After deploying to South Korea for a little over three months, returning home, starting the process of buying my first home, and clearing the Christmas hurdle, there’s something peaceful about sitting down and writing about baseball again on a day where the temperature is finally above zero in the middle Continue reading 2018 Cubs Break Out Candidates
Self-explanatory: .@ARizzo44’s got this. pic.twitter.com/aFX77LmnGb — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) October 9, 2017 With the Cubs taking a 2-1 NLDS lead over the Washington Nationals, and possibly having clinched a berth in the NLCS by the time you listen to this episode, Anno and Rice get together to talk about… That Continue reading Dreamcast 25: Respect Me
The long wait is over as the Chicago Cubs started their title defense on Friday night. And it started off in annoying fashion as Stephen Strasburg kept mowing down Cubs hitters, no-hitting them through the first half of the game. And then things happened. Javier Baez forced an error from Continue reading Just Enough of Everything: Cubs Start Off On the Right Track
If my napkin math works well here, the Cubs will not only have dropped their magic number to clinch the Central to 6, but their 4.5 game division lead over the Milwaukee Brewers also means they will leave town in first place no matter what happens. The pressure is now Continue reading Cubs Guaranteed to Leave Milwaukee in First Place
With Anno back from marital bliss, if only temporarily, the WSD folks discuss all things Cubs after they took things into their own hands to control their own destiny: Some notes on the Cubs’ rotation, bullpen, and offensive surge; A bit on the SportsCrate (hint: don’t get one); Thoughts on Continue reading Dreamcast 23: Rewrite the Narrative
That’s right, folks! One night after sputtering against a beatable Philadelphia Phillies team, the Chicago Cubs scored all the runs they forgot to score to notch their 69th win of the season. Notching #69 came a bit later than it did last year when they did the thing, but the Continue reading The Nicest Win of All
Remember back when the Cubs were scuffling (again) and everybody was freaking out (again)? Well, the Cubs decided that they wanted to be good (again) and with John Lackey on the mound, they at least secured a series split with a chance to win the series on Thursday’s getaway day. Continue reading The John Lackey Game?
It sure seems like it has been a while since the Crosstown Cup started, but finally, it is over for 2017, and the Chicago Cubs are your city champions of baseball again: Finally, the cup HAS COME BACK to the North Side! #CrosstownCup pic.twitter.com/i4l08gb9FT — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 28, Continue reading Thursday night #CUBomb party as Cubs finally win the Crosstown Cup
On the latest Dreamcast, Anno asked if there was an actual rule that mandated a glove change for when exaggerated shifts occurred. As far as I could tell from scanning the rules, there are only a few stipulations on gloves that can be used by fielders on defense: The catcher Continue reading The Adventures of Anthony Rizzo, Fantasy Second Baseman
Once upon a time in May, before I lost my job, we were going to get ourselves some bobbleheads in the one Wrigley Field game we could afford to go to as a family. Alas, the Chicago Cubs called the game early, the Milwaukee Brewers complained, and it was pushed Continue reading The Bobblehead Beatdown!