This Spring Training Feels a Little Different

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As you may or may not have noticed, I have not been around much lately. Do not worry (or for some of you, celebrate) because I am not going anywhere. I have just been a bit busy. Last year was probably the greatest year of my life. Not only did Continue reading This Spring Training Feels a Little Different

Javier Baez and the World Baseball Classic

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Sunday’s practice game might be the last time we see Javier Baez in Cactus League play this spring: We’re back in Surprise with @JLester34 on the bump. Listen live on @670TheScore and #Cubs.com. https://t.co/7I94muSNuk #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/27vHiQlC9q — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 5, 2017 Javier Baez will join Team Puerto Rico Continue reading Javier Baez and the World Baseball Classic

Checking In With the Cubs and Wrigley Field

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It’s still a bit over a month before the Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field for their home opener, and already we’ve had at least two teams (or at least their fan bases) being a bit salty: For the first time in a long time, it’s the Cubs leading the Continue reading Checking In With the Cubs and Wrigley Field

Signs of Spring As Cubs Get Ready For the Field

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It’s been a busy time at school, which is all the more annoying given that we run a Chicago Cubs blog and the Cubs are about to start their exhibition slate.  So, you will have to forgive us if we don’t automatically talk about every transaction as it is tweeted Continue reading Signs of Spring As Cubs Get Ready For the Field

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

The Real Mr. Burns Softball Team 25th Anniversary Roster Update

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February 20th marks a seminal moment in television history. As the best baseball themed episode, and easy top 20 all- time episode*, of the Simpsons debuted tonight twenty-five years ago. There is no better tribute than watching the episode again either through SimpsonsWorld or your DVD collection (what you don’t have Continue reading The Real Mr. Burns Softball Team 25th Anniversary Roster Update

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)

Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

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The Cubs, as a championship caliber team, report to spring training this week without a lot left to decide.  In total, the World Series Champions return essentially all of their contributing starters, with the exceptions of Dexter Fowler and Jason Hammel.  What’s more, they return Kyle Schwarber as a full time Continue reading Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

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

A Whole New World of Cubs Baseball

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As Major League Baseball does all they can to destroy the game we love, the fans of the Chicago Cubs are gearing up for a defense of their World Series championship. For the first time in 108 years (thank God that will be the last time we ever hear that Continue reading A Whole New World of Cubs Baseball