Minor League Report: June 4th-10th, 2013: Javier Baez Has a 4-Home Run Game

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Javier Baez had one of the best performances in Florida State League history on Monday, becoming just the second player to ever hit four home runs in a game in a league history.  The first was Ryan Harvey of the Continue reading

All Canada is good for is some random dick jokes

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Today, Roobs told me that the Toronto Blue Jays’ next starting pitchers were going to be Josh Johnson, R.A. Dickey and Chien-Ming Wang.  You don’t have to have that much of a sense of humor to realize the trend.  Naturally, Continue reading

The Challenge of the Italian Beef Helmet

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Twitter can be loads of fun. Tonight I was alerted to the presence of a new helmet snack available at Wrigley: @cubicsnarkonia I have, too. Child’s play. Italian beef helmet is bigger, more filling. — Behind The Ivy (@Behind_The_Ivy) June Continue reading

Cubs Select 3B/OF Kris Bryant Second Overall: Updated With Full Draft Results

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The Cubs added another huge piece to the farm on Thursday, drafting third baseman Kris Bryant out of the University of San Diego after the Houston Astros selected right hander Mark Appel out of Stanford with the number one overall Continue reading

The One Where I Actually Have a Question

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I love the Chicago fan base, they are among the most passionate and loyal fans you will find. After all, when you consider the Chicago Bears have gone 28 years without a championship, the Cubs have gone over 100 years Continue reading

WSD Post #1000, now join us on ChicagoNow!

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First of all, thank you to all the Cubs fans and fans of baseball who frequent our Facebook page and blog, listen to our podcasts, etc.  It is because of you that we’ve grown so much over the past couple Continue reading

Off Day Cubs Stats-ing

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With apologies to Brad, because we sorta kinda stole your blog name in the article title.  And also, a very quick but solemn mention that today is June 6, and not just Draft Day, but the anniversary of D-Day, the Continue reading

Jonathan Gray taking Adderall makes me sadderall

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Actually, no…no it doesn’t. You see, back when I was a wee lad (actually, just in high school and college), kids routinely took stimulants such as NoDoz, Vivarin, energy drinks, coffee, and probably some form of amphetamine to stay up Continue reading

Thursday’s Off Day Fun, a Historical Question

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We all know who the most popular players are in the long storied history of the Chicago Cubs. Their numbers fly over Wrigley Field. You have Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and yes, Greg Maddux. Continue reading

Man, we could’ve had Dan Haren…

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There’s a line of thinking that if one event had occurred, the rest of the events that followed would be completely altered, sort of like a butterfly effect or that time in Back to the Future Part II when Biff Continue reading