Tag Archives: MLB Playoffs

CUBS WIN, CUBS WIN, CUBS WIN!!!

Just a quick post tonight. I am sure much of the Wayniac Nation was watching, but man, you got to love what’s going on in Chicago!

 

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Go crazy Cubs fans, you have been waiting a long time for this.

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A day after the MLB mark for home runs in a single day of playoff baseball was set, the Cubs used three more home runs — including one shot by Kyle Schwarber that hasn’t landed yet and a go ahead blast into orbit by the suddenly awoken giant Anthony Rizzo — boosted the Cubs into the NLCS for the first time since 2003.

It’s amazing to me that this was the first playoff series that was clinched at Wrigley Field. I know the Cubs have been the lovable losers of the MLB for over 100 years, but Wrigley Field and its hallowed ivy walls are legendary. I can’t even imagine what is going on for those thousands of fans that are on hand to witness that this evening.

What about Joe Maddon? If there was any doubt that this guy is the best manager in baseball, it was erased tonight. No other manager could go to his bullpen and replace Trevor Cahill with Fernando Rodney and THEN bring in Clayton Richard to close out the inning. Are you kidding me? All three of those guys were kicked to the curb by their respective teams midseason, and Maddon used them effectively to win the deciding game against the St. Louis Cardinals, MLB’s only 100-win team in 2015.

What a series. Now sit back and watch Clayton Kershaw and Steven Matz in what is sure to be a great pitcher’s duel to see who’s next on the Cubbies chopping block. Man, I love the MLB Postseason!

Go Cubs Go!!! Today’s random thoughts

I wrote a few weeks back how teams like the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs are bringing America’s Pastime back to the forefront and making the sport fun to watch again. The past two nights have shown why.

The Cubs and Astros have advanced past the win-or-go-home Wild Card round and are truly playoff teams now. So what can we expect going down the road?

MLB Playoffs musings in this morning’s random thoughts

The Wacky Week in Sports

It was an interesting week to say the least. TCU played a hell of a basketball game on Saturday. What was that, you say? That was their football team? Well, then, a wacky week it was indeed! There was also the World Series and early morning NFL action to go down that was second to none. This week, however, was also full of tragedy.

Onward to all that is wacky

The Wacky Week in Sports

WOW! The only way this week could get any wackier would be if Kirk Cousins came out and dropped 500 yards and six touchdowns on the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. The BCS got turned upside down as Mississippi became the greatest state in the nation. The Dodgers untouchable ace got lit up and the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals are in the ALCS. You can reread that again five times and it will make no more sense than it did the first time.

Continue on for the wacky week that was!

Frank Wren and The Braves Way

It’s a new era in Braves Country. Last week, the Atlanta Braves fired General Manager Frank Wren. Wren, who was handed the reigns from legendary Braves GM John Shuerholz in 2007, was a man known for building the minor league system. Wren was a man who stuck to his young guns and homegrown talent in hopes of winning championships, more lovingly known down here as The Braves Way, but that ultimately may have been his demise.

Keep reading to see where the Braves Way went wrong