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Friday, October 21, 2016
The Long Wait
No, not THAT one. I’m talking about the long wait until 7:08pm tomorrow. These waits with the offday in between are just so, so long. I already spend so much overthinking things, now I have another 24 or so hours to question and re-question everything I think I’ve convinced myself to think to feel.
Anyhow, the Cubs are in position to clinch the pennant at home. It’s a big moment, and as much as I try, it’s impossible to ignore history. Luckily, history doesn’t really matter; or it ...Read More...
Friday, October 14, 2016
Bring on the five minute Dodgers preview
I don’t have a lot of time today to write any sort of detailed preview. Besides, there’ll be plenty of those everywhere else. It’s been quite an exciting playoffs so far, but I wouldn’t complain if the Cubs were able to take care of business a little more quietly this series. So borrowing a format I used earlier…
Reasons for Optimism (all the same, but with thoughts slightly tweaked as applicable):
1. Pitching and defense. Just like last time, the Cubs have an advantage here. The Kershaw ...Read More...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
NLDS Winner Thread
Just wanted to get something up. Probably will write more tomorrow.
All I’ll say is have some faith in this team. Don’t get discouraged or give up so easy. They’re good, and it’s never over.
Hell, they’re really ####### good.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Gut check Monday
Rather that doing any sort of write, I thought I’d list out a bunch of things I like, or didn’t like, or felt, after the first 2 games; plus how I feel about tonight’s game.
Things to like:
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Bring on the Giants
This will be a very unorganized preview, but I wanted to get something up to talk about here. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of previews to read. Most will say something along the lines of the Cubs are the better team on paper, but it’s an even year and the Giants and a proven October winner. Since I don’t believe in that - or curses/jinxes - but realize anything can happen in a short series, I’ll say the Cubs are clearly the better team on paper but the Giants will be a tough match (and a ...Read More...
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Fear, Worry, and Overthinking
Since the Cubs actually cliched, and even well before that when it was inevitable, I found it easy to push a bunch of minor concerns out of my mind. Usually a quick “Yeah, but that won’t matter until October” was enough to mentally move on. Now that the playoffs are just a (long, long) week away, the doubts have started creeping back in. So, in the remaining 8 days until the Cubs play their next meaningful game, here are the things that worry me.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Projected Playoff Roster
We’ve talked about this off and on in so many different threads and chatters, figured it was time to create a dedicated thread now that the Cubs have clinched. I’ll put any new predictions in the comments. But this is what I’m guessing will be the roster, not what I want it to be.
I think we’re going to see Baez start at either 3b (for Lester’s start, with Bryant in LF) or 2b (the other guys, with Zobrist in LF) for the ...Read More...
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