A Potential Talent Acquisition Loophole (UPDATED)

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The Chicago Cubs are playing some very inspired baseball against a tough schedule early in the season, having gone 12-8 in April against legitimate competition and starting off May right with a hard-fought win against the surprisingly terrible Milwaukee Brewers. Continue reading

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 Continue reading

The Unwritten Rules Should be Rewritten, or Something Like That

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Once upon a time, the Neanderthal was used as a derogatory term to describe people who exhibited “caveman”-like qualities…you know, violent behavior, primitive social interaction, poor judgment, that whole thing.  That seems to be an insult to what evolutionary and Continue reading

The Angels Are the Devil

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So by now you know the saga of former Cub-for-about-five-minutes-before-he-was-traded Josh Hamilton, who fessed up to a drug relapse this offseason while also rehabbing an injury.  It remains to be seen whether he will get to rejoin the Los Angeles Continue reading

Let’s Pretend the Cubs Have to Add At the Deadline: Johnny Cueto Edition

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Okay, let’s start by saying that we have established that the 2015 Chicago Cubs season isn’t actually doomed yet.  Let’s further suggest that because the Cubs are expected to improve and should get reinforcements from the minors, they should be Continue reading

Money and Baseball

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By now I’m sure you wished that the myriad articles about Kris Bryant and service time were just a bunch of bad April Fool’s jokes. Alas, such is not the case.  Until he dons the major league Chicago Cubs uniform, Continue reading

Heads-Up Play

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Baseball season is back in force and I’m helping to get our student-athletes ready for the short season that commences at the end of this month.  It’s a chore to ask the guys to stand a bit further away from Continue reading

Following the Will Ferrell Experience

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As you may have heard, Will Ferrell played the role of RWG for many a team today: Ferrell will be playing in the following games: 12:05 p.m. MT: Mariners at Athletics 1:10 p.m. MT: Cubs at Angels 2:10 p.m. MT: Continue reading

The Cubs Evening News

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I’m sure most of you are happily digesting your dinners right now, so maybe you can relax with a book…or with this smorgasbord of random baseball tidbits. While I was still at school, Anno buzzed me and informed me that Continue reading

JRW Stripped of US Title

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Before I get too far into this, I want to once again tip my cap to the children of the Jackie Robinson West Little League Baseball team.They played their hearts out, captivated America and did something that only the Chicago Continue reading