The 2017 Postseason is Set

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We as Cubs fans have been relaxing all weekend, but there will be very little suspense on Sunday, and no game 163 this year.  That’s because on Saturday night, the seedings were officially decided, and Sunday’s games are just for the fans now. In the American League, because the Houston Continue reading The 2017 Postseason is Set

Ivy’s Roundup – You’re In Our House, MFer!

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So Ivy was gonna do this, but then she got busy at work (life, I know!), and her coworkers apparently are the Devil, so I gotta do it now.  Which is cool, because we just finished a nice 8-2 homestand after the last time the Chicago Cubs won a series. Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – You’re In Our House, MFer!

Rationalizing Cubs Losses When They’re Up 9.5 Games In the Division

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I got to go to Wrigley Field with a friend today for Jake Arrieta Day, but alas, it was not to be, as I am now 0-for-2 at Wrigley Field this season so far.  I probably shouldn’t be allowed to go to Cubs games anymore for the rest of the Continue reading Rationalizing Cubs Losses When They’re Up 9.5 Games In the Division

Watching the Cubs game at the bar — a story in tweets

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The senior class at my high school graduated today, and prior to the graduation ceremony downtown, some teachers and I went to a nearby pub for food and drinks.  It was also around the time that the Cubs game would be on, and so I asked the barkeeper to put Continue reading Watching the Cubs game at the bar — a story in tweets

Cubs Can Win At Silly Baseball, Too

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I was at work following most of the Chicago Cubs victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on GameDay, wondering when the offense would break through.  Of course, we know that they eventually did score all the runs.  There was also a pretty funny episode with Anthony Rizzo and former teammate Welington Continue reading Cubs Can Win At Silly Baseball, Too

Ivy’s Roundup: The First Week

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I’m baaaack, yes it’s Ivy! Hopefully you didn’t forget about me. I feel like it has been forever since I’ve done this and I’ve missed it so much. I know all of you are very excited about this season, and looking back at the Cubs’ first week, it gives us Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: The First Week

2016 Division Preview: 3rd Place St. Louis Cardinals

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The previews of the rebuilding teams are over (because I only do the NL Central Division.  And because who gives a crap about the Phillies).  The St. Louis Cardinals are not your daddy’s “third place” team.  Not too many teams coming off of a 100 win season can reasonably be Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 3rd Place St. Louis Cardinals

Cubs and Braves Present Strong Trade Match

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Over the past couple of seasons, the team the Cubs have been most associated with in acquiring starting pitching from is the New York Mets.  They are, as we saw in the playoffs, loaded with young controllable starters, after all. With David Price now going to the Red Sox and Continue reading Cubs and Braves Present Strong Trade Match

Magic Number 5: Cubs Start, End Stuff

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On a day where everyone contributed (literally, because the Chicago Cubs used 19 players!), our favorite team defeated their archrivals in a thrilling fashion.  Yeah, there were some would-be shenanigans with unintentional hit-by-pitches, but the Cubs held on to win, powered by some homers: Your browser does not support iframes. Continue reading Magic Number 5: Cubs Start, End Stuff

Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

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Amid connections to the Indians for Carlos Carrasco (who has a 3.1 fWAR, 8th in the AL among starting pitchers), to the Padres for Tyson Ross (2.7 fWAR) and Craig Kimbrel (1.0 fWAR), among other or a late rumbling about being in talks with the Dodgers for Alex Wood (just Continue reading Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline