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?

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