Jake Arrieta finally gets his no-hitter

Jake gets a celebratory shower!

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On a night when the Chicago Cubs offense couldn’t muster much more than an early Kris Bryant homer, our heroes were looking for a stop to a miniature skid.  Wouldn’t you know it, Jake Arrieta‘s turn in the rotation came Continue reading

Just say NO to Chase Utley

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The Chicago Cubs are sizzling hot right now, owners of an eight game win streak, owner of the second wild card with a 4.5 game lead over the San Francisco Giants and only 1.5 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for Continue reading

The Ballad of Starlin Castro: Ch-ch-ch-changes

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It was almost inevitable, once the slumping got unbearable, that Addison Russell would become the pretty-much-permanent Chicago Cubs starting shortstop.  This meant that Starlin Castro, he of the three All-Star appearances and lofty expectations, would need another home: Your browser Continue reading

August Sweeps

Behold, a pitcher who got a hit and scored!

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It took a bit of time, growth, adversity, and some “playing stupid” as well, but as of Sunday night, with the Chicago Cubs having freshly swept away the defending World Series Champions, I think we can legitimately call our favorite Continue reading

Trade Castro for Utley? Oh Hell No!

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The Starlin Castro hate is strong among fans of the Chicago Cubs. Throughout social media I have seen countless fans calling for the trade of the struggling short stop, saying as much as they wanted him traded for “a bag Continue reading

I’m OK

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In the face of a rather disappointing stretch of Chicago Cubs baseball, I’ve been okay.  Yeah, the offense is inconsistent.  Yeah, the Cubs could probably use a better bullpen or fifth starter, especially with the Dallas Beeler debacles and the Continue reading

What *COULD* Happen When Baez Returns

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  With Javier Baez now rehabbing with the Iowa Cubs, Starlin Castro‘s struggles along with the cloud of uncertainty with the trade deadline approaching, fans of the Chicago Cubs are trying to figure out how the pieces all fit together. Continue reading

The Cubs Need Offense. And Fast.

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The Chicago Cubs are on a stretch of games where they are playing several losing teams. Going back to the last series before the All Star break, the Cubs have played 11 of 20 games against teams who are currently Continue reading

Keeping the Cubs Success On the Field Through Reducing Injuries

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Back from California now, I got to follow the doubleheader between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds.  I also got to listen to the last bits of the Kyle Schwarber game Tuesday night, including the go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) home Continue reading

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 Continue reading