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Missing the thrill of “Cubtober”

By: Alex Patt To quote Green Day, “Wake me up when September ends.” That is how I feel when it comes to the Chicago Cubs 2021 season. For the first time since 2014, the Cubs will finish with a losing record and will miss the postseason for the second time in the past three years.Continue reading “Missing the thrill of “Cubtober””

Cubs fans, we have to stay strong

By: Alex Patt Let’s be real, this is a tough time to be a Cubs fan. The team has been dismantled and what is left is mostly unrecognizable to the average baseball fan. Willson Contreras, Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward and the empty shell of Jake Arrieta are all that remain from the team that endedContinue reading “Cubs fans, we have to stay strong”

This week felt like the end of this era of Chicago Cubs baseball

By: Alex Patt June 22nd, the Chicago Cubs are tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the NL Central. They sport a +24 run differential and eight games above .500. The morning of July 5th, the Cubs return home from a 1-9 road trip and are 8.5 games back of the Brewers, sportContinue reading “This week felt like the end of this era of Chicago Cubs baseball”

The Cubs should give Ben Zobrist the send-off he deserves

By: Alex Patt It is really heartbreaking to see what former Cubs, Rays, Royals and A’s star Ben Zobrist has gone through in his personal life. Zobrist is clearly having a tough time dealing with it all, and he deserves so much better in life. By all accounts it seems like he is a reallyContinue reading “The Cubs should give Ben Zobrist the send-off he deserves”

I just need to rant about the Chicago Cubs…

[Warning: Takes on here can come off as overreacting or bold statements, but I am going to share anyway.] Trying to be rational about this team gets harder and harder by the day. At this point it feels like being rational is just admitting the “Golden Days” of the Chicago Cubs are gone. I trulyContinue reading “I just need to rant about the Chicago Cubs…”

Returning to Wrigley Field was amazing

By: Alex Patt On April 4th, 2021 I did something I had not done in over a year…attend a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Normally I go to roughly 3-6 games a season, but the COVID pandemic had kept myself and everyone else from attending games at the Friendly Confines in 2020. The last gameContinue reading “Returning to Wrigley Field was amazing”

Alternate History Story: The 2003 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

By: Alex Patt October 14th, 2003. The Chicago Cubs have won the National League Pennant for the first time since 1945. Mark Prior threw a gem in the clinching sixth game of the NLCS and the team cruised to a 3-1 victory, despite things getting a little scary in the eighth inning. The Cubs haveContinue reading “Alternate History Story: The 2003 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs”

My detailed thoughts on the 2021 Chicago Cubs

By: Alex Patt While I battle the snow and cold of Chicago, Cubs pitchers and catchers are reporting to the sunny and warm baseball facilities in Mesa, Arizona. It is time to get 2021 baseball activities under way. No matter what year it is, the fresh start to a new season always feels good. TheContinue reading “My detailed thoughts on the 2021 Chicago Cubs”

Cubs are bringing back one of my all-time favorite players

By: Alex Patt After a three-year stint with the Phillies, former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta is coming back to the Windy City. It feels like a lifetime ago when Arrieta was wearing a Cubs uniform and mowing down opposing lineups every five days. To sum his first tenure in Chicago: 128 starts – 2.73Continue reading “Cubs are bringing back one of my all-time favorite players”

I really thought this Chicago Cubs team was going to win more World Series rings

By: Alex Patt “Just one before I die!” turned into “I want more!” after Kris Bryant fielded the slow roller of Michael Martinez’s bat and threw to Anthony Rizzo on that historic night in Cleveland. At least, it did for me. When the Cubs ended their 108-year World Series drought in 2016, the team wasContinue reading “I really thought this Chicago Cubs team was going to win more World Series rings”