Game 22 Notes – Lots and Lots of Strikeouts

At the beginning of the week, I said that I wanted to see a 4-2 week out of the Cubs. I felt like if we could take two from the Pirates and two from the Brewers, it was a realistic goal. A win on Sunday puts us on position to do that, despite the rather ugly loss on Saturday.


Ernie Banks: A Legacy That Lives On

Published on April 21st, 201514 comment

When you hear the name Ernie Banks, what is your first thought? Katie Cernek discusses what that name means to her.

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Game 12 Notes – A Good Win On A Weird Night

Published on April 21st, 201525 comment

On a strange night in Pittsburgh that saw a rain delay to start the game and a medical delay early in the game, the Cubs post a nice victory thanks to Kris Bryant’s bat and Jake Arrieta’s arm.

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A Look Back At The Top Stories in Week 2 of MLB

Published on April 20th, 201513 comment

Drama was in the air over the last seven days, and much of it was extracurricular. Beanball wars, organizational threats and prospect debuts headlined this week in review.

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Game 11 Notes – Lester Threw to First!

Published on April 20th, 201536 comment

On Sunday the Cubs lost the weekend series to the Padres and Jon Lester dropped to 0-2. On the positive side, he provided a most entertaining moment in his toss to first base.

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Game 10 Notes – Kyle Hendricks Can Miss Bats After All

Published on April 19th, 20159 comment

After all the hype and “disappointment” around the debut of Kris Bryant, I wonder how many tuned in for game number two. Had they done so, they would have liked the result much better.

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Game 9 Notes – Where Was the Kris Bryant Cam?

Published on April 18th, 20156 comment

A Debut that was supposed to cure everything that was wrong in the world today ended in an 0-for-4 with 3 strikeouts. Let’s talk about it.

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Happy Kris Bryant Day

Published on April 17th, 201519 comment

It’s the official arrival of Kris Bryant to the Major Leagues today. Where will you be at game time to witness this historic event?

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GirlieView (04/16/2015)

Published on April 16th, 201513 comment

GirlieView is a VFTB recap column on alternate Thursdays. We give our readers props for having timely and funny quotes from the past two weeks of VFTB commentary. Join us for a few good laughs!

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Game 8 Notes – Rizzo Has Crazy Power

Published on April 16th, 20158 comment

This was a tough night to be a Chicago sports fan, not because the teams played poorly, but because the Cubs, Bulls, and Blackhawks all were engaged in meaningful games at the same time. Pure craziness, but a wonderful sports night overall.

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