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

Days Like These

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  You may have noticed that between life, work, and coaching my own baseball team, there hasn’t been much in the way of content here lately. Of course, we’re still following the Cubs games, and while they are having their bouts of frustrating inconsistency, I think we all expect it Continue reading Days Like These

Putting the Fun Back In Fundamentals

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It was a good baseball Friday night for the Chicago Cubs, powered by Javier Baez‘s four hits and baserunning magic: I think players like Javy are great for baseball, particularly in a time when the sport, despite record revenues, is skewing older and is working to recruit new, younger fans.  Continue reading Putting the Fun Back In Fundamentals

The Scheduling Probably Won’t Change Anytime Soon, But We Can Still Think About It

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It sure does look decent out right now and most likely the Chicago Cubs will finally get to play another game tonight. Not so sure about Wednesday, when it’s supposed to rain, but who knows with Mother Nature and what the home club will decide? A handful of games have Continue reading The Scheduling Probably Won’t Change Anytime Soon, But We Can Still Think About It

The Slow Road to 162

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I don’t think there’s really anyone to blame for the terrible weather that’s been causing games to be postponed lately.  Maybe we could blame humanity in general for messing with the climate and potentially causing much more rain and snow than we normally would see around this time. But honestly, Continue reading The Slow Road to 162