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)

2016 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

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  Last season was a lot of fun for Cubs fans.  From the day Jon Lester agreed to terms to the renewed energy of Spring Training to #WeAreGood to the Arrieta no-hitter and ensuing presser in a onesie all the way to beating the Cardinals in the playoffs.  2015 was Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

What’s your problem, Florida?

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Once upon a time, New York Mets outfielder and frequent exhibitor of fine automobiles, Yoenis Cespedes, bought a pig.  Unfortunately, apparently he didn’t get to keep the pig: Mets issue quasi-official statement on Yoenis Cespedes sending grand-champion hog to the butcher: "The animal… https://t.co/KJsIq3zLsA — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 2, Continue reading What’s your problem, Florida?

Cubs and Braves Present Strong Trade Match

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Over the past couple of seasons, the team the Cubs have been most associated with in acquiring starting pitching from is the New York Mets.  They are, as we saw in the playoffs, loaded with young controllable starters, after all. With David Price now going to the Red Sox and Continue reading Cubs and Braves Present Strong Trade Match

Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

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Although the Cubs enter the off-season with much more stability in the field than they do on the mound, they do enter the off-season with some questions that need answering.  Those questions, though, were mitigated by the 2015 performance of a handful of rookies and the emergence of Anthony Rizzo Continue reading Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

That Was Satisfying

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I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a bias in this year’s World Series, especially after the Cubs’ season ended.  I’m still happy with the season overall, but I’m a tad annoyed with the way it ended, y’know?  So I was particularly satisfied with the result of Continue reading That Was Satisfying

Baseball into November, Cubs Still Working

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It’s been an insane school year so far, with budget cuts and the science department shrinking from five teachers to just three to cover our four grade levels.  That meant that I had to take care of four different science electives, which, much to the chagrin of my entire family, Continue reading Baseball into November, Cubs Still Working

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