Life and Baseball

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It goes without saying that ever since the calendar turned to June, Chicago Cubs fans have been a bit antsy because the team simply hasn’t been playing all that well.  I told Ivy not to bother recapping the last week of disappointment because like manager Joe Maddon keeps telling his Continue reading Life and Baseball

The Cubs Are Really Good, But They’re Not Without Weaknesses

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Nothing fans the flames of discontent quite like a 10-2 loss at a time when the Cubs haven’t been playing their best baseball.  For those who do not regularly partake in the joys that accompany having an account on Twitter dot com, it may not be quite as apparent that Continue reading The Cubs Are Really Good, But They’re Not Without Weaknesses

Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

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The news that the Cubs sent Adam Warren to Iowa to stretch out for spot starts wasn’t exactly a surprise.  Warren has been going through some struggles, so sending him to a low stress environment to work through those issues while stretching out to serve in a spot starter’s role Continue reading Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Getting Their Phil Of Victories

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1908, Black cats, Bartman…those are some of the many things that Cubs fans have heard over the years but this year’s Cubs are providing real hope and it’s very hard to find flaws in this team. With a 41-17 record, the Cubs have dominated in a lot of areas. It Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Getting Their Phil Of Victories

Don’t Run on Grandpa Rossy and Other Cubs Items

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If you’re just waking up, the Chicago Cubs FINALLY beat the Milwaukee Brewers in extra innings.  And per the box score, everyone pitched in.  And if the game had gone even further, you may have seen Jake Arrieta in left field with one of the position players still on the Continue reading Don’t Run on Grandpa Rossy and Other Cubs Items

Quick Thoughts

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Every so often, even powerful juggernaut type teams will sputter.  I guess the best news for today’s game is that the Chicago Cubs fought back, generally played well except for a bad hiccup in one inning, and had a chance to win in their last at-bat if not for a Continue reading Quick Thoughts

Picking Up Where They Left Off

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I missed most of the Cubs’ victory against their division rival tonight, mostly because I had to go get some fish and an aquarium from a friend (that was a fun chore, as I’m sure my wife will tell you), and partly because I was watching nerd TV and just Continue reading Picking Up Where They Left Off

The Cubs Will Be Without Kyle Schwarber for the Year

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The Chicago Cubs are off to one of the best starts in over 20 years, having won their first three games for the first time since they won their first four games in 1995, a feat they can match tonight in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Over their first Continue reading The Cubs Will Be Without Kyle Schwarber for the Year

FINALLY! The Cubs are back!

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The longest offseason we Chicago Cub fans have experienced in recent memory (ironically is was also one of the shortest) has finally come to an end. Game one of 162 gets underway tonight at 9:05 pm (CST time) as the Cubs and Anaheim Angels get things started for their 2016 Continue reading FINALLY! The Cubs are back!

2016 Division Preview: 3rd Place St. Louis Cardinals

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The previews of the rebuilding teams are over (because I only do the NL Central Division.  And because who gives a crap about the Phillies).  The St. Louis Cardinals are not your daddy’s “third place” team.  Not too many teams coming off of a 100 win season can reasonably be Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 3rd Place St. Louis Cardinals