A Different Brand of Frustration

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Let’s be very honest.  The 2018 version of the Chicago Cubs has been an early disappointment, and it’s been a mystery as to why they have been so inconsistent given how good they are supposed to be on paper.  However, we then look at teams like the Giants and Dodgers, Continue reading A Different Brand of Frustration

Good Brew

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After early season feelings of doom, the Chicago Cubs managed to secure a winning road trip before heading home to Wrigley Field for Monday’s home opener.  Having already taken two of the first three (and potentially, they could have swept those if not for some stupidity), taking the finale was Continue reading Good Brew

Countdown to Opening Day (UPDATE: Roster Official)

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The Chicago Cubs’ spring training officially ended on Tuesday afternoon as they went through the motions with a couple tune up games against the Boston Red Sox.  Now they’ll drive down the road to Miami where they will open the season against the Marlins on Thursday.  I did hear from Continue reading Countdown to Opening Day (UPDATE: Roster Official)

First Cubs Practice Game Done, Time For Overreactions

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This day has been marked on our calendar for some time, but the lead up to the Cactus League opener hasn’t seemed as tense given all the shenanigans that have transpired over the offseason.  However, now that we hear Len Kasper’s voice on GameDay Audio again, it is in fact Continue reading First Cubs Practice Game Done, Time For Overreactions

The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

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Now that we’ve had a sleep to digest what happened in the second winnable game of the NLDS, let’s step back and see what we can do about the disappointment on Saturday night.  After all, nothing screams fandom like hastily drawn narratives and knee-jerk overreactions. Shall we begin? The Offense Continue reading The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

Separating the Cubs From the Mathematically Eliminated

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The night after guaranteeing they leave Milwaukee in first place, the Chicago Cubs further killed the Brewers’ playoff hopes as they extended the Milwaukee bullpen yet again to outlast them in extra innings.  It was not the prettiest of games, as the Cubs themselves had to get multiple innings from Continue reading Separating the Cubs From the Mathematically Eliminated

The Nicest Win of All

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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

The John Lackey Game?

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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?

The Cubs’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad First Half

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So there you have it, folks.  One day into July, the Chicago Cubs have officially completed exactly one half of their 2017 regular season schedule, going 40-41 in the process.  The interesting thing about this is that they are +10 in run differential, suggesting that they should be at least Continue reading The Cubs’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad First Half

The Slide Heard Around the URLs (UPDATES: Bad Slide!)

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It is somewhat appropriate that Justin McGuire and I talked at length about the unwritten rules and beanball wars in the latest Dreamcast, as the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres may have ignited some kind of feud from last night’s game: There may be some bad feelings between Continue reading The Slide Heard Around the URLs (UPDATES: Bad Slide!)