Jake Arrieta finally gets his no-hitter

Jake gets a celebratory shower!

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On a night when the Chicago Cubs offense couldn’t muster much more than an early Kris Bryant homer, our heroes were looking for a stop to a miniature skid.  Wouldn’t you know it, Jake Arrieta‘s turn in the rotation came Continue reading

September Call-Ups During An Unexpectedly Important Cubs Season


School had started for me, and it totally slipped my mind while I was busy beyond words that September was right around the corner.  Tuesday, in fact, is the first day that any member of the Chicago Cubs’ 40-man roster Continue reading

There is Apparently a Clark the Cub Book…


Oh. Oh my. This is a Real Thing that Exists. #Cubs pic.twitter.com/x2cgY3aeUP — Brandon Lee (@bleeinternets) August 29, 2015 Somehow, former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster wrote a children’s book based on the Chicago Cubs’ mascot, Clark the Cub.  Look at Continue reading

The Cubs’ weekend with Vin Scully


The Chicago Cubs have their only trip to Los Angeles this weekend as they try to stay in control of the National League Wild Card race.  This, of course, means that those of us fortunate enough to have access to Continue reading

And then there were 40…

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There was yet another four-game sweep by the Chicago Cubs, and with 40 games left in the 2015 season, they’re looking good.  Watch: Your browser does not support iframes. Here’s a fun fact: #Cubs: 4th 4-game sweep of 2015 (NYM, Continue reading

Extending the Net? Well….


This is an interesting subject, and one that is gaining steam around the baseball circles this year. There have been a number of fans injured this season by flying bats and rocket line drives; more than I can honestly remember Continue reading

Cubs Highlights and Stuff


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I’d like to point out a few things about this Chicago Cubs season (which I do every now and then), but first, I’m sure you’ll want to see some highlights from Saturday’s comeback win: Your browser does not support iframes. Continue reading

A Numbers Game


When you get late in the season, especially when you are in contention for something, fans always begin scoreboard watching. Actually, some fans scoreboard watch all year hoping that every team in their division lose every game. For me, I Continue reading

The Jake Arrieta Experiment

Behold, a pitcher who got a hit and scored!

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There was a game on Thursday night where the Chicago Cubs decided that they were, in fact, good at baseball.  Jake Arrieta was the pitcher and it appears that not only did the Atlanta Braves take notice, so did MLB: Continue reading

The 2015 Cubs Season So Far…In Context

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The Cubs are 67-51, 16 games over .500 and on a 92-win pace. They have held their lead over the San Francisco Giants for the final playoff spot despite a recent slump.  I wanted to do this mostly to highlight Continue reading