Two Months In…How Do the Cubs Look?

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The Chicago Cubs are currently 35-15 after finishing up both April and May.  Dabynsky over at Cubs Den has compiled a nice potpourri of stats to show how good the Cubs are right now, and eventually he’ll do it over here (PHRASING) but who knows with that guy.  I decided Continue reading Two Months In…How Do the Cubs Look?

WOW! What A Season

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The Cubs have been eliminated from the National League Championship Series. If you stop to think about the reality of this situation, did you really think that 2015 would be the year? Looking at the way things have been since Tom Ricketts hired Theo Epstein in 2011, this was the Continue reading WOW! What A Season

What A Ride So Far

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So far it has been a very entertaining 2015 baseball season for the Chicago Cubs.  When Tom Ricketts was able to hire Theo Epstein, I told a lot of people that by 2015 the Cubs would be starting to contend and by 2020 the Cubs would win at least 1 Continue reading What A Ride So Far

I Am Sad

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Behind the Ivy and Anno have both chimed in on the thing that is the most prominent in Cubs Nation today. Sometime in the evening of Friday January 23, 2015 the Chicago Cubs lost arguably the greatest player in the history of the franchise, ambassador of the game of baseball Continue reading I Am Sad

Remembering 1984

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I was not able to get back to Chicago to attend this year’s Cubs Convention (Behind the Ivy recaps the 2014 event here), though I have attended a convention before and it was awesome. I was able to join the late (unfortunately) Stephanie Leathers who was the Publisher & Editor Continue reading Remembering 1984

Instant Replay and a Family Disagreement

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If there is one thing that has been widely known about me – but not so much by you, as of yet – it is that I have always been a bit of a tomboy. This is partially due to being raised by a retired sportscaster father-turned-stay at home Dad Continue reading Instant Replay and a Family Disagreement

PEDs Suspensions! What Performance Helper Is Next?

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On August 4, 2013, Commissioner Bud Selig, through Major League Baseball, announced the suspensions of thirteen players for using Performance Enhancing Drugs. The players that were suspended include: Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Jesus Montero, Everth Cabrera, Francisco Cervelli and Antonio Bastardo who are all still on Major League Continue reading PEDs Suspensions! What Performance Helper Is Next?

My Life As A Cubs Fan

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I was born in December 1965 at Skokie Valley Hospital and raised primarily in the suburbs of Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg. My father, of course, was a Cubs fan and of course I grew up a Cubs fan as well. I do not remember too much from my youngest days; Continue reading My Life As A Cubs Fan