Joe Maddon, Protecting Fielders, and the Evolution of Baseball

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My thoughts are a bit scattered as I sit here during the summer (it’s officially the summer solstice!), having applied to more work and hoping that someone hires me before our family’s medical insurance runs out.  In the meantime, the Chicago Cubs are trying to right the ship (for real Continue reading Joe Maddon, Protecting Fielders, and the Evolution of Baseball

More Pace of Play Ponderings (UPDATE)

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Ever since Chris Bosio got his surgeries, it takes nearly all of the 30 second mound conference clock for him to even get to the mound… Bosio out to talk to Montgomery with Ichiro at second and Stanton up #Cubs pic.twitter.com/X5Aq0M9gIv — crawly's cub kingdom (@crawlyscubs) June 6, 2017 This Continue reading More Pace of Play Ponderings (UPDATE)

Pondering Bryce Harper…Future Chicago Cubs All-Star?

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A fleeting statement from Peter Gammons quickly spread like wildfire across the internet and most of Chicago Cubs Twitter and other social media… That would be former and potentially repeat MVP Bryce Harper, he of the Washington Nationals and perennial All-Star appearances, five very solid-to-elite tools, and my goodness can’t Continue reading Pondering Bryce Harper…Future Chicago Cubs All-Star?

Hall of Famer Homer Simpson

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Even more important to me than the Chicago Cubs this weekend was the fact that an icon was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Saturday morning, on the steps in front of the Hall of Fame Library, the Baseball Hall of Fame celebrated the 25th anniversary of that baseball Continue reading Hall of Famer Homer Simpson

The World Baseball Classic Is Down to Four Teams (VIDEOS)

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Now that the World Baseball Classic has finished its two rounds of round-robin play, we have four teams that have made it to the championship round.  On Monday, the four teams will play two semifinal games: Game 1: Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico (featuring Javier Baez) Game 2: USA vs. Japan Continue reading The World Baseball Classic Is Down to Four Teams (VIDEOS)

BREITBART EXCLUSIVE: Leftist Cub Wears Cap To Left To Taunt Working Class

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Image: Chicago Tribune Thursday was National Meatball Day and we at Breitbart Sports are here to point out what the professional meatballs at ESPN — whose ratings are plummeting after supporting noted leftist and Black Panther 49ers quarterback Colin Cowherd’s flag insulting protest — are hiding today. The Chicago Cubs will feature aptly named closer Continue reading BREITBART EXCLUSIVE: Leftist Cub Wears Cap To Left To Taunt Working Class

Javier Baez and the World Baseball Classic

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Sunday’s practice game might be the last time we see Javier Baez in Cactus League play this spring: We’re back in Surprise with @JLester34 on the bump. Listen live on @670TheScore and #Cubs.com. https://t.co/7I94muSNuk #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/27vHiQlC9q — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 5, 2017 Javier Baez will join Team Puerto Rico Continue reading Javier Baez and the World Baseball Classic

A Moratorium on Drastic Rules Changes (UPDATE: Maybe Just One)

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Once upon a time, we learned that Major League Baseball was considering rules changes to improve pace of play.  While I fundamentally agree with the premise of getting more action and less dead time, I was not too keen on some of the proposed changes.  During a recent press appearance, Continue reading A Moratorium on Drastic Rules Changes (UPDATE: Maybe Just One)

The Real Mr. Burns Softball Team 25th Anniversary Roster Update

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February 20th marks a seminal moment in television history. As the best baseball themed episode, and easy top 20 all- time episode*, of the Simpsons debuted tonight twenty-five years ago. There is no better tribute than watching the episode again either through SimpsonsWorld or your DVD collection (what you don’t have Continue reading The Real Mr. Burns Softball Team 25th Anniversary Roster Update

The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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Since the last time we talked about this, it’s been a few long weeks until Wednesday night’s announcement of the official 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot results.  Ryan Thibodaux has the current publicly-released ballots organized on his awesome HOF tracker.  We expect the results to be on the BBWAA Continue reading The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class