A Moratorium on Drastic Rules Changes (UPDATE: Maybe Just One)

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Once upon a time, we learned that Major League Baseball was considering rules changes to improve pace of play.  While I fundamentally agree with the premise of getting more action and less dead time, I was not too keen on some of the proposed changes.  During a recent press appearance, Continue reading A Moratorium on Drastic Rules Changes (UPDATE: Maybe Just One)

There Are No Guarantees In Baseball, But the Cubs Seem Like a Solid Bet (UPDATE)

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We’re transitioning from the unbridled joy of the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 season-long Hollywood story, and pining more and more for spring training to begin already.  As currently constructed, the 2017 Cubs seem to be a match for just about any other team on paper, but while they are well-positioned to Continue reading There Are No Guarantees In Baseball, But the Cubs Seem Like a Solid Bet (UPDATE)

Another Round of Discussion Regarding the Appeal of Baseball (UPDATE)

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You may have noticed the lack of big news items as we sit in the lull between the Super Bowl and baseball spring training.  This means that we are mostly grasping at straws to drive content (as are most other outlets), and a lot of that grasping has to do Continue reading Another Round of Discussion Regarding the Appeal of Baseball (UPDATE)

Giving Way To Spring

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I just realized that it’s been over two weeks since we’ve actually written anything.  It’s amazing how much time real life takes up as any free time that we might get is prioritized towards friends and family.  I guess the current events don’t really lend themselves to commentary on this Continue reading Giving Way To Spring

The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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Since the last time we talked about this, it’s been a few long weeks until Wednesday night’s announcement of the official 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot results.  Ryan Thibodaux has the current publicly-released ballots organized on his awesome HOF tracker.  We expect the results to be on the BBWAA Continue reading The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Cubs World Series: A Promise Delivered

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I recall, right after the Chicago Cubs clinched the World Series title, staying awake for almost two hours before I finally willed myself to sleep.  I got up at the usual buttcrack of dawn to make it to school in time to do my teacherly duties, and it didn’t even Continue reading Cubs World Series: A Promise Delivered

A Winning Cubs Team Is Good For Baseball

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The meteoric rise of the internet and social media has lined up well with the recent, also meteoric rise of the Chicago Cubs.  With the fun young players (who are actually good!) and many giffable moments, this team has been a joy to watch all season long.  Take, for example: Continue reading A Winning Cubs Team Is Good For Baseball

The Best of the 2016 Cubs NLDS

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As you may have heard, the Chicago Cubs, those sleep-depriving band of lunatic youngsters (and Grandpa, too), have earned a trip to the National League Championship Series against whoever decides to win Game 5 of the other NLDS.  As Jake Arrieta might say…who gives a shit?  The Cubs are good, Continue reading The Best of the 2016 Cubs NLDS

The End of One Journey, The Beginning of Another For the 2016 Cubs

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The 2016 MLB regular season officially ended today as there won’t be any tiebreaker situations (unfortunately), and with that, we said goodbye to the regular season exploits of some legends and fan favorites.  There was, of course, one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, broadcasters of all time in Continue reading The End of One Journey, The Beginning of Another For the 2016 Cubs

The 2016 National League Central Champion Chicago Cubs

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And so on this day, September 15, In the Year of Our Lord 2016, the Chicago Cubs will have to wait at least another day to clinch the National League Central division.  Yet, they can pretty much just relax and stay healthy up until October…just like they have been doing Continue reading The 2016 National League Central Champion Chicago Cubs