Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

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Joey Votto takes one of the absolute dumbest criticisms a baseball player can take: That he is “content” to lead the league in on-base percentage.  Think for a second about what that actually means.  There are some people (mostly Reds fans and Harold Reynolds) who are critical because Votto makes Continue reading Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

Six Questions the Cubs Hope to Answer in Spring Training

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As we enter the last weekend without Cubs baseball for at least the next 7 1/2 months, it has become time to focus on events, roster battles, and stories that all figure to take place during Spring Training that will shape the 2015 Cubs season.  With the amount of change Continue reading Six Questions the Cubs Hope to Answer in Spring Training

Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

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One of the great mysteries of the Cubs Convention was the whereabouts of Luis Valbuena.  As we found out this morning, he, along with pitcher Dan Straily, were traded to the Houston Astros for outfielder Dexter Fowler.  While the cost to acquire Fowler is admittedly high, sending Luis Valbuena to Continue reading Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

Road to Opening Day: #34

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We’re just a couple days away from Cactus League play with the Cubs!  Follow our countdown lineup for some fun until Opening Day. Kerry Wood‘s Incredible Performance Everyone knows this game even if they’re not a Cubs fan.  I’ll wait for you to watch this video for two hours: Yes, Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #34

Reminiscing

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The Winter Meetings are over, the fellow blogsfolk are dispersed and busy, and I’m missing baseball a ton.  We’re about two months and change from pitchers and catchers reporting, which is great, but that’s still two months before quasi-meaningful baseball with guys on teams that I actually care about.  With Continue reading Reminiscing

Double Digit Madness

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Back in May I asked the Cubs to score double-digit runs in honor of Ron Santo.  For the longest time, the Cubs could just get to nine runs but couldn’t get over the hump. It only took playing the god-awful Astros (who had been on a bit of a streak Continue reading Double Digit Madness

Dreamcast 18 – Meatball Cub fans

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YAOWA MUSIC BY: Lath and Plaster – https://soundcloud.com/lathandplaster/ EMAILZ: worldseriesdreaming@gmail.com iTunes Twitterz: @WSDreaming_Cubs @CubicSnarkonia @MRubio52 Music guest Ian Miller Twitter: @IanMiller ALSO @ProductiveOuts Por favor, send us emails and iTunes reviews. INTROS EMAIL! Best Owner in Cubs history? Superfans Personal superstitions Ramon Ortiz; all of my feels bro BREAK Draft talk Appel or Gray, or Bryant? Or Continue reading Dreamcast 18 – Meatball Cub fans

Astros beat Rangers, angering Nolan Ryan

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On March 31st, the Houston Astros hosted their first game as a member of the American League and defeated the in-state rival Texas Rangers 8-2.  The house was packed, a rarity for an Astros team on the mend, and Bud Norris got the victory as the highest-paid player on the Continue reading Astros beat Rangers, angering Nolan Ryan

Farewell, Houston Astros

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Oh, you poor hapless Houston Astros.  Unfortunately for the Cubs, after the season-closing series against their long-time rivals at Wrigley, the Astros will move to the American League.  Instead of playing them 19 times next season as with all other division opponents, the Cubs will only host the Astros for Continue reading Farewell, Houston Astros

Ivy’s Cubs Game Round-Up, 9/7 to 9/12

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Major League Baseball includes so many games in one season, but for someone that loves the game as much as I do, that time flies…it’s almost not enough. I. Want. More. This season has flown by, and how the Cubs have been playing, maybe that’s a good thing. Even though Continue reading Ivy’s Cubs Game Round-Up, 9/7 to 9/12