Dreamcast 24: The Kato Kaelin Story Hour

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Now that the Chicago Cubs are pretty much guaranteed the National League Central title, Anno and Rice talk about some things on and off the baseball field… Some thoughts on the magic number and playoff matchups Solidifying the Cubs’ postseason roster Not sticking to sports since not even sports will Continue reading Dreamcast 24: The Kato Kaelin Story Hour

Separating the Cubs From the Mathematically Eliminated

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The night after guaranteeing they leave Milwaukee in first place, the Chicago Cubs further killed the Brewers’ playoff hopes as they extended the Milwaukee bullpen yet again to outlast them in extra innings.  It was not the prettiest of games, as the Cubs themselves had to get multiple innings from Continue reading Separating the Cubs From the Mathematically Eliminated

Dreamcast 23: Rewrite the Narrative

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With Anno back from marital bliss, if only temporarily, the WSD folks discuss all things Cubs after they took things into their own hands to control their own destiny: Some notes on the Cubs’ rotation, bullpen, and offensive surge; A bit on the SportsCrate (hint: don’t get one); Thoughts on Continue reading Dreamcast 23: Rewrite the Narrative

All the Marbles: Cubs Control Their Own Destiny

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Although Jen-Ho Tseng didn’t have the greatest of debuts, the Cubs had already won the series against the visiting New York Mets and got a chance to rest a few regulars for at least a few innings as they tune up for the final stretch of the season.  Tseng and Continue reading All the Marbles: Cubs Control Their Own Destiny

Slumps, Inconsistency, and Urgency

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Perhaps it is because the Milwaukee Brewers made a voodoo doll of Javier Baez, or maybe it was because I tempted fate one too many times in making light of the dwindling NL Central lead, but the Chicago Cubs just got swept in a series against their closest division rival, Continue reading Slumps, Inconsistency, and Urgency

Cubs World Series: Going the Distance

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If I told you at the beginning of spring training that the Chicago Cubs would be playing November baseball, what would you say? Naturally, if they were going to play baseball in November, that would mean good things were happening, such as…forcing a Game Seven in the World Series against Continue reading Cubs World Series: Going the Distance

Cubs World Series: Back to Cleveland

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This is going to be short because I’m in need of a defibrillator, but remember when I said stuff about the Chicago Cubs making it to Game Seven? Yeah, that.  First Cubs World Series win at Wrigley Field since 1945.  Woo. Thanks in part to just enough offense, pitching, and Continue reading Cubs World Series: Back to Cleveland

Cubs World Series Game 4: Hoping For a Game 7

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Let’s dispense with the sugar-coating and just say that the Chicago Cubs are in a very bad place right now, with a 3-1 deficit in the World Series and an offense that is sputtering, to say the least.  Aside from their run in the opening inning and a Dexter Fowler Continue reading Cubs World Series Game 4: Hoping For a Game 7

NLCS Game 3: Mad

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Tuesday night was supposed to be different.  The Cubs were supposed to tee off on former Cubs pitcher Rich Hill, who magically figured out how to pitch well late in his career.  It didn’t happen. Jake Arrieta was supposed to throw a no-hitter.  Didn’t happen either. The offense was supposed Continue reading NLCS Game 3: Mad

The Cubs NLCS Roster

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As the clock winds ever closer to first pitch, have you picked your favorite Chicago Cubs yet?  Well, we have a suggestion, as does MLB… .@javy23baez, your new favorite player? pic.twitter.com/zKSbhKDTUu — MLB (@MLB) October 14, 2016 Of course, you’re not restricted to just rooting for Javier Baez, though you Continue reading The Cubs NLCS Roster