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Dreamcast 85: Unchecked Optimism

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We’re mere hours from Opening Day if you consider anything less than 48 “mere,” so it’s time to do our season preview episode! In this edition: We’ll probably talk about the MLBPA snafus later on after we get a few games that actually count under our belt. You can check out the podcast page or just click on the embedded players below. …

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Cubs Spring Training Pre/Postmortem

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube24 Comments

As of this writing, today marks the final official Cactus League game for the Cubs. They’ll do a two-game exhibition against the Cardinals, who are traveling west to face the Dodgers amidst all their drama, before the Cubs themselves head a tad east to deal with the defending World Series champion Texas Rangers. Opening Day is just a few days …

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Dreamcast 74: Fumes

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Kind of sucky that we have actual jobs and lives and responsibilities that make it so our recording sessions often coincide with Cubs games, and also sucky that sometimes, the Cubs don’t win those games. But methinks most of what we said during this latest poop of a loss is still applicable as the Cubs remain in contention in the …

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Two Weeks

In Major League Baseball by Rice Cube33 Comments

I knew that I wrote something like this a while back, but I didn’t actually know it was from June, before the Cubs made enough of a run to actually get into buy mode. Since then, the Cubs have went on quite the run to get into the postseason picture, but are now unfortunately on the outside looking in, albeit …

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Fun With Cubs

In Postgame by Rice Cube158 Comments

The Cubs won another game, another series, are 11 games over .500, and have the tiebreaker over the Giants, having not lost ground in any race. Have some Morel bomb shots.

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The Next Phase

In Major League Baseball by Rice Cube75 Comments

Other than being the title of a pretty cool Star Trek episode, this coming week marks the next phase in the Cubs race towards extra baseball in October. As it stands, the Cubs stand 3.5 games back of NL Central leader Milwaukee, so they didn’t lose too much ground after an unfortunate (but ultimately acceptable) split in Cincinnati. They are …

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The Critical Stretch

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube15 Comments

Well well, folks, another set of series that were not lost! At 69-61 (nice), I believe this is the first time all season the Cubs have been eight games over the mythical .500 mark. I’m looking at the breakdown and it would seem that other than that abysmal month of May, which somewhat coincidentally was when Cody Bellinger went on …

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Just Play Better

In Major League Baseball by Rice Cube82 Comments

Seems the Cubs are sort of taking berselius’ advice. Despite some offensive hiccups lately to go with injuries to the pitching staff, the Cubs made out with a 3-2 home stand that probably should have been 5-0, but is better than the alternative where they completely collapse. The Cubs currently sit three games out of first because the Texas Rangers …

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The Season Does Not End Today

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube53 Comments

The Cubs enter this week having won a hard-fought series against the literal best team in baseball. They also did, once upon a time, win another series against the current best team in the American League as well. They also lost a bunch of winnable series but at this point, if you look at the breakdown, the only bad month …

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Dreamcast 66: All-Star Edition

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After the Draft, RC, Berselius, & BVS hang out to talk about the Cubs strategy, the All-Star festivities and what we liked versus what they need to change, and the usual stuff about whether this team is good enough to avoid a sell-off and make a pleasantly surprising postseason run. You can check out the¬†podcast page¬†or just click on the …