Dreamcast 42: Things Fall Apart

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Boy, this weekend sucked, didn’t it? But we do have a Dreamcast for you to pass the time before the Cubs try to get back on track in Southern California… Thoughts on slumps, inconsistency, and the sheer length of a baseball season; Hope on the horizon; Oh yeah, you guys Continue reading Dreamcast 42: Things Fall Apart

In Which the Cubs Have to Reflect On Their (Lack of) Actions

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It’s been a month since this one, but the Chicago Cubs continue to ride the feast-or-famine roller coaster that Jeff Samardzija once alluded to. It’s a load of fun when the Cubs score runs in buckets; it’s not so fun when they can’t even plate one after almost getting no-hit. Continue reading In Which the Cubs Have to Reflect On Their (Lack of) Actions

Dreamcast 40: We Do This Every Year

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Not much happening on this Cubs off day, so until they play again, we recorded the 40th iteration of our revived Dreamcast. Andy joined the party to talk shop as we await the coming resurgence… Disappointing early performances, but signs of positive things to come; What’s up with Yu Darvish? Continue reading Dreamcast 40: We Do This Every Year

Days Like These

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  You may have noticed that between life, work, and coaching my own baseball team, there hasn’t been much in the way of content here lately. Of course, we’re still following the Cubs games, and while they are having their bouts of frustrating inconsistency, I think we all expect it Continue reading Days Like These

300 Already?

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There were a few really good things that happened for the Chicago Cubs and their fans on Thursday.  We can start with the part where the weather actually didn’t suck and the Cubs got to play a baseball game in relatively mild conditions compared to their games on Hoth the Continue reading 300 Already?

Dreamcast 37: Fish Fry

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Friend of the blog Crawly trekked down to Florida to check out the Cubs’ season opener against the Miami Marlins and dropped by to hang out with our Dreamcast: Crawly’s thoughts on Florida, Miami, and the Marlins Park experience; The Cubs’ performance in Game 1 of 162; Anthony Rizzo not Continue reading Dreamcast 37: Fish Fry

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)

Cactus League Ends, Cubs Roster Takes Shape

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Kyle Hendricks got in some work in the final Cubs Cactus League game before they play the Red Sox in Florida for a couple extra tuneup games prior to Thursday’s Opening Day contest against the Marlins.  I assume he was just working on some nibbling, as he issued his first Continue reading Cactus League Ends, Cubs Roster Takes Shape

Cubs Conundrum: More Relief Vs More Bench Depth (UPDATE: More Relief It Is!)

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The Cubs have a night game on Monday, with their off day Tuesday, so it’ll be a good stretch before we have to worry about their in-game activities again.  Before their Spring Training game against the Reds, though, we saw some good news about the ailing Pedro Strop: Strop threw Continue reading Cubs Conundrum: More Relief Vs More Bench Depth (UPDATE: More Relief It Is!)

Cubs Pitching Outlook For 2018 (So Far)

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In between the very impressive showing by the Chicago Cubs rotation and their bullpen brethren so far, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have built an enviable pitching staff with depth and redundancies across levels.  We have already seen guys like Mike Montgomery and Eddie Butler get extended outings in games Continue reading Cubs Pitching Outlook For 2018 (So Far)