A Lack of Baseball Weather

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The Cubs played a ridiculous game in not-so-fun elements on Saturday, and at least they won it, but baseball as a sport is not designed to be played when it is wet or ridiculously cold outside. I totally get why they tried to shoehorn in the game given that the Continue reading A Lack of Baseball Weather

World Series Dreaming Shutting Its Doors…

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After all this time, going from the Jim Hendry-led division winners to the disaster before Theo Epstein’s rebuild to the World Series champions, World Series Dreaming is no more… …or rather, it won’t be any more if you kind folks don’t keep helping us out by spreading the gospel of Continue reading World Series Dreaming Shutting Its Doors…

Game Flow Check (Periodic Updates)

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There’s really no point to this other than to satisfy my curiosity.  There have been a lot of extra inning games over the first series of the 2018 season, so those will naturally last just a bit longer than the regulation contests, which already get close to three hours, and Continue reading Game Flow Check (Periodic Updates)

A Rethinking of How Baseball Should Work

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I read a fun article by Grant Brisbee earlier about the changing face of baseball economics: In baseball, the best players are usually the cheapest players. This is a truism, and that sentence probably didn’t blow the minds of anyone reading this. It’s something we’ve internalized and accepted long ago. Continue reading A Rethinking of How Baseball Should Work

Sticking to Sports Is Not That Easy

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Spring training is in full swing, with plenty of news tweets, reports, videos, and other fun news out of MLB. It’s really too bad that more of the games aren’t televised, but at least we have the radio broadcasts via MLB.com and the local airwaves for every game. There’s been Continue reading Sticking to Sports Is Not That Easy

The War of Public Opinion

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Hey hey, spring training has begun, and that means we were eventually going to hear from Commissioner Rob Manfred about the state of baseball as camps ramp up.  Enter Bob Nightengale, who is good for getting quotes from these big conferences when he’s not being dead wrong about transactions: Commissioner Continue reading The War of Public Opinion

Spring Time, Tragedy, and Optimism

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Now that Yu Darvish is officially a Chicago Cubs starting pitcher, just in the nick of time when pitchers and catchers were to report to camp, we can look at the roster with a bit more affirmation that this iteration of the Cubs will be pretty darned good.  It’s appropriate, Continue reading Spring Time, Tragedy, and Optimism

Cubs Spring Training Finally Arrives

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With the Yu Darvish signing just getting in under the wire (hopefully official soon), we find ourselves mere hours away from the magical time when pitchers and catchers officially report to camp. Some of the players already have shown up in Mesa: https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/963166571307962368 MLB report dates have been known for Continue reading Cubs Spring Training Finally Arrives

The Deep Freeze

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Appropriately, Chicago is about to experience its own blend of snowmageddon as a heavy snow storm is heading into the area. I get to stay home as school has been canceled for Friday, but I’d definitely prefer staying home with some news to report.  Alas, MLB continues to operate in Continue reading The Deep Freeze

The M’s vs the B’s

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Over the past couple months, the baseball hot stove has been colder than the proverbial iceberg.  Multiple factors have led to just as many arguments on baseball Twitter, not to mention the developing standoff between the players and MLB.  The standoff thus far is focused on the immediate topic at Continue reading The M’s vs the B’s