Pressing On

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Saturday’s game was a bit of a letdown, and for the first time in a while, I actually had to turn off the Chicago Cubs as they just could not get it going in Southern California. Instead, I spent about an hour washing dishes.  It was kind of therapeutic, as Continue reading Pressing On

Hope Abounds As Opening Day Arrives

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We are now mere HOURS away from the Chicago Cubs season opener against the Angels, who reside in Anaheim of Los Angeles or whatever they call themselves these days.  By now, many of you have read through multiple season previews, including the ones Andy wrote up.  You also know how Continue reading Hope Abounds As Opening Day Arrives

Heading Into the Offseason With Heads Held High

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Well, the Chicago Cubs season is over.  I’m a bit disappointed, but I don’t blame the team or anything.  The New York Mets were just better, and there was no lack of effort on the Cubs’ part.  They simply got outplayed, and there’s no shame in that.  Baseball is weird, Continue reading Heading Into the Offseason With Heads Held High

Moving Goalposts

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I promised myself going into this season that I’d be happy with any finish above .500. I’m trying real hard to stick to that, but … hope. — Rian Watt (@rianwatt) June 3, 2015 There certainly has been some changes in how Cubs fans viewed the 2015 season. Most projections Continue reading Moving Goalposts

Endurance, Resilience, and the Cubs

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I was trying to decide whether or not to include an Oxford comma in the title.  I ultimately relented.  I am not usually a proponent of the Oxford comma, though I understand why people use it.  Maybe I’m just stubborn, or maybe it’s an aesthetics thing for me, but I Continue reading Endurance, Resilience, and the Cubs

Night-Time Reading For Cubs Fans

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Today was cold as balls and thus Chicago area schools were closed and I got a day to recover (just a tad) from this stupid cold/flu/death-virus I seem to have contracted. Tomorrow will also be cold as balls, but we’re back to school/work. In the meantime, here are some notes Continue reading Night-Time Reading For Cubs Fans

Road to Opening Day: #4

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The Cubs got destroyed by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon because Chris Rusin decided to throw batting practice:   It’s okay, because things happened in the land of roster moves.  Maybe that means Rusin will go somewhere far away and Carlos Villanueva will keep the seat warm for Jake Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #4

Why bother?

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This coming academic year, I will be teaching high school science at an urban Chicago public charter school.  I have spent a good deal of time after acquiring my Ph.D. wondering what to do with my life, and I found that I really enjoyed teaching.  I like knowing that I Continue reading Why bother?