This week, after calling a truce due to conflicting sports loyalties, Rice talks with veteran baseball writer Justin McGuire (@JMcGuireMLB) about baseball (what else?) thanks to the peace offering of one Starlin Castro bobblehead… Why does the National League suck so much? Some thoughts on unwritten rules stemming from our Continue reading Dreamcast 14: It’s Never Too Soon to Talk About the Trade Deadline!
The title of this blog entry is a paraphrase from a segment from SportsCenter where Scott Van Pelt asked…”What if the Cubs win?” At this point, having already clinched the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs are just going through the motions, keeping guys loose and healthy, trying not to lose Continue reading What Happens When the Cubs Win?
And so on this day, September 15, In the Year of Our Lord 2016, the Chicago Cubs will have to wait at least another day to clinch the National League Central division. Yet, they can pretty much just relax and stay healthy up until October…just like they have been doing Continue reading The 2016 National League Central Champion Chicago Cubs
Since the last time we checked in, the Chicago Cubs have continued showing that they are the best team in MLB, despite not exactly blowing out the San Francisco Giants this Labor Day weekend. With this series, the Cubs have reduced their magic number to clinch a playoff spot (and Continue reading Cubs Go To 11
In a series that we could possibly see again in October, the Chicago Cubs did not intimidate the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers almost swept the Cubs, taking the weekend series 2-1. Friday night’s game was filled with drama and excitement, exactly what you would expect from a game featuring Continue reading Series Recap: Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers
Two of the National League’s best teams continue a three game set in sunny Los Angeles this weekend. The Chicago Cubs (82-45), already guaranteed a winning record this season after Friday night’s extra-innings victory, will look to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers (71-57) in what could possibly be a matchup Continue reading The Series Continues: Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
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
Coming into this series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs had already shown some signs of dominance, and I guess we’re being a bit humble with that understatement. But I guess we didn’t really expect Friday’s destruction of their opponent, even as we realized that the Cubs were Continue reading The Juggernaut Unleashed
The Chicago Cubs ended the “first half” with a record of 53-35, with a seven-game lead on the second-place St. Louis Cardinals after a much needed win against a resurgent Pittsburgh Pirates team. The winning tally came off a Kris Bryant hit that scored a speeding Matt Szczur from second Continue reading Pretty Good First Half…What’s Next For The Cubs?
The Chicago Cubs have been leading in All-Star voting for weeks now, and some folks even tried to write in David Ross. There are all kinds of opinions about how this exhibition game should not determine World Series home field advantage (an opinion shared by Ben Zobrist), or that certain Continue reading The 2016 All-Stars