This Spring Training Feels a Little Different

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As you may or may not have noticed, I have not been around much lately. Do not worry (or for some of you, celebrate) because I am not going anywhere. I have just been a bit busy. Last year was probably the greatest year of my life. Not only did Continue reading This Spring Training Feels a Little Different

Cubs Practice: A Few More Highlights Plus a Look Ahead (VIDEOS)

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Another practice game is out of the way, and since the regulars/MLBers only play half the game, they have time to go out and do good in the community, like Anthony Rizzo and Clark the Cub did yesterday: Had the opportunity to hang w/ Audrey. This girl, just like all Continue reading Cubs Practice: A Few More Highlights Plus a Look Ahead (VIDEOS)

The Fifth Element…Of the Cubs Rotation, That Is

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With the Cactus League exhibition slate about to start for the Chicago Cubs this Saturday, we got our first glance at how the pitching matchups would look to get the ball rolling… Montgomery vs. A's, Zastryzny vs. SF at Scottsdale on Saturday — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February 22, 2017 Buchanan Continue reading The Fifth Element…Of the Cubs Rotation, That Is

Ivy’s Roundup – Winning More Than You Lose, Tradez & Videoz

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Let’s just get to the scores first as the Chicago Cubs looked pretty good coming out of the All-Star Break.  Maybe they just needed a breather after all?  And this, again, is without two of their key bats in Dexter Fowler and Jorge Soler, who are with the Iowa Cubs Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Winning More Than You Lose, Tradez & Videoz

Pretty Good First Half…What’s Next For The Cubs?

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The Chicago Cubs ended the “first half” with a record of 53-35, with a seven-game lead on the second-place St. Louis Cardinals after a much needed win against a resurgent Pittsburgh Pirates team.  The winning tally came off a Kris Bryant hit that scored a speeding Matt Szczur from second Continue reading Pretty Good First Half…What’s Next For The Cubs?

Contingency Plans

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Festivus only comes once a year and already we’ve seen the internet deluged with the airing of grievances.  In our neck of the woods, fans of the Chicago Cubs are generally content, but if you dive into the comments, we all realize that the team could be even further improved, Continue reading Contingency Plans

John Lackey, You Say?

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The Chicago Cubs have not made any splashy signings, mostly picking up bargain bin relievers (which, in the case of guys like Clayton Richard and Hector Rondon, for example, have been okay) and feeling out the market.  Friday afternoon, we got some very interesting, albeit not necessarily exciting, news regarding Continue reading John Lackey, You Say?

The “First Half” Impressions of the 2015 Chicago Cubs

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While the Chicago Cubs were doing their thing to end the “first half” on a high note, I was hanging out in Monterey for a Japanese festival, eating udon and checking out jujitsu demonstrations.  Summer is fun.  You can check out the earlier blog for some affirmations, but really, these Continue reading The “First Half” Impressions of the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Dreamcast 46: We’re Back For Opening Night!

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So hey guys!  It’s been pretty much all winter since we did this last (see the date for #45), and being that we’re on the cusp of Opening Night at Wrigley Field, seems like a good time to dust off the old microphone and give the Dreamcast another go.  Since Continue reading Dreamcast 46: We’re Back For Opening Night!

Taking a stab at the Cubs’ Opening Night roster

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The Chicago Cubs have an off-day on Monday in Cactus League play, although the players will still participate in workouts and some will play “B” games or minor league games to stay fit.  In the meantime, we have this to anticipate: Cubs likely to make cuts next Wednesday, after Tuesday’s Continue reading Taking a stab at the Cubs’ Opening Night roster