Dreamcast 18: Don’t Welcome Our Robot Overlords Just Yet

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Now that Rice has a job, it’s just a waiting game for both the Chicago Cubs to get back to first place (and stay there), and for the new job to begin.  Thanks a ton to special guest Harry Pavlidis (@harrypav) for stopping by and having a conversation: We talk Continue reading Dreamcast 18: Don’t Welcome Our Robot Overlords Just Yet

Say, Everybody, Have You Seen My (Base)Balls?

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While we have all been lamenting the fact that John Lackey is now older and possibly broken, what is strange, even for him, was the fact that he gave up way more home runs than expected given a normal decline.  And on that same vein, most fans, players, and team Continue reading Say, Everybody, Have You Seen My (Base)Balls?

Hall of Famer Homer Simpson

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Even more important to me than the Chicago Cubs this weekend was the fact that an icon was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Saturday morning, on the steps in front of the Hall of Fame Library, the Baseball Hall of Fame celebrated the 25th anniversary of that baseball Continue reading Hall of Famer Homer Simpson

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 World Baseball Classic Is Down to Four Teams (VIDEOS)

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Now that the World Baseball Classic has finished its two rounds of round-robin play, we have four teams that have made it to the championship round.  On Monday, the four teams will play two semifinal games: Game 1: Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico (featuring Javier Baez) Game 2: USA vs. Japan Continue reading The World Baseball Classic Is Down to Four Teams (VIDEOS)

The Appeal of the Cubs, and What MLB Can Do to Bring In New Fans

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Once upon a time, baseball was the national pastime, and everyone had a rollicking good time at the old ball park. I don’t actually think that has changed, if you look at baseball consumption over the past decade or so.  Baseball is rolling in the dough, packing the parks (especially Continue reading The Appeal of the Cubs, and What MLB Can Do to Bring In New Fans

The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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Since the last time we talked about this, it’s been a few long weeks until Wednesday night’s announcement of the official 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot results.  Ryan Thibodaux has the current publicly-released ballots organized on his awesome HOF tracker.  We expect the results to be on the BBWAA Continue reading The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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

The 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

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Guess it’s just two guys after all the hubbub this winter with the Hall of Fame voting: Ken Griffey Junior y Mike Piazza, únicos electos este año al Salón de la Fama de Cooperstown. — Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) January 6, 2016 I like Enrique Rojas because he helped me learn Continue reading The 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

Santa’s Reindeer are apparently really good at baseball

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This Christmas, it appears that Santa Claus has been very kind to the Chicago Cubs, and by extension, to fans of the Cubs.  Of course, in order to do this, Santa needs some Christmas spirit to power his magical reindeer and his sled so he can fly his presents all Continue reading Santa’s Reindeer are apparently really good at baseball