The Cubs sat out the entire first day because they didn’t have first or second round picks Continue reading The 2016 Cubs Draft Results

Cubs Record Against Bad Teams is 24-12? Not Bad At All

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Games like last night are very disappointing. I understand why fans are upset and disappointed. Like you, I want to see them win every game they play, even though I know that is impossible. Teams like the San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves should be easy wins. Alas, Continue reading Cubs Record Against Bad Teams is 24-12? Not Bad At All

South Bend Cubs: Conversation with a SB Cubs’ mom

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In the 31st round of last year’s draft, the Chicago Cubs drafted outfielder Daniel Spingola out of Georgia Tech. They had drafted him in the 2014 draft as well but he chose to stay at GT.   I’m old enough to be the mother of most of (okay all of) Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Conversation with a SB Cubs’ mom

Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Getting Their Phil Of Victories

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1908, Black cats, Bartman…those are some of the many things that Cubs fans have heard over the years but this year’s Cubs are providing real hope and it’s very hard to find flaws in this team. With a 41-17 record, the Cubs have dominated in a lot of areas. It Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Getting Their Phil Of Victories

MLB Draft Arrives — Cubs Get the Whole First Day Off

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Tonight is the MLB Rule 4 Amateur Draft, a days-long affair where several hundred kids find out which teams get exclusive rights to give them life-changing money that’s actually restricted by a silly slot system.  Speaking of that slot system, you can read the original blog here and see the Continue reading MLB Draft Arrives — Cubs Get the Whole First Day Off

Have a Day, Albert Almora (video links)

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So we saw Albert Almora get his first at-bat on Tuesday, and he got the start in left field Wednesday.  Like the other Cubs prospects before him, Almora’s debut on Tuesday was kind of unremarkable, as he grounded out on two pitches.  In the series clincher against the Phillies, though, Continue reading Have a Day, Albert Almora (video links)

Welcome to the Show, Albert Almora

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This week is the MLB Rule 4 Amateur Draft, and as you are very much aware, because the Chicago Cubs signed Jason Heyward and John Lackey, and didn’t grab a compensation pick for Dexter Fowler (but who cares, he’s awesome for Chicago), Jason McLeod and friends don’t get to pick Continue reading Welcome to the Show, Albert Almora

Soler Power Offline, But Do We Get Cookies? (UPDATE: Yes to Cookies!)

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While last night’s game went from a convincing Chicago Cubs victory to a squeaker, the team did lose a key player in Jorge Soler, who will have an MRI on his left hamstring on Tuesday to determine what’s going on. #Cubs Soler to undergo MRI on left hamstring https://t.co/ZqCvLpb3q5 via Continue reading Soler Power Offline, But Do We Get Cookies? (UPDATE: Yes to Cookies!)