The Nicest Win of All

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That’s right, folks!  One night after sputtering against a beatable Philadelphia Phillies team, the Chicago Cubs scored all the runs they forgot to score to notch their 69th win of the season.  Notching #69 came a bit later than it did last year when they did the thing, but the Continue reading The Nicest Win of All

The Cubs’ “D-Peat” (VIDEOS)

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For all the good things Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has brought to the North Side, you have to wonder about his spelling ability sometimes: “Talking about D-peat, I like the way we’re catching the ball,” Maddon said of what he has seen in camp, especially when he discounts outfield Continue reading The Cubs’ “D-Peat” (VIDEOS)

Cubs Convention 2017 Was Something Different

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The 2017 Chicago Cubs Convention was one that will be remembered for the rest of my life. While the convention is enjoyable every year, this one was something special. For the first time in convention history​​, the Cubs were celebrating a championship. Needless to say, there was very little said Continue reading Cubs Convention 2017 Was Something Different

The Best of the 2016 Cubs NLDS

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As you may have heard, the Chicago Cubs, those sleep-depriving band of lunatic youngsters (and Grandpa, too), have earned a trip to the National League Championship Series against whoever decides to win Game 5 of the other NLDS.  As Jake Arrieta might say…who gives a shit?  The Cubs are good, Continue reading The Best of the 2016 Cubs NLDS

A Nice Day For Cubs and Baseball

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With Sunday’s victory, the Chicago Cubs scored their second straight series sweep, and in doing so, have picked up a nice win total: That’s right!  The Cubs are now 69-41 and a high-water mark of 28 games over .500 this season.  The game included a pretty solid performance from Jorge Soler, Continue reading A Nice Day For Cubs and Baseball

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

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

Have a Day, Albert Almora (video links)

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So we saw Albert Almora get his first at-bat on Tuesday, and he got the start in left field Wednesday.  Like the other Cubs prospects before him, Almora’s debut on Tuesday was kind of unremarkable, as he grounded out on two pitches.  In the series clincher against the Phillies, though, Continue reading Have a Day, Albert Almora (video links)

Javier Baez lifts a baseball and our spirits into orbit

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In an EXTREMELY long baseball contest, the Chicago Cubs finally hooked me up after 13 grueling innings: Please #Cubs? pic.twitter.com/qlVIlXqO8F — Rice Cube (@CubicSnarkonia) May 8, 2016 The man who obliged with the walk off for the win?  Well, no other than one Javier Baez: Your browser does not support Continue reading Javier Baez lifts a baseball and our spirits into orbit

Ivy’s Roundup: The Juggernaut Awakens

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I can’t deny that I was a bit worried about the Cubs coming home and playing in the different elements that Chicago weather usually brings, especially in April. I should have known better. If this team has taught us anything so far is that they won’t give up.  Let’s take Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: The Juggernaut Awakens