The Professor Takes the Phillies to School

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On a day when the wind was blowing out and the offense wasn’t as prodigious as we have been used to, Kyle Hendricks gave the bullpen a breather after Friday’s rain-delayed victory.  As you can see, Hendricks needed only 104 pitches (and probably less if a couple of plays had Continue reading The Professor Takes the Phillies to School

Grandpa Rossy is 100

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Take that for what you will, but check this out: Your browser does not support iframes. #Cubs Lester presented Ross with bottle of champagne and Maddon gave him bottle of wine after hitting HR No. 100 — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May 27, 2016 Of course everyone is excited as the Continue reading Grandpa Rossy is 100

Ivy’s Roundup – A Series Victory Was In The Cards

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We know that the Cubs are good at baseball (and also at just about everything), and it showed this past series.  Let’s take a look at the three game series recap vs. the Cardinals:   Cubs @ Cardinals 5/23: L Cardinals 4, Cubs 3 W: Rosenthal (2-1) L: Warren (3-1) Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – A Series Victory Was In The Cards

The Cubs Are Good People

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As the Chicago Cubs get back to the level of success we’ve recently come to expect, I have to reflect on how lucky we as Cubs fans are to have some of the best people in the sport working to improve and sustain the team we all love.  Since the Continue reading The Cubs Are Good People

Jorge Soler Sees a Victory

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Check this out, as the Chicago Cubs eked out a series win: Your browser does not support iframes. This was when the Cubs were nursing a dangerously slim lead, right before Kris Bryant gave them a more comfortable lead before the St. Louis Cardinals used up the remainder of their Continue reading Jorge Soler Sees a Victory

Back to Normal, Right?

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The Chicago Cubs just picked up win #30 on the season.  In so doing, they also made the Cardinals pitchers throw over 200 pitches right before getaway day, also known as Jake Arrieta Day.  Defense was the name of the game, and included one snazzy pick by Justin Grimm… Your Continue reading Back to Normal, Right?

Ivy’s Roundup — The Big Unfriendly Giants

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In case you missed it, Anno wrote a blog about the Cubs losing and he also posed the following scenario/question: Pretend you knew nothing about the first 42 games and you see the Cubs are 29-13 with a 5.5 game lead in the Central, would you still be worried? It’s Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — The Big Unfriendly Giants

Apparently the Cubs Should Never Lose

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Yes, you read that headline correctly. Reading Twitter and Facebook after the Chicago Cubs lose can be bad for your health. Especially lately when they are in the middle of a 5-6 stretch against the San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers and now the San Fransisco Giants. The Cubs Continue reading Apparently the Cubs Should Never Lose

Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Get Brewed

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With the excitement surrounding the Cubs this season and the hot start they have had, it is understandable that Cubs fans would panic a bit, especially with a series loss against the Brewers. But every baseball fan knows that this is going to happen, no matter how good your team Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Get Brewed

Don’t Run on Grandpa Rossy and Other Cubs Items

Only time it's OK to slide into first base!

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If you’re just waking up, the Chicago Cubs FINALLY beat the Milwaukee Brewers in extra innings.  And per the box score, everyone pitched in.  And if the game had gone even further, you may have seen Jake Arrieta in left field with one of the position players still on the Continue reading Don’t Run on Grandpa Rossy and Other Cubs Items