Wrapping Up the Regular Season

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The Cubs did clinch the NL Central during their loss to the White Sox on Saturday, and decided to switch to “whatever” mode shortly after, earning the right to chill and wait for their eventual first round opponent. It’s a testament to the patience, attitude, and resilience of the team Continue reading Wrapping Up the Regular Season

An Industrial Sized Chill Pill

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Boy, you think the Cubs had turned a corner, and then suddenly they drop a key series to the literal worst team in MLB. Naturally it is easy to think that if this were an actual 162 game season without a pandemic lurking, this set of Cubs would be blown Continue reading An Industrial Sized Chill Pill

The Show Must Go On

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Here we are again, a few months after life really shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it would appear (despite quite a few alarming spikes in positive cases around the country) that baseball is on its way back: And funny enough, they even got themselves a sponsor: I Continue reading The Show Must Go On

What to Expect When Your Expectations Aren’t That High

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I just checked and we haven’t actually posted a blog since October, when we had an inkling but weren’t totally sure that the Cubs were going to hamstring the budget like they are. So here I am, waiting for my car’s oil change and other potential service, tapping away on Continue reading What to Expect When Your Expectations Aren’t That High

The Next Phase For the Cubs

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The Cubs unfortunately met a premature end to their 2019 season, but this window of contention is not yet shut completely, so there is some work to be done to retool rather than rebuild what could still be a solid-to-great roster for years to come. This assumes, of course, that Continue reading The Next Phase For the Cubs

Grandpa Rossy’s Dance Tour

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I’m sure you’ve seen the snippets of Grandpa David Ross dancing his tail off during Chicago Cubs rain delays or just channel surfing on Monday nights.  You might also have known that somehow, through sheer will, tons of infectious fun, and the good will of Cubs fans and assorted voters, Continue reading Grandpa Rossy’s Dance Tour

Cubs Practice: Deuces Wild

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Hey, the Cubs won!  So let’s check out some highlights…whenever they decide to put them up for this practice game. Before we get into game film, did you know that David Ross is going on Dancing With the Stars? Your browser does not support iframes. Grandpa will be competing against, Continue reading Cubs Practice: Deuces Wild

Did You Catch All That? The Continuing Evolution of the Cubs Catching Situation (Updates)

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With the first pitchers and catchers workout completed, we can take a look back at a few storylines that are emerging in the early days of official Chicago Cubs spring training.  You can check out Anno’s writeup and Andy’s preview for some of our thoughts, but my focus today is Continue reading Did You Catch All That? The Continuing Evolution of the Cubs Catching Situation (Updates)

The Cubs’ Title Defense

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As we inch closer to when pitchers and catchers report everyone is getting excited to see what will happen for our Defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Talk about an amazing time at the end of the 2016 baseball season. I was fortunate to be able to go to one Continue reading The Cubs’ Title Defense

Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

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Before we dive into new Cubs reliever, Wade Davis, let’s talk about new (again) Yankees closer, Aroldis Chapman and what he meant to the Cubs bullpen.  Chapman came to the Cubs as a rigid one inning closer who preferred to start an inning with no inherited runners and shut it Continue reading Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen