Organizational Recap: Another Successful Jake Day

Published on June 18th, 201614 comment

I want to thank everyone who had a part in making yesterday another successful Jake Day. It’s always nice to stop and take a day off from being worried about getting a win and just watch Jake Arrieta pitch. It’s like being a kid again. I’m not a huge fan of day baseball anymore because I can’t watch a game while I’m at work and it’s hard for me to keep from checking the score until I get home. I like to watch a game where I don’t know anything about the outcome, but I was able to hold out yesterday and got to watch a nice, simple win yesterday.

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Why Cubs Fans Need to Stop, Pause, and Enjoy

Published on June 17th, 20168 comment

I wrote on this blog earlier in the season about enjoying the ride, and not necessarily making this a World Champs or bust season. With this amazing start…of course we will be disappointed if they don’t win it all…but I still think it’s important to stop…pause…and enjoy the season.

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Stop saying the Cubs need to add a starter

Published on June 16th, 201631 comment

The Cubs are the best time in baseball, and coming into the season, everyone knew the hitters were going to be what carried this team. While that notion isn’t completely […]

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Thoughts From A Series Loss with Washington

Published on June 16th, 201631 comment

Joe is back from vacation and so is the daily recap. Today we discuss thoughts from the series loss with the Nationals. a look at the farm from yesterday, and a weird dream involving a former Cub.

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Jason Heyward and His Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Start

Published on June 15th, 201611 comment

Bad news: Jason Heyward hasn’t quite lived up to the $184 million the team forked over to him in the offseason. Good news: all signs are pointing to a 360° turnaround from the 26-year-old slugger.

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WAR: What is it Good For? Wins

Published on June 14th, 201626 comment

As you can probably tell analytics are not my specialty, but I have begun to noodle around on FanGraphs and some other sites to begin to teach myself some of […]

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Is the Sky Falling For Jason Hammel?

Published on June 11th, 201621 comment

The Cubs dropped the opening game to the Braves which could signal the sky is falling for one player, but we saw some nice glove work by a youngster. Plus the Cubs finally got to draft.

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All Star Game Changes

Published on June 10th, 20167 comment

Last year it was the Royals, this year, it is the Cubs. I am beyond pleased that so many fans have voted for the Cubs players to get into the All-Star game, and truthfully, many of the Cubs players that will be on the NL All-Star Team will be deserving. However, something needs to change with either the voting, or the significance of the All-Star Game.

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GirlieView (06/09/2016)

Published on June 9th, 201622 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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