Our First Cubs Ramblings of 2017

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With the Earth having completed yet another orbit around the sun, there really hasn’t been that much to write about with regard to the Chicago Cubs.  Other than Ryan logging all the public Hall of Fame ballots, there hasn’t been much news at all.  After all, this is still the Continue reading Our First Cubs Ramblings of 2017

More Fun Cubs Highlights

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Pictures are worth a thousand words, so video clips must be worth millions.  The Chicago Cubs had their bats come alive on Tuesday against the Padres: Your browser does not support iframes. There was more after that: Your browser does not support iframes. Just a bit more: Your browser does Continue reading More Fun Cubs Highlights

The Appeal of Baseball

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I have talked a lot about the appeal of baseball to disparate audiences on this blog.  We know for a fact that many minorities would probably try baseball if they had the choice, and even girls (who love the sport) would want a shot at it.  Right now, baseball is Continue reading The Appeal of Baseball

Spring Training Is Supposed to be Fun

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Thanks to spring training and super-expanded rosters, we’re able to see a few split-squad games throughout the month of March.  The Chicago Cubs decided to start winning a few of these meaningless games to appease the more nervous of their fan base, dispatching their South Side neighbors in the early Continue reading Spring Training Is Supposed to be Fun

Let’s just take it easy

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Yeah, we haven’t seen the Cubs W flag for a while, but this is, after all, still spring when wins and losses don’t matter as much as performance and health.  We’ve seen a few awesome individual performances on offense and defense, and for the most part the pitching has held Continue reading Let’s just take it easy

The First Cubs Game Highlights of the Spring

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Friday’s Sloan Park opener for the Chicago Cubs was a victory for the home team, as the Cubs once again showed good pitching throughout and got plenty of offense to make the strong showing hold up.  I unfortunately was stuck at school, but thankfully it was an assembly day so Continue reading The First Cubs Game Highlights of the Spring

The Drive to 25: Cubs Roster Update

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the countdown marker on the sidebar that tells us we’re about a week away from Opening Night.  You probably also know that Fallout Boy and the Chicago Cubs will be performing for you live from a construction zone, but that’s just the way it is and Continue reading The Drive to 25: Cubs Roster Update

Dear Jeff Samardzija, thanks for throwing batting practice for the Cubs today

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Well, the Chicago Cubs defeated their South Side brethren today.  Former Cub Jeff Samardzija said a bunch of stuff, but ultimately, even if these games don’t “count,” it’s gotta sting that his new team got swept in Cactus League play by his former team.  At least a little bit. Anyway, Continue reading Dear Jeff Samardzija, thanks for throwing batting practice for the Cubs today

Highlights and stuff from a televised Cubs spring training game

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The game is over now, and the Chicago Cubs didn’t win, but it’s still spring training and there are always positives to be had. Except for a sure hit that he may have taken a less-than-ideal route on, Kris Bryant looked good in left field, backing up a play on Continue reading Highlights and stuff from a televised Cubs spring training game

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