The Hunt for Blue October

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In October 2016, shortly after Rob Manfred took power, a juggernaut class baseball organization emerged on the coast of the Great Lakes. It then fell behind in a playoff series, apparently suffering from a 3-1 deficit. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the series was rescued. But according to repeated statements by Continue reading The Hunt for Blue October

Midseason Cubs Audit

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Well well, we made it! As the Cubs go from a limp to a surge into the All-Star Break, they find themselves in sole possession of first place at least through next weekend with a surprisingly comfortable 2.5 game NL Central lead after the Milwaukee Brewers took a massive dump Continue reading Midseason Cubs Audit

The Happ Trick

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We got ourselves a classic low-scoring game with all the nerves and frustration that goes with it, plus the elation when the game finally ends in the Cubs’ favor. I was going to just post highlights, but one Ian Happ helped me decide to not be so lazy and give Continue reading The Happ Trick

Dreamcast 41: The Inevitable Comeback

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So you want a Wrigley scoreboard replica clock, eh? Maybe listen to this new Dreamcast to find out how. Also within: Thoughts on the Cubs’ quest to the top of the NL Central yet again; Some thoughts on pitching and the performances of various hitters; The recent Draft, which we Continue reading Dreamcast 41: The Inevitable Comeback

Cubs Weekend Roundup

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You may have noticed the paucity of content around these parts. I imagine that may explain the lack of hits on our trusty blog, as well as a steady exodus of followers as Facebook and Twitter start getting rid of bots (or maybe people are just tired of us, hehe), Continue reading Cubs Weekend Roundup

Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out

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On a beautiful but cold day in Chicago, I watched my high school’s baseball team play superbly to notch their first victory of the season after many false starts and game postponements due to the ludicrous weather and other issues.  A few miles north, the Chicago Cubs also notched not Continue reading Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out

Dreamcast 39: Plan? What Plan?

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After battling weather and life, Anno and Rice return to bring you a Dreamcast with not much more of a plan than just shooting the breeze after watching Kyle Schwarber do this… Ohio is for Schwarbers. pic.twitter.com/j8cHqU1mGq — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 25, 2018 Talking about our confidence in the Continue reading Dreamcast 39: Plan? What Plan?

Good Brew

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After early season feelings of doom, the Chicago Cubs managed to secure a winning road trip before heading home to Wrigley Field for Monday’s home opener.  Having already taken two of the first three (and potentially, they could have swept those if not for some stupidity), taking the finale was Continue reading Good Brew

Better to be Lucky AND Good!

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I’m pretty sure the Cubs are glad that they are going to their actual home soon, but it’s nice to know that they can play in front of a home crowd even in another state.  Between all the sniping on social media between the two teams and their fanbases, the Continue reading Better to be Lucky AND Good!

Countdown to Opening Day (UPDATE: Roster Official)

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The Chicago Cubs’ spring training officially ended on Tuesday afternoon as they went through the motions with a couple tune up games against the Boston Red Sox.  Now they’ll drive down the road to Miami where they will open the season against the Marlins on Thursday.  I did hear from Continue reading Countdown to Opening Day (UPDATE: Roster Official)