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

Cubs Spring Training Finally Arrives

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With the Yu Darvish signing just getting in under the wire (hopefully official soon), we find ourselves mere hours away from the magical time when pitchers and catchers officially report to camp. Some of the players already have shown up in Mesa: #SpringTraining early birds. 🎥 pic.twitter.com/HLVeZvcUbw — Chicago Cubs Continue reading Cubs Spring Training Finally Arrives

The Deep Freeze

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Appropriately, Chicago is about to experience its own blend of snowmageddon as a heavy snow storm is heading into the area. I get to stay home as school has been canceled for Friday, but I’d definitely prefer staying home with some news to report.  Alas, MLB continues to operate in Continue reading The Deep Freeze

Practice is Over: Cubs Ready For Opening Day (VIDEOS)

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The big news for today is that the Chicago Cubs have finalized their Opening Day roster: With lingering concerns over Brian Duensing‘s back spasms, the Cubs placed the reliever on the 10-day disabled list to start the season and will break camp with both outfielder Matt Szczur and infielder Tommy Continue reading Practice is Over: Cubs Ready For Opening Day (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: High Rolling in Sin City (VIDEOS)

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The Chicago Cubs are cranking up some split squad action this weekend, with one group staying in Arizona while the other traveled to Las Vegas to smack the Cincinnati Reds around.  I thought I’d use this post to throw some of the in-game highlights (thanks to WGN!) together for you, Continue reading Cubs Practice: High Rolling in Sin City (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: Out-of-State Crosstown Rivalry (VIDEOS)

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Have you seen the new Chicago Cubs ad yet? Training like it’s been 109 years. #ThatsCub pic.twitter.com/XE4VDKGngx — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 16, 2017 Everyone Cubs is thirsty for more glory after finally getting the monkey (and goat and other assorted cursed mammals) off their backs last year.  It continued Continue reading Cubs Practice: Out-of-State Crosstown Rivalry (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: It’s Happ-ening! (VIDEOS)

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After the regulars got their day in the sun, a few of the younger guys got to soak in some playing time as the Chicago Cubs visited the San Diego Padres on Monday afternoon.  The game was a low-scoring affair, but there were plenty of bright spots from the boys. Continue reading Cubs Practice: It’s Happ-ening! (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: At Least the Guys We Care About Were OK (VIDEOS)

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Since it’s spring training, I still don’t really care who wins or loses, although it sure would be nice if some of the minor league relievers would keep a big lead here and there just for my own peace of mind.  Alas, that was not the case, so we’re left Continue reading Cubs Practice: At Least the Guys We Care About Were OK (VIDEOS)

This Spring Training Feels a Little Different

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As you may or may not have noticed, I have not been around much lately. Do not worry (or for some of you, celebrate) because I am not going anywhere. I have just been a bit busy. Last year was probably the greatest year of my life. Not only did Continue reading This Spring Training Feels a Little Different

Cubs Practice: The Return of (Good) Jason Heyward? (VIDEOS)

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One day after Jon Lester had his Cactus League debut, fellow ace-type pitcher Jake Arrieta made his debut on his birthday.  This is all part of the plan to delay the debut of the major players in the Chicago Cubs rotation, saving their bullets for the games that matter in Continue reading Cubs Practice: The Return of (Good) Jason Heyward? (VIDEOS)