Three Strikes – All Good Things Must Come to an End

Published on April 18th, 201614 comment

With the Cubs losing their first regular season series since 2015, they look to rebound against the always-maligned Cardinals on Monday. Chris O’Reilly gives his three biggest takeaways from Sunday’s game, which saw Jon Lester pitch his heart out and back in.

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Three Strikes: Arrieta is Too Good…Again

Published on April 17th, 201619 comment

Yesterday we saw another stellar outing from Jake Arrieta, the return of Javier Baez, Joe questioning a call by Joe Maddon, and a bush league play by the Rockies.

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Three Strikes – You Gotta Lose Sometime

Published on April 16th, 20169 comment

Chad Bettis and the Colorado Rockies put a damper on the Cubs’ recent hot streak, handing the north-siders a 6-1 loss to open the weekend series at Wrigley Field.

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Dexter Fowler, Patience at the Plate Help Cubs Get Off to Scorching State

Published on April 15th, 20165 comment

The Cubs are off to a scorching hot start, their best since 1985. What has been their secret? Well, everything, to be honest, but here is how getting their leadoff hitter back and being more patient has made the Cubs the best team in baseball.

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Three Strikes: Guess Who’s Coming Back

Published on April 15th, 20169 comment

The Cubs swept the Reds for their 8th win in 9 games and now move on to a series with the Rockies, but big news came down yesterday that someone special is returning.

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Bright Lights, Big Inning

Published on April 14th, 20169 comment

Brad went to the game last night. It was a BRIGHT LIGHTS evening, if a little cold. He shares his experience with us today.

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GirlieView (04/14/2016)

Published on April 14th, 201633 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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THREE STRIKES: The North Side Offensive

Published on April 14th, 201615 comment

With the Cubs bats coming alive early, and John Lackey keeping pace, Wednesday’s game proved to be a complete photo negative of the thriller Monday.

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Prospect Spotlight: Oscar De La Cruz

Published on April 13th, 201614 comment

I’m providing a look at the Cubs top prospects, counting down from 10 to 1. Here’s number 9, pitcher Oscar De La Cruz.

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