Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all. This year we have plenty to be thankful for. I want to start by saying thank you to each and every one of you who have read and shared this blog over the years. I want to thank the almost 21,000 of you who have Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

The 2017 Hall of Fame Ballot

From Dylan Heuer
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As we get closer to Thanksgiving, the National Baseball Hall of Fame has just announced the official 2017 BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot, with 34 players eligible for voting and potential enshrinement.  Similar to previous years, I think there are something like 12 players worthy of entry into the Hall Continue reading The 2017 Hall of Fame Ballot

The Ian Happ Watch

Good job, Mesa! (Via MLB.com)
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The Arizona Fall League title game was played on Saturday afternoon, with the Mesa Solar Sox taking the prize with a few Chicago Cubs prospects in tow: Your browser does not support iframes. As you can see, Cubs pitcher James Farris nailed down the final out, and Eloy Jimenez and Continue reading The Ian Happ Watch

A Cubs MVP, With Sparkle

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A day after we lamented the Chicago Cubs losing out on some hardware (but who cares, they kinda won something bigger anyway), the Most Valuable Player awards were announced.  It was nice to have so many Cubs recognized for their achievements even if they didn’t win, including Theo Epstein, who Continue reading A Cubs MVP, With Sparkle

These Awards Shows…

Photo: David Banks / Getty Images
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One major issue I have with the way the MLB awards shows have been presented lately is how they have to just drag everything out.  It takes an entire hour to figure out who won.  The talking heads keep doing their South Park Canadian mouth-flapping, the finalists have to do their Continue reading These Awards Shows…

Albert Almora and the Chamber of Prospects – A Cubs Story In Pictures

Credit to Randall J. Sanders for taking my idea and running with it!
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We’re days away from the latest movie in the Harry Potter franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.  A good number of us are Harry Potter fans, and my son has gone as Harry Potter with authentic robe and wand two Halloweens running.  After the last Cubs story in Continue reading Albert Almora and the Chamber of Prospects – A Cubs Story In Pictures

Cubs All Over the Awards Landscape

(Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
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Do you remember last offseason, when the Chicago Cubs were very well represented in the awards shows?  This November, there are even more Cubs players and staff up for some hardware, and at some point we probably have to track Theo Epstein’s Hall of Fame case, too.  After all, he Continue reading Cubs All Over the Awards Landscape

2016 Chicago Cubs World Series Highlights

Photo by Ashvin Lad
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Alas, we are done with Major League Baseball for the year, and in due time we will be looking into how the Chicago Cubs go about defending their World Series title.  In the offseason, we also have to look forward to some awards, like who will win the MVP, Cy Continue reading 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series Highlights

Fun With the Cubs and Photoshop

David Ross' selfie!
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This post idea stemmed from an admission from the New York Times that they had a contingency cover in place for if the Chicago Cubs would have lost the World Series (spoiler: they didn’t lose): Well, being that the Cubs just slayed goats and curses and all manners of other Continue reading Fun With the Cubs and Photoshop

The Hateable Winners?

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For years, we fans of the Chicago Cubs have gotten used to the term “lovable losers” whenever the Cubs get brought up. We have been forced to listen to jokes where the Cubs are the punchlines, “Hey speaking of losers…” and the hits kept on coming. Every year when the Continue reading The Hateable Winners?