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World Series: God is a Cubs fan

World Series: God is a Cubs fan
In case you weren’t sure What happened Wednesday night proved God is a Cubs fan Last week, while preparing to attend the first World Series game at Wrigley Field in 71 years, I provided Biblical proof that God is a baseball fan. In the aftermath of Game 7 and a Cubs championship, it is clear... Read more »

Shabbat Shalom Cubs Fans

Shabbat Shalom Cubs Fans
Sharing something I posted this morning on my other haiku blog, The Torah In Haiku: God’s a baseball fan Look at how the Torah starts “In the big inning” With apologies to those who expected to find a more meaningful look at the creation story but instead discovered an old, groan-inducing joke. This optimistic Cubs... Read more »

NLCS Game 6: Thank you Cubs, just one more thing

NLCS Game 6: Thank you Cubs, just one more thing
Cubs are NL champs NLCS Game 7 Not necessary Did you hear? The Cubs beat the Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night and are going to the World Series for the first time in 71 years. It wasn’t just that the Cubs won the National League pennant. They won it at home. They got to Clayton Kershaw... Read more »
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NLCS Game 5: Matt Szczur's Underwear

NLCS Game 5: Matt Szczur's Underwear
Addison Russell Had his own secret weapon Szczur’s underwear If you’re superstitious then this might be the biggest contribution a non-roster player has made to his team in the playoffs. If your more rational, it’s just a fun sidebar as the Cubs move closer to … During NLCS Game 4 we learned it was Matt... Read more »

NLCS Game 4: No Debate

NLCS Game 4: No Debate
Rizzo and Russell Break out of post-season slumps Cubs cruise to a win One of the best things about watching the Cubs beat the Dodgers 10-2 on Wednesday night was never having a moment of desire to switch to the Presidential debate. Had the game developed like Game 3, many fans might have decided the... Read more »

NLCS Game 3: No need to panic ... yet

NLCS Game 3: No need to panic ... yet
Still optimistic But fans on verge of panic If Cubs lose tonight The Cubs made bad history again on Tuesday night. It was the first time they suffered two straight shut-out losses since May, 2014. It was also the first time in franchise history they failed to score in two consecutive games in the post-season.... Read more »
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NLCS Game 2: Cubs make history again, but not in a good way

NLCS Game 2: Cubs make history again, but not in a good way
Cubs shut out at home First time in the post season Since 1918 Things didn’t work out as planned Sunday night at Wrigley Field. In another classic pitchers duel, Clayton Kershaw got the one run he needed when Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez put a Kyle Hendricks cutter into the bleachers to lead off the... Read more »

NLCS Game 1: The Agony and the Ecstasy

NLCS Game 1: The Agony and the Ecstasy
First the agony Followed by the ecstasy This is Cubs baseball It started out perfectly. A Dexter Fowler single followed by a Kris Bryant double to start the game and the Cubs had a quick 1-0 lead. They added two more in the second when a strange Javy Baez double scored Jason Heyward, who had... Read more »

NLDS Game 4: Jews prayed, Cubs won

NLDS Game 4: Jews prayed, Cubs won
An epic comeback And I was lucky enough To just see the ninth Because there haven’t been enough historic moments this season, of course the Cubs added a couple more to the list on Tuesday night. David Ross, the 39 year-old “grandpa” of the squad, became the oldest player to hit a home run in... Read more »
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NLDS Game 3: Arrieta beats Bumgarner but Cubs lose in thirteen

NLDS Game 3: Arrieta beats Bumgarner but Cubs lose in thirteen
A loss? Expected But the way this loss happened? Quite unexpected Did we really expect a sweep? Well, okay, maybe we did. But the prospect of facing Madison Bumgarner in game 3 of the NLDS made Cubs fans nervous. Perhaps even willing to accept that there was going to be a loss in this series... Read more »