Minor League Recap: Baez Getting Back into the Swing of Things

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  With the season wearing on, the affiliates are starting to normalize.  Players are starting to show some regression to their means, while others (like Dan Vogelbach and Kyle Schwarber) still have monster numbers fueled by early season video game-like Continue reading

Life & Baseball

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Baseball is, at its core, a kid’s game.  Kids love to run around the bases, chase after the ball on defense, and try their best to hit the ball as hard as they can.  People watch MLB because it’s fun, Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: Trouble Brewing

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Ivy is feeling under the weather today so I’m doing this series recap for her while she battles the bug.  Honestly I didn’t actually watch most of this weekend’s games and only followed along off-and-on over a couple innings, but Continue reading

I’m Gonna Go Out On a Limb and Say That Edwin Jackson Didn’t Deserve That Run

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In coaching high school baseball, I emphasize a few things… If you put the ball in play, good things happen. It’s easy to give up on yourself and on your team when the chips are down, but seriously, that’s baseball.  Shit Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: Not Quite a Sweep, But It’ll Do

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Now that the Cubs were cleared by Major League Baseball of possible tampering with Joe Maddon before hiring him, we can leave all of that behind us and focus on baseball. Let’s take a look at how they did against Continue reading

A Designated Fielder?

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Yesterday was a wild day as we discussed the possibility of the Designated Hitter on Facebook an Twitter. The whole discussion started with the season ending injury to Adam Wainwright when he was batting, and gained momentum when Max Scherzer also Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: Let’s Just Call This a Sweep

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The Chicago Cubs are treading water until some guys come back from the disabled list or more reinforcements arrive from the farm system.  I think they’re doing okay.  How about you? Here we go… Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds, Great Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: I Hate Ties

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It’s important, even though I know we’re all human and have feels, that we realize that the season is 162 games long and the Chicago Cubs have barely played 15, which is not even 10% of the season yet.  It’s Continue reading

The Cubs Are Fun Again

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The 2015 Chicago Cubs are fun. I am not sure there is another way to look at them. These young Cubs are good, really good, and they are fun to watch. I have not had this much fun and enjoyment Continue reading

Three Time All Star Starlin Castro Still Lacks Respect

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Ever since the Chicago Cubs traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in a deal which brought back super prospect short stop Addison Russell, the “trade Starlin Castro” campaign started. I am baffled as to why so Continue reading