No Rest for Marmol

I have been saving a post for my All-Star Game opinions until the break.  I had planned on discussing why I thought it was ridiculous that the Cubs have eight All-Stars and a few players, specifically Fukudome, probably did not deserve the trip to Yankee Stadium.  But I’ve read enough columns, message boards and blogs touching on this subject that I’m not going to go there in great detail. 

Blogging is somewhat new to me and that was one example that has shown me in the world of blogging that there is no time to sit on information or an opinion.  Chances are that 400 people are thinking the same thing and if they beat you to the punch, you don’t look very original. 

But as far as the All-Star game goes, this event is more than just an exhibition game.  It now determines the home-field advantage for the World Series.  As a Cubs fan, I’ve never really cared too much about home-field advantage because the World Series never seemed very attainable.  This year, I care.  I want the best players in the National League Continue reading

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6/6 Notes

*  It’s been kind of quiet here at Ivy Envy.  We try to keep things moving along and fresh for regular readers, but it’s tougher to write when your team rolls off 9 straight and 10 out of 11.  I’m naturally kind of a criticizer Continue reading

6/2 Notes

*  What a homestand!  The Cubs went 7-0.  What impresses me most about the Cubs sweeping the Dodgers and the Rockies is that all 7 games were tight baseball games.  This team continues Continue reading

The Best Game I Never Saw

I sat at work today, occasionally looking at the score of today’s Cubs vs. Rockies game.  After a 4 run deficit in the 1st inning and a 8 run deficit by the middle of the 4th inning, I had all but written off this game.  At least we can take care of them tomorrow and salvage the series…right?  Well, by the 7th inning, Continue reading