Dreamcast 26: It Was Fun While It Lasted

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Rice is still recovering from a bad cold, but we found some time to record a poorly edited edition of the Dreamcast to talk about the end of the Cubs’ 2017 season.  They are still the 2016 World Series champions, and nobody will ever change that.  Here’s what we discussed Continue reading Dreamcast 26: It Was Fun While It Lasted

A Fungus Among Us? Or, How a Chicago Hotel Helped the Cubs in Potentially Dastardly Ways

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I was hoping by the time I got home from work that I’d be able to tell you fine folks whether the Cubs had clinched a berth in the NLCS, or if they have to go back to DC for a winner-take-all Game 5.  I suppose our latest Dreamcast is Continue reading A Fungus Among Us? Or, How a Chicago Hotel Helped the Cubs in Potentially Dastardly Ways

The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

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Now that we’ve had a sleep to digest what happened in the second winnable game of the NLDS, let’s step back and see what we can do about the disappointment on Saturday night.  After all, nothing screams fandom like hastily drawn narratives and knee-jerk overreactions. Shall we begin? The Offense Continue reading The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

The Title Defense Begins (UPDATE: Cubs NLDS Roster is In)

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After a long week of no Cubs baseball, I think we as fans are ready, and so are the players, for some meaningful baseball again: We're ready for tomorrow. #FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/HNt8W0cuEu — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 5, 2017 Getting hyped!  It helps that the Cubs have announced their rotation, with Continue reading The Title Defense Begins (UPDATE: Cubs NLDS Roster is In)

Cubs Season is Over; On To the Postseason!

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Every game started and ended around the same time on Sunday, the final day of the 2017 MLB regular season.  As we look on to postseason baseball, in which every player on every contender knows they have a shot but also realize that a weird bounce or a hot bat Continue reading Cubs Season is Over; On To the Postseason!

All Your 108-Year-Old Jokes Are Dead — Cubs Clinch Third Straight Playoff Berth

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After eliminating the St. Louis Cardinals from the division race, the Chicago Cubs turned their sights on clinching the division outright before they even get home to Wrigley Field.  Of course, they did guarantee that they would come home to Chicago in first place after dispatching the Milwaukee Brewers, and Continue reading All Your 108-Year-Old Jokes Are Dead — Cubs Clinch Third Straight Playoff Berth

Dreamcast 23: Rewrite the Narrative

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With Anno back from marital bliss, if only temporarily, the WSD folks discuss all things Cubs after they took things into their own hands to control their own destiny: Some notes on the Cubs’ rotation, bullpen, and offensive surge; A bit on the SportsCrate (hint: don’t get one); Thoughts on Continue reading Dreamcast 23: Rewrite the Narrative

Slumps, Inconsistency, and Urgency

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Perhaps it is because the Milwaukee Brewers made a voodoo doll of Javier Baez, or maybe it was because I tempted fate one too many times in making light of the dwindling NL Central lead, but the Chicago Cubs just got swept in a series against their closest division rival, Continue reading Slumps, Inconsistency, and Urgency

Coming Down From a High

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Well then, a day after the nicest win of the year, the Chicago Cubs (you know, the defending World Series Champions and blah blah blah) dropped a clunker against the Philadelphia Phillies to lose the series and finish up a 3-3 road trip.  They did win the season series, of Continue reading Coming Down From a High

The John Lackey Game?

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Remember back when the Cubs were scuffling (again) and everybody was freaking out (again)?  Well, the Cubs decided that they wanted to be good (again) and with John Lackey on the mound, they at least secured a series split with a chance to win the series on Thursday’s getaway day. Continue reading The John Lackey Game?