Ivy’s Roundup: Fun Weekend

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What a series this was. Let me tell you that it is so much fun having a team that wins and even when they lose, it is not that bad because you know they won’t be down for long. Although the players need off days, they are very boring for Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Fun Weekend

The Cubs Broke Pitcher Spirits, and Announcers Too

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The Chicago Cubs didn’t follow up Jake Arrieta‘s no-hitter with another no-hitter, but Jon Lester kept the Cincinnati Reds from scoring more than the lone Zack Cozart home run.  In doing so, the Cubs really damaged J.J. Hoover‘s confidence after he already lost his closer’s job, and they also broke Continue reading The Cubs Broke Pitcher Spirits, and Announcers Too

Something Something Cubs Offense

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Just an excuse to watch some lovely Chicago Cubs offense after tonight’s big win.  For example, here’s Kris Bryant: Your browser does not support iframes. And again: Your browser does not support iframes. Did you also notice that David Ross and Jake Arrieta were contributing significantly to offense?  They really Continue reading Something Something Cubs Offense

Ivy’s Roundup: A Sweep Would’ve Been Nice, But Whatever

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It was a fun series in St. Louis and the Cubs were able to leave with a series win. Let’s hope the Blackhawks have the same luck tonight against the Blues. Let’s look at the recap vs. the Cardinals:   Cubs @ Cardinals 4/18: W Cubs 5, Cardinals 0 W: Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: A Sweep Would’ve Been Nice, But Whatever

Ivy’s Roundup: The Juggernaut Awakens

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I can’t deny that I was a bit worried about the Cubs coming home and playing in the different elements that Chicago weather usually brings, especially in April. I should have known better. If this team has taught us anything so far is that they won’t give up.  Let’s take Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: The Juggernaut Awakens

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: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

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In the beginning stages of what appears to be a significant roster overhaul, the Reds enter the 2016 season with more questions than answers.  After trading away Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake last summer to avoid losing them for only a draft pick, they followed suit this winter by dealing ace Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

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Theo Epstein said it explicitly.  The Cubs are going to seek to add to their starting rotation.  And that makes sense for a lot of reasons.  The biggest reason is that there is no way in the world that they can go into the 2016 season and have the possibility Continue reading Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

The Cubs Are Fighting to the Finish

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In a game where it seemed like the Chicago Cubs left a million guys on base, they still ended up with the victory.  Granted, it was a 1-0 victory and the big boys in Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo couldn’t get any runs in when it really mattered, but thanks Continue reading The Cubs Are Fighting to the Finish

Ivy’s Roundup: Walk It Off

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This rain needs to stop, for reals.  Here’s what happened to our Chicago Cubs over the past week or so… Chicago Cubs @ Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park 6/9: L Cubs 0, Tigers 6 W: Sanchez (4-7) L: Lester (4-5) As you guys know, I made the trip to Comerica Park Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Walk It Off