D(h) Day is Likely Coming in 2017

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There is a day coming in baseball that many National League fans likely will not be happy to see. In 2016, when the current Major League Baseball Collevtive Barganing Agreement comes to an end, there will likely once again be Continue reading

Your All Time Chicago Cubs Team

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With this being the All Star break for Major League Baseball, and there being no real baseball for fans of the Chicago Cubs to enjoy until at least Friday. The Cubs, of course, have two All Stars playing on the Continue reading

How Should the Lineup Look With Alcantara?

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With Darwin Barney out of action for a couple of games due to the birth of his third child, the Chicago Cubs have called up Arismendy Alcantara to fill his role until he returns. Yes, he will only he here Continue reading

#VoteRizzo to help Starlin Castro have a buddy at the All-Star Game!

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As you know, the All-Star rosters have been released (pending injury and pitcher replacements), and we saw that Starlin Castro is the only Cubs player eligible to actually play in the game for the time being.  Jeff Samardzija also was Continue reading

All-Star Selection Sunday Results

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You can follow along the names as they are revealed here.  For the American League: Your browser does not support iframes. The fan-selected American League starting lineup is: C Matt Wieters (injured, so he’ll be replaced by Salvador Perez) 1B Continue reading

No Excuses Tour Starts in 2015

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There has been a lot of talk about Theo Epstein lately, and whether he has been good, or has been bad at his job while with the Chicago Cubs. After three losing seasons (yes, I am waving the flag of surrender Continue reading

Periodic fun with the Cubs numbers

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The Cubs had just dropped another series to the division rival Cincinnati Reds.  It’s almost as though the Reds think of Wrigley Field as their home away from home, but there was enough positive to think that eventually the Cubs Continue reading

World Series Dreaming at Wrigley Field, 6/23/2014

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I just got back from a fun but disappointing game at Wrigley Field in which the host Cubs dropped a late heartbreaker to the Cincinnati Reds, 6-1.  It was much closer than that for the longest time, and bear with Continue reading

Cubs Have the Power

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This is mostly an excuse to post some power-ish memes, but unless you’ve been sticking your head in the sand, Kris Bryant has been destroying baseballs with impunity and Javier Baez looks like he’s starting to wake up.  Even Starlin Continue reading

Beer League Cubs

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With all the platoons and weird lineups for the Chicago Cubs these days, it made me think of beer league softball. See, in beer leagues, there are very lax substitution rules.  You can pretty much platoon at will, and pinch Continue reading