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 4: The Rumors of Cubs Demise Were Greatly Exaggerated

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After Tuesday night’s offensive fail, it was understandable that Cubs fans would be jumping off the ledges and portending doom for this overrated team. What fans, media, and everyone else kind of forgot was that this same team was the one that racked up 103 victories over the regular season, Continue reading NLCS Game 4: The Rumors of Cubs Demise Were Greatly Exaggerated

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

Never Get Too Optimistic: What Are The Cubs’ Weaknesses?

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(Editor’s note: we’ve already done a couple articles on the Cubs’ weaknesses, most recently this one from Andy, but it’s always good to have more opinions.) Trying to find weaknesses in the Chicago Cubs is baseball’s equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack. With an inordinate amount of depth, Continue reading Never Get Too Optimistic: What Are The Cubs’ Weaknesses?

The Month of June

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It’s kind of weird how we always have to talk Cubs fans off the ledge, but here we go again after another tough loss.  This for whatever reason reminds me of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode entitled “A Matter of Perspective,” in which Commander Riker is accused of Continue reading The Month of June

Ivy’s Roundup — At Least the Themed Road Trip Will Be Interesting!

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Okay, so before this Cardinals series started, I was interested in the Magic Number (which obviously is staying at 83 for now) and the fact that no matter what happens, the Cubs will continue to be the best team in both Major League Baseball and in the National League Central. Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — At Least the Themed Road Trip Will Be Interesting!

The Cubs Lost a Game–WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!

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When last we saw our heroes, the Chicago Cubs had gotten pretty much shut down by a very dominant Max Scherzer.  Fans cried in the streets and called for drastic changes as the Cubs were now only 24 games over .500 with a barely comfortable 8.5 game lead in the Continue reading The Cubs Lost a Game–WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!

Ever Wanted to See a Dominant Team?

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The Chicago Cubs are much better than their record against bad teams would suggest, and they gave an old-fashioned ass-whupping to a bad team today as they pummeled the Atlanta Braves 13-2.  Bill Murray was at the series all weekend and had a blast, and I’m glad we as Cubs Continue reading Ever Wanted to See a Dominant Team?

Ivy’s Roundup — The Big Unfriendly Giants

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In case you missed it, Anno wrote a blog about the Cubs losing and he also posed the following scenario/question: Pretend you knew nothing about the first 42 games and you see the Cubs are 29-13 with a 5.5 game lead in the Central, would you still be worried? It’s Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — The Big Unfriendly Giants

Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Get Brewed

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With the excitement surrounding the Cubs this season and the hot start they have had, it is understandable that Cubs fans would panic a bit, especially with a series loss against the Brewers. But every baseball fan knows that this is going to happen, no matter how good your team Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Get Brewed