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!

Javier Baez, Sorcerer Supreme

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As the Chicago Cubs sneak closer to first place (again), the scoring has come aplenty and the plays have been awe-inspiring and entertaining at the very least. Meanwhile, one of the most popular Cubs players (if not a fledgling superstar, depending on how you feel about the term) is making Continue reading Javier Baez, Sorcerer Supreme

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