Dreamcast 8: Jump Off the Bandwagon

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In the midst of an extended stumble by our beloved Chicago Cubs, Anno and Rice come together to talk about the next steps and to make sure nobody kills themselves.  Among topics: Extra innings madness and proposed tweaks; The team as currently constructed and whether they can bounce back; The Continue reading Dreamcast 8: Jump Off the Bandwagon

Reinforcements Incoming!

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With the news that Chicago Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson had a back issue (again), we started speculating about what the team would do in the wake of an injury that was shrouding another bad start.  Lo and behold, we have our answer: The #Cubs today recalled RHP Justin Grimm and Continue reading Reinforcements Incoming!

Dreamcast 7: At Least We Have Our Health

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Hey folks!  We’re back, and as usual we would love to have you send in questions and comments.  That helps with the conversation during our Dreamcast, y’see?  In this episode: Itemizing Cubs games since last time we talked; Looking at player performances and arguing for staying the course, with some Continue reading Dreamcast 7: At Least We Have Our Health

Dreamcast 6: Hitting Our Groove

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In this week’s episode of the Dreamcast, we just shoot the breeze as we establish the following… We need a more consistent format, and y’all need to fire in some e-mails and questions and stuff… Lamenting the layoffs at ESPN, including some great baseball writers… Cubs game play and how Continue reading Dreamcast 6: Hitting Our Groove

Dreamcast 3: There’s No Place Like Home

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Hello there, Cubs fans!  Since the last episode of the Dreamcast, the defending World Series champions have played a week-plus of games that count.  Here’s what we talked about this time: Thanks to Rich for the Dreamcast’s theme song (see below) & Randall for the radio clip, need to remember Continue reading Dreamcast 3: There’s No Place Like Home

2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

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There is something wonderful about writing a blog previewing a Cubs season that doesn’t include things like a World Series Championship drought.  Or an NL pennant drought.  Or a division championship drought.  Or a “this is next year” narrative.  Or any of the stuff that has traditionally lined up so Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

Cubs Practice: Back to Work

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Gotta cut to the chase as we have a giveaway to announce soon, so here’s the gist of the Cubs’ practice game on Thursday, after they got a day off to rest up. Mike Montgomery started the game, got in his two innings, only giving up a solo homer. Brett Continue reading Cubs Practice: Back to Work

Cubs Practice: Crosstown Rivalry Far From Home (VIDEOS)

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Spring training means that not all games are televised, and with the way games are scheduled, also means I can’t get to all of them due to school.  So highlights for Monday are going to be scarce.  However, if you’re yearning for baseball action, check out Sunday’s highlights. As far Continue reading Cubs Practice: Crosstown Rivalry Far From Home (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: A Few More Highlights Plus a Look Ahead (VIDEOS)

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Another practice game is out of the way, and since the regulars/MLBers only play half the game, they have time to go out and do good in the community, like Anthony Rizzo and Clark the Cub did yesterday: Had the opportunity to hang w/ Audrey. This girl, just like all Continue reading Cubs Practice: A Few More Highlights Plus a Look Ahead (VIDEOS)

The Fifth Element…Of the Cubs Rotation, That Is

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With the Cactus League exhibition slate about to start for the Chicago Cubs this Saturday, we got our first glance at how the pitching matchups would look to get the ball rolling… Montgomery vs. A's, Zastryzny vs. SF at Scottsdale on Saturday — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February 22, 2017 Buchanan Continue reading The Fifth Element…Of the Cubs Rotation, That Is