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. Continue reading

So hey, I watched Ant-Man!

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After the Chicago Cubs got swept by the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend, including a no-hitter (which was pretty cool, to be honest), it’s easy to feel down.  We are fans of a sports team, and we are humans capable of Continue reading

The Cubs Nearly 50 Year Streak Has Come to an End

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   On September 9, 1965 the Chicago Cubs were no hit by Sandy Koufax. Since then, the Cubs have played 7,920 games without being no hit. That was not only the longest active streak in baseball without being no hit, Continue reading

Keeping the Cubs Success On the Field Through Reducing Injuries

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Back from California now, I got to follow the doubleheader between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds.  I also got to listen to the last bits of the Kyle Schwarber game Tuesday night, including the go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) home Continue reading

Goodbye, Edwin Jackson

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As you may recall from before the All-Star Break, I took a look at the impending roster moves as guys come back from the disabled list and, in particular, when Rafael Soriano‘s time would come to be called up per Continue reading

Down on the Farm: Mid-season Top Ten Prospects

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Because the All-Star break has just come and gone, it is en vogue to rerank the system’s top prospects.  2015 has shown that, in spite of some very high profile call-ups, the system is still very strong.  There were some Continue reading

Occasional Cubs Affirmations

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Looks like I’m still not completely used to Pacific Time, which is going to be annoying when I get accustomed to it the day before we have to leave for Chicago (grumble).  Of course, you’ll be seeing this at a Continue reading

Cub Fans, Listen to the Wisdom of Bob Marley

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Over the past 12 hours I have seen far more panic and angst on FaceBook and Twitter than is necessary. Yea, the Chicago Cubs lost a game against the St. Louis Cardinals late. Down to their final strike, everyone assumed Continue reading

The #RallyDuck

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After Monday night’s disappointment, it was important for the Chicago Cubs to re-establish some momentum against their archrival, the National League Central division-leading St. Louis Cardinals.  Tuesday was a scheduled double-header, and the Cubs withstood a few scares behind solid Continue reading

Superstitious and Cowardly Lot…

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Lost in last night’s eventual loss to the St. Louis Cardinals was how well Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester performed to keep his team in the game despite poor offense and defensive snafus.  Of course, some of us may Continue reading