Tag: Jorge Soler

#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 »

Cubs Will Look to Fortify the Roster to Compete in 2015

Cubs Will Look to Fortify the Roster to Compete in 2015
As the season winds down, with the World Series getting set to begin, the most anticipated off-season of the Epstein/ Hoyer era is just around the corner.  Next season will be the first that the Cubs make a conscious and concerted effort to win, with the expressed goal being to win the NL Central.  While... 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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The Cubs' New Generation "K"

The Cubs' New Generation "K"
For a decade at the start of the millennium the Cubs were known for their pitchers leading the league in strikeouts. The Cubs actually were the MLB leaders in pitching strikeouts from 2001 to 2008. This year they are poised to lead the world in strikeouts while standing in the batters box versus on the... Read more »

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 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 »
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Waiting For Bryant

Waiting For Bryant
The Cubs killed a few baseballs Friday night in St. Louis, marking one of the most entertaining games in recent Cub fan memories since…well, probably sometime last week actually.  It has been an incredibly splendid time to be a Cubs fan despite their non-contender status and their still-in-progress building process.  The time will come, and... 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 »

Matt Szczur Called Up

Matt Szczur not in the Iowa #Cubs lineup tonight. Tweets swirling around that he's the man headed to Chicago-not Jorge Soler. #PCL #MiLB — Tommy Birch (@TommyBirch) August 16, 2014 Matt Szczur not at the park and not among the guys on the field stretching for batting practice. #Cubs #PCL #MiLB — Tommy Birch (@TommyBirch)... Read more »
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Pondering a 2015 Cubs Contender

Pondering a 2015 Cubs Contender
Anno wrote a blog on our mother ship today that was thought-provoking.  That’s kind of a nice way for me to say he’s a bit nuts without getting fired, but there’s a rational explanation for his madness too.  Now I know that it is premature to put all our hopes in the Cubs’ farmhands, but... Read more »