The Face of Baseball COULD Be…

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Once upon a time, folks freaked out because the Chicago Cubs dared to trade a quality starting pitcher for a relatively unknown prospect named Anthony Rizzo. Fast forward about five years, with a supremely team-friendly extension thrown in, and we have been fortunate to track the growth and explosion of Continue reading The Face of Baseball COULD Be…

The Cubs Ring Ceremony (VIDEO)

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The Chicago Cubs got their rings on Wednesday night, and while the game didn’t go quite so well, the ceremony itself was very welcome, and much needed for a fan base starved of glory for a full century: Your browser does not support iframes. I guess I finally found out Continue reading The Cubs Ring Ceremony (VIDEO)

Dreamcast 3: There’s No Place Like Home

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Hello there, Cubs fans!  Since the last episode of the Dreamcast, the defending World Series champions have played a week-plus of games that count.  Here’s what we talked about this time: Thanks to Rich for the Dreamcast’s theme song (see below) & Randall for the radio clip, need to remember Continue reading Dreamcast 3: There’s No Place Like Home

Cubs Practice: High Rolling in Sin City (VIDEOS)

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The Chicago Cubs are cranking up some split squad action this weekend, with one group staying in Arizona while the other traveled to Las Vegas to smack the Cincinnati Reds around.  I thought I’d use this post to throw some of the in-game highlights (thanks to WGN!) together for you, Continue reading Cubs Practice: High Rolling in Sin City (VIDEOS)

2017 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

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Much like last season, the Reds are in the midst of an expansive rebuilding project.  Jay Bruce is gone.  Brandon Phillips is gone.  Zack Cozart will probably be gone soon.  Homer Bailey would be out the door soon if his elbow would stay healthy. There isn’t a lot of positive Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

Cubs Practice: The Grinder (VIDEOS)

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With Javier Baez still hanging out with Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic (and doing quite well, mind you), the Chicago Cubs rolled out a modified Sunday lineup that looked very much like what they could use on Opening Day: We're a few miles down the road today Continue reading Cubs Practice: The Grinder (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: Back to Work

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Gotta cut to the chase as we have a giveaway to announce soon, so here’s the gist of the Cubs’ practice game on Thursday, after they got a day off to rest up. Mike Montgomery started the game, got in his two innings, only giving up a solo homer. Brett Continue reading Cubs Practice: Back to Work

Cubs Practice: The Return of (Good) Jason Heyward? (VIDEOS)

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One day after Jon Lester had his Cactus League debut, fellow ace-type pitcher Jake Arrieta made his debut on his birthday.  This is all part of the plan to delay the debut of the major players in the Chicago Cubs rotation, saving their bullets for the games that matter in Continue reading Cubs Practice: The Return of (Good) Jason Heyward? (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: A Few Dings, Almost a Dinger

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The Cubs dropped their practice game today, but emerged relatively unscathed, so again we will call that a win. ESPN’s Jesse Rogers was able to talk to Joe Maddon about the Anthony Rizzo scratch: I’m not an expert in psychology, but Maddon’s attitude suggests this is one of those things Continue reading Cubs Practice: A Few Dings, Almost a Dinger

Cubs Practice: A Few More Highlights Plus a Look Ahead (VIDEOS)

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Another practice game is out of the way, and since the regulars/MLBers only play half the game, they have time to go out and do good in the community, like Anthony Rizzo and Clark the Cub did yesterday: Had the opportunity to hang w/ Audrey. This girl, just like all Continue reading Cubs Practice: A Few More Highlights Plus a Look Ahead (VIDEOS)