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

Go away football, it’s time to get excited for baseball

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Today, as the blizzard slaps the Midwest and Chicago area schools getting closed to give us our de facto Monday holiday to recover from hangover, the Super Bowl marked the end of football season.  The New England Patriots won because Continue reading

Let me introduce myself…

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Hello, I am Jesse and I am a Cubs fan (what else would you expect, right?).  I’ve kindly been asked to contribute to World Series Dreaming and am rather tickled by the idea of sharing my fascination with the Cubs Continue reading

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 Continue reading

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 Continue reading

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 Continue reading

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 Continue reading

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 Continue reading