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Flying High!

Flying High!

As day break comes later and later in the mornings and the nights begin to cool back to an early June the baseball season starts to see itself dwindle down to a few teams vying for playoff chances. The teams that have treaded water all year start to fade like the sun in the early evening and the contenders shine […]

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CHICAGO, IL - MAY 3:  Starting pitcher Michael Wacha #52 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on May 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Litmus Test

For all intent and purposes a game near the All-Star Break shouldn’t have as much meaning as tonight’s Cubs-Cardinals game. This game should be just like any other with the emphasis being that it’s a team you’re chasing in your own division. However tonight’s game is so much more than that it makes it feel like the Cubs are already […]

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Hanging Tough

Hanging Tough

There’s a New Kids on the Block song that’s entitled hanging tough and this years Cubs are exactly that in the rough and rugged NL Central/Wild Card Race. The NL Central is by far and away the strongest in baseball and that should come as no surprise because it’s been that way for the past several seasons. The best record […]

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CHICAGO, IL - MAY 18: Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning on May 18, 2015 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Batting Around

Chicago Baseball made some big splashes last winter and now it appears as though both teams are starting to show some real promise as Memorial Day Weekend approaches. Currently the Cubs are in San Diego preparing to take on the Padres in an important NL Wild Card tilt. The White Sox just got back from being in Oakland where they […]

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Chicago Baseball Is Back

Chicago Baseball Is Back

The two newest acquisitions for Chicago’s baseball teams took the mound Sunday and Monday and neither of their debuts resulted in a win for the home nine. Jon Lester pitched well in his highly anticipated debut, but the Cubs couldn’t get to Adam Wainwright in a rematch of Game 1 of the 2013 World Series. The Cubs would lose 3-0 […]

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Reunited!

The Chicago Cubs have landed the biggest free agent of the offseason late last night by signing LHP Jon Lester to a 6-year $155 Million deal with a $30 million dollar signing bonus to be paid over the life of the contract. Also Jon Lester has a few vesting options that pertain to innings pitched towards the back end of […]

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Lester Lingering

Lester Lingering

Free agent LHP Jon Lester visited the Cubs today and all signs point to Lester and the northsiders being a ideal fit for one another in an attempt to turn around the Cubs fortunes. Jon Lester has won two world series championships with the Boston Red Sox, and was one of the earliest drafted players by Boston after the Red […]

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Maddon Fever

Maddon Fever

Ever since Joe Maddon decided to opt out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays the buzz around the Cubs is that they’re the front runners to land one of the best managers in baseball. Maddon managed the Los Angeles Angels for one year in 1999 and left after Mike Scioscia was appointed the next season. Seven years later […]

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Scoreboard Watching

Scoreboard Watching

This morning the CEO of the Chicago Cubs issued a PSA to the fans of the Chicago Cubs and to the City of Chicago. In it he discussed his displeasure not only with the lack of success by his team, but the inability to work out an agreement with the rooftop owners who have long disputed his plans to expand […]

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Crosstown Rivalry Underway

Crosstown Rivalry Underway

We Chicagoans are into┬áthe four-game two-stadium crosstown rivalry series that’ll last until Thursday for the White Sox and Cubs.┬áMonday night’s result a was a 3-1 extra inning victory for the southsiders wherein Marcus Semien came up with a clutch hit followed by a bases-loaded walk to give the White Sox the result. Last night was a 5-1 repeat win. The […]

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