ESPN —“The last time the Cubs won a World Series, Theodore Roosevelt was president, and the last time they played in a World Series was the year (1945) in which Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office. Cubs fans can only hope they return before having to wait for another Roosevelt in the White House.” So
Chicagoans have heard it before, and they’re about to hear it again: “don’t mean a thing without the ring.” First coined by the ’96 Bulls, this is the mentality that this squad needs to keep front and center in order to avoid the same fate as the 2016 Golden State Warriors, who set the NBA
During last week’s Presidential debate, twitter was just as lively as one would expect. Filled with jabs and rebukes on both ends of the spectrum. But one man in particular seemed to take a little more flack than he may have deserved. That man was none other than our soon-to-be NLDS game 1 starter, Mr.
Not since June 30, 2005 has a Major League Baseball game ended in a tie. That is, until Thursday, September 29, 2016. After 5 and 1/3 innings, the skies opened up in Pittsburgh, and a healthy delay would ensue. And with the game not being particularly meaningful, which in fact it was not, the two squads
Hailing from Bainbridge, Georgia, a small riverside city just north of the Florida-Georgia line, David Ross had his lunch-pail mentality instilled early. However, during those formative years, it was also quite clear that this guy was gifted athletically. Opting for a non-traditional high school experience, Ross gained the exposure needed to catch the eyes of
I know most of you are probably thinking this is a no-brainer. That the next thing on the Cubs’ radar is the playoffs. That the 18 remaining days, during which the Cubs play 17 times, can kind of get glossed over. I’m here to tell you that is the formula for some terrible playoff mojo.
The Cubs have reaquired outfielder Chris Coghlan, just a few months after trading the former NL Rookie of the Year to Oakland. In return, the Cubs part ways with Arismendy Alcantara. This looks to be a smart move for Chicago, considering the way left field has thinned out with Soler and Schwarber out. But what’s really
Another outstanding performance from Jon Lester saw the Cubs get back on the horse after a disappointing loss Sunday to Arizona. They had won 4 straight heading into that contest, and 10 of their last 11. Luckily, the Cubs came out swinging on Monday. Anthony Rizzo produced 2 RBI singles in a 3 hit performance,
The Cubs’ bullpen has been steady this year, thanks in large part to the addition of right-hander Adam Warren. Warren had previously been a member of the Yankees’ staff, before being traded as a key part of the Starlin Castro deal. While in New York, Warren was part of one of baseball’s most prolific bullpens.
That makes 10 of the last 11 and 4 in a row. We’re talkin’ dubs baby. After shutting out Arizona yesterday on the wings of a strong 9 strikeout performance by John Lackey, and some solid work out of the bullpen, Jason Hammel was the rock for the Cubs in this one. Hammel allowed just