NLDS Game 2: Making History Again

NLDS Game 2: Making History Again
Giants score two runs Cubs pitchers? Three RBIs That’s the way we roll Well, that’s more like it. The Cubs scored in the bottom of the first on Saturday night and a victory never seemed in doubt. A lead-off double by Dexter Fowler and a two-out single by Ben Zobrist gave the north sides a... Read more »

NLDS Game 1: Javy the Giant killer

NLDS Game 1: Javy the Giant killer
One Cueto mistake One Javy Baez long ball One helluva night On Friday night the first game of the National League Division Series was, as expected, a classic pitchers duel. Johnny Cueto didn’t allow a Cubs runner until Kris Bryant managed a double with one out in the fourth. Jon Lester pitched 8 scoreless innings,... Read more »

There's no debate: Clinton and Trump can agree about the Cubs

There's no debate: Clinton and Trump can agree about the Cubs
Debate? Divisive. Baseball? More milestones achieved. Cubs. Unifiers? The Cubs beat the Pirates on Monday night 12-2 for their 100th victory. It’s the first time they’ve reached this milestone since 1935. As a bonus, Kris Bryant got his 100th RBI – and his 101st – with a 2 run homer in the 6th inning. Oh,... Read more »
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Central Division Champs in Haiku

Central Division Champs in Haiku
Cubs lost Thursday night But became Division champs Just before midnight It wasn’t the way fans would have preferred, but when the Cubs arrive at Wrigley Field on Friday morning it will be as the champions of the National League Central Division. Things were going the Cubs’ way early when a second inning Jorge Soler... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: One is not the loneliest magic number

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I really don’t mind All the “bandwagon” Cubs fans Wrigley’s best when full The magic number is one! Wednesday afternoon’s domination of the Cardinals means the next Cubs game could be THE game. It could happen tonight, which would make my friend Michelle very happy because she’ll be at Wrigley tonight. It could happen tomorrow... Read more »

Cubs lose, fans rejoice: Division clincher will be at Wrigley

Cubs lose, fans rejoice: Division clincher will be at Wrigley
Cubs fall to the Cards But there’s a silver lining They will clinch at home I’ll keep this short. The Cubs struck first, with a home run from Dexter Fowler to start the game, and Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia was pulled early. But the Cubs couldn’t take advantage when Alex Reyes walked them 6 times... Read more »
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Hendricks gets close, Cubs get closer

Hendricks gets close, Cubs get closer
Almost a no-no But Cubs are one step closer Joe West? A real putz. With three weeks to go in the season, and the magic number small enough for a single hand, Cubs fans are focused more on when, rather than if, the team will clinch the NL Central Division title. On Monday night Kyle... Read more »

The sound of one hand counting: Cubs magic number falls to 5

The sound of one hand counting: Cubs magic number falls to 5
With Sunday’s Cubs win Counting the magic number Requires just one hand A Cardinals loss to the Brewers combined with a Cubs victory in Houston meant the magic number dropped two more notches on Sunday. The Astros did their best to make Cubs fans nervous with two home runs on the first two pitches from... Read more »

The haiku intersection of baseball and politics

The haiku intersection of baseball and politics
Wednesday night home runs? Bryant, Baez, Russell, and … Barack Obama And who threw some heat? Biden, then Bloomberg, Kaine, and … Aroldis Chapman Like many politically liberal Cubs fans, I spent Wednesday night switching between the third night of the Democratic Convention and the third game of the Crosstown Classic. At Wrigley, things did... Read more »
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Everyone plays in haiku

Everyone plays in haiku
Javy’s first grand slam Pitchers coming from left field Cubs win in fifteen It took 15 innings and required contributions from everyone on the roster except Arrieta, Lackey and Hendricks. But almost 5 hours after the game started with a Ben Zobrist home run, the Cubs beat the Reds 7-2 . The game was effectively... Read more »