Posts tagged "Philadelphia Phillies"

Adherence to the Plan is Key for Cubs

Adherence to the Plan is Key for Cubs
As the first portion of the off-season winds away and we move into Thanksgiving, a seemingly pervasive attitude among some fans is that the Cubs are losing on their quest to be competitive for the first time in the Theo Epstein era.  Stemming from losing Russell Martin to the Toronto Blue Jays and not signing... Read more »

Thou shalt not adjust thy athletic supporter

Thou shalt not adjust thy athletic supporter
Here’s the news…   Papelbon: 7 game suspension & undisclosed fine, #MLB announces. — Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) September 16, 2014   Oh wait, there’s more…in response to getting 7 games for adjusting one’s cup but 25 games for amphetamines… The lesson for players: It is better to throw at a batter than grab your nuts.... Read more »

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 »
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Ivy's Roundup: A Win For Cubs Dads Everywhere

Ivy's Roundup: A Win For Cubs Dads Everywhere
First of all, Happy Father’s Day again to everyone!  I had a blast hanging out with the boy all morning.  We went to the park, then ate some Potbelly, then watched How to Train Your Dragon 2.  Pretty nifty movie.  Oh yeah, in case you missed it, the Cubs won the ball game (I got... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: The Cubs Walk the Plank

Ivy's Roundup: The Cubs Walk the Plank
We’ve been distracted a bit by the Draft but now that’s over with and we’re just waiting for the guys to sign already.  The Cubs spend an entire week in the great state of Pennsylvania, and so far they’re not having a very good time.  I suppose we should take a look at the series... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: Cubs vs. Phillies

Ivy's Roundup: Cubs vs. Phillies
I hate off days. I know they’re needed and all but I don’t like them, especially early on in the season. I may not watch the Cubs tonight but I will watch some baseball! Well, let’s get into the recap of the Cubs first series at home.   4/04: L Phillies 7, Cubs 2 W:... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: Getting their Phils, Gone Fishing

Ivy's Roundup: Getting their Phils, Gone Fishing
The Cubs got win #60 today!  They have about three weeks left to best last year’s record.  Which also means three weeks left of Cubs baseball, sad face. Let’s take a look at the recap vs. the Phillies and Marlins:   8/30 vs. Phillies: L 5-6 8/31 vs. Phillies: W 4-3 9/01 vs. Phillies: W... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: Burned at the Philly Cheesesteak

Ivy's Roundup: Burned at the Philly Cheesesteak
Isn’t it funny how even after trading away the bulk of the team’s “awesome,” the Chicago Cubs are still just a hair worse than the Philadelphia Phillies?  The Cubs have already won 50 games!  Last year they didn’t win their 50th game until the end of August.  You have to look hard, but there’s some... Read more »