The Cubs’ “D-Peat” (VIDEOS)

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For all the good things Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has brought to the North Side, you have to wonder about his spelling ability sometimes: “Talking about D-peat, I like the way we’re catching the ball,” Maddon said of what he has seen in camp, especially when he discounts outfield Continue reading The Cubs’ “D-Peat” (VIDEOS)

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)

Cubs Practice: Out-of-State Crosstown Rivalry (VIDEOS)

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Have you seen the new Chicago Cubs ad yet? Training like it’s been 109 years. #ThatsCub pic.twitter.com/XE4VDKGngx — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 16, 2017 Everyone Cubs is thirsty for more glory after finally getting the monkey (and goat and other assorted cursed mammals) off their backs last year.  It continued Continue reading Cubs Practice: Out-of-State Crosstown Rivalry (VIDEOS)

It’s OK to Have Fun In Baseball

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The Chicago Cubs are still in spring training, where most of the games are meaningless in so far as the results don’t matter so much as the process.  As long as nobody gets hurt and everyone gets their work in, it will all be okay come Opening Day. In other Continue reading It’s OK to Have Fun In Baseball

Cubs Practice: The Tommy La Stella Show (VIDEOS)

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You know what today is?  It’s Kyle Schwarber‘s birthday! Happy birthday @kschwarb12. Keep mashing. pic.twitter.com/QHminyYZSm — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) March 5, 2017 Which meant that he didn’t have to play the game today (he played Saturday though).  However, Javier Baez took over as the leadoff guy before he has to Continue reading Cubs Practice: The Tommy La Stella Show (VIDEOS)

Javier Baez and the World Baseball Classic

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Sunday’s practice game might be the last time we see Javier Baez in Cactus League play this spring: We’re back in Surprise with @JLester34 on the bump. Listen live on @670TheScore and #Cubs.com. https://t.co/7I94muSNuk #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/27vHiQlC9q — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 5, 2017 Javier Baez will join Team Puerto Rico Continue reading Javier Baez and the World Baseball Classic

Cubs Practice: Deuces Wild

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Hey, the Cubs won!  So let’s check out some highlights…whenever they decide to put them up for this practice game. Before we get into game film, did you know that David Ross is going on Dancing With the Stars? Your browser does not support iframes. Grandpa will be competing against, Continue reading Cubs Practice: Deuces Wild

Cubs Practice: A Few More Highlights Plus a Look Ahead (VIDEOS)

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Another practice game is out of the way, and since the regulars/MLBers only play half the game, they have time to go out and do good in the community, like Anthony Rizzo and Clark the Cub did yesterday: Had the opportunity to hang w/ Audrey. This girl, just like all Continue reading Cubs Practice: A Few More Highlights Plus a Look Ahead (VIDEOS)

We’re Talking About Practice! (VIDEOS)

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The weather in Chicago has flipped back to what we might consider “normal” winter temperatures (at least before global climate change), but down in Arizona, it looked really nice out as the Cubs got into some split squad action to open their Cactus League exhibition slate.  It is truly baseball Continue reading We’re Talking About Practice! (VIDEOS)

Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

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The Cubs, as a championship caliber team, report to spring training this week without a lot left to decide.  In total, the World Series Champions return essentially all of their contributing starters, with the exceptions of Dexter Fowler and Jason Hammel.  What’s more, they return Kyle Schwarber as a full time Continue reading Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful