Posts tagged "weekly awards"

Cubs Week 18 Awards: Another good week, but Zambrano weak

Cubs Week 18 Awards: Another good week, but Zambrano weak
It’s official: the Cubs are firmly in the midst of an extended stretch of good baseball. While they slowed down a bit after their seven-game winning streak, they still managed to take two of three from the Nationals and followed that up with two of three from the Braves, including two in a row after... Read more »

Cubs Week 17 Awards: Best. Week. Ever.

Cubs Week 17 Awards: Best. Week. Ever.
It wasn’t really the best week ever, in the grand scheme of things. But as miserable as this season has been, a 6-1 week sure feels like the best week ever. Sort of like in the show Best Week Ever when someone like Andy Dick would win just because he didn’t expose his genitals or... Read more »

Cubs Week 16 Awards: Honestly, I'm starting to feel like the Cubs may not make the playoffs

Cubs Week 16 Awards: Honestly, I'm starting to feel like the Cubs may not make the playoffs
It’s painful. I mean, it hasn’t actually been that painful since about early June when I gave up on the season and became numb to the daily embarrassments that came in the form of errors or bases loaded strikeouts, etc. But as I did some cleaning and reading on Saturday afternoon, I flipped on the... Read more »
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Cubs Week 15 Awards: Three in a row!

Cubs Week 15 Awards: Three in a row!
Do you believe in miracles? YES! You had to go all the way back to 1966 to find the last Cubs team to make it this deep into the season without a measly three-game winning streak, but after three games at home against the absolutely horrendous Astros–who are on pace to win 53 games–the Cubs’... Read more »

Cubs Week 12 awards: So close!

First of all, happy birthday to my mom. She turns 29 again today, which is strange. 3-2 4-3 3-2 Those were the scores of the Cubs’ first three losses this week. This hasn’t been a huge problem all season–the Cubs were 9-10 in one-run games before the week began. But this week, they let a... Read more »

Cubs Week 11 awards: Cubs play good teams, good baseball

It’s okay, Starlin–you’re the Ryno of the Week! To find the last time the Cubs had a winning stretch from Monday-Sunday, you have to go back to the month of Ma … er, Apr … um (flips calendar) … 2010. That’s right, the Cubs had not surpassed .500 in a week this entire season until... Read more »
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Cubs Week 10 awards: Cubs still not in last!

This week, even the Cubs’ home runs were doubles. It was another piss poor week for the Cubs as they went 2-5. First the Reds made them blue by taking the first two in that series, then they got their Phil of the league’s best team, losing three of four in Philadelphia. There are only... Read more »

Cubs Week 9 awards: Success in 2011 just not in the cards

Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune After the sweep by the Astros, I said it was just a touch too early to declare the season over. Well, after another sweep, this time at the hands of the division-leading Cardinals, I think we can say the Cubs have put the finishing touches on a lost season.  It seems... Read more »

Cubs Week 8 awards: More mediocrity

I’m so sick of the stupid Pirates.  Actually, allow me to rephrase: I’m sick of the Cubs losing to the Pirates. I can’t actually bring myself to hate a team that hasn’t had a winning season in about 20 years, though the Pirates could surely change course if they could just built a schedule consisting... Read more »
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Cubs Week 7 awards: Adding injury to insult

While the Cubs were able to scratch out three wins this week, they blew two very winnable games against the then-first place Reds, saw the Cardinals go 6-1, and still lost more games than they won, dropping their road record under .500 and falling 6.5 games out of first. Insult: check. To make matters worse,... Read more »