Oh, We’re Halfway There…

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The Cubs, having survived the early week of shenanigans and now in the midst of playing the crosstown “rival” White Sox, are nearly at the halfway point of the abbreviated 60-game season. Since I have a day job, I probably won’t have time to write anything during the week (busy Continue reading Oh, We’re Halfway There…

Shenanigans!

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We’re about a week out of the Cubs getting their first series against the Cardinals postponed as half of the St. Louis clubhouse (literally!) tested positive for COVID-19. And we just found out how at least two of the clubs, who weren’t able to play the Cardinals because of what Continue reading Shenanigans!

An Unexpected Long Weekend

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It didn’t seem like that long since the first major outbreak in MLB with the Marlins losing literally half their squad to COVID-19. Just a few days later, the Cardinals reported a few positives of their own…and it got worse from there as their games have been postponed since July Continue reading An Unexpected Long Weekend

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