Midseason Cubs Audit

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Well well, we made it! As the Cubs go from a limp to a surge into the All-Star Break, they find themselves in sole possession of first place at least through next weekend with a surprisingly comfortable 2.5 game NL Central lead after the Milwaukee Brewers took a massive dump Continue reading Midseason Cubs Audit

The Changing Face of Baseball

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You know already that Javier Baez made the All-Star roster, but now he and Cubs buddy Kyle Schwarber are also going to be blasting some taters next Monday: Dingers on deck. Here’s the field for the 2018 @TMobile #HRDerby. pic.twitter.com/bhBnC5k92X — MLB (@MLB) July 12, 2018 I don’t think this Continue reading The Changing Face of Baseball

Cubs Potpourri

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We are now more than a week into July, and the hot stove is starting to boil over with some realistic trade rumors, some of which involve the Cubs. We are about a week away from the All-Star Game, and we’ve already seen three Cubs selected to represent the North Continue reading Cubs Potpourri

2018 Cubs All-Stars

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One of the toughest things to do, especially if you have a day job and/or are in the process of a huge move, is to generate daily content for a blog. Thankfully, the Cubs decided to send some guys to the All-Star Game in Washington, DC, so we have something Continue reading 2018 Cubs All-Stars

Move Along Home

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The title of this article has multiple meanings. One, I am getting ready to move from Chicago back to my home state of California, where the only live Cubs games I will see from here on out will be at the local parks in San Francisco and Oakland, or perhaps Continue reading Move Along Home

Happy Father’s Day!

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Not much happening these days as the regular season keeps on trucking, and the Cubs start signing up their draft picks while waiting for guys like Yu Darvish and Carl Edwards Jr.to come back from the disabled list. So while we don’t have the time for creative content that kind Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!

Pre-Draft Cubs Musings

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The day before an off day and after a marathon game, you would often want a victory to get you through to the next game. Thankfully, the Chicago Cubs delivered such a victory after already securing the series and now cementing the four-game sweep against the New York Mets. Speaking Continue reading Pre-Draft Cubs Musings

In Which the Cubs Have to Reflect On Their (Lack of) Actions

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It’s been a month since this one, but the Chicago Cubs continue to ride the feast-or-famine roller coaster that Jeff Samardzija once alluded to. It’s a load of fun when the Cubs score runs in buckets; it’s not so fun when they can’t even plate one after almost getting no-hit. Continue reading In Which the Cubs Have to Reflect On Their (Lack of) Actions

A Labor of Love

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You may have seen this earlier, as the Tampa Bay Rays work on their whole bullpen day within the rotation for the entire season, but this time taking it to yet another level: Zack Cozart on the #Rays starting Romo on back-to-back days: “It was weird…it’s bad for baseball, in Continue reading A Labor of Love

Remembering Phil Cavarretta and the 1945 Season

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It was the spring of 1945 and another baseball season was right around the corner. This is typically a time of warmth, renewal and – for baseball fans – excitement. Yet this spring, Americans on the homefront were tired. Wearied from years of terrible war and from the ever present Continue reading Remembering Phil Cavarretta and the 1945 Season