That Elusive Off Day

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I realize that everything is terrible these days (whether we’re talking about the Chicago Cubs or real life), but I think the fact that the Cubs are still projected to make the playoffs is good news. I doubt the odds have changed much since the Sunday loss (they did win Continue reading That Elusive Off Day

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

Don’t Say Dumb Stuff, But There’s More to That

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By now, many of you know that there have been a few young MLB players who have gotten into trouble for certain things that they were not perceptive enough to scrub from their social media accounts prior to becoming a public figure. I won’t link to the ones by Josh Continue reading Don’t Say Dumb Stuff, But There’s More to That

Dreamcast 43: When I Was a Young Man

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Friend of the blog Randall J. Sanders, who helped us do silly stuff like Goatbusters and the like, joins us to talk about the happenings in baseball as we come back from the All-Star festivities… A few words on the Cubs All-Stars and Kyle Schwarber‘s power display in the Home Continue reading Dreamcast 43: When I Was a Young Man

The Changing Face of Baseball

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You know already that Javier Baez made the All-Star roster, but now he and Cubs buddy Kyle Schwarber are also going to be blasting some taters next Monday: Dingers on deck. Here’s the field for the 2018 @TMobile #HRDerby. pic.twitter.com/bhBnC5k92X — MLB (@MLB) July 12, 2018 I don’t think this Continue reading The Changing Face of Baseball

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

A Labor of Love

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You may have seen this earlier, as the Tampa Bay Rays work on their whole bullpen day within the rotation for the entire season, but this time taking it to yet another level: Zack Cozart on the #Rays starting Romo on back-to-back days: “It was weird…it’s bad for baseball, in Continue reading A Labor of Love

The Scheduling Probably Won’t Change Anytime Soon, But We Can Still Think About It

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It sure does look decent out right now and most likely the Chicago Cubs will finally get to play another game tonight. Not so sure about Wednesday, when it’s supposed to rain, but who knows with Mother Nature and what the home club will decide? A handful of games have Continue reading The Scheduling Probably Won’t Change Anytime Soon, But We Can Still Think About It

A Lack of Baseball Weather

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The Cubs played a ridiculous game in not-so-fun elements on Saturday, and at least they won it, but baseball as a sport is not designed to be played when it is wet or ridiculously cold outside. I totally get why they tried to shoehorn in the game given that the Continue reading A Lack of Baseball Weather

Game Flow Check (Periodic Updates)

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There’s really no point to this other than to satisfy my curiosity.  There have been a lot of extra inning games over the first series of the 2018 season, so those will naturally last just a bit longer than the regulation contests, which already get close to three hours, and Continue reading Game Flow Check (Periodic Updates)