Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future

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I’ve returned from the arid desert landscape and pleasantly returned to an unseasonably warm Midwestern March.  That has me in such a good mood that I need to share some of my sunniness with all of you.  This was my first time attending spring training in Mesa.  I had been Continue reading Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future

Night-Time Reading For Cubs Fans

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Today was cold as balls and thus Chicago area schools were closed and I got a day to recover (just a tad) from this stupid cold/flu/death-virus I seem to have contracted. Tomorrow will also be cold as balls, but we’re back to school/work. In the meantime, here are some notes Continue reading Night-Time Reading For Cubs Fans

We’ve Got the Tools, We’ve Got the Talent

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Gotta make sure we have a chance to use this Ghostbusters quote: As you can tell from the Baseball Prospectus list of top prospects (linked here from Cubs Den), the Cubs aren’t lacking in tools or talent anymore.  There are seven Cubs prospects in the top 101 (top 83, if you Continue reading We’ve Got the Tools, We’ve Got the Talent

Discipline

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I’m nearly caught up on Arrow episodes, which means I don’t have to binge through the entire run of the show in advance of this week’s new Flash and Arrow.  Yay!  I guess it’d be different if I had TiVo or Hulu Plus or something, but either way I was Continue reading Discipline

The Corner of Addison & Chuck Norris

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Recently you may have read my write up on how challenging it was for Kris Bryant to become the biggest attraction for the Iowa Cubs in nearly a decade.  If you did, you know that I excoriated Bryant for his selfish hoarding of titles and awards.  That shelling he took from Continue reading The Corner of Addison & Chuck Norris

That’s Enough, Mr. Bryant!

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If you recall, I recently wrote about Felix Pie being the last Iowa Cub position player who could draw a crowd in Des Moines before the most recent crop of players to pop up on the farm.  Those are days gone by.  This past season in Des Moines it would have been difficult to outbuzz the Continue reading That’s Enough, Mr. Bryant!

Dreamcast 44: August Musings

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We dedicate this edition of the Dreamcast to Anthony Rizzo, the All-Star, would-be Gold Glove first baseman who probably has an outside shot at 40 homers this year especially with a trip to Colorado coming up.  But this podcast isn’t all about Rizzo…oh no, it’s about someone who will eventually Continue reading Dreamcast 44: August Musings

It’s Looking Sunny at Wrigley

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For the first time since 2008, the fans of the Chicago Cubs have something to be excited about at the end of July and for the final two months of the season. No, the Cubs are not in contention for the playoffs this season, nor will they even finish close Continue reading It’s Looking Sunny at Wrigley

Dreamcast 43: The John Grabow Will Never Happen Again Edition

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It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these so we’re kind of rusty.  This is the 43rd edition of the Dreamcast, right after a huge trade but still before the non-waiver trade deadline.  We’ll do another one after the major trades are completed and we’ll see whether the Continue reading Dreamcast 43: The John Grabow Will Never Happen Again Edition

Idunno’s on Third: 2014 Edition

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The Cubs didn’t do much tonight, but take a look at the slash line for Luis Valbuena: .288/.394/.456 I figured that Valbuena would have a pretty good OBP, but he has been on a tear lately and so while I wasn’t paying attention, his batting average shot up and despite Continue reading Idunno’s on Third: 2014 Edition