Tag: Jake Arrieta

#LetsGo #Cubs: A Fun Day at "New" Wrigley Field

#LetsGo #Cubs: A Fun Day at "New" Wrigley Field
Thanks to Ed Nickow, aka “Cubs in Haiku” (you can check out his blog on ChicagoNow here, and also follow him on Twitter), my son and I went to Wrigley Field this year much earlier than expected.  Usually I don’t get to go to games until the end of April at the earliest, and mostly... Read more »

Pitching an idea

Pitching an idea
The Cubs aren’t playing in the postseason, but they’re not exactly hibernating either.  While the national broadcasting numbers aren’t up to par with those of the TOO MUCH FOOTBALL weekend ratings, local ratings are still fairly strong and the postseason ratings are off to a good start through the first couple games of the divisional... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: Goodbye to Wrigley

Ivy's Roundup: Goodbye to Wrigley
The Cubs are on a bus or a charter plane to Milwaukee right now for tonight’s series, but we have a bit of a sad as this means no more Cubs games in Chicago this year.  Sometime soon, the Cubs and the city of Chicago will start digging holes and actively renovating Wrigley Field, so... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: Sweeping Away a Round Of Brews

Ivy's Roundup: Sweeping Away a Round Of Brews
Nothing beats a round of Miller Lite, unless of course you are sweeping the team they sponsor. 9/01: W Cubs 4, Brewers 2 W: Turner (5-8) L: Nelson (2-6) SV: Rondon (23)   For the first time since April 4th. the Brewers found themselves out of first place in the National League Central. A 4-2 loss to... Read more »

Ivy's Round Up: A Soler Eclipse

Ivy's Round Up: A Soler Eclipse
The Chicago Cubs went to Cincinnati and played three games against the Reds. The highlight of the trip might have been the debut of top prospect Jorge Soler!   8/26: W Cubs 3, Reds 0 W: Wood (8-11) L: Cueto (15-8) SV: Rondon (22)   Travis Wood finally got a win! The former Cincinnati Red,... Read more »

Ivy's Round Up: Hurricane Wrigley

Ivy's Round Up: Hurricane Wrigley
As life tends  to do now and then, things get busy and we are unable to do the series break down. But never fear, Ivy has you covered with a week’s worth of recaps.Here is the recap of the last series vs. the Giants and Orioles:   8/19: W Cubs 2, Giants 1 W: Wada... Read more »
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Rice goes to Wrigley Field

Rice goes to Wrigley Field
My father-in-law had never been to an actual baseball game before, so the wife suggested that I take him to a ballgame at Wrigley Field while he was in town.  He was very receptive to the idea (took a ton of pictures too) and had a great time.  I also got to hang out with... Read more »

Could the Cubs Non-Tender Travis Wood This Winter?

Could the Cubs Non-Tender Travis Wood This Winter?
At this time last season, the Cubs and their fans were hoping Travis Wood would be a long-term piece of the starting rotation.  Rolling the clock forward to this season, though, things have not gone as planned.  And with the Cubs looking to make a step forward into relevance in 2015, there may not be... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: Make my Split a Double

Ivy's Roundup: Make my Split a Double
It’s been a relatively busy week for Team WSD and the Cubs have continued to play games as 2014 winds down with contention a fading hope (or let’s be honest, we knew it wasn’t gonna happen in late-May at the latest).  There have been some bright spots, some All-Star performances, and some great glimpses into... Read more »
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For Cubs, 2015 Pitching Auditions Already Underway

For Cubs, 2015 Pitching Auditions Already Underway
At this point, it should be clear that the Cubs are not willing to be doormats in the NL Central in 2015.  Claiming Cole Hamels on trade waivers last week is a clear illustration of the game plan for next season.  Adding at least one, and possibly more, high end pitchers to team with the... Read more »