Thoughts on the Cubs in the NLDS, 2017 Edition

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So it came down to Thursday night, as the Washington Nationals got some major fungicide to help Stephen Strasburg stave off elimination in game four.  Thursday’s game was of course a winner-take-all contest, and so the pregame hope was that anything wacky that you might expect in any given baseball Continue reading Thoughts on the Cubs in the NLDS, 2017 Edition

A Fungus Among Us? Or, How a Chicago Hotel Helped the Cubs in Potentially Dastardly Ways

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I was hoping by the time I got home from work that I’d be able to tell you fine folks whether the Cubs had clinched a berth in the NLCS, or if they have to go back to DC for a winner-take-all Game 5.  I suppose our latest Dreamcast is Continue reading A Fungus Among Us? Or, How a Chicago Hotel Helped the Cubs in Potentially Dastardly Ways

Dreamcast 25: Respect Me

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Self-explanatory: .@ARizzo44’s got this. pic.twitter.com/aFX77LmnGb — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) October 9, 2017 With the Cubs taking a 2-1 NLDS lead over the Washington Nationals, and possibly having clinched a berth in the NLCS by the time you listen to this episode, Anno and Rice get together to talk about… That Continue reading Dreamcast 25: Respect Me

The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

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Now that we’ve had a sleep to digest what happened in the second winnable game of the NLDS, let’s step back and see what we can do about the disappointment on Saturday night.  After all, nothing screams fandom like hastily drawn narratives and knee-jerk overreactions. Shall we begin? The Offense Continue reading The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

Just Enough of Everything: Cubs Start Off On the Right Track

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The long wait is over as the Chicago Cubs started their title defense on Friday night.  And it started off in annoying fashion as Stephen Strasburg kept mowing down Cubs hitters, no-hitting them through the first half of the game. And then things happened.  Javier Baez forced an error from Continue reading Just Enough of Everything: Cubs Start Off On the Right Track

The Title Defense Begins (UPDATE: Cubs NLDS Roster is In)

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After a long week of no Cubs baseball, I think we as fans are ready, and so are the players, for some meaningful baseball again: We're ready for tomorrow. #FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/HNt8W0cuEu — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 5, 2017 Getting hyped!  It helps that the Cubs have announced their rotation, with Continue reading The Title Defense Begins (UPDATE: Cubs NLDS Roster is In)

Cubs Season is Over; On To the Postseason!

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Every game started and ended around the same time on Sunday, the final day of the 2017 MLB regular season.  As we look on to postseason baseball, in which every player on every contender knows they have a shot but also realize that a weird bounce or a hot bat Continue reading Cubs Season is Over; On To the Postseason!

The 2017 Postseason is Set

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We as Cubs fans have been relaxing all weekend, but there will be very little suspense on Sunday, and no game 163 this year.  That’s because on Saturday night, the seedings were officially decided, and Sunday’s games are just for the fans now. In the American League, because the Houston Continue reading The 2017 Postseason is Set

Taking It Easy Until We Have to Clench Again

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Having clinched the division with four games left to play, the Chicago Cubs ran out their junior varsity squad as they get ready to return home to Wrigley Field.  Other than personally eliminating the Cardinals completely from postseason play, the Cubs don’t have much more to play for now, and Continue reading Taking It Easy Until We Have to Clench Again

Cubs Clubhouse #Narrative About to Get Weird? (UPDATE: SHOTS FIRED)

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We all knew that the Chicago Cubs would have a tough time against the Washington Nationals, who trotted out reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer on Tuesday night.  He was opposed by Jake Arrieta, 2015’s Cy Young winner, who has frankly not pitched like that version of Jake Arrieta in Continue reading Cubs Clubhouse #Narrative About to Get Weird? (UPDATE: SHOTS FIRED)