Ivy’s Roundup – Finding Meaning In Small Samples (PLUS COOKIES)

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Last time, when Ivy had time (no thanks to her coworker from Hell), we saw the Cubs win another series from the Philadelphia Phillies, so that was fun.  This year, the NL East is pretty much just the Washington Nationals and New York Mets, and maybe the Miami Marlins if Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Finding Meaning In Small Samples (PLUS COOKIES)

Watching the Cubs game at the bar — a story in tweets

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The senior class at my high school graduated today, and prior to the graduation ceremony downtown, some teachers and I went to a nearby pub for food and drinks.  It was also around the time that the Cubs game would be on, and so I asked the barkeeper to put Continue reading Watching the Cubs game at the bar — a story in tweets

Ivy’s Roundup: The Pirates Walk the Plank

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Let’s take a look at the very successful road trip the Cubs had vs. the Pirates:   Cubs @ Pirates 5/2: W Cubs 7, Pirates 2 W: Hammel (4-0) L: Cole (2-3)   What the teams were playing for might have been different from the last time the Pirates and Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: The Pirates Walk the Plank

FINALLY! The Cubs are back!

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The longest offseason we Chicago Cub fans have experienced in recent memory (ironically is was also one of the shortest) has finally come to an end. Game one of 162 gets underway tonight at 9:05 pm (CST time) as the Cubs and Anaheim Angels get things started for their 2016 Continue reading FINALLY! The Cubs are back!

2016 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

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  Last season was a lot of fun for Cubs fans.  From the day Jon Lester agreed to terms to the renewed energy of Spring Training to #WeAreGood to the Arrieta no-hitter and ensuing presser in a onesie all the way to beating the Cardinals in the playoffs.  2015 was Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

Try Not To Suck as Spring Trade Winds Blow

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As is usually the case with the Chicago Cubs these days, intrepid manager Joe Maddon has a new slogan to rally the troops: Mr. Maddon modeling the shirt: pic.twitter.com/T9gYJSZPJH — Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) March 6, 2016 It’s a simple enough message (you can buy the T-shirt here), and if you’ve Continue reading Try Not To Suck as Spring Trade Winds Blow

2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

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  When Theo Epstein arrived in Chicago, his goal was to make the Cubs a more complete organization.  He started by reacquiring Anthony Rizzo.  The next biggest event was the 2012 amateur draft.  And while the 2011, 2013, and 2014 first round picks are all expected to be contributing members Continue reading 2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

How good do you feel about the Cubs? (Polls)

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I’m going to try to snap some pictures of the CTA holiday train, which for some reason is running along the Purple Line today, on my periodic offseason trip to Wrigley Field.  If you check out the webcam, you’ll see that the Hefty bag is off and you can see Continue reading How good do you feel about the Cubs? (Polls)

Now THAT is How You Start an Offseason

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The Chicago Cubs started their 2015 off season with a bang. Three members of the Cubs organization were nominated for awards, and all three of them walked away with some hardware. Kris Bryant was named the National League Rookie of the Year, collecting all the first place votes. Joe Maddon Continue reading Now THAT is How You Start an Offseason

With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

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The offseason is here, and as of midnight last night, free agency is officially underway. Teams have submitted their qualifying offer of $15.8 Million to their pending free agents, as you know the lone player to receive this offer from the Chicago Cubs was centerfielder Dexter Fowler. In all likelihood, Continue reading With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List