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Cubs 7, Dodgers 1; Cubs 4, Dodgers 3

In Postgame by berselius24 Comments

OSS: Cubs sweep both ends of a doubleheader against the best team in baseball, because baseball. Three+ up: As much as we complain about the team’s offensive struggles this year, it’s the pitching that’s really holding this team back. That was not the case today, as Cyle pitched a ‘complete’ game in the opener, and rookie callup Keegan Thompson had …

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Cubs 15, Beers 2

In Postgame by berselius164 Comments

OSS: Jake Marisnick leads the offense in a blowout Three up: The whole offense was straight fire today, but Jake Marisnick was the big standout with a 5 RBI day. He got things going with a bases-clearing double in the first, knocked in the elusive runner on third in the second inning, and added a solo shot for good measure …

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Cubs 4, Mets 3

In Postgame by berselius31 Comments

OSS: Ron Santo (mostly) approves. Three up: The Cubs completed their sweep of the Mets, and are no longer in the red wins-wise. Jason Heyward capped the sweep with a bases loaded walk-off single in the 10th. I was sure going into the PA that with Javy on third base, the Cubs would squeeze to win. I guess I have …

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Cubs 3, Mets 1

In Postgame by berselius57 Comments

OSS: Cubs grind out a win on the frozen tundra. Three up: There wasn’t a ton of hard contact today due to the cold weather, but the Cubs managed to make the most of it, working six walks and a ROE off Mets starter Taijuan Walker, including a BBRBI by Contreras and some hustle by Eric Sogard on a throwing …

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Cubs 13, Braves 4

In Postgame by berselius32 Comments

OSS: The sleepers have awakened Three up: The Cubs offense finally burst out of its shell today, and it was Willson Contreras who set the tone. He started the scoring with a solo shot in the first inning, and hit another shot in his next plate appearance. Kris Bryant also had a multi-homer day, and now has more home runs …

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Cubs 5, Brewers 3

In Postgame by berselius162 Comments

OSS: Nice to bust out my favorite recap header pic for the first time this year. Three up: After a slow start for both teams, the Cubs had a homer party in the fourth inning. Contreras, Baez, and Bote all went yard off of sometime Cub Brett Anderson. Following in the footsteps of Zach Davies, Trevor Williams had a solid …

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Cubs 4, Pirates 3

In Postgame by berselius27 Comments

OSS: Cubs score early and often, hang on to win it. Three up: Zach Davies looked pretty good in his Cubs debut, cruising through his first five innings while never allowing more than one baserunner at a time and striking out five. He ran out of gas in the sixth and gave up a two run homer, but overall everything …

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2021 Opening Day roster and roundup

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius83 Comments

Baseball is back tomorrow, and so is OV’s erratic coverage of the 2021 Cubs season. Baseball has certainly been far from my mind since the weirdness that was the 2020 season. However, listening to the occasional radio broadcast during the spring has re-stoked some of that fan energy that I had forgotten I had. For the rest of you who …

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Who Owns the Cubs?

In Commentary And Analysis by andcounting122 Comments

Have we gotten to the bottom of this question, yet? Six years into its history (somehow that bit of canon came from the first half of its virtual existence), the Orthodox Church Of Cubs Baseball conducted an interview with the Chairman/Executive Chairman/Not Really the CEO/Owner-kind-of of the Cubs, Tom Ricketts. Part I of this wide-ranging interview was devoted exclusively to …