Cactus League Ends, Cubs Roster Takes Shape

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Kyle Hendricks got in some work in the final Cubs Cactus League game before they play the Red Sox in Florida for a couple extra tuneup games prior to Thursday’s Opening Day contest against the Marlins.  I assume he was just working on some nibbling, as he issued his first Continue reading Cactus League Ends, Cubs Roster Takes Shape

Dreamcast 35: The Also-Rans

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Andy joins the Dreamcast as we yak about some baseball tidbits… The spring training shenanigans so far and how the roster might be shaping up; The predicted standings for all non-Cubs NL Central teams; Lamenting the lack of spring training TV broadcasts Follow us: Anno  Andy Rice Thanks for listening! Continue reading Dreamcast 35: The Also-Rans

World Series Rematch…During Spring Training

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We got our first night time Chicago Cubs spring training game, and it happened to be televised on Wednesday night.  It’s been a busy week, with Yu Darvish‘s Cubs debut, Jon Lester‘s fun throwing issues, and learning about how fun spring training can be down in Arizona. The Cubs will Continue reading World Series Rematch…During Spring Training

Dreamcast 34: Signs of Spring

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The World Series Dreaming crew comes back with spring training in full swing and with the Cubs heading towards the season opener against Miami.  Here’s what’s on the docket, and forgive the random changes in volume as well as us potentially sounding like we’re recording from the inside of a Continue reading Dreamcast 34: Signs of Spring

Even the Cubs Backups Are Chipping In

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The Cubs continued their points streak after a Cactus League-opening loss, with wins bookending a few ties here and there.  The game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim which is a suburb in the Los Angeles metropolitan area did not feature Shohei Ohtani, who could have been a heck Continue reading Even the Cubs Backups Are Chipping In

Cubs Spring Highlights While You Were At Work

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I had to work during the first televised Cubs game of the season (grumble) but that does mean that highlights are available soon after the game, so hooray! If you missed it earlier, Jon Lester was named the Opening Day starter, although Joe Maddon hasn’t committed to a rotation yet. Continue reading Cubs Spring Highlights While You Were At Work

Pretty Good Tune-Up For the Cubs Regulars

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Most of the regulars had a rest day in the Cactus League opener, but came back to put in their first few innings of the spring on Saturday afternoon. Our #SpringTraining home opener at @SloanParkMesa! pic.twitter.com/n1lvmcXS6x — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 24, 2018 Even GameDay is in spring training mode Continue reading Pretty Good Tune-Up For the Cubs Regulars

First Cubs Practice Game Done, Time For Overreactions

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This day has been marked on our calendar for some time, but the lead up to the Cactus League opener hasn’t seemed as tense given all the shenanigans that have transpired over the offseason.  However, now that we hear Len Kasper’s voice on GameDay Audio again, it is in fact Continue reading First Cubs Practice Game Done, Time For Overreactions

Some Actual Baseball Will Happen Soon

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I am jealous of the people who got to time their lunch break for Thursday afternoon’s Chicago Cubs promotion: Thanks to everybody who came to #PitchIn to win tickets! Single game tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. CST. https://t.co/OtywQtyFFN #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/8VYPd4xZGB — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 22, 2018 Continue reading Some Actual Baseball Will Happen Soon

Spring Time, Tragedy, and Optimism

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Now that Yu Darvish is officially a Chicago Cubs starting pitcher, just in the nick of time when pitchers and catchers were to report to camp, we can look at the roster with a bit more affirmation that this iteration of the Cubs will be pretty darned good.  It’s appropriate, Continue reading Spring Time, Tragedy, and Optimism