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 Continue reading

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 Continue reading

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 Continue reading

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 Continue reading

First weekend done…what’s next for the Cubs?

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Okay, well, the Chicago Cubs didn’t win today.  In fact, they haven’t won at all so far this spring, and the other game was a tie.  Obviously, the season is doomed. Nah, not really.  All we can really say at Continue reading

Late Night Cubs Roundup

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Teaching at a Chicago urban high school is challenging but can be a lot of fun.  Then again, having to deal with the not-so-subtle pot smoker in my afternoon period was not exactly how I intended to end the day. Continue reading

Cactus League is upon us!

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Keep an eye on the Chicago Cubs’ Cactus League schedule this month as we work towards Opening Night!  As I wrote up last night, Len Kasper will call at least some of the Cubs games and you can listen for Continue reading

Taking Spring Training Requests

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It’s been a while since I’ve had some time to square away for a post.  I write for a living and the January/February months are particularly onerous every year.  Ready to jump back and talk Cubs baseball as spring training Continue reading

The Four Greatest Words

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I have been waiting for this day for months. Ever since the Chicago Cubs played game 162 at the end of the 2014 season, this is the day that I have been waiting for. The four greatest words you can Continue reading

Barrel Scraping

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We recently talked about storylines for the 2015 Chicago Cubs, and added a bit on the southpaw faction of the bullpen.  We only really focused on the 40-man roster though, and as you know, spring training has its fair share Continue reading