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

The Cubs’ Science Experiment

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As we sit in a rain delay and wait anxiously for another Chicago Cubs game to begin (they’re in Denver to take on the Colorado Rockies), it bears repeating how well Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have constructed this roster, and how well manager Joe Maddon has maximized matchups to Continue reading The Cubs’ Science Experiment

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

The Juggernaut Unleashed

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Coming into this series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs had already shown some signs of dominance, and I guess we’re being a bit humble with that understatement.  But I guess we didn’t really expect Friday’s destruction of their opponent, even as we realized that the Cubs were Continue reading The Juggernaut Unleashed

Ivy’s Roundup – The American League West is Turrible

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Alright, it’s the start of the school year and we’re all busy these days, so you’re not going to get recaps and stuff as often.  Unless, of course, a breaking news story happens during one of my rare prep periods or before or after school, then you’ll get a time Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – The American League West is Turrible

A Nice Day For Cubs and Baseball

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With Sunday’s victory, the Chicago Cubs scored their second straight series sweep, and in doing so, have picked up a nice win total: That’s right!  The Cubs are now 69-41 and a high-water mark of 28 games over .500 this season.  The game included a pretty solid performance from Jorge Soler, Continue reading A Nice Day For Cubs and Baseball

Ivy’s Roundup – Walking Off Into a Bigger Division Lead

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It’s been a while since we did any series recaps, and since it’s Friday night and I just got back from a softball game and Ivy is busy, I’ll just sum it up by saying that the Chicago Cubs are good at baseball.  We can do this super quick… Seattle Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Walking Off Into a Bigger Division Lead

The Wild Walk Off, No Haircuts

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Three days after a pretty slick walkoff victory, the Chicago Cubs were at it again. That was a fun ending, eh #Cubs fans? https://t.co/IPJfarUOyw — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) August 3, 2016 You would think that a 3-run lead with a solid closer on the mound would be bad news, and historically Continue reading The Wild Walk Off, No Haircuts

What’s Going On With World-Class Bunter Jon Lester?

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Jon Lester was 9-3 after his home start on June 18. He had allowed one or fewer earned runs in 10 of his 13 starts to that point. Lester had been the pitcher of record in nine straight outings and was putting together a season that would put him in Continue reading What’s Going On With World-Class Bunter Jon Lester?

Walkoff a Winner

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Boy oh boy, where to begin… July (and the end of June, really) wasn’t the best for the Chicago Cubs, but everything was going to look poor relative to the extremely good start to the season.  As August (and the trade deadline!) is Monday, the Cubs ended July with their Continue reading Walkoff a Winner