Coming Down From a High

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Well then, a day after the nicest win of the year, the Chicago Cubs (you know, the defending World Series Champions and blah blah blah) dropped a clunker against the Philadelphia Phillies to lose the series and finish up a 3-3 road trip.  They did win the season series, of Continue reading Coming Down From a High

The First 100 Games

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One day after Aroldis Chapman officially arrived in Chicago after the big trade, the Chicago Cubs defeated their cross town rival Chicago White Sox to earn victory #60 on the season in 100 games.  This was a fun game late, as the Cubs were getting no-hit for the longest time Continue reading The First 100 Games

The Baseball Marathon

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I’m a bit bored, so I thought I’d just go to Baseball-Reference and check the standings as well as the longest losing streak for every MLB team…bear with me below. AL East: BAL – 4 games (in May) BOS – 3 games (5x) TOR – 5 games NYY – 6 Continue reading The Baseball Marathon

Quick Thoughts

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Every so often, even powerful juggernaut type teams will sputter.  I guess the best news for today’s game is that the Chicago Cubs fought back, generally played well except for a bad hiccup in one inning, and had a chance to win in their last at-bat if not for a Continue reading Quick Thoughts

A Numbers Game

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When you get late in the season, especially when you are in contention for something, fans always begin scoreboard watching. Actually, some fans scoreboard watch all year hoping that every team in their division lose every game. For me, I started scoreboard watching this week when the San Francisco Giants Continue reading A Numbers Game

The 2015 Cubs Season So Far…In Context

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The Cubs are 67-51, 16 games over .500 and on a 92-win pace. They have held their lead over the San Francisco Giants for the final playoff spot despite a recent slump.  I wanted to do this mostly to highlight this rather good tweet: #Cubs1st 11 gms 6-52nd 7-43rd 5-64th Continue reading The 2015 Cubs Season So Far…In Context

Keeping Things In Perspective On A Day Off

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Anno wrote about the standings Saturday morning before heading to the ballpark to see yet another victory.  The winning streak stopped at six as a combination of poor luck and bad umpiring didn’t allow the Chicago Cubs to score at all on Sunday, although you wouldn’t know that Joe Maddon Continue reading Keeping Things In Perspective On A Day Off

What Does it Mean?

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Ladies and Gentleman of Chicago Cubs nation, your beloved North Siders are riding high on a five game winning streak, and are currently back at their high water point of the season being five games over the .500 mark. They have a record of 20-15 and are currently only four Continue reading What Does it Mean?

Checking the Standings At the All-Star Break

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I think I’ll check the individual player statistics when they update later on, but for now, with the Yankees-Orioles game having been rained out on Sunday night (seriously, why have a night game the Sunday before the All-Star break?), every team has played at least 93 games of the 162-game Continue reading Checking the Standings At the All-Star Break

Checking the Standings

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The Cubs just finished their series against the Nationals on Saturday and are on their way to Boston.  Technically, their 81st game isn’t until Monday night at Fenway, but this is as good a time as any to talk about the halfway point of the season.  Most of the Sunday Continue reading Checking the Standings