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

The Other Billy Bean

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Last summer, former MLB player Billy Bean was named the first Ambassador for Inclusion for Major League Baseball.  For those who may not know (not that it should matter, but it does for now), Billy Bean (not the general manager) Continue reading

Cubs fans won’t get to kill the Shields puns in 2015

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Awww shucks, I guess our flight of fancy about James Shields in Cubs pinstripes was just that after all… Via @ScottMillerBbl and @JoeFrisaro, #Padres‘ talks for Shields gaining momentum; Padres considered the favorites: http://t.co/QIG0UHVC3G — MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) February Continue reading

Getting Yosted…

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The Chicago Cubs spring training broadcast schedule is out!  And I’m sure in a few weeks we’ll get the regular season broadcast schedule too. With spring training upon us, it’s time at my high school to start recruiting players, holding Continue reading

Let Ichiro Pitch!

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The news just came in that perennial All-Star and should-be Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki is set to join the Miami Marlins:   Source: #Marlins indeed closing in on Ichiro, as @craigmish reported. Deal expected to be one year in Continue reading

Thus Ends the Ben Zobrist Dream

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Ben Zobrist is a very hot trade commodity, and of course we know that the Tampa Bay Rays still had Yunel Escobar and probably some other guys who could play middle infield. But Billy Beane is nuts…   The #Athletics Continue reading

BBWAA Elects Roughly Half of What it Should Have to Hall of Fame

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Today, it was announced that the BBWAA elected Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio to the Hall of Fame.  No problem.  They are all very deserving of enshrinement.  It is the self-congratulatory sanctimony of the writers that Continue reading