Why Should We Designate a Hitter?

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One of the greatest things about sports is the way rules change as human participants evolve into faster, smarter, and stronger athletes.  While we are all creatures of habit and have an appreciation for tradition and nostalgia, it often ends up working out in that we can’t fathom why the game Continue reading Why Should We Designate a Hitter?

South Bend Cubs: miscellaneous bits

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The SB Cubs are currently in Fort Wayne, Indiana preparing for the rubber game in their series with the Tin Caps. Ryan Williams (@rhynowilliams) gets the start. After losing game one, the baby Cubs took game two with a score of 9-2. The strange part of that 9-2 win wasn’t Continue reading South Bend Cubs: miscellaneous bits

South Bend Cubs: series updates

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The other day I promised I’d get my updates, well, up to date. So here is what’s up with the South Bend Cubs: After the Opening series at home, the Cubs went on the road and their first stop was Ohio to take on the Dayton Dragons. The baby Cubs Continue reading South Bend Cubs: series updates

The Cubs Are Fun Again

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The 2015 Chicago Cubs are fun. I am not sure there is another way to look at them. These young Cubs are good, really good, and they are fun to watch. I have not had this much fun and enjoyment watching a Cubs team in years.  Last season might have Continue reading The Cubs Are Fun Again

Three Time All Star Starlin Castro Still Lacks Respect

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Ever since the Chicago Cubs traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in a deal which brought back super prospect short stop Addison Russell, the “trade Starlin Castro” campaign started. I am baffled as to why so many are so willing to get rid of a player Continue reading Three Time All Star Starlin Castro Still Lacks Respect

South Bend Cubs: awards and call ups and roster moves – oh my!

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Today we are taking a break from our talk of Cubs prospects (ICYMI the South Bend Cubs currently have 3 of the top 30 prospects in the Cubs organization) and we’ll focus on other happenings regarding the baby Cubs. Catcher/first baseman/opening day hero Cael Brockmeyer has been named the Midwest Continue reading South Bend Cubs: awards and call ups and roster moves – oh my!

Dreamcast 48: Walk the Plank

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As we finish up the first two weeks of the season and start week three (against the Pittsburgh Pirates, read Ivy’s roundup for a preview of the pitching matchups!), it seems like a good time to celebrate a Cubs victory with another Dreamcast.  This is the 48th edition, and we Continue reading Dreamcast 48: Walk the Plank

South Bend Cubs: updates and prospects part deux

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For our last South Bend Cubs prospect update, we looked at starting pitcher Jake Stinnett. Today we’re looking at another starting pitcher, Trevor Clifton. The almost 20 year old (his birthday is May 11 in case you wondered) is considered the Chicago Cubs 29th best prospect. Born in Tennessee, he was drafted Continue reading South Bend Cubs: updates and prospects part deux

I’m Down With O-B-P

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In the wake of today’s victory (you can catch some highlights in here), I was reminded of a tweet by Baseball Prospectus’ Matthew Trueblood:   Pitchers are pitching Anthony Rizzo like they’re terrified of him, and he’s not expanding his zone just for fun: pic.twitter.com/UlYjCu7we7 — Matthew Trueblood (@MATrueblood) April 18, Continue reading I’m Down With O-B-P

Bryant Day Has Come and Gone

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Yesterday was a day Chicago Cub fans have been waiting three years for. The day when all 101 losses in the 2012 season become worth while. Yesterday, Cubs super prospect Kris Bryant made his long awaited Major League debut! Picture this, 32,138 all rising to their feet to greet the Continue reading Bryant Day Has Come and Gone