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Baseball bucket list: Game 162

Baseball bucket list: Game 162
Somewhere in the back of their minds  I think all sports fans, and especially baseball fans, have a list of things they want to make sure that they get the chance to see or do before it’s all over. There are the obvious things that probably go without saying, like seeing our team win the... Read more »

Catching Up With Cubs Top Prospect Michael Heesch

Catching Up With Cubs Top Prospect Michael Heesch
Many athletes dream of being drafted by a professional sports team, but very few can say they were drafted by their favorite team. Myrtle Beach Pelicans relief pitcher Michael Heesch is one of the lucky few living that dream. A native of Crystal Lake, Il., Heesch is a life-long Cubs fan who was selected in... Read more »

The Middle Infield Question

The Middle Infield Question
I am a big fan of roster speculation, and probably spend too much of my spare time thinking about kinds of lineups the Cubs will run onto the field on any given game day. This has been an especially interesting thing to do this season, particularly as we have seen an influx of young talent... Read more »
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It's Time to Revamp MLB All-Star Game Voting

It's Time to Revamp MLB All-Star Game Voting
I should begin with a confession: I have not cast a vote for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. At all. Not even once. No online voting, no tweets, no text votes, nothing. Not even a paper ballot (I did that at a Bulls game once not that long ago.). I did not set out not... Read more »

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Kyle Schwarber?

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Kyle Schwarber?
We all need to brace ourselves for the hefty task that will be consoling our Cubs friends in just a matter of days. The Kyle Schwarber Experiment will be over as quickly as it began, so get ready. We can’t say that we weren’t warned, but it’s still going to hurt on Monday when Schwarber... Read more »

Nationals Park is No Wrigley Field

Nationals Park is No Wrigley Field
When the Cubs made their yearly visit to Washington, DC last week, it was clear they were a long way from Wrigley Field. Located in Southeast Washington, Nationals Park sits in a fairly desolate area that’s known for crime. Think of it as the DC version of U.S. Cellular Field; it’s a bit shady. I... Read more »
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Errors Cool Off Lester's Hot Outing

Errors Cool Off Lester's Hot Outing
It was hot in Chicago last night. I’m not talking about the rising end-of-May temperatures. I’m not even talking about Kris Bryant’s bedroom eyes. I’m talking about the heat Max Scherzer and Jon Lester were throwing down the middle of the plate during last night’s pitcher’s duel. 23 strikeouts between the two superstars; 13 for... Read more »

Making Strides in 2015

Making Strides in 2015
I had the opportunity last summer to see Jake Arrieta and the Cubs face off in DC against Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals. Arrieta was coming off his incredible performance in Boston five days prior where he took a no-hitter into the 8th inning at Fenway Park, so I expected the game to be... Read more »