Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

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The Cubs aren’t playing well.  Nobody is going to say anything different.  It’s actually pretty obvious.  And there is no question that is the single biggest contributing factor to their slow start, sitting just one game above .500 through 49 games.  Some key offensive contributors haven’t produced like they’re capable. Continue reading Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

Dreamcast 9: It Was More Than Just a Game

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As the Chicago Cubs get back on the winning track, it’s time for another episode of the Dreamcast.  In this edition, we talk about: Baseball, family, and the Cubs with Rich D’Anna, our benefactor and resident minstrel; Opening up a Cubs SportsCrate with the boy and being slightly underwhelmed; Cubs Continue reading Dreamcast 9: It Was More Than Just a Game

Dreamcast 7: At Least We Have Our Health

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Hey folks!  We’re back, and as usual we would love to have you send in questions and comments.  That helps with the conversation during our Dreamcast, y’see?  In this episode: Itemizing Cubs games since last time we talked; Looking at player performances and arguing for staying the course, with some Continue reading Dreamcast 7: At Least We Have Our Health

May the Odds Ever Be In Your Favor

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I admit it, I’m a Chicago Cubs homer.  But it’s easy to root for this team, especially since they’re built so well at every position.  Sure, they’re not firing on all cylinders YET, but we’re barely into May and there are plenty of games left for the Cubs to find Continue reading May the Odds Ever Be In Your Favor

Cubs Slaying Monsters and Narratives

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A day after volunteering at the Race to Wrigley, and having to wake up at an obscene hour without much time in between to nap, I was eating my older cereal quickly so we could have a shot at digging into the new Championship Edition RizzOs (they’re great!) the wife Continue reading Cubs Slaying Monsters and Narratives

Why is Kyle Schwarber Leading Off? It’s Not Hard to Understand!

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The life of a Chicago Cubs fan is never easy. Some among us always find something to complain about; even in a year when they are the defending World Series Champions. The most brought up question is questioning Joe Maddon’s decision to bat Kyle Schwarber as the leadoff hitter. In Continue reading Why is Kyle Schwarber Leading Off? It’s Not Hard to Understand!

Dreamcast 6: Hitting Our Groove

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In this week’s episode of the Dreamcast, we just shoot the breeze as we establish the following… We need a more consistent format, and y’all need to fire in some e-mails and questions and stuff… Lamenting the layoffs at ESPN, including some great baseball writers… Cubs game play and how Continue reading Dreamcast 6: Hitting Our Groove

Dreamcast 3: There’s No Place Like Home

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Hello there, Cubs fans!  Since the last episode of the Dreamcast, the defending World Series champions have played a week-plus of games that count.  Here’s what we talked about this time: Thanks to Rich for the Dreamcast’s theme song (see below) & Randall for the radio clip, need to remember Continue reading Dreamcast 3: There’s No Place Like Home

The Cubs Are in First Place With 159 Games to Go

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As I toil away at school before spring break, it occurs to me that a subset of Chicago Cubs fans were riding and dying with every pitch of every inning…three games into the season.  Well, now that the Cubs have taken the season-opening series from the rival St. Louis Cardinals, Continue reading The Cubs Are in First Place With 159 Games to Go

2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

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There is something wonderful about writing a blog previewing a Cubs season that doesn’t include things like a World Series Championship drought.  Or an NL pennant drought.  Or a division championship drought.  Or a “this is next year” narrative.  Or any of the stuff that has traditionally lined up so Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs