Baseball into November, Cubs Still Working

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It’s been an insane school year so far, with budget cuts and the science department shrinking from five teachers to just three to cover our four grade levels.  That meant that I had to take care of four different science electives, which, much to the chagrin of my entire family, Continue reading Baseball into November, Cubs Still Working

You Gotta Love the Cubs

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Happy Valentine’s Day Cubs fans! As you know, I love the Chicago Cubs. I have been a die hard fan of the North Siders for as long as I can remember. Baseball was, is and always be my first love. I remember watching the Cubs when I was younger, watching Continue reading You Gotta Love the Cubs

Hall of Fame 2014: The Greatest Pitcher of All Time?

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This is Hall of Fame weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are being represented this weekend by one of the greatest pitchers of all time, and arguably the greatest pitcher of the modern Era. This weekend, former Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux is officially enshrined into the Hall of Fame! While I Continue reading Hall of Fame 2014: The Greatest Pitcher of All Time?

Your All Time Chicago Cubs Team

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With this being the All Star break for Major League Baseball, and there being no real baseball for fans of the Chicago Cubs to enjoy until at least Friday. The Cubs, of course, have two All Stars playing on the team in Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo who are core Continue reading Your All Time Chicago Cubs Team

Road to Opening Day: #31

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The Cubs didn’t do so hot in yesterday’s game, the Cactus League opener and the very first official spring training game at the new Cubs Park.  The home team lost 5-2, but at least they were up 2-0 when the Cubs I really cared about where in the game.  Jeff Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #31

The Editorialized Version of Moving From WGN

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Growing up in the ’90s during the resurgence of the Packers in the shadow of Lambeau Field (I know…BOO HISS EVIL!), it would have been easy for me to end up as another fair weather (which there never was) Brewers fan.  I didn’t, though, because 1) nobody cared about the Continue reading The Editorialized Version of Moving From WGN

The Calm Before the Storm

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The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot results will be announced on Wednesday, January 8 at 1 PM Central Time.  We’ve covered the publicly released totals thus far and you can check out the Baseball Think Factory ballot collecting gizmo here.  The tally so far suggests that first-time candidates Greg Continue reading The Calm Before the Storm

New Year Hall of Fame Thoughts

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The ballot you see here is from Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe, who got blasted by Jason Collette for only picking five names.  One of those names happens to be Jack Morris, and if you’ve been on the internet at any point in the past 15 years (this is Continue reading New Year Hall of Fame Thoughts

Young Pitching Can Accelerate Cubs Timeline

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All we have heard about since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have taken over is a business plan and a baseball plan matching up and this magical time of “the plan” all coming together.  The baseball side of that has revolved around Javier Baez, who Epstein and Hoyer inherited, followed Continue reading Young Pitching Can Accelerate Cubs Timeline

Expectations

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On the eve of one of the days we have been waiting for all winter, pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, I feel like it is the eve of Christmas Eve.  I can say with 99.9999% belief that this team will NOT win the World Series (come on, I’m Continue reading Expectations