Javier Baez, Sorcerer Supreme

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As the Chicago Cubs sneak closer to first place (again), the scoring has come aplenty and the plays have been awe-inspiring and entertaining at the very least. Meanwhile, one of the most popular Cubs players (if not a fledgling superstar, depending on how you feel about the term) is making Continue reading Javier Baez, Sorcerer Supreme

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?

In Search of Consistency

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Inconsistency has been the theme of the season so far for the Chicago Cubs, which has contributed to plenty of fan frustration and the .500-ish record to this point.  Despite the fun times that the Cubs players have tried to give us, I can totally understand why the fans and Continue reading In Search of Consistency

Putting the Fun Back In Fundamentals

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It was a good baseball Friday night for the Chicago Cubs, powered by Javier Baez‘s four hits and baserunning magic: I think players like Javy are great for baseball, particularly in a time when the sport, despite record revenues, is skewing older and is working to recruit new, younger fans.  Continue reading Putting the Fun Back In Fundamentals

A Different Brand of Frustration

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Let’s be very honest.  The 2018 version of the Chicago Cubs has been an early disappointment, and it’s been a mystery as to why they have been so inconsistent given how good they are supposed to be on paper.  However, we then look at teams like the Giants and Dodgers, Continue reading A Different Brand of Frustration

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)

Even the Cubs Backups Are Chipping In

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The Cubs continued their points streak after a Cactus League-opening loss, with wins bookending a few ties here and there.  The game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim which is a suburb in the Los Angeles metropolitan area did not feature Shohei Ohtani, who could have been a heck Continue reading Even the Cubs Backups Are Chipping In

Pretty Good Tune-Up For the Cubs Regulars

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Most of the regulars had a rest day in the Cactus League opener, but came back to put in their first few innings of the spring on Saturday afternoon. Our #SpringTraining home opener at @SloanParkMesa! pic.twitter.com/n1lvmcXS6x — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 24, 2018 Even GameDay is in spring training mode Continue reading Pretty Good Tune-Up For the Cubs Regulars