Cubs Guaranteed to Leave Milwaukee in First Place

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If my napkin math works well here, the Cubs will not only have dropped their magic number to clinch the Central to 6, but their 4.5 game division lead over the Milwaukee Brewers also means they will leave town in first place no matter what happens.  The pressure is now Continue reading Cubs Guaranteed to Leave Milwaukee in First Place

A Nifty Night of Firsts For the First Place Cubs

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For the series finale, while starter Jose Quintana probably threw way too many pitches to come anywhere close to Kerry Wood‘s shared strikeout record, he at least weathered an early storm with a quality start to allow the Cubs to work their magic to sweep the Pirates.  The game was Continue reading A Nifty Night of Firsts For the First Place Cubs

Thursday night #CUBomb party as Cubs finally win the Crosstown Cup

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It sure seems like it has been a while since the Crosstown Cup started, but finally, it is over for 2017, and the Chicago Cubs are your city champions of baseball again: Finally, the cup HAS COME BACK to the North Side! #CrosstownCup pic.twitter.com/i4l08gb9FT — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 28, Continue reading Thursday night #CUBomb party as Cubs finally win the Crosstown Cup

Ready for the Crosstown Cup?

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Well, well, well…not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but after an 8-1 run to start the second half, the Chicago Cubs are where we thought they’d be: The @Cubs are 5 games over .500 for 1st time this season, move into 1st-place tie with Brewers (trailed by 5 Continue reading Ready for the Crosstown Cup?

The Bobblehead Beatdown!

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Once upon a time in May, before I lost my job, we were going to get ourselves some bobbleheads in the one Wrigley Field game we could afford to go to as a family.  Alas, the Chicago Cubs called the game early, the Milwaukee Brewers complained, and it was pushed Continue reading The Bobblehead Beatdown!

The Cubs’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad First Half

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So there you have it, folks.  One day into July, the Chicago Cubs have officially completed exactly one half of their 2017 regular season schedule, going 40-41 in the process.  The interesting thing about this is that they are +10 in run differential, suggesting that they should be at least Continue reading The Cubs’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad First Half

The Aftermath: Cubs Welcome Victor Caratini, Say Goodbye to Miguel Montero (UPDATE)

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As we said goodbye to (most likely) former Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, he also said goodbye to the team, the city of Chicago, and the fans in a classy way.  I don’t think, despite his comments, he ever fully absolved himself from blame, and he owned his DFA.  Normally Continue reading The Aftermath: Cubs Welcome Victor Caratini, Say Goodbye to Miguel Montero (UPDATE)

Dreamcast 13: What, Me Worry?

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Andy and Rice watch the Friday night game (spoiler: Cubs win) and talk about: Certain Cubs having some struggles, yet working hard to adjust back to what we know they can do; What the Cubs plan to do about their pitching issues this season and in the long term; …and Continue reading Dreamcast 13: What, Me Worry?

The Next 100 Games

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The Chicago Cubs were not swept out of their home series against the Colorado Rockies as they took the finale before their long road stretch.  31-31 is not the record we expected from the defending World Champions coming off their long-awaited glory in 2016, but considering how terrible the rest Continue reading The Next 100 Games

Long At Bats are Killing Kyle Schwarber

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After Dexter Fowler officially left the Cubs for the St. Louis Cardinals, the question about who would replace him at the top of the line-up needed a definite answer.  And while looking back at before the 2016 offered some insight, there was no obvious mark on the roster.  Before Fowler Continue reading Long At Bats are Killing Kyle Schwarber