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Cubs 9, Brewers 1

In Postgame by berselius25 Comments

OSS: Chatwood brings his A-game. Three up: Tyler Chatwood was on point today, striking out 8 in six innings and allowing just three hits and two walks. He struck out Yelich three times in a row. I guess our pandemic-related cognitive dissonance is going to coincide with Tyler Chatwood starts this year? The Cubs offense blew up Beers starter Freddy …

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Cubs 3, Brewers 0

In Postgame by berselius41 Comments

OSS: Cyle just misses a Maddux on opening day Three up: Kyle Hendricks was dominant, going the distance with nine strikeouts and zero walks. He was so on his game that he even struck out perennial MVP candidate Christian Yelich twice. All three Brewers hits were by none other than Orlando Arcia, who hits like Yelich when he plays the …

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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (0-0) at Chicago Cubs

In Series Previews by berselius35 Comments

Well, here we are in this bizarro baseball season. The Cubs kick off the summer with a three game set against the Beers. I guess there’s nothing else to say other than that it’s gonna be weird, and it’s gonna be baseball. We can distract ourselves from the shitshow around us by the Cubs continued committment to stranding runners in …

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So, what’s up with the Cubs?

In Uncategorized by berselius58 Comments

At least for the time being, baseball is on its way back to our eyeballs, if only electronically. The Cubs will be back on July 24 with a series against the Brewers. To recap a few season related details, for those who haven’t been paying attention or for whom time no longer has any meaning, here’s the logistics of the …

Speaking of weird seasons

In Major League Baseball by andcounting37 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 …