Thoughts on the Cubs in the NLDS, 2017 Edition

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So it came down to Thursday night, as the Washington Nationals got some major fungicide to help Stephen Strasburg stave off elimination in game four.  Thursday’s game was of course a winner-take-all contest, and so the pregame hope was that anything wacky that you might expect in any given baseball Continue reading Thoughts on the Cubs in the NLDS, 2017 Edition

Dreamcast 25: Respect Me

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Self-explanatory: .@ARizzo44’s got this. pic.twitter.com/aFX77LmnGb — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) October 9, 2017 With the Cubs taking a 2-1 NLDS lead over the Washington Nationals, and possibly having clinched a berth in the NLCS by the time you listen to this episode, Anno and Rice get together to talk about… That Continue reading Dreamcast 25: Respect Me

The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

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Now that we’ve had a sleep to digest what happened in the second winnable game of the NLDS, let’s step back and see what we can do about the disappointment on Saturday night.  After all, nothing screams fandom like hastily drawn narratives and knee-jerk overreactions. Shall we begin? The Offense Continue reading The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

The Title Defense Begins (UPDATE: Cubs NLDS Roster is In)

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After a long week of no Cubs baseball, I think we as fans are ready, and so are the players, for some meaningful baseball again: We're ready for tomorrow. #FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/HNt8W0cuEu — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 5, 2017 Getting hyped!  It helps that the Cubs have announced their rotation, with Continue reading The Title Defense Begins (UPDATE: Cubs NLDS Roster is In)

Taking It Easy Until We Have to Clench Again

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Having clinched the division with four games left to play, the Chicago Cubs ran out their junior varsity squad as they get ready to return home to Wrigley Field.  Other than personally eliminating the Cardinals completely from postseason play, the Cubs don’t have much more to play for now, and Continue reading Taking It Easy Until We Have to Clench Again

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

Still Soaking Everything In!

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I am still trying to soak all this in. Over the past two nights I have seen two great games. One ending in disappointment and one ending in celebration. Over those two nights I have gotten about five total hours of sleep. I know that the Chicago Cubs won last Continue reading Still Soaking Everything In!

NLDS Game 3 Challenge: Madison Bumgarner

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After winning a 1-0 pitchers duel in game one, and seeing the pitchers win game two by knocking in three runs for a 5-2 victory, the Chicago Cubs head to San Francisco with a 2-0 National League Divisional Series lead for a challenge. Many people said that the San Francisco Continue reading NLDS Game 3 Challenge: Madison Bumgarner

NLDS Game 2: All About the Pitchers

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The National League Divisional Series Game One was nothing short of amazing. That was one amazing pitchers duel which saw the Chicago Cubs outlast the San Francisco Giants in a 1-0 game thanks to a solo blast in the eighth inning. That game was all about the pitchers fantastic arms. Continue reading NLDS Game 2: All About the Pitchers

Cubs are ready to slay the Giants

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Tonight is the night fans of the Chicago Cubs have been waiting for since Sunday. Game one of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants. The NLDS roster has been announced and the lineup is in Your #Cubs lineup for #NLDS Game 1. Game preview: https://t.co/ZBSzfO7leC #FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/XUiEhqVwDU — Chicago Cubs Continue reading Cubs are ready to slay the Giants