They’re TRYING Not to Suck…

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It’s always a bummer when Jon Lester pitches a great game, and Willson Contreras hits baseballs to the moon and back, and yet the Chicago Cubs just can’t win the game in the end.  Alas, that is the game we have come to love and curse at the same time, Continue reading They’re TRYING Not to Suck…

#HugWatch Season

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The Chicago Cubs again jumped the market on trades this year, landing Jose Quintana in a rare Chicago-to-Chicago trade.  Although I feel that the Cubs as currently constructed can get to the playoffs (especially since everyone else in the division has sucked to varying extents), the myriad quotes from Theo Continue reading #HugWatch Season

The Return of UmpShow

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A funny thing happened in Tuesday’s Cubs game… You don’t need technology to know that pitch was way inside, and umpire Lance Barksdale wasn’t exactly positioned properly to call that pitch regardless.  We did talk a bit about the fallibility of both umpires and technology on the Dreamcast, but here Continue reading The Return of UmpShow

The Cubs Clubhouse

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There’s not much to do on an off day other than hoping that certain teams keep losing, so this seems like a good opportunity to talk about a rather nebulous topic.  See, I didn’t used to believe in clubhouse chemistry, as I figured that the most talented team would win Continue reading The Cubs Clubhouse

And the Cubs Never Lost Again

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Well, the second half is underway, and methinks the Chicago Cubs are doing okay for now… #Cubs since All-Star break* 6-0 record* +27 run differential* 16 Home Runs* 2.00 starter ERA* No first inning runs allowed — Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) July 19, 2017 As we’ve talked about on the Dreamcast Continue reading And the Cubs Never Lost Again

The Adventures of Anthony Rizzo, Fantasy Second Baseman

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On the latest Dreamcast, Anno asked if there was an actual rule that mandated a glove change for when exaggerated shifts occurred.  As far as I could tell from scanning the rules, there are only a few stipulations on gloves that can be used by fielders on defense: The catcher Continue reading The Adventures of Anthony Rizzo, Fantasy Second Baseman

An All-Star Event Without Too Many Cubs

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The 2017 All-Star Game would be played with but one Chicago Cubs player, and that guy (Wade Davis) wasn’t even on the 2016 World Series-winning roster. But that doesn’t mean the game was no fun, especially when the Cubs got what one could perceive as much-needed rest as they try Continue reading An All-Star Event Without Too Many Cubs

Dreamcast 16: The Fault In Our Stars

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After a not-so-good first half, we arrive at the All-Star break needing a rest from the Chicago Cubs, and even the Cubs themselves need a rest from the grind of baseball before they reset for the second half.  Guest host Dabynsky drops by to talk Cubs… Rice and family open Continue reading Dreamcast 16: The Fault In Our Stars

The Battle For Midsummer Bragging Rights

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With the first half mercifully over, most Chicago Cubs not named Wade Davis will get to rest over the next few days before jumping back into the grind of the regular season.  Meanwhile, the mighty Giancarlo Stanton will get to defend his Home Run Derby title on his home turf Continue reading The Battle For Midsummer Bragging Rights

Rock Bottom

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Just a few days after the beatdown on Bobblehead Day, the Chicago Cubs ended the nominal first half of the season with a clunker against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Last season, the Cubs of course played like a juggernaut en route to the World Series.  This year?  Not so much, with Continue reading Rock Bottom