Speaking of weird seasons

In Major League Baseball by andcounting34 Comments

This was originally going to be a preachy post about how MLB owners are the ones who should be playing for the love of the game, since they’re the ones playing the sport we actually love most. (I’m going out on a limb assuming few of us actually play baseball but we all like to play baseball owner, arguing about …

The Cubs’ Legacy of Bad Baseball Now Extends to Bad TV Business

In Uncategorized by andcounting213 Comments

The Cubs just signed a deal to include the Marquee Sports Network on Hulu’s Hulu+Live option inside the Cubs’ broadcast market. That, along with the addition of AT&T NOW, marks basically the first sign of hope for Cubs fans who have cut the cord on cable. But most of those whose cords remain solidly intact use Xfinity and are still …

Daily Shrug Random Hot Stove Open Thread Edition

In Facepalm by andcounting315 Comments

David Ross is rumored to be the new Cubs manager, according to anonymous sources attending the press conference introducing him as the new Cubs manager. Lester Strode is out as bullpen coach, which bothers Bruce Miles. Word is he was offered a different position with the team. You should probably take a drink every time you shrug while reading Cubs …

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Cubs 8, Cardinals 2

In Postgame by berselius98 Comments

OSS: Cubs beat the Cardinals, a week too late Three up: Alec Mills had another solid fill in start, striking out nine in five innings and allowing just one run. He’s made the most of his time in the bigs this year, posting a 2.75 ERA across 36 innings, including five starts and pushing some folks to wonder if he …

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Cubs 8, Reds 2

In Postgame by berselius314 Comments

OSS: Cubs offense scores a disappointing eight runs, manage to win anyway. Three up: Kyle Schwarber got things rolling with a three run homer in the first off of Kevin Gausman, who is actually not as terrible as I remembered after looking at his career stats. War Bear leads the team with 37 home runs, though sadly not 37 in …

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Cubs 16, Pirates 6 / Cubs 47, Pirates 15

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OSS: Cubs offense obliterates the Pirates pitching staff, loses another key contributor. Three up: The Cubs finally found a lineup that works for them, and scored nearly fifty runs in a weekend sweep of the Pirates. Kris Bryant was the big hero in this one, homering twice in the Cubs rout. Tony Kemp, of all people, had the biggest hit …

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Cubs 10, Brewers 5

In Postgame by berselius208 Comments

OSS: Cubs blast their way past the Beers to start off their last series of the season Three up: Kyle Schwarber hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to put this game out of reach. Schwarber leads the team with 34 home runs, and has posted his best strikeout rate since becoming a regular. A lot of players contributed …

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Cubs 4, Mets 1

In Postgame by berselius149 Comments

OSS: The spirit of Ron Santo moves through Vic Caratini. Three up: The Mets saved the best starter for last in this series, only to see him get crushed by (checks notes) Vic Caratini? Caratini went deep twice against the reigning NL CYA winner. It’s not like deGrom has fallen off this year either – he’s right there with Scherzer …

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Cubs 10, Mets 7

In Postgame by berselius48 Comments

OSS: Cubs pummel Endgame-vintage Thor, hang on for a win. Three up: The Cubs offense put a hurting on Syndergaard in the first inning, sending eleven men to the plate and scoring six runs. Syndergaard had been on fire in the second half, but the Cubs offense was ready for his 99 mph heater. Happ, Castellanos, and Schwarber all homered …