The End…and the Beginning

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It sure has been a while since any of us had time to blog, but now that the 2019 Chicago Cubs season has come to a close, seems as good a time as any to sign on again and talk about the lost season that was. As you know, this Continue reading The End…and the Beginning

Dreamcast 46: Put Up Or Shut Up

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Rice and friend and contributor to the blog Andy are excited about the start of the 2019 regular season, and got this one out just in the nick of time as the Chicago Cubs play soon! Among topics: Tracking and lamenting the action (or lack thereof) this offseason Joe Maddon Continue reading Dreamcast 46: Put Up Or Shut Up

Dreamcast 45: The Return

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After a very long hiatus, Rice returns with a new edition of the Dreamcast to ring in the 2019 season, with guest star Crawly hanging out with us. You should check out his stuff too. Our itinerary: The very weird lack of action by the Cubs this winter so far; Continue reading Dreamcast 45: The Return

Assuming There’s a Plan…

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Hey look, it’s December! As you all know, I moved back home to California a few months ago, and I finally have an actual full-time job to grow with as I become a scientist yet again. Yay me. In the meantime, I have been keeping up with the Cubs and Continue reading Assuming There’s a Plan…

A Renewed Sense of Urgency

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And so, the night after the unthinkable happened, it has come to this… The Cubs are going home for the winter. With an optimist’s point of view, maybe it was best to give the players an extended rest after three consecutive seasons of deep playoff runs and an atrocious end-of-year Continue reading A Renewed Sense of Urgency

The Hunt for Blue October

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In October 2016, shortly after Rob Manfred took power, a juggernaut class baseball organization emerged on the coast of the Great Lakes. It then fell behind in a playoff series, apparently suffering from a 3-1 deficit. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the series was rescued. But according to repeated statements by Continue reading The Hunt for Blue October

The Remains of the Season

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Since the Cubs won their getaway game against the Milwaukee Brewers and have a four-game cushion in the NL Central before heading to Washington to battle the slightly torn down but still not that bad Nationals, I thought I’d update from the previous blog and check on the outlook as Continue reading The Remains of the Season

Welcome to September

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The Cubs, just like all of MLB, took advantage of the changing of the calendar and roster rules: The #Cubs today announced the following roster moves: INFs Kris Bryant & Addison Russell activated from 10-day DLRHP James Norwood recalled from @IowaCubsOF Terrance Gore and C Taylor Davis selected from Triple-ARHP Continue reading Welcome to September

The Cubs’ Full House

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The Chicago Cubs will be home for the majority of the remainder of the 2018 season, which on the surface should be good for them to secure another NL Central division title. The recent trade for Daniel Murphy reminded me of when they traded for Aroldis Chapman for the stretch Continue reading The Cubs’ Full House

Dreamcast 42: Things Fall Apart

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Boy, this weekend sucked, didn’t it? But we do have a Dreamcast for you to pass the time before the Cubs try to get back on track in Southern California… Thoughts on slumps, inconsistency, and the sheer length of a baseball season; Hope on the horizon; Oh yeah, you guys Continue reading Dreamcast 42: Things Fall Apart