Cubs Report – April 2015 – #wearegood?
May01

Cubs Report – April 2015 – #wearegood?

If the playoffs started today, everyone would be surprised, no one would be ready and the Cubs would be in them.  In fact, they’d be hosting Pissburgh in the Wild Card Game. The new manager is just as entertaining as we thought he’d be. Not only has Kris Bryant been called up, but Addison Russell is here, too.  The Cubs infield for the next decade1 is in place.  The Cubs are still inexplicably carrying three catchers, two...

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Looks like Cubs got bait and switched again
Apr28

Looks like Cubs got bait and switched again

Remember a couple of Fridays ago when we were all excited that our big slugging rookie phenom third baseman was coming to the big leagues after a torturous 12 day wait? Oh, he came up alright and went hitless in five at bats and struck out three times. And but for a single here and a double there, what has he done really? Gary Scott at least hit a grand slam in his first week. Typical Cubs, another flopped phenom. Kris Bryant has now...

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They’re only getting better
Apr21

They’re only getting better

Last night, youngest of our beloved Cubs drubbed the Pirates of Pissburgh.  Rookie Jorge Soler had four hits.  Rookie Kris Bryant had three hits and drove in three runs.  Twenty-five year old grizzled veterans Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro combined to get on base six times.  The foursome ended the night 11-16 with three walks and a hit by pitch.  That’s not bad.  The Cubs offense is operating at a level that we haven’t...

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Welcome to the rest of our lives, Kris Bryant
Apr16

Welcome to the rest of our lives, Kris Bryant

Being a Cubs fan means you have to be cool with waiting.  We’ve been waiting for more than a century for a world’s championship and 70 years1 for a pennant. So we’re good at waiting.  It’s kind of our thing. But that doesn’t mean we don’t like it when our waits finally end.  Tomorrow, one of the big ones comes to a close. Kris Fucking Bryant is going to play third base for the Chicago Cubs. He comes...

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A vague sense of deja vu
Apr13

A vague sense of deja vu

If not for the man on the mound, the Cubs ninth inning comeback yesterday against the Rockies would have simply been fun.  After going 0-79 last year in games they trailed in the ninth, it only took the Cubs three attempts this year to mount a successful comeback. When Dexter Fowler homered to turn a 5-4 deficit into a 6-5 lead that the Cubs would hold onto, it was another reminder that these aren’t the same old Cubs.  Nobody...

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Hey Cubs fans, maybe try to enjoy the team you have?
Apr09

Hey Cubs fans, maybe try to enjoy the team you have?

Yesterday’s Cubs game was pretty entertaining.  Any win over the Cardinals is a good one, but with Jake Arrieta dominating on the mound, the Cubs playing smart and taking advantage of Lance Lynn trying to pick off Anthony Rizzo1, and they got a clutch hit from Starlin Castro.  The bullpen hasn’t given up anything in two games so far.  So that was fun, right? Mostly it just seemed to inconvenience the worst of our ilk....

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