2017 Division Preview: 2nd Place St. Louis Cardinals

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I get it.  This is a Cubs’ blog.  And I am a Cubs’ fan.  So anything critical of the Cardinals comes off as “jealousy”, a “hot take”, or any series of things that the Best Fans twitter account could have a world of fun with.  But here’s the God’s honest Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 2nd Place St. Louis Cardinals

Cubs Practice: Deuces Wild

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Hey, the Cubs won!  So let’s check out some highlights…whenever they decide to put them up for this practice game. Before we get into game film, did you know that David Ross is going on Dancing With the Stars? Your browser does not support iframes. Grandpa will be competing against, Continue reading Cubs Practice: Deuces Wild

Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

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Before we dive into new Cubs reliever, Wade Davis, let’s talk about new (again) Yankees closer, Aroldis Chapman and what he meant to the Cubs bullpen.  Chapman came to the Cubs as a rigid one inning closer who preferred to start an inning with no inherited runners and shut it Continue reading Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

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Although the Cubs enter the off-season with much more stability in the field than they do on the mound, they do enter the off-season with some questions that need answering.  Those questions, though, were mitigated by the 2015 performance of a handful of rookies and the emergence of Anthony Rizzo Continue reading Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

That Was Satisfying

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I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a bias in this year’s World Series, especially after the Cubs’ season ended.  I’m still happy with the season overall, but I’m a tad annoyed with the way it ended, y’know?  So I was particularly satisfied with the result of Continue reading That Was Satisfying

Baseball into November, Cubs Still Working

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It’s been an insane school year so far, with budget cuts and the science department shrinking from five teachers to just three to cover our four grade levels.  That meant that I had to take care of four different science electives, which, much to the chagrin of my entire family, Continue reading Baseball into November, Cubs Still Working

Ivy’s Roundup: Can’t Keep a Good Cub Down

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Ivy will do the recap for the Eastern road trip soon enough, but since this was a shortened series, I’ll take care of it for now since I have the time.  Before we round up the series, though, two cool stories that I thought every fan would appreciate: 1. Bartolo Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Can’t Keep a Good Cub Down

Ivy’s Roundup: Those Annoying Buzzing Nats

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Well, I haven’t done one of these in what seems like forever! I’ve been so busy with life and school that I was unable to do the recaps, which tends to happen when you work full time and go to school part time. I just want to thank Rice for Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Those Annoying Buzzing Nats

Answer to Lester’s Pick Off Problems Could Be Welington Castillo

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The book on Jon Lester has been written.  He hates throwing to first base.  Because of that, teams are more aggressive in their leads and they are much more willing to attempt steals against him.  Already this season Lester has allowed 13 stolen bases, after today’s game.  That is well Continue reading Answer to Lester’s Pick Off Problems Could Be Welington Castillo

The Unwritten Rules Should be Rewritten, or Something Like That

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Once upon a time, the Neanderthal was used as a derogatory term to describe people who exhibited “caveman”-like qualities…you know, violent behavior, primitive social interaction, poor judgment, that whole thing.  That seems to be an insult to what evolutionary and fossil evidence suggested were a fairly intelligent and resourceful subspecies Continue reading The Unwritten Rules Should be Rewritten, or Something Like That