Posts tagged "Chicago Cubs"

Ivy's Round-Up: Sweep Sweep Bliss

Ivy's Round-Up: Sweep Sweep Bliss
As we head down the stretch run (10 games left!), we get closer to saying goodbye to Cubs baseball, but hello to October madness as pennant races continue to be decided.  It’ll be a long but interesting offseason as the Cubs’ window of contention seems like it is about to open. Here is the recap... Read more »

Down the Stretch

Down the Stretch
The Cubs just swept the Reds for the first time in forever:   #Cubs complete 1st sweep of #Reds at Wrigley since July 24-26, 2009 — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) September 18, 2014   And with that win, the Cubs say goodbye to the Reds until 2015, when they’ll have a few new faces in the... Read more »

Ivy's Round-Up: Walking the Plank One Last Time

Ivy's Round-Up: Walking the Plank One Last Time
Football is here, but remember that there’s still baseball to be played and even though the Cubs are eliminated from postseason play now, we should still pay attention to the pennant races as they sort themselves out over the final two weeks of the MLB regular season.  The playoffs should be very exciting as well,... Read more »
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Hanging out with Grandpa

Hanging out with Grandpa
Last month a couple of my friends, the boy and my father-in-law went to Wrigley Field.  It was my father-in-law’s first visit to Wrigley and he really enjoyed himself.  He got to spend a chunk of the game just hanging out with the boy while the big boys watched the game (a win, yay!) and... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: What is a Sweep in the Metric System?

Ivy's Roundup: What is a Sweep in the Metric System?
As the season winds down, possibly without Anthony Rizzo or Starlin Castro due to their ailments, we find ourselves getting busy with work as school starts up and baseball gears up for the postseason.  Maybe there will be something to inspire us to blog more during the postseason and offseason, but right now, we’re pretty... Read more »

Bruce Miles may be a mad genius

Bruce Miles may be a mad genius
I was sifting through Twitter earlier and found these lovely tweets from Bruce Miles, one of the best Cubs beat writers around:   For not having played in postseason, ’69 #Cubs always a convention hit. Wonder if 2003 team would have same kind of appeal — Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) September 6, 2014   For a... Read more »
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While My Agent Gently Weeps...

While My Agent Gently Weeps...
As recently as maybe in the last minute (okay, so it was probably just a few days ago), super-agent Scott Boras was stumping for his client (that’s his job, so that’s reasonable) to get called up to the majors in September.  Of course, you probably know the client, Kris Bryant, by his $6.7MM smile and... Read more »

Cubs September Call-Ups (UPDATES on Olt & Rizzo, rotation)

Cubs September Call-Ups (UPDATES on Olt & Rizzo, rotation)
As we surmised over the Labor Day weekend, it seems that both Eric Jokisch and Rafael Lopez (Rule 5 eligible this offseason) will be joining the Cubs in September:   #Cubs call up 7 players: Schlitter, Straily, Vizcaino, Rosscup, Lake. Plus Jokisch, Lopez. Ruggiano to 60 day DL — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) September 2, 2014... Read more »

More toys in the stocking: Rafael Lopez apparently also called up by Cubs

More toys in the stocking: Rafael Lopez apparently also called up by Cubs
Late Sunday night we saw the news that I-Cubs pitcher and Illinois native Eric Jokisch was getting his first cup of coffee.  Now it seems his battery mate, Rafael Lopez, may be joining him: Congrats to my brother @rlopez_29 on getting the call up to the show!!!!! — Jose Brizuela (@JoseBrizuela53) September 1, 2014  ... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: Playing Spoiler

Ivy's Roundup: Playing Spoiler
We’re awaiting Jorge Soler‘s debut at Wrigley Field, along with the call-up of a less-heralded but still very intriguing pitcher in Eric Jokisch.  And no, don’t expect Kris Bryant to be called up.  In the meantime, we’re also awaiting approval of our Theo love mug (TM) so stay tuned for that. Oh yeah, this is... Read more »