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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 …

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Alec Mills no-hits the Brerrors

In Postgame by berselius211 Comments

OSS: Just the guy we expected (dying laughing). Three up: Early in the game, it looked like the big story would be the Cubs offense finally waking up this weekend. But as the game went on, Alec Mills kept rolling and made it look easy, keeping the Brewers bats as off balance as their gloves were today. Offensively, it was …

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Series Preview: Brewers (7-9) at Cubs (12-3)

In Series Previews by berselius161 Comments

The red-hot Cubs head back to Chicago for a four game set against the more scuffle-y Brew Crew. The Brewers are coming off series losses to the Twins and Reds, both at home. Their pitching has been about average, but their big problem is that their offense hasn’t gotten in to gear – they currently have a team wOBA of …

Cubs 6, Royals 1

In Uncategorized by berselius65 Comments

OSS: The Cubs offense takes its next steps to opening their own insurance agency. Three up: The Cubs offense continued its trend of piling on late in games, scoring four runs in the last two innings to turn this from a nailbiter to a comfortable margin of victory. I’m too lazy to go back and look for it, but I …

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Cubs 5, Royals 4

In Postgame by berselius13 Comments

OSS: Kimbrel still shaky, Cubs pull out another close one anyway. Three up: It was the Day of Jasons today, as Heyward and Kipnis both homered to drive in the first four Cubs runs. Willson Contreras added an insurance run in the eighth inning, which proved to be the winning run. One thing I like about the offense so far …

Cubs 2, Royals 0

In Uncategorized by berselius26 Comments

OSS: Good pitching and great defense pick up another W. Three+ up: Alec Mills had another solid start, pitching seven shutout innings with four strikeouts and three walks. I caught the first few innings on TV and thought it was shaping up to be an extremely fifth-starter-ish performance, but then I blinked and it was suddenly the seventh inning. Javy …