The Cubs’ Title Defense

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As we inch closer to when pitchers and catchers report everyone is getting excited to see what will happen for our Defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Talk about an amazing time at the end of the 2016 baseball season. I was fortunate to be able to go to one Continue reading The Cubs’ Title Defense

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all. This year we have plenty to be thankful for. I want to start by saying thank you to each and every one of you who have read and shared this blog over the years. I want to thank the almost 21,000 of you who have Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Cubs World Series Game 4: Hoping For a Game 7

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Let’s dispense with the sugar-coating and just say that the Chicago Cubs are in a very bad place right now, with a 3-1 deficit in the World Series and an offense that is sputtering, to say the least.  Aside from their run in the opening inning and a Dexter Fowler Continue reading Cubs World Series Game 4: Hoping For a Game 7

NLDS Game 3: Need some coffee & Game 4 Optimism

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There is no way around this… last night was a disaster. Things did not start that way, but come the eighth inning, the wheels came off. Jake Arrieta gave the Chicago Cubs a huge lift when he hit a three run homerun off of Madison Bumgarner. Those were the first Continue reading NLDS Game 3: Need some coffee & Game 4 Optimism

The Cubs’ Science Experiment

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As we sit in a rain delay and wait anxiously for another Chicago Cubs game to begin (they’re in Denver to take on the Colorado Rockies), it bears repeating how well Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have constructed this roster, and how well manager Joe Maddon has maximized matchups to Continue reading The Cubs’ Science Experiment

The Wild Walk Off, No Haircuts

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Three days after a pretty slick walkoff victory, the Chicago Cubs were at it again. That was a fun ending, eh #Cubs fans? https://t.co/IPJfarUOyw — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) August 3, 2016 You would think that a 3-run lead with a solid closer on the mound would be bad news, and historically Continue reading The Wild Walk Off, No Haircuts

Ivy’s Roundup – Split Decision

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So we talked about the first 100 games, where the Chicago Cubs are 60-40.  Well, in game #101, they ended up splitting the series against the sorta-rival White Sox, and now the Cubs are 21 over .500, which is pretty good considering they didn’t get to that point last year Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Split Decision

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?