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

The Juggernaut Unleashed

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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

Pretty Good First Half…What’s Next For The Cubs?

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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 2016 All-Stars

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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

A surprisingly small magic number in June

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I’ve been thinking about this off and on, and I decided to wait until after the Cubs nailed down Sunday night’s victory before doing anything about it lest I conjure up some bad juju (too late, you’re all screwed).  But somebody on our Facebook page said that the Chicago Cubs’ magic Continue reading A surprisingly small magic number in June

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!

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?

Ivy’s Roundup: A Sweep Would’ve Been Nice, But Whatever

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It was a fun series in St. Louis and the Cubs were able to leave with a series win. Let’s hope the Blackhawks have the same luck tonight against the Blues. Let’s look at the recap vs. the Cardinals:   Cubs @ Cardinals 4/18: W Cubs 5, Cardinals 0 W: Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: A Sweep Would’ve Been Nice, But Whatever

The Sustainable Juggernaut

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The Chicago Cubs blitzed through their first nine games without much trouble before suffering an uncharacteristically bad defeat against the Colorado Rockies on Friday afternoon.  They recovered nicely behind Jake Arrieta and some very loud offense on Saturday, which is what we expect in this part of the schedule.  Evan Continue reading The Sustainable Juggernaut

Hope Abounds As Opening Day Arrives

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We are now mere HOURS away from the Chicago Cubs season opener against the Angels, who reside in Anaheim of Los Angeles or whatever they call themselves these days.  By now, many of you have read through multiple season previews, including the ones Andy wrote up.  You also know how Continue reading Hope Abounds As Opening Day Arrives