Off Day Thinks & Videos

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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

Life and Baseball

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It goes without saying that ever since the calendar turned to June, Chicago Cubs fans have been a bit antsy because the team simply hasn’t been playing all that well.  I told Ivy not to bother recapping the last week of disappointment because like manager Joe Maddon keeps telling his Continue reading Life and Baseball

The 2016 All-Stars

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The Chicago Cubs have been leading in All-Star voting for weeks now, and some folks even tried to write in David Ross.  There are all kinds of opinions about how this exhibition game should not determine World Series home field advantage (an opinion shared by Ben Zobrist), or that certain Continue reading The 2016 All-Stars

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 more decent hour than I am writing this now.  While Continue reading Occasional Cubs Affirmations

Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant Named All Star Reserves

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Yesterday, Major League Baseball announced their All Star game starters. As you could have guessed, the Chicago Cubs did not have anyone mentioned. That left us waiting to see which players would be named to be reserved, and left us wondering how many. That brought us to today’s announcement. There Continue reading Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant Named All Star Reserves

South Bend Cubs: All Star Vacation (in Peoria)

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As we discussed in an earlier blog post, five South Bend Cubs were selected for the Eastern Division team of the MWL All Star Game and I made my husband travel almost 8 hours total to attend the game with me. The Midwest League All Star Game took place at Continue reading South Bend Cubs: All Star Vacation (in Peoria)

South Bend Cubs: All Star edition

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Going into the All Star Break the South Bend Cubs would prefer a better win-loss record but they certainly can’t complain about their attendance record thus far for the 2015 season. As of Sunday June 21st, the last day of the first half, 160,550 fans had attended South Bend Cubs Continue reading South Bend Cubs: All Star edition

With New Bidding Process, When Will Wrigley Host an All Star Game?

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New Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced yesterday that starting in 2017 the All Star game will be awarded to “the highest bidder”. While Manfred did not go into detail about how the bidding would work, they would take a different course of action to choose who would host the mid Continue reading With New Bidding Process, When Will Wrigley Host an All Star Game?

Cardinals Directly Responsible For the National League’s Demise

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Minor news first, about Emilio Bonifacio:   Emilio Bonifacio’s rehab assignment transferred to Double-A Tennessee. — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 16, 2014 Come back soon Emilio! In the meantime, I don’t know if you forgot, but the National League lost to the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game, 5-3. Continue reading Cardinals Directly Responsible For the National League’s Demise

Checking the Standings At the All-Star Break

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I think I’ll check the individual player statistics when they update later on, but for now, with the Yankees-Orioles game having been rained out on Sunday night (seriously, why have a night game the Sunday before the All-Star break?), every team has played at least 93 games of the 162-game Continue reading Checking the Standings At the All-Star Break