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

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

Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

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The Cubs aren’t playing well.  Nobody is going to say anything different.  It’s actually pretty obvious.  And there is no question that is the single biggest contributing factor to their slow start, sitting just one game above .500 through 49 games.  Some key offensive contributors haven’t produced like they’re capable. Continue reading Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

Ivy’s Roundup — Wild Wild West

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Welp!  Even if the series had turned out differently I guess I would have still used this silly movie reference.  Actually, the movie was bad, sure, but it was FUN bad!  Sort of like Sunday, when all you could do was laugh it off. It wasn’t the easy series we Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — Wild Wild West

Ivy’s Roundup — The Cubs Season Is Miraculously Not Over

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Ah, so since the LAST time we blogged up a recap, it appears that the Chicago Cubs have continued their winning ways.  This included a series split (with two very annoying losses at the tail end of the series) with the St. Louis Cardinals, and a just-completed sweep of the Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — The Cubs Season Is Miraculously Not Over

Ivy’s Roundup: A Rockie Weekend

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I can’t remember where, but yesterday I read a comment that said, “This series loss reminds me that the Cubs will always be the Cubs” I hope you are all doing well, and that none of you have jumped off the ledge just yet. It’s a good time to point Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: A Rockie Weekend

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

Cardinal-like Cubs Surging Toward October

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One of the few simple truths about Cubs fans is that they hate the Cardinals.  That hatred is bred through the smug arrogance of the “best fans in baseball”, the way it seems like the Cardinals get all the calls to go their way, every BABIP flare that some guy Continue reading Cardinal-like Cubs Surging Toward October

Cubs Fans: DON’T PANIC (redux)

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So I know what you’re thinking.  Bottom of the ninth, down a run after the Chicago Cubs bullpen had blown yet another save against a subpar-on-paper team.  The Cubs, in fact, were down to their last out in the game.  But before we get into that, let’s talk about a Continue reading Cubs Fans: DON’T PANIC (redux)

Ivy’s Roundup: Cubs Having Rocky Road For Dessert

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I’m baaaack…and it feels so good! I’ve missed talking about baseball although I never really stopped. I hope you guys had a great offseason and are ready for this year and all the exciting things that the Cubs are about to do.  Rice and Anno already covered the short opening Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Cubs Having Rocky Road For Dessert