NLCS Game 5: Wagons East

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The title, if you don’t know, refers to a really godawful movie that was John Candy’s swan song… I was a big John Candy fan, and he was iconic as Barf from Spaceballs and the security guard in the first Vacation movie.  But this movie was pretty bad, and I Continue reading NLCS Game 5: Wagons East

NLCS Game 4: The Rumors of Cubs Demise Were Greatly Exaggerated

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After Tuesday night’s offensive fail, it was understandable that Cubs fans would be jumping off the ledges and portending doom for this overrated team. What fans, media, and everyone else kind of forgot was that this same team was the one that racked up 103 victories over the regular season, Continue reading NLCS Game 4: The Rumors of Cubs Demise Were Greatly Exaggerated

NLCS Game 3: Mad

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Tuesday night was supposed to be different.  The Cubs were supposed to tee off on former Cubs pitcher Rich Hill, who magically figured out how to pitch well late in his career.  It didn’t happen. Jake Arrieta was supposed to throw a no-hitter.  Didn’t happen either. The offense was supposed Continue reading NLCS Game 3: Mad

NLCS Game 2: All Tied Up

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With Anno at the game (season ticket holder, lucky), I guess it was up to me to hold down the fort, so here I am, posting all the stuff that he sent me from Wrigleyville and Wrigley Field itself as the Chicago Cubs went up against Clayton Kershaw.  What’s better Continue reading NLCS Game 2: All Tied Up

The Cubs NLCS Roster

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As the clock winds ever closer to first pitch, have you picked your favorite Chicago Cubs yet?  Well, we have a suggestion, as does MLB… .@javy23baez, your new favorite player? pic.twitter.com/zKSbhKDTUu — MLB (@MLB) October 14, 2016 Of course, you’re not restricted to just rooting for Javier Baez, though you Continue reading The Cubs NLCS Roster

Magical Cubs Season Check-In

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On the final regular season Chicago Cubs game to be called by Vin Scully, the Cubs were able to survive a few frustrating innings against Dodgers spot starter Brock Stewart, but the Dodger were able to finally break through and win the series. The Cubs did end up winning the Continue reading Magical Cubs Season Check-In

The Cubs Won’t Be a Losing Team This Year

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If I told you that on August 24, the Chicago Cubs would be the best team in baseball with 81 wins, miles ahead of every other team in the National League, and all of Major League Baseball, you’d be okay with this, right? Well, after escaping the baseball black hole Continue reading The Cubs Won’t Be a Losing Team This Year

Ivy’s Roundup — The Cubs Season Is Miraculously Not Over

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Ah, so since the LAST time we blogged up a recap, it appears that the Chicago Cubs have continued their winning ways.  This included a series split (with two very annoying losses at the tail end of the series) with the St. Louis Cardinals, and a just-completed sweep of the Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — The Cubs Season Is Miraculously Not Over

Ivy’s Roundup – You’re In Our House, MFer!

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So Ivy was gonna do this, but then she got busy at work (life, I know!), and her coworkers apparently are the Devil, so I gotta do it now.  Which is cool, because we just finished a nice 8-2 homestand after the last time the Chicago Cubs won a series. Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – You’re In Our House, MFer!

2016 Division Preview: 3rd Place St. Louis Cardinals

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The previews of the rebuilding teams are over (because I only do the NL Central Division.  And because who gives a crap about the Phillies).  The St. Louis Cardinals are not your daddy’s “third place” team.  Not too many teams coming off of a 100 win season can reasonably be Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 3rd Place St. Louis Cardinals