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

Throwing Caution to the Wind

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MLB has started their season* for 2020 in the midst of the greatest and most devastating global pandemic of our lifetimes, and we are just barely through the very first series for all the clubs. While the Cubs have remained relatively healthy thus far (never mind their performance for now), Continue reading Throwing Caution to the Wind

The 2020 MLB Season*

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I sometimes lament not having the bandwidth to do the kind (or rather, the volume) of blogging that other sites are able to produce. Having a demanding full-time job, while also tending to the needs of a family (important work, mind you) during a pandemic that more people should be Continue reading The 2020 MLB Season*

Celebrate Freedom

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This is Fourth of July weekend, and it is a different experience than any of us have ever had. I’m not just talking about the pandemic, either, as we have also seen social upheavals both domestic and international rock our neighborhoods and headlines. Perhaps it is appropriate, then, that we Continue reading Celebrate Freedom

The Show Must Go On

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Here we are again, a few months after life really shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it would appear (despite quite a few alarming spikes in positive cases around the country) that baseball is on its way back: And funny enough, they even got themselves a sponsor: I Continue reading The Show Must Go On

These Are The Times That Try Men’s Souls

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Most of you reading this now are probably like the bulk of the world, stuck in your homes amid the most pervasive pandemic of our lifetimes. I’ve watched a ton of television (finally catching up on Cheers, and Ken Burns’ Baseball is free to stream) and trying to make the Continue reading These Are The Times That Try Men’s Souls

What to Expect When Your Expectations Aren’t That High

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I just checked and we haven’t actually posted a blog since October, when we had an inkling but weren’t totally sure that the Cubs were going to hamstring the budget like they are. So here I am, waiting for my car’s oil change and other potential service, tapping away on Continue reading What to Expect When Your Expectations Aren’t That High

The Next Phase For the Cubs

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The Cubs unfortunately met a premature end to their 2019 season, but this window of contention is not yet shut completely, so there is some work to be done to retool rather than rebuild what could still be a solid-to-great roster for years to come. This assumes, of course, that Continue reading The Next Phase For the Cubs

The End…and the Beginning

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It sure has been a while since any of us had time to blog, but now that the 2019 Chicago Cubs season has come to a close, seems as good a time as any to sign on again and talk about the lost season that was. As you know, this Continue reading The End…and the Beginning

Dreamcast 47: Can’t Really Plan For This

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Before Rice returns to Chicago for a mini-vacation and a Cubs game at Wrigley, the denizens of WSD get together to talk about the stuff going on in their lives, a bit about the Cubs and baseball, and also try to find a willing guest host so they can learn Continue reading Dreamcast 47: Can’t Really Plan For This

Dreamcast 46: Put Up Or Shut Up

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Rice and friend and contributor to the blog Andy are excited about the start of the 2019 regular season, and got this one out just in the nick of time as the Chicago Cubs play soon! Among topics: Tracking and lamenting the action (or lack thereof) this offseason Joe Maddon Continue reading Dreamcast 46: Put Up Or Shut Up