Ear to the Ground

CUBS OUTSLUG REDS; STAY IN FIRST

Sunday, 23 April: Once again the Cubs were outhit and out-homered. But this time their hits were more key, and the two home runs hit drove in SEVEN runs. That’s efficiency of production. And even though they were losing 4-3 after the first inning, and they couldn’t stop one man wrecking crew Joey Votto, they

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CUBS WIN SERIES ON RUSSELL WALKOFF BOMB

Thursday, 20 April: For a while it was yet another 2017 Cub game. Losing 4-1 going into the 6th,  they were getting outhomered again, and Kyle Hendricks had yet another poor start.  Milwaukee batters were squaring up the ball; they have hit Cub pitching pretty solidly all series. A solo home run by future star

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CUBS DROP 4TH IN A ROW; FALL UNDER .500

Tuesday, 18 April: The Cubs are in a pattern now, and it isn’t a good one. Poor offensive execution, bullpen woes, the education of Willson Contreras and the loss of two key players are haunting the 2017 Cubs so far. With the opposition stacking their rotations against Chicago’s plethora of right handed hitting; so far

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CUBS SWEPT; .500 TEAM

Monday, 17 April: When Cubsquest was first started 5 years ago it was with the knowledge that a new sheriff was in town and things would change. And as you all are aware, things have changed a bit. A World Championship will do that for a club. There was little doubt that the new regime

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BAD DAY FOR CHICAGO SPORTS

Sunday, 16 April: It was a day all of the Chicago teams should have stayed in bed. The White Sox were blanked by Minnesota, 6-0. The Blackhawks, playing easily their worst game in ages lost almost as bad, 5-0. Then there’s the Cubs. Trusting their weakest link on the team one more time, that being

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CUBS DROP FIRST ONE TO BUCS

Saturday 15 April: One doesn’t have to be visiting this site to know that this is not the 2016 season. The Cubs are not going to go 25-6 to start the season; indeed at 6-4 they’re showing signs more consistent with a 90 win team right now. Simply put, they’re just not as good. So

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CUBS CRUISE TO THIRD SERIES WIN

Thursday, 13 April: The Cubs are not playing particularly good baseball. The defense has been, at times, shoddy. Willson Contreras is no David Ross behind the plate, yet. Kris Bryant looks lost up there; he’s expanding his zone chasing high fastballs and is striking out at a prolific rate. Jason Heyward is playing his fine

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CUBS GET RINGS BUT LOSE TO L.A.

Thursday, 12 April: The Cubs finished their celebration of the 2016 season with the handing out of the championship rings. Both extremely cool and really gauche at the same time, they were everywhere, including on the hands of the broadcast duo of Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. What wasn’t everywhere was the Cub offense, which

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RIZZO WALK OFF IN OPENER WIN

Tuesday, 11 April: It was both epic, and brutal. After a 1 hour and 56 minute delay, and a spectacular but lengthy banner raising ceremony a sold out crowd of 41,166 braved 41 degree temperatures for a 3 hour and 37 minute game with the LA Dodgers. Keep in mind gates opened at 6, and

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CUBS WIN SECOND SERIES; BANNER RAISING TONIGHT

Monday, 10 April: So far, so good. The Cubs, focused on securing their division are on course. They just secured their fourth victory against two defeats by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 on a balmy early spring day in Beertown. The Cubs pounded out 11 hits, scoring 7 runs. They pounded Zach Davies, who is

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