The Next 100 Games

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The Chicago Cubs were not swept out of their home series against the Colorado Rockies as they took the finale before their long road stretch.  31-31 is not the record we expected from the defending World Champions coming off their long-awaited glory in 2016, but considering how terrible the rest Continue reading The Next 100 Games

Cubs All Over the Awards Landscape

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Do you remember last offseason, when the Chicago Cubs were very well represented in the awards shows?  This November, there are even more Cubs players and staff up for some hardware, and at some point we probably have to track Theo Epstein’s Hall of Fame case, too.  After all, he Continue reading Cubs All Over the Awards Landscape

Cubs World Series: A Promise Delivered

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I recall, right after the Chicago Cubs clinched the World Series title, staying awake for almost two hours before I finally willed myself to sleep.  I got up at the usual buttcrack of dawn to make it to school in time to do my teacherly duties, and it didn’t even Continue reading Cubs World Series: A Promise Delivered

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

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

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

The Trade That Time Forgot

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The first game was a bit of a nail-biter as the Chicago Cubs only won by literal inches, but Saturday night’s game was a bit more satisfactory as the Cubs won pretty comfortably to take a 2-0 lead in the NLDS.  I think the overhaul that the front office orchestrated Continue reading The Trade That Time Forgot

The End of One Journey, The Beginning of Another For the 2016 Cubs

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The 2016 MLB regular season officially ended today as there won’t be any tiebreaker situations (unfortunately), and with that, we said goodbye to the regular season exploits of some legends and fan favorites.  There was, of course, one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, broadcasters of all time in Continue reading The End of One Journey, The Beginning of Another For the 2016 Cubs

The Enjoyment of Life

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As the Chicago Cubs bid farewell to Wrigley Field for the regular season (don’t worry, they’ve already clinched and all that), we woke up to very sad news as Miami Marlins All-Star pitcher Jose Fernandez tragically passed: pic.twitter.com/youGWMvZtr — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) September 25, 2016 The news, pictures, gifs, and tributes Continue reading The Enjoyment of Life

What Happens When the Cubs Win?

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The title of this blog entry is a paraphrase from a segment from SportsCenter where Scott Van Pelt asked…”What if the Cubs win?”  At this point, having already clinched the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs are just going through the motions, keeping guys loose and healthy, trying not to lose Continue reading What Happens When the Cubs Win?