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

Dreamcast 22: Bad Timing Awards

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Mere hours before Justin Verlander was traded to the Astros, Rice and guest Jared Wyllys fantasized about a super-deep Cubs rotation with Verlander in tow, and Samsonite, were we way off.  Such is the life for podcasters who have super-busy schedules.  We also talked about… Cubs pitching, including Kyle Hendricks Continue reading Dreamcast 22: Bad Timing Awards

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