Road to Opening Day: #22

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The Cubs’ prospect- and retread-heavy travel squad beat the Reds.  Summary: The Cubs host a Brewers split squad today.  Lineup:   #Cubs early lineup: Szczur LF, Valbuena 3B, Riz 1B, Ruggiano DH, Sweeney RF, Baez SS, Lake CF, Kottaras C, Barney 2B. Hendricks P — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 9, Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #22

Baseball Weird: Ten Years Later, Cubs changed forever

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Some explanation of baseball weird can be found here. Mark Prior was naïve in 2003, he says now, to the complexities he and his teammates changed the city’s frustrations heaped upon those who wore the same uniform. The Bartman ball, in a well-publicized ceremony, sat in a nearly empty, converted Continue reading Baseball Weird: Ten Years Later, Cubs changed forever

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

The Ivy Files: Reds, Rangers, Cardinals recaps

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Off days are so boring and even with all the fail surrounding the Cubs, we still miss our boys when they don’t play. While they get a much needed day off, we can still talk baseball! Here’s a look back at the last few series.   5/03 vs. Reds: L Continue reading The Ivy Files: Reds, Rangers, Cardinals recaps

Little bit of everything Cubs

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I woke up this morning and for the first time all winter, I am suffering from a bad case of Offseason Blues.  Perhaps it’s because for the first time all winter, I had to pull out the shovel to clear away that horrid white stuff off my driveway.  Or perhaps Continue reading Little bit of everything Cubs

Expectations

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On the eve of one of the days we have been waiting for all winter, pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, I feel like it is the eve of Christmas Eve.  I can say with 99.9999% belief that this team will NOT win the World Series (come on, I’m Continue reading Expectations

What was YOUR favorite game to be at in person?

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I thought it would be fun to get a little interaction from you, the readers here on the board!  Sure the “likes” and “retweets” are awesome, but I thought it would be awesome to hear some of YOUR stories!  You are reading because you share the passion and love for Continue reading What was YOUR favorite game to be at in person?

Stuff That Cubs Fans Should Know

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There are some issues we have to tackle based upon comments we’ve received via Facebook and just general responses from elsewhere in media or on the internet.  As Cubs fans, we are passionate about the team, but you still have to look at things objectively and realize that baseball doesn’t Continue reading Stuff That Cubs Fans Should Know