1. The Long Road to October: Final Edition

    It's the final stretch, the fourth quarter! It's time to find out how the Cubs will perform in 2009, or at least according to my projections. This is the fourth and final installment of my Cubs 2009 in-depth preview and predictions...

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  2. The Long Road to October: Part Three

    Thanks for checking out the third installment of "The Long Road of October". In case you haven't read them, check out Part One and Part Two to see how the Cubbies have progressed throughout the 2009 season thus far...

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  3. Sizing Up the Chicago Cubs Against the NL Central: Starting Rotation

    We continue sizing up the Chicago Cubs against the NL Central, focusing on the Starting Rotations. To the naked eye, the Cubs appear to easily have the best rotation...

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  4. Sizing Up the Chicago Cubs Against the NL Central: Outfield

    Saturday, I wrote an article comparing the Cubs infield to the rest of the NL Central. This article will compare the Cubbies' outfield against their divisional foes. A little side note, I'm using the MLB...

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  5. Sizing Up the Chicago Cubs Against the NL Central: Infield

    Every baseball article you read, every expert you see on television or hear on radio, there's a common consensus: The Cubs will win the National League Central crown...

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  6. "Heil" to The King? Don't Rule It Out, Cub Fans!

    This off season, Jim Hendry had the difficult task of attempting to improve a team that won 97 games the season prior. Although the Cubs won the NL Central with ease, there's always a C.C...

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  7. The Chicago Cubs' Long Road to October: Part Two

    Welcome back, Cub fans. Tuesday, I published the first of four articles previewing each Cubs series for 2009. For those of you who have yet to read it, be sure and read it here ...

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  8. Chicago Cubs Need a Table Setter: Who'll Bat Second This Season?

    When people discuss the undervalued aspects of baseball, there's the usual suspects: the lost art of bunting, proper base running and depth amongst the bench, but there's one aspect that seems to be forgotten all too often, the table setters...

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  9. Bayou Boys Bring Stability Up The Middle

    Back in the summer of 2000, little did Cub Nation know that future double play combo Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot were leading the LSU Tigers to a National Championship. Theriot had an incredible 2000 season, batting ...

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  10. The Long Road to October Begins Here, Cubdom!

    It's about that time, Cub fans. We're less than two weeks away from opening day in Houston. There are plenty of questions burdening Cub fans; Will Carlos Zambrano finally put together ...

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  11. Cubs winning the NL Central was as easy as 1-2-3!

    Back in August, I wrote an article detailing, step by step, what the Cubbies needed to accomplish to win the NL Central crown. Now that the season is complete, I'm proud to say that I predicted a record of 97-65...

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  12. Cubs winning the Central? It's as easy as 1-2-3!

    "Baseball is a game of numbers" True, it's an old cliche, but in the case of the Cubs winning the NL Central, it's truly a number's game. With an NL-leading 70-47 record (as of 8/10), the Cubs just need to play consistent baseball the rest of the way...

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  13. Chris Jericho—an Ode, Part I: Tribute to "Lionheart"

    "I want you to want...ME!" Those of us who've followed the career of Chris Jericho since arriving to the mainstream wrestling scene in the mid-'90s have been captivated by his charisma, his athletic prowess, and his entertaining abilities...

    Josh Tolleson Written by Josh Tolleson about over 6 years ago 697 reads 3 comments

  14. Cubs/Brewers set for epic 4 game series starting Monday in Milwaukee

    Forget Ali/Frazier, this week will pit a true 4-round heavyweight bout as the Chicago Cubs will travel 90 miles north to square off against their divisional rivals, the Milwaukee Brewers...

    Josh Tolleson Written by Josh Tolleson about over 6 years ago 205 reads 5 comments

  15. Will Fukudome's Struggles Lead To Another Move?

    We haven't heard sirens go off in the Windy City yet, but is it time to consider panic mode for Kosuke Fukudome? Since June 20th, Kosukue's average has dropped from .298 to .275 and his on-base percentage has dropped from ...

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  16. Past vs Present: Comparing current champions against champs from 10 years ago!

    How time ever flies! Does it really seem like it's been 10 years since Austin and Goldberg were the flagships of WWF/WCW? Or 10 years since Bret Hart was stuck in WCW mediocrity? I think a lot ...

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  17. Chris Jericho Revisits His Past with a Great Performance on Raw

    This past Monday on Raw, most people were left wondering, "What the heck was Vince thinking?" following the Cena/JBL murder angle. But for us Jerichoholics who've followed Chris Jericho for numerous years, it was quite a pleasant surprise...

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  18. Holy Cow! The Team Of The 90s: Chicago Cubs Edition

    What's that noise? Ah, it must be that knacking sound of nostalgia...with a side of goofiness! It's hard to believe it's been nearly a decade since the days of Grunge, William Jefferson Clinton, and scandal-free Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds...

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  19. Marmol picks up teammate, voted to All Star Game by fellow ballplayers

    If seven All Stars wasn't enough for Cub Nation, then they'll be pleased to hear that Carlos Marmol has replaced fellow Cub reliever Kerry Wood (blister) on the National League All Star roster...

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  20. Cubs prove to be anything but "Harden"ary.

    For most Cub fans, July 8 is a time of blind optimism. "There's a chance we can climb back into the race....right!?" But there's something different this season...

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