Cole Hamels, Chicago Cub! (UPDATES: Official)

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The Cubs went and won themselves a ball game (the come from behind variety, again) while I was in the midst of moving all my stuff for relocation to California. That was fun, but I suppose we should address the elephant in the room that is Tyler Chatwood. In theory, Continue reading Cole Hamels, Chicago Cub! (UPDATES: Official)

Midseason Cubs Audit

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Well well, we made it! As the Cubs go from a limp to a surge into the All-Star Break, they find themselves in sole possession of first place at least through next weekend with a surprisingly comfortable 2.5 game NL Central lead after the Milwaukee Brewers took a massive dump Continue reading Midseason Cubs Audit

Dreamcast 42: Things Fall Apart

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Boy, this weekend sucked, didn’t it? But we do have a Dreamcast for you to pass the time before the Cubs try to get back on track in Southern California… Thoughts on slumps, inconsistency, and the sheer length of a baseball season; Hope on the horizon; Oh yeah, you guys Continue reading Dreamcast 42: Things Fall Apart

Move Along Home

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The title of this article has multiple meanings. One, I am getting ready to move from Chicago back to my home state of California, where the only live Cubs games I will see from here on out will be at the local parks in San Francisco and Oakland, or perhaps Continue reading Move Along Home

The Happ Trick

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We got ourselves a classic low-scoring game with all the nerves and frustration that goes with it, plus the elation when the game finally ends in the Cubs’ favor. I was going to just post highlights, but one Ian Happ helped me decide to not be so lazy and give Continue reading The Happ Trick

Getting Back on Track?

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Remember Jurassic Park? The book, actually, not the movie. Within the book (which was better than the movie, which was already very good, in my opinion), the character of Ian Malcolm is a mathematician who specializes in chaos theory. He models real-world systems using a tool called fractals, which take Continue reading Getting Back on Track?

Off Day Cubs Highlight Reel

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It hasn’t been the best start of the 2018 season for our Chicago Cubs, but thanks to the availability of tanking teams, they were at least able to wake up some bats and at least temporarily right the ship. We will see how the Cubs decide to do against the Continue reading Off Day Cubs Highlight Reel

Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out

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On a beautiful but cold day in Chicago, I watched my high school’s baseball team play superbly to notch their first victory of the season after many false starts and game postponements due to the ludicrous weather and other issues.  A few miles north, the Chicago Cubs also notched not Continue reading Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out

In Search of Consistency

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Inconsistency has been the theme of the season so far for the Chicago Cubs, which has contributed to plenty of fan frustration and the .500-ish record to this point.  Despite the fun times that the Cubs players have tried to give us, I can totally understand why the fans and Continue reading In Search of Consistency

A Different Brand of Frustration

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Let’s be very honest.  The 2018 version of the Chicago Cubs has been an early disappointment, and it’s been a mystery as to why they have been so inconsistent given how good they are supposed to be on paper.  However, we then look at teams like the Giants and Dodgers, Continue reading A Different Brand of Frustration