2017 Division Preview: 3rd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

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Can someone out there explain to me just what in the world happened to the Pittsburgh Pirates last season?  How did a team with so much young talent and experience fall off to a record five games under .500?  Going into the season, they appeared to have just about everything Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 3rd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

The Cubs Are Good, But You Knew That Already

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After dropping a series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, you probably saw a bunch of hot takes from media and bloggers alike about how the Chicago Cubs are flawed or whatever.  It was nice to get back home to Wrigley Field, where Anno saw the Cubs force extras before Continue reading The Cubs Are Good, But You Knew That Already

Magical Cubs Season Check-In

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On the final regular season Chicago Cubs game to be called by Vin Scully, the Cubs were able to survive a few frustrating innings against Dodgers spot starter Brock Stewart, but the Dodger were able to finally break through and win the series. The Cubs did end up winning the Continue reading Magical Cubs Season Check-In

Ivy’s Roundup – Walking Off Into a Bigger Division Lead

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It’s been a while since we did any series recaps, and since it’s Friday night and I just got back from a softball game and Ivy is busy, I’ll just sum it up by saying that the Chicago Cubs are good at baseball.  We can do this super quick… Seattle Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Walking Off Into a Bigger Division Lead

Life and Baseball

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It goes without saying that ever since the calendar turned to June, Chicago Cubs fans have been a bit antsy because the team simply hasn’t been playing all that well.  I told Ivy not to bother recapping the last week of disappointment because like manager Joe Maddon keeps telling his Continue reading Life and Baseball

One Rival Vanquished (For Now), Another Waiting in the Wings

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Ivy’s a bit ill lately so we’ll skip some series recaps for now, but I wanted to get this in because of the significance of such dominance so far in the 2016 Chicago Cubs season.  For example, the Cubs could potentially lose Dexter Fowler to the disabled list for a Continue reading One Rival Vanquished (For Now), Another Waiting in the Wings

A surprisingly small magic number in June

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I’ve been thinking about this off and on, and I decided to wait until after the Cubs nailed down Sunday night’s victory before doing anything about it lest I conjure up some bad juju (too late, you’re all screwed).  But somebody on our Facebook page said that the Chicago Cubs’ magic Continue reading A surprisingly small magic number in June

More Cookies! Willson Contreras Gets His Shot (OFFICIAL)

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Well, I had just barely gotten done with setting up a road trip recap for Ivy (stupid coworker from Hell), when this showed up… Sources: #Cubs promoting catcher Willson Contreras, will join team tomorrow. Plan is to go with 3 catchers. No word on accompanying move. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) Continue reading More Cookies! Willson Contreras Gets His Shot (OFFICIAL)

Ivy’s Roundup – Finding Meaning In Small Samples (PLUS COOKIES)

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Last time, when Ivy had time (no thanks to her coworker from Hell), we saw the Cubs win another series from the Philadelphia Phillies, so that was fun.  This year, the NL East is pretty much just the Washington Nationals and New York Mets, and maybe the Miami Marlins if Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Finding Meaning In Small Samples (PLUS COOKIES)

Ivy’s Roundup – There’s No Place Like Home

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It’s been a while since Ivy had time to sit down and do series recaps, but the Cubs had a pretty good stretch of games at good old Wrigley Field.  Let’s take a look at the long home stand the Cubs just had vs. the Nats, Padres and Pirates: 1._Nationals Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – There’s No Place Like Home