Where’s The Action?

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Why is nothing happening? Continue reading Where’s The Action?

Random dream sequence with Stephen Piscotty

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Just before I awoke this fine Sunday morning (actually, it’s rather gloomy out), I had a very random and vivid dream about…I can’t even begin to interpret it. My brain works in mysterious ways as I do 6-degrees-of-Kevin Bacon type connections so maybe it stemmed from that mechanism.  Maybe it’s Continue reading Random dream sequence with Stephen Piscotty

I’m Gonna Go Out On a Limb and Say That Edwin Jackson Didn’t Deserve That Run

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In coaching high school baseball, I emphasize a few things… If you put the ball in play, good things happen. It’s easy to give up on yourself and on your team when the chips are down, but seriously, that’s baseball.  Shit happens, move on. Always run until the umpire calls you Continue reading I’m Gonna Go Out On a Limb and Say That Edwin Jackson Didn’t Deserve That Run

Let’s ooh and aah over Kris Bryant

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The Chicago Cubs still have to find an offensive groove in Cactus League play, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find some fun things to talk about from their contest against the Colorado Rockies.  It’s spring training, people are getting back into shape and working on stuff, so don’t sweat Continue reading Let’s ooh and aah over Kris Bryant

Quality Assurance, You Say?

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As friend of the blog Cubs Den shared today, the Cubs have announced some new coaching hires.  Let’s run them down really quickly: Bench Coach: Brandon Hyde;  Hyde worked last year as the Cubs Director of Player Development.   Hitting coach:  Bill Mueller:  Mueller has been a hitting coach, scout, Continue reading Quality Assurance, You Say?

The Marmol and Gregg Show

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In tonight’s game, Carlos Villanueva was tasked to go the distance because of the taxed bullpen from last night’s marathon, but was pulled in favor of Carlos Marmol once a bunt moved Shin-Soo Choo to second base and Joey Votto was up.  The ensuing plate appearance produced a seeing-eye ground Continue reading The Marmol and Gregg Show

Why oh why did you run?

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This play was a killer. Every now and then the Cubs will make a boneheaded play or coaching decision and we as fans pound our fists and scream “WHY” to the heavens.  Then I figure it might not be a bad idea to look at the expectancy charts and determine Continue reading Why oh why did you run?

Top Ten List: What’s on Jeff Samardzija’s Mind?

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Jeff Samardzija has turned into what we hope will be a capable relief pitcher, and has also expressed a desire to pitch in the starting rotation again.  We wish him the best with his baseball career, but in the meantime, let’s have a bit of fun at his expense.