Dreamcast 40: Take Me Out To the Ball Game

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With Opening Day right around the corner, we dedicate our Opening Day podcast to one of the most famous Cubs to ever don #40 on his uniform, Rick Sutcliffe! In this episode, we discussed the possibility of Jeff Samardzija repeating his Opening Day performance from last season.  Samardzija needs to Continue reading Dreamcast 40: Take Me Out To the Ball Game

Road to Opening Day: #1

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The Cubs ended their exhibition season on Saturday with a dramatic-ish come-from-behind victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Jason Hammel pitched well in his final preseason tune-up, and Starlin Castro came back just in time for Opening Day: Yeah, he didn’t get a hit, but he did walk and played good Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #1

Road to Opening Day: #2

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First things first…the big news out of Los Angeles of Anaheim re: Mike Trout:   Confirmed: #Angels, Trout in agreement on six-year deal for more than $140M. First reported: @Alden_Gonzalez — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 29, 2014   trout deal with angels is agreed at $144.5M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #2

Road to Opening Day: #3

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On the last game of the Cactus League slate prior to two exhibition games at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Chicago Cubs eked out a victory over the Chicago White Sox in the 2014 farewell to new Cubs Park in Mesa.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #3

Road to Opening Day: #4

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The Cubs got destroyed by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon because Chris Rusin decided to throw batting practice:   It’s okay, because things happened in the land of roster moves.  Maybe that means Rusin will go somewhere far away and Carlos Villanueva will keep the seat warm for Jake Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #4

Road to Opening Day: #6

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The Cubs hosted the Padres in a night game at Cubs Park in Mesa on Monday (they lost).  I guess people have to work or something in Arizona so they can’t just drop everything and go to the ballpark in the middle of the day. I read a fun article Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #6

Road to Opening Day: #7

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The Cubs used a power display to defeat the A’s on Sunday. I’m disappointed that Luis Valbuena didn’t really bat flip.  And then there was this defensive masterpiece by Darnell McDonald… He’ll get to laugh it off because the Cubs won. In other news, Starlin Castro got to play in Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #7

Road to Opening Day: #8

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The Cubs got blown out by the Reds late on Saturday, but there were some positives.  Edwin Jackson pitched better than his line suggested.  I really liked the way he hammered the strike zone and the movement and zip on the pitches.  Anthony Rizzo also did well against lefty Tony Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #8

Road to Opening Day: #9

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The Cubs beat the White Sox on Friday by a touchdown.  Luis Valbuena decided he didn’t like Sox pitching… As an added bonus, we get to hear Hawk Harrelson be sorta sad.  Chris Rusin pitched well, and Mike Olt got on base three times as the DH. In other Cubs Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #9

Road to Opening Day: #11

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So there was a late game on Wednesday.  Highlights and crap when I can get to it. Here’s one with Emilio Bonifacio being fast and crafty: The Cubs ended up losing on a walkoff 3-run homer, but Carlos Villanueva pitched very well and Javier Baez sent another baseball to its Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #11