Back On Track? We Shall See

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I suppose it helps that the Cubs got to play the shell of the New York Mets this series, but a series win certainly helps keep them in first place and also watch their magic number keep shrinking as more matchups against their closest rivals loom.  It’s certainly a far Continue reading Back On Track? We Shall See

Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

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The Cubs aren’t playing well.  Nobody is going to say anything different.  It’s actually pretty obvious.  And there is no question that is the single biggest contributing factor to their slow start, sitting just one game above .500 through 49 games.  Some key offensive contributors haven’t produced like they’re capable. Continue reading Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

Ivy’s Roundup – Winning More Than You Lose, Tradez & Videoz

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Let’s just get to the scores first as the Chicago Cubs looked pretty good coming out of the All-Star Break.  Maybe they just needed a breather after all?  And this, again, is without two of their key bats in Dexter Fowler and Jorge Soler, who are with the Iowa Cubs Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Winning More Than You Lose, Tradez & Videoz

More Fun With Kyle Schwarber, and Thoughts On Base Coaching

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The Chicago Cubs avenged some of their more recent losses against the New York Mets with a solid victory Monday night.  It was a very enjoyable game with decent pitching, timely hitting, and good defense.  It’s almost as if the Cubs are good at baseball. In the game, Kyle Schwarber, Continue reading More Fun With Kyle Schwarber, and Thoughts On Base Coaching

Fun Times With Kyle Schwarber

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I think the more favorable news of Sunday’s game is that the Chicago Cubs would win the series against the Texas Rangers, and they would not be no-hit or shut out by Cole Hamels.  Let’s get away from that though, because there are plenty of contests left and the Cubs and Continue reading Fun Times With Kyle Schwarber

Off Day Thinks & Videos

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Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs were defeated by the Boston Red Sox in the 2016 All-Star Game, which means that to clinch the World Series at home, the Cubs will have to beat the Red Sox (or the Cleveland Indians, maybe) in five games come October.  But we’re looking way too Continue reading Off Day Thinks & Videos

Life and Baseball

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It goes without saying that ever since the calendar turned to June, Chicago Cubs fans have been a bit antsy because the team simply hasn’t been playing all that well.  I told Ivy not to bother recapping the last week of disappointment because like manager Joe Maddon keeps telling his Continue reading Life and Baseball

Making Fun Out of Nothing At All

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Bad games happen, and yeah, for the Chicago Cubs, it’s happened a lot more than we’d like in this recent stretch.  But as the first 81 games are done, the Cubs are still OK record-wise, and will work to address the issues that we’ve observed during their prolonged slump.  Since Continue reading Making Fun Out of Nothing At All

Ivy’s Roundup — The First Half Ends

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It’s been a trying month of June (where the Chicago Cubs actually were above .500 if you could believe that) and we’ve had to put out a series of almost unnecessary blogs out there to keep the faithful from burning this MFer down.  Yes, the Cubs are sub-optimal in one-run Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — The First Half Ends

Ivy’s Roundup – Strange Things Are Happening (VIDEOS)

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Ivy isn’t feeling well these days so if you have a chance go find @Sweet_Loops and send well wishes.  Which means you’re stuck with me for the time being… After a beatdown of sorts in Miami, the Chicago Cubs went to Cincinnati to face the Reds, a team they had Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Strange Things Are Happening (VIDEOS)