The Happ Trick

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We got ourselves a classic low-scoring game with all the nerves and frustration that goes with it, plus the elation when the game finally ends in the Cubs’ favor. I was going to just post highlights, but one Ian Happ helped me decide to not be so lazy and give Continue reading The Happ Trick

Good Brew

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After early season feelings of doom, the Chicago Cubs managed to secure a winning road trip before heading home to Wrigley Field for Monday’s home opener.  Having already taken two of the first three (and potentially, they could have swept those if not for some stupidity), taking the finale was Continue reading Good Brew

Dreamcast 35: The Also-Rans

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Andy joins the Dreamcast as we yak about some baseball tidbits… The spring training shenanigans so far and how the roster might be shaping up; The predicted standings for all non-Cubs NL Central teams; Lamenting the lack of spring training TV broadcasts Follow us: Anno  Andy Rice Thanks for listening! Continue reading Dreamcast 35: The Also-Rans

The Pirates’ Sell-Off (UPDATE)

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Fresh off the weekend’s Gerrit Cole trade between the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cubs’ division rivals have once again set up a big trade: #SFGiants have agreed to acquire Andrew McCutchen from the #Pirates, pending a review of medical records, sources tell The Athletic. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) Continue reading The Pirates’ Sell-Off (UPDATE)

A Nifty Night of Firsts For the First Place Cubs

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For the series finale, while starter Jose Quintana probably threw way too many pitches to come anywhere close to Kerry Wood‘s shared strikeout record, he at least weathered an early storm with a quality start to allow the Cubs to work their magic to sweep the Pirates.  The game was Continue reading A Nifty Night of Firsts For the First Place Cubs

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