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

Taking It Easy Until We Have to Clench Again

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Having clinched the division with four games left to play, the Chicago Cubs ran out their junior varsity squad as they get ready to return home to Wrigley Field.  Other than personally eliminating the Cardinals completely from postseason play, the Cubs don’t have much more to play for now, and Continue reading Taking It Easy Until We Have to Clench Again

All Your 108-Year-Old Jokes Are Dead — Cubs Clinch Third Straight Playoff Berth

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After eliminating the St. Louis Cardinals from the division race, the Chicago Cubs turned their sights on clinching the division outright before they even get home to Wrigley Field.  Of course, they did guarantee that they would come home to Chicago in first place after dispatching the Milwaukee Brewers, and Continue reading All Your 108-Year-Old Jokes Are Dead — Cubs Clinch Third Straight Playoff Berth

Dreamcast 24: The Kato Kaelin Story Hour

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Now that the Chicago Cubs are pretty much guaranteed the National League Central title, Anno and Rice talk about some things on and off the baseball field… Some thoughts on the magic number and playoff matchups Solidifying the Cubs’ postseason roster Not sticking to sports since not even sports will Continue reading Dreamcast 24: The Kato Kaelin Story Hour

The Cubs Are Guaranteed to Come Home in First Place

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We knew after the first couple games that the Chicago Cubs would be guaranteed to remain in first place after leaving Milwaukee.  Thanks in part to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cubs can now also guarantee they will return to Wrigley Field in first place.  And also thanks in part to Continue reading The Cubs Are Guaranteed to Come Home in First Place

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

Cubs Guaranteed to Leave Milwaukee in First Place

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If my napkin math works well here, the Cubs will not only have dropped their magic number to clinch the Central to 6, but their 4.5 game division lead over the Milwaukee Brewers also means they will leave town in first place no matter what happens.  The pressure is now Continue reading Cubs Guaranteed to Leave Milwaukee in First Place

Dreamcast 23: Rewrite the Narrative

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With Anno back from marital bliss, if only temporarily, the WSD folks discuss all things Cubs after they took things into their own hands to control their own destiny: Some notes on the Cubs’ rotation, bullpen, and offensive surge; A bit on the SportsCrate (hint: don’t get one); Thoughts on Continue reading Dreamcast 23: Rewrite the Narrative

All the Marbles: Cubs Control Their Own Destiny

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Although Jen-Ho Tseng didn’t have the greatest of debuts, the Cubs had already won the series against the visiting New York Mets and got a chance to rest a few regulars for at least a few innings as they tune up for the final stretch of the season.  Tseng and Continue reading All the Marbles: Cubs Control Their Own Destiny

Back On Track? We Shall See

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I suppose it helps that the Cubs got to play the shell of the New York Mets this series, but a series win certainly helps keep them in first place and also watch their magic number keep shrinking as more matchups against their closest rivals loom.  It’s certainly a far Continue reading Back On Track? We Shall See