Cubs Practice: Keep Them Salty

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Saturday’s Cactus League split squad openers happened without incident, as everyone got their work in and generally stayed healthy.  While some of the results weren’t what one would call “productive,” it was still nice to see the ball come off the bat with a nice sound, especially for Jason Heyward. Continue reading Cubs Practice: Keep Them Salty

Signs of Spring As Cubs Get Ready For the Field

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It’s been a busy time at school, which is all the more annoying given that we run a Chicago Cubs blog and the Cubs are about to start their exhibition slate.  So, you will have to forgive us if we don’t automatically talk about every transaction as it is tweeted Continue reading Signs of Spring As Cubs Get Ready For the Field

Giving Way To Spring

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I just realized that it’s been over two weeks since we’ve actually written anything.  It’s amazing how much time real life takes up as any free time that we might get is prioritized towards friends and family.  I guess the current events don’t really lend themselves to commentary on this Continue reading Giving Way To Spring

Hail, Szczur! We who are about to cheer salute you!

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There were Final Four games today, but I just couldn’t tear myself away from an otherwise meaningless Chicago Cubs spring training broadcast on WGN.  There’s something to be said for a relaxing game of baseball, especially one in which your favorite team wins.  While there were a few errors in Continue reading Hail, Szczur! We who are about to cheer salute you!

Dear Jeff Samardzija, thanks for throwing batting practice for the Cubs today

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Well, the Chicago Cubs defeated their South Side brethren today.  Former Cub Jeff Samardzija said a bunch of stuff, but ultimately, even if these games don’t “count,” it’s gotta sting that his new team got swept in Cactus League play by his former team.  At least a little bit. Anyway, Continue reading Dear Jeff Samardzija, thanks for throwing batting practice for the Cubs today

Highlights and stuff from a televised Cubs spring training game

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The game is over now, and the Chicago Cubs didn’t win, but it’s still spring training and there are always positives to be had. Except for a sure hit that he may have taken a less-than-ideal route on, Kris Bryant looked good in left field, backing up a play on Continue reading Highlights and stuff from a televised Cubs spring training game

Cactus League is upon us!

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Keep an eye on the Chicago Cubs’ Cactus League schedule this month as we work towards Opening Night!  As I wrote up last night, Len Kasper will call at least some of the Cubs games and you can listen for free on Cubs.com if you have a Gameday Audio account Continue reading Cactus League is upon us!

That one time in Cactus League when Brett Jackson made a run out of nothing at all

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We bid goodbye to HoHoKam Stadium as the Cubs ended their Cactus League schedule and played their final home game at the old ballpark before moving to their new digs in Mesa.  There’s very little reason to care whether the Cubs won or lost this game (they lost), as most Continue reading That one time in Cactus League when Brett Jackson made a run out of nothing at all