Category: NLCS

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 »

Haiku emotions: The Cubs postseason in 17 syllables

Haiku emotions: The Cubs postseason in 17 syllables
Exhilaration. Disappointment. Gratitude. Anticipation. As the final week of the extended 2015 season dragged on, Cubs fans had time to think about what happened this season. And what it was like to ride the emotional roller coaster that was the Postseason. Exhilaration This was supposed to be the penultimate (or possibly ante-penultimate) year of a... Read more »
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NLCS Game 3: The (Short Term) Future Isn't So Bright

NLCS Game 3: The (Short Term) Future Isn't So Bright
Back to the future? I’d prefer back to the past. August? September? Today is “Back To The Future Day “, the day to which Marty McFly traveled in the second installment of the popular movie trilogy and learned, among other things, that the Cubs had won the World Series. But with the Mets leading the... Read more »

NLCS Game 2: A Cold Slap In The Face

NLCS Game 2: A Cold Slap In The Face
Cold night in New York Arrieta’s stuff lukewarm Cubs can’t catch a break Maybe Jake Arrieta should have worn long sleeves in the New York cold, because he certainly wasn’t throwing heat to start game two of the National League Championship Series Sunday night against the Mets. He settled down after Daniel Murphy’s home run... Read more »

NLCS Game 1: No reason to worry

NLCS Game 1: No reason to worry
It’s worth recalling Game one of NLDS Cards four Cubs zero It might seem strange, in the wake of Saturday’s loss to the Mets, to bring up the only other Cubs loss in more than a dozen games. But last night’s loss gives Cubs fans no reason to worry about the team’s chances to reach... Read more »
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