Author: John Hayes

Congrats to the Chicago Cubs, from a Dodgers Fan

The LMBF Civil War ended last night in bloody fashion, as the best regular-season pitcher of this generation failed to change his postseason narrative yet again. The Game 6 loss doesn’t fall squarely on Clayton Kershaw’s shoulders, however, as sloppy defense and baserunning and a lack of offensive production culminated in one of Los Angeles’ worst games of the season at the most inopportune of times. And just like that, my ticket to Game 4 of the World Series in L.A. was swiftly refunded… The Cubs have returned to the Fall Classic for the first time in 71 years,...

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During a pitching change, FS1 aired a clip stating that Alex Gonzalez (NOT Dodgers’ 1B Adrian Gonzalez) was the next scheduled batter. Cubs’ fans know Alex Gonzalez all too well, as the shortstop committed an infamous error in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, leading to an 8-run inning for the Marlins and an eventual series loss for the North Siders. It appears that FS1 is attempting to troll the Wrigley faithful…or is the curse at play once again? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share...

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LMBF Civil War: Episode 1

Alright, Cubs fans, you won Game 1. After the Dodgers tied it up at 3-3 in the top of the 8th off the hardest thrower in baseball, Joe Blanton decided to self-destruct. (I also blame Nick Anton, the Cubs’ secret weapon.) Too many hanging sliders, too many exuberant Cubs fans in the bar where Brian, Pete, and I watched the game. In a game where both teams proved their resiliency, the Cubs simply executed better in a critical moment of the game. That’s all it took to give Chicago a Game 1 victory. 3-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw...

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Civil War: Why the NLCS May Tear LMBF Apart

October baseball has touched down in Chicago and Los Angeles once again, bringing with it a fresh batch of iconic playoff moments and renewed hope for a long-coveted World Series title. The Cubs are trying to shatter a curse older than time itself. The Dodgers are looking to win a ring for their icon in his final season in the broadcast booth. Both teams are hungry and resilient. And so are their fans, which is why Let Me B-Frank may not survive this series… Yes, our blog is based out of Chicago, but our team features contributors from all...

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Baseball's Regular Season Comes to a Close

Today is the final day of MLB’s regular season. With it, we say good-bye to Jose Fernandez, Vin Scully, and another forgettable season for the White Sox. We say hello to exciting wild card matchups in both leagues and the potential for the Cubs to end their 108-year World Series drought. Whether your team finished with the best record in baseball or dead last in their division, the 2016 season was nothing short of memorable.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens...

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