2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

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There is something wonderful about writing a blog previewing a Cubs season that doesn’t include things like a World Series Championship drought.  Or an NL pennant drought.  Or a division championship drought.  Or a “this is next year” narrative.  Or any of the stuff that has traditionally lined up so Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

2017 Division Preview: 2nd Place St. Louis Cardinals

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I get it.  This is a Cubs’ blog.  And I am a Cubs’ fan.  So anything critical of the Cardinals comes off as “jealousy”, a “hot take”, or any series of things that the Best Fans twitter account could have a world of fun with.  But here’s the God’s honest Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 2nd Place St. Louis Cardinals

Those Days When You Just Can’t “Stick To Sports”

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On this long President’s Day weekend, in the midst of Black History Month, we once again find that February is broken.  While the Chicago Cubs were rained out of their full outdoor activities down in Mesa (seriously, Arizona, get it together…but hey, cacti and desert animals need rain, too!), it Continue reading Those Days When You Just Can’t “Stick To Sports”

Saturday Cubs Home Run Party Because We’re Bored

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With a long weekend, Saturdays are particularly lazy.  My family and I took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather (hello, global climate change!) to open the windows and go outside to play.  Now, here we are on a Saturday night with not much else to do until tomorrow.  The Cubs Continue reading Saturday Cubs Home Run Party Because We’re Bored

Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

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The Cubs, as a championship caliber team, report to spring training this week without a lot left to decide.  In total, the World Series Champions return essentially all of their contributing starters, with the exceptions of Dexter Fowler and Jason Hammel.  What’s more, they return Kyle Schwarber as a full time Continue reading Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

A Pitch For Cubs Pitching

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A baseball trade happened today as the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners swapped Yovani Gallardo for Seth Smith: #Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto on adding Yovani Gallardo to the starting rotation. pic.twitter.com/VzBqc85kjY — Mariners (@Mariners) January 6, 2017 If you were as confused as I was, I don’t blame you, as Continue reading A Pitch For Cubs Pitching

The 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

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The Chicago Cubs won the World Series just over a month ago, December has just started and their roster for the 2017 season is pretty much already set. Baring an injury or a surprise trade, I believe Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Joe  Maddon pretty much already know which 25 Continue reading The 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

So Long Dex

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Last night, the hearts of many Chicago Cubs fans broke as Mr. “you go, we go” Dexter Fowler signed a five year, $82.5 million contract with the dreaded St. Louis Cardinals after turning down the Cubs $17.2 Million qualifying offer for one year. As you would expect, the aftermath of Continue reading So Long Dex

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all. This year we have plenty to be thankful for. I want to start by saying thank you to each and every one of you who have read and shared this blog over the years. I want to thank the almost 21,000 of you who have Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!