NLCS Game 2: All Tied Up

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With Anno at the game (season ticket holder, lucky), I guess it was up to me to hold down the fort, so here I am, posting all the stuff that he sent me from Wrigleyville and Wrigley Field itself as the Chicago Cubs went up against Clayton Kershaw.  What’s better Continue reading NLCS Game 2: All Tied Up

Time For Cubs to Lock Arrieta Up Is Now, While It’s Cheap

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Jake Arrieta is the unquestioned ace of the Cubs pitching staff.  He will also be a free agent after the 2017 season.  And after winning the 2015 National League Cy Young award, talks regarding an extension have understandably reached the point where some of the game’s elite pitchers reside. From Continue reading Time For Cubs to Lock Arrieta Up Is Now, While It’s Cheap

NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

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Manager: Bryan Price Projected Record: 77-85 It’s a little bit unfair to call the Reds a fifth place team.  A 77 win projection would not have been the worst in any division in baseball in 2014 and is right in the neighborhood of a .500 team, save for a few Continue reading NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

Young Pitching Can Accelerate Cubs Timeline

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All we have heard about since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have taken over is a business plan and a baseball plan matching up and this magical time of “the plan” all coming together.  The baseball side of that has revolved around Javier Baez, who Epstein and Hoyer inherited, followed Continue reading Young Pitching Can Accelerate Cubs Timeline

Baseball takes too damned long

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Looking at today’s games, the contest between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals took about 2:40, while the nightcap between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox took nearly four hours to complete (3:56).  It seems the Twitterverse was awash with plenty of complaints about how Continue reading Baseball takes too damned long

On Carlos Beltran and a Love For Baseball

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Last night, we were treated to the Carlos Beltran Show.  You may still be a bit pissed off about the “non-tag” at home plate when Beltran threw a strike to home plate and Yadier Molina sort of just sat there and took the charge from Mark Ellis.  But the point Continue reading On Carlos Beltran and a Love For Baseball