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)

Baseball For Everyone

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It may be because baseball season is right around the corner.  It may be because I’m the assistant baseball coach for my high school’s team.  It may be because said high school has a student body composed entirely of African-Americans.  Whatever the case, there were a series of issues I Continue reading Baseball For Everyone

Clark 2.0: South Bend Cubs want you to name their mascot

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Let’s have a mascot, they said. Let’s have everyone help name it, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. What could go wrong?  Well…… Remember this guy? Our buddy Clark? And how the “powers that be” forgot to give him pants? And I KNOW you remember all of the, shall Continue reading Clark 2.0: South Bend Cubs want you to name their mascot

Baseball needs tweaks, not major reconstructive surgery

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Let’s start this off with a couple tweets about Jon Lester‘s thoughts on the new pitch clock that will be implemented in AAA and AA this year: Lester no fan of speed-up rules. ”It's Baseball. It's a beautiful sport.” #Cubs — Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) January 16, 2015 #Cubs Jon Lester Continue reading Baseball needs tweaks, not major reconstructive surgery

Test Test, let’s see if this works okay

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Hi folks! We really appreciate you being a part of the World Series Dreaming community.  As we rocket through the postseason and head into what should be an exciting offseason, we’re going to clean up this blog a bit.  This is where we will periodically need your help. For one, Continue reading Test Test, let’s see if this works okay

Labels don’t matter if he can play

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Even though this is a baseball centered blog, sometimes news from elsewhere drifts in to baseball and gets you thinking. Today, remarks from Tony Dungy made me think about a few things, and I wanted to get some thoughts off of my chest.Coach Dungy started that he would not have Continue reading Labels don’t matter if he can play

All About the Money

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Every now and then, we will tackle a subject that isn’t solely focused on the Chicago Cubs, and today is one of those times. Although, there is still a Cubs spin as this was also brought up with Jeff Samardzija who recently turned down a contract offer worth $17 Million Continue reading All About the Money