Say, Everybody, Have You Seen My (Base)Balls?

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While we have all been lamenting the fact that John Lackey is now older and possibly broken, what is strange, even for him, was the fact that he gave up way more home runs than expected given a normal decline.  And on that same vein, most fans, players, and team Continue reading Say, Everybody, Have You Seen My (Base)Balls?

The Juggernaut Unleashed

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Coming into this series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs had already shown some signs of dominance, and I guess we’re being a bit humble with that understatement.  But I guess we didn’t really expect Friday’s destruction of their opponent, even as we realized that the Cubs were Continue reading The Juggernaut Unleashed

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

Starlin Castro Temporarily Shuts Down the Narrative

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The Chicago Cubs did not win today.  Against Johnny Cueto, who is a huge trade target this summer, you kind of expected that to be the case, especially with Jason Hammel struggling.  But this was the reason why the Cubs lost in extras and not to Cueto himself: Your browser Continue reading Starlin Castro Temporarily Shuts Down the Narrative

The One Where Rice Cube Was Accidentally Psychic

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So, uh… Set up: Dexter Fowler had just hit a liner in the gap, which should have scored Addison Russell easily, except that the ball got stuck in some padding or some bullshit. BOOOOOOOOOO what a shitty way to take away a run. Ground rule double though, shrug. — Rice Continue reading The One Where Rice Cube Was Accidentally Psychic

Saturday Night Cubs Homer Party

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In tonight’s spectacular Cubs victory, the offense finally found their spark.  Yeah, they got lucky with a mediocre starter and it’s at Coors Field, but still, you love seeing the ball smacked all over the place, plus the part where each player continued to put together super-grindy plate appearances. Then, Continue reading Saturday Night Cubs Homer Party

Cubs Continue to Argue Against the Designated Hitter

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Not to be outdone by Travis Wood the other day, Jake Arrieta wanted in on the home run party: Your browser does not support iframes. While we don’t expect the pitchers to go yard every other at-bat, this is still cool to see. Eventually the National League will likely get Continue reading Cubs Continue to Argue Against the Designated Hitter

Let’s ooh and aah over Kris Bryant

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The Chicago Cubs still have to find an offensive groove in Cactus League play, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find some fun things to talk about from their contest against the Colorado Rockies.  It’s spring training, people are getting back into shape and working on stuff, so don’t sweat Continue reading Let’s ooh and aah over Kris Bryant

Fun with Twitter

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Anthony Rizzo returned to the lineup for the first time in eons and was an immediate impact.  He had his troubles, striking out twice, but did get an infield single before we headed to the ninth.   What if Villareal bounces a ball but Baez cranks a cricket-style homer anyway? Continue reading Fun with Twitter

Javier Baez almost breaks the sound barrier

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The Cubs won tonight against the Pirates, and at 65-83, they have only 14 games left and must win at least 8 of those to avoid 90 losses for those of you who care about these things.  For those of you wondering about draft position, they’re #6 (most likely #7 Continue reading Javier Baez almost breaks the sound barrier