All-Star Cubs Debuts

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One night after Kyle Schwarber‘s power hour, his teammates started the All-Star Game for the National League and represented the Cubs well. Having pitched on Sunday, Jon Lester cheered from the dugout, but Javier Baez and Willson Contreras bookended the NL lineup. Both Cubs recorded all three outs in the Continue reading All-Star Cubs Debuts

Cubs Potpourri

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We are now more than a week into July, and the hot stove is starting to boil over with some realistic trade rumors, some of which involve the Cubs. We are about a week away from the All-Star Game, and we’ve already seen three Cubs selected to represent the North Continue reading Cubs Potpourri

Let’s See What’s on Draft…

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I suppose it was my fault that Friday night’s game took forever (and the Cubs lost) because I was keeping track of the amount of time an average nine-inning game would take.  I think it’s a good thing to keep track of because of the future direction the game is Continue reading Let’s See What’s on Draft…

Dreamcast 31: I Also Like To Live Dangerously

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Since our last Dreamcast, we were really hoping that the Cubs could get something going on the transactions front.  Alas, not only are the Cubs not doing much, neither is the rest of MLB.  So we wait…and talk about some stuff we’d like to see before the weekend’s Cubs Convention: Continue reading Dreamcast 31: I Also Like To Live Dangerously

Dreamcast 30: All I Want For Christmas is Yu

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Wow!  We have just hit 3000 downloads of this latest iteration of our Dreamcast.  It’d be nifty if you guys could write in and/or rate us on iTunes, but I’m definitely glad some of you are actually listening, even if it’s just a few seconds before you realize that you’d Continue reading Dreamcast 30: All I Want For Christmas is Yu

Miscellaneous Cubs Tidbits Before the Holidays

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A bit of good news to get us through a very trying year, on to the next one: The 2018 MLB season starts 100 days from today! For the first time since 1968, every team will open the season on the same day. pic.twitter.com/CtRQsCnV17 — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) Continue reading Miscellaneous Cubs Tidbits Before the Holidays

Joe Maddon, Protecting Fielders, and the Evolution of Baseball

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My thoughts are a bit scattered as I sit here during the summer (it’s officially the summer solstice!), having applied to more work and hoping that someone hires me before our family’s medical insurance runs out.  In the meantime, the Chicago Cubs are trying to right the ship (for real Continue reading Joe Maddon, Protecting Fielders, and the Evolution of Baseball

Dreamcast 14: It’s Never Too Soon to Talk About the Trade Deadline!

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This week, after calling a truce due to conflicting sports loyalties, Rice talks with veteran baseball writer Justin McGuire (@JMcGuireMLB) about baseball (what else?) thanks to the peace offering of one Starlin Castro bobblehead… Why does the National League suck so much? Some thoughts on unwritten rules stemming from our Continue reading Dreamcast 14: It’s Never Too Soon to Talk About the Trade Deadline!

Why can’t Baez (and/or Soler) break camp with the big league club?

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There has been two main storylines once spring training has started for the Cubs in my mind.  The first is why are all the Cubs breaking (Matt Garza, Scott Baker, Ian Stewart, Starlin Castro, Albert Almora, and I am sure I am missing some)?  The other is how excited should Continue reading Why can’t Baez (and/or Soler) break camp with the big league club?