The Cubs Won’t Be a Losing Team This Year

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If I told you that on August 24, the Chicago Cubs would be the best team in baseball with 81 wins, miles ahead of every other team in the National League, and all of Major League Baseball, you’d be okay with this, right? Well, after escaping the baseball black hole Continue reading The Cubs Won’t Be a Losing Team This Year

The Cubs’ Science Experiment

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As we sit in a rain delay and wait anxiously for another Chicago Cubs game to begin (they’re in Denver to take on the Colorado Rockies), it bears repeating how well Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have constructed this roster, and how well manager Joe Maddon has maximized matchups to Continue reading The Cubs’ Science Experiment

Ivy’s Roundup – Strange Things Are Happening (VIDEOS)

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Ivy isn’t feeling well these days so if you have a chance go find @Sweet_Loops and send well wishes.  Which means you’re stuck with me for the time being… After a beatdown of sorts in Miami, the Chicago Cubs went to Cincinnati to face the Reds, a team they had Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Strange Things Are Happening (VIDEOS)

One Rival Vanquished (For Now), Another Waiting in the Wings

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Ivy’s a bit ill lately so we’ll skip some series recaps for now, but I wanted to get this in because of the significance of such dominance so far in the 2016 Chicago Cubs season.  For example, the Cubs could potentially lose Dexter Fowler to the disabled list for a Continue reading One Rival Vanquished (For Now), Another Waiting in the Wings

A surprisingly small magic number in June

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I’ve been thinking about this off and on, and I decided to wait until after the Cubs nailed down Sunday night’s victory before doing anything about it lest I conjure up some bad juju (too late, you’re all screwed).  But somebody on our Facebook page said that the Chicago Cubs’ magic Continue reading A surprisingly small magic number in June

More Cookies! Willson Contreras Gets His Shot (OFFICIAL)

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Well, I had just barely gotten done with setting up a road trip recap for Ivy (stupid coworker from Hell), when this showed up… Sources: #Cubs promoting catcher Willson Contreras, will join team tomorrow. Plan is to go with 3 catchers. No word on accompanying move. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) Continue reading More Cookies! Willson Contreras Gets His Shot (OFFICIAL)

Ever Wanted to See a Dominant Team?

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The Chicago Cubs are much better than their record against bad teams would suggest, and they gave an old-fashioned ass-whupping to a bad team today as they pummeled the Atlanta Braves 13-2.  Bill Murray was at the series all weekend and had a blast, and I’m glad we as Cubs Continue reading Ever Wanted to See a Dominant Team?

The Professor Takes the Phillies to School

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On a day when the wind was blowing out and the offense wasn’t as prodigious as we have been used to, Kyle Hendricks gave the bullpen a breather after Friday’s rain-delayed victory.  As you can see, Hendricks needed only 104 pitches (and probably less if a couple of plays had Continue reading The Professor Takes the Phillies to School

The Most Interesting Man in Baseball

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Pretty sure you’ve all seen this in some form or another, but: Enter baseball’s Winston Wolf (“Pulp Fiction” reference). Theo Epstein solves historic problems. He was the architect who put The Curse and Bill Buckner into the past in Boston. … They [the Cubs] are a big-market monster again. They Continue reading The Most Interesting Man in Baseball

Fantasizing About the 2016 Cubs

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In case you’ve been living under a rock before the holidays, the Chicago Cubs signed a bunch of guys, including Jason Heyward, and look pretty good going into 2016…on paper, anyway. That means there’s still an 85 percent chance that the Cubs won’t win it all. There are plenty of Continue reading Fantasizing About the 2016 Cubs