Way Too Early Look At the 2017 MLB Draft

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As I continued to stay in my happy place, the baseball world went on and things happened: The Orioles’ 2017 lineup got a whole lot better on Friday morning, as Baltimore made official the re-signing of outfielder Mark Trumbo to a three-year contract. This signing had an additional quirk as Continue reading Way Too Early Look At the 2017 MLB Draft

The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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Since the last time we talked about this, it’s been a few long weeks until Wednesday night’s announcement of the official 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot results.  Ryan Thibodaux has the current publicly-released ballots organized on his awesome HOF tracker.  We expect the results to be on the BBWAA Continue reading The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Choosing 2017 Cubs Games To Attend Based On the Promotional Schedule

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Did you all see this yet? ⏰ pic.twitter.com/12xq5unXI9 — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) January 17, 2017 Depending on who you talk to, this might be the best or the worst promotional item ever devised.  And it also gave me some inspiration with respect to the team to the North… While Continue reading Choosing 2017 Cubs Games To Attend Based On the Promotional Schedule

Leave Maddon Alone

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I wish I had been at the Cubs Convention this weekend. My family and I were making plans to go out of town when the tickets to the Convention went on sale. Things changed, and we are actually in town, and I would have liked to have attended in this Continue reading Leave Maddon Alone

The Chicago Cubs: True Hollywood Story

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The Cubs Convention has ended, and with the Chicago Cubs having brought back most of their core World Series-winning roster, there wasn’t really much in the way of transactional news.  That meant the Convention was mostly just Cubs fans feeling good about each other, getting the same news we already Continue reading The Chicago Cubs: True Hollywood Story

Cubs Convention 2017 Was Something Different

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The 2017 Chicago Cubs Convention was one that will be remembered for the rest of my life. While the convention is enjoyable every year, this one was something special. For the first time in convention history​​, the Cubs were celebrating a championship. Needless to say, there was very little said Continue reading Cubs Convention 2017 Was Something Different

Cubs Business As The Convention Begins (UPDATES)

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Aside from a surprise pitching acquisition or two (UPDATE: not Tyson Ross), the Chicago Cubs don’t have much else to do before the Cubs Convention starting Friday.  Most of the team that won the World Series remains intact, all a year older, and while some will likely be on the Continue reading Cubs Business As The Convention Begins (UPDATES)

A New Year, a New Cubs Convention

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This year’s Cubs Convention will be, shall we say, unconventional.  I’m sure they’ll do their usual thing with the Opening Ceremony, the usual panels, the games for the kids, and Cubs Jeopardy and Bingo.  However, I use the word “unconventional” to mean that this will be the very first Cubs Continue reading A New Year, a New Cubs Convention

A Pitch For Cubs Pitching

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A baseball trade happened today as the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners swapped Yovani Gallardo for Seth Smith: #Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto on adding Yovani Gallardo to the starting rotation. pic.twitter.com/VzBqc85kjY — Mariners (@Mariners) January 6, 2017 If you were as confused as I was, I don’t blame you, as Continue reading A Pitch For Cubs Pitching

Our First Cubs Ramblings of 2017

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With the Earth having completed yet another orbit around the sun, there really hasn’t been that much to write about with regard to the Chicago Cubs.  Other than Ryan logging all the public Hall of Fame ballots, there hasn’t been much news at all.  After all, this is still the Continue reading Our First Cubs Ramblings of 2017