South Bend Cubs: How cute is this?

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File this one under: Adorable. The South Bend Cubs recently unveiled a new program called the Silver Sluggers Program. Geared towards older adults, the baby Cubs organization buy into the research that social interaction can help seniors with their mental health as well as their physical health. Russell Andrews. Dedicated Continue reading South Bend Cubs: How cute is this?

Slide Rules

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As you know, MLB has rewritten some of the baserunning rules that govern slides into second base (although they could have just enforced the existing rule, pay attention to the wording of Rule 7.08b) in an effort to protect vulnerable middle infielders.  In response, the Cubs coaches have emphasized fundamentals Continue reading Slide Rules

META: How the BFIB Caused Me an Existential Crisis.

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(UPDATE 4/21/16: I wrote this in February, but this has become more relevant with recent Heyward BFIB story from the New York Daily News and subsequent stories from the Cardinals Double Birds Blog & NBC’s Hardball Talk) The Best Fans in Baseball (BFIB).  It’s a term that will light up the Continue reading META: How the BFIB Caused Me an Existential Crisis.

Choose Baseball

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One thing I’ve always been a proponent of is making baseball more attractive and accessible to everyone.  Whenever I announce baseball tryouts or conditioning drills at morning assembly, I always drop in a line about how baseball players are less likely to have their brains turned into chowder.  It riles Continue reading Choose Baseball

If you want some World Series Dreaming swag…

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We’ve grown quite a bit since we started on Facebook and set up this blog site.  It might be cool if our followers would get some swag and rep World Series Dreaming.  Here’s how you can get our stuff! We have a link to our store via the blog page. Continue reading If you want some World Series Dreaming swag…

Don’t Mind Us. We’re Only Bloggers.

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I’m going to preface this with one simple thing…my beef with Dan Dakich didn’t start out with a personal dislike for the guy.  I don’t know him.  Heck, as a college basketball analyst, Dakich is in the top two or three at ESPN.  He does a ton of Wisconsin games. Continue reading Don’t Mind Us. We’re Only Bloggers.

Random dream sequence with Stephen Piscotty

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Just before I awoke this fine Sunday morning (actually, it’s rather gloomy out), I had a very random and vivid dream about…I can’t even begin to interpret it. My brain works in mysterious ways as I do 6-degrees-of-Kevin Bacon type connections so maybe it stemmed from that mechanism.  Maybe it’s Continue reading Random dream sequence with Stephen Piscotty

Kerry Wood’s Charity Home Run Derby

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The Chicago Cubs outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates today.  It was a pretty funny game, because I was expecting it to be over by the time school let out with the Cubs being up so much late in the game.  But while I was grading papers, the game went to extras, Continue reading Kerry Wood’s Charity Home Run Derby

South Bend Cubs: fundraising and updates

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I guess you could file this one under “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”. To be fair, we really care about how well they play baseball not how well they refill our diet Pepsi. On Tuesday, May 12, the South Bend Cubs participated in a fundraising promotion called Tip-a-Cub at Applebees Continue reading South Bend Cubs: fundraising and updates

Quantum Leap: The Kris Bryant Chronicles (A Cubs Story in Pictures)

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I have no idea who started this going, but Cubs Twitter started talking about Quantum Leap the other night.  As you may know, Quantum Leap was a very good science fiction television program some 20+ years ago starring Scott Bakula, who you may also remember played the captain on the Continue reading Quantum Leap: The Kris Bryant Chronicles (A Cubs Story in Pictures)