Diamondbacks Come Up Short (about 3 feet) Against Cubs in 15th

I’ve been asking myself this same question since the game ended as I sit here in the press box at Chase Field. How the hell did that game just end like that? The Diamondbacks gave the Cubs everything that they could handle and came up about three feet short from the win in 15 innings!

The Cubs and Diamondbacks came into today’s game having split the first two games on Friday and Saturday. This was an opportunity to not only get the series win and tie the season series at 3-3, but it was an opportunity for the Diamondbacks to show the Cubs that they can play on their level.

Even with the loss tonight, I think that the Cubs …

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Great Time To Be A Baseball Fan

Exciting time to be a baseball fan. With all of the drama and distractions in the sports world lately, it is refreshing to turn on the TV and watch a sport that is devoid (for the most part) of histrionics. In case you have been so caught up that you haven’t been paying much attention, here are a few things you should know:

Giancarlo Stanton: With just three games remaining, Stanton needs just one HR to join the elusive 60-HR-club. How elusive is this club? Well, there are only 5 players in MLB history that share the honor. Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. Three of those five players were alleged to have used …

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Minus Top Starters Nationals Win Series from Cubs

Minus Top Starters Nationals Win Series from Cubs

In what many pegged as a preview of the National League Division Series, the Nationals and Cubs met in Wrigley for a 3 game series over the weekend. With the Dodgers clearly ahead of the pack in the National League and likely to meet the wild-card game winner, the Cubs and Nats seem to have already been locked in to the series even this early in August. This despite the fact that the Cubs just recently went ahead in the National League Central and maintain only a slim lead over the Brewers and others in the Central. Both teams really beefed up leading up the trade deadline seemingly in preparation to face …

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The Hangover

It was a miracle season for Cubs fans last year.  Words like destiny were being used to describe the amazing run they had.  From the moment where Kyle Schwarber got hurt in April and later returned for the World Series, all the way to the last out of the game 7 extra inning thriller in Cleveland.  It didn’t matter if you were a fan of the North Siders or not.  Everything seemed to fall in place whenever necessary, of course.  The 108 year drought was over and it’s time to celebrate in the Windy City.  The champagne never tasted so good for Coach Joe Maddon and his guys.

Nearly five months later, the celebratory season should’ve been in the rear …

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