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Cubs 3, Dodgers 2 (4.101.7)

In Postgame by berselius164 Comments

OSS: Cubs raise the banners and pull out a late win. Three up: The Cubs are World Series champions, in case you didn't know. I love the designs on the new banners. Anthony Rizzo's first RBI of the year was a walk-off against a guy who was one of the top five relievers in baseball last year. He also led …

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Cubs 7, Brewers 4 (4.9.17)

In Postgame by berselius18 Comments

OSS: The bats are waking up. Three up The box score had Heyward at 2-5 on the day, but it could just easily have been 5-5. He was hitting the cover off the ball today, which is certianly a great sign for a guy who struggled so much last season. He knocked in three of the Cubs runs. Kris Bryant …

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Cubs 2, Cardinals 1 (4.4.17)

In Postgame by berselius15 Comments

OSS: Good Jake is Good. Three up: Jake Arrieta looked like his old self for the first four innings of the game, with insane movement on his pitches that had the hitters guessing and great pitch efficiency. His control tailed off as the game went on, throwing a few wild pitches and seeing his pitch count rise due to needing …

Cubs 3, Cardinals 4 (4.2.17)

In Postgame by berselius19 Comments

OSS: Carlos Martinez is good at sports. Three up Willson Contreras hit a game-tying three run homer in the ninth inning, a bomb to left that I am surprised not to see in the upper deck. I thought he also looked pretty good backstopping Lester and keeping runners on their toes, at least in the part I watched on tv. …

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Series Preview: World Series Champions (0-0) at St. Louis Cardinals (0-0)

In Series Previews by berselius8 Comments

The only way this could be better would be if the Cubs opened the season at home, raising the World Series banner with the Cardinals in the house. As was mentioned in this weekend's (correctly recorded) podcast, the Cubs had relatively little spring training drama this year aside from maybe Heyward's new swing. Meanwhile the Cardinals situation is such that …

The 25: Jake Arrieta

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius65 Comments

Previous programming note from Myles: Now that the season is fast approaching, and I've started to get the itch to talk baseball again, I'm hoping to pick up the pace. Hopefully I can convince the other writers to do the same. I'm going to take a look at the 2017 Cubs, starting with the best players and taking a descending …

The 25: Jon Lester

In Uncategorized by berselius26 Comments

Previous programming note from Myles: Now that the season is fast approaching, and I've started to get the itch to talk baseball again, I'm hoping to pick up the pace. Hopefully I can convince the other writers to do the same. I'm going to take a look at the 2017 Cubs, starting with the best players and taking a descending …

Seven Cubs storylines going into spring training

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius12 Comments

The World Series parade seems like yesterday, and not just because it's not that many posts ago at this here blog. Now that the players are back in camp, let's take a look at what to watch over the next few weeks. Did you hear that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series? And they are bringing pretty much everyone …