About Rice Cube

Rice Cube is the executive vice president of snark at World Series Dreaming. He loves all things Cubs, with notable exceptions (specifically, the part of Cubs fandom that pisses him off). Follow on Twitter at cubicsnarkonia

The Fifth Element…Of the Cubs Rotation, That Is

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With the Cactus League exhibition slate about to start for the Chicago Cubs this Saturday, we got our first glance at how the pitching matchups would look to get the ball rolling… Montgomery vs. A's, Zastryzny vs. SF at Scottsdale on Saturday — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February 22, 2017 Buchanan Continue reading The Fifth Element…Of the Cubs Rotation, That Is

A Moratorium on Drastic Rules Changes (UPDATE: Maybe Just One)

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Once upon a time, we learned that Major League Baseball was considering rules changes to improve pace of play.  While I fundamentally agree with the premise of getting more action and less dead time, I was not too keen on some of the proposed changes.  During a recent press appearance, Continue reading A Moratorium on Drastic Rules Changes (UPDATE: Maybe Just One)

Those Days When You Just Can’t “Stick To Sports”

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On this long President’s Day weekend, in the midst of Black History Month, we once again find that February is broken.  While the Chicago Cubs were rained out of their full outdoor activities down in Mesa (seriously, Arizona, get it together…but hey, cacti and desert animals need rain, too!), it Continue reading Those Days When You Just Can’t “Stick To Sports”

Saturday Cubs Home Run Party Because We’re Bored

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With a long weekend, Saturdays are particularly lazy.  My family and I took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather (hello, global climate change!) to open the windows and go outside to play.  Now, here we are on a Saturday night with not much else to do until tomorrow.  The Cubs Continue reading Saturday Cubs Home Run Party Because We’re Bored

Did You Catch All That? The Continuing Evolution of the Cubs Catching Situation (Updates)

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With the first pitchers and catchers workout completed, we can take a look back at a few storylines that are emerging in the early days of official Chicago Cubs spring training.  You can check out Anno’s writeup and Andy’s preview for some of our thoughts, but my focus today is Continue reading Did You Catch All That? The Continuing Evolution of the Cubs Catching Situation (Updates)

There Are No Guarantees In Baseball, But the Cubs Seem Like a Solid Bet

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We’re transitioning from the unbridled joy of the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 season-long Hollywood story, and pining more and more for spring training to begin already.  As currently constructed, the 2017 Cubs seem to be a match for just about any other team on paper, but while they are well-positioned to Continue reading There Are No Guarantees In Baseball, But the Cubs Seem Like a Solid Bet

Another Round of Discussion Regarding the Appeal of Baseball (UPDATE)

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You may have noticed the lack of big news items as we sit in the lull between the Super Bowl and baseball spring training.  This means that we are mostly grasping at straws to drive content (as are most other outlets), and a lot of that grasping has to do Continue reading Another Round of Discussion Regarding the Appeal of Baseball (UPDATE)

Giving Way To Spring

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I just realized that it’s been over two weeks since we’ve actually written anything.  It’s amazing how much time real life takes up as any free time that we might get is prioritized towards friends and family.  I guess the current events don’t really lend themselves to commentary on this Continue reading Giving Way To Spring

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