Joe Maddon, Protecting Fielders, and the Evolution of Baseball

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My thoughts are a bit scattered as I sit here during the summer (it’s officially the summer solstice!), having applied to more work and hoping that someone hires me before our family’s medical insurance runs out.  In the meantime, the Chicago Cubs are trying to right the ship (for real Continue reading Joe Maddon, Protecting Fielders, and the Evolution of Baseball

NLDS Game 1: Inches

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Inches. That is usually the story of every athletic competition that you will ever watch. Which reminds me of one of my favorite theatrical speeches of all time. This speech by Al Pacino could not better sum up the nature of sports. Baseball, like football is a game of inches. Continue reading NLDS Game 1: Inches

Catching Upgrades Will be Difficult for Cubs

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One of the popular topics of conversation in the Twitterverse has become upgrading the catcher position moving into 2015.  Without question, incumbent Welington Castillo has not had the type of season that we all would have liked, which is to say he has not emphatically made himself a core piece Continue reading Catching Upgrades Will be Difficult for Cubs

Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #2

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Tonight feels like Christmas Eve because I am so excited for tomorrow. Why you ask? Baseball is finally here, the boys are back, pitchers and catchers report. I’ve been waiting for this moment since last season ended. Before that happens though, I know you guys want to know who’s in Continue reading Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #2

I want to be a Macho man

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I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, but real life got in the way (no complaints here, I like real life).  This actually has a lot to do with real life, however, so maybe a bit of perspective wasn’t a bad thing after all. You may have Continue reading I want to be a Macho man

Unrequited Love: If only you had been a Cub, Buster Posey

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Valentine’s Day is upon us, and as such we have to deal with all the commercialism, the bajillions of different chocolate varieties (because nothing says “I love you” more than a box full of diabetes-inducing fat bombs for your honey), the Hallmark cards full of saccharin sappiness, and reservations at Continue reading Unrequited Love: If only you had been a Cub, Buster Posey