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Cole Roederer Interview

Cole Roederer Interview
Cubs outfield prospect Cole Roederer took some time Thursday evening to talk to new contributor Clinton Cole about what he’s done over the last few months in quarantine. Roederer was a second round pick by the Cubs in the 2018 draft out of high school and finished the 2019 season with the South Bend Cubs.... Read more »

What Is and What Should Never Be

Here we go again, running on the treadmill of uncertainty, hoping there is reward for our persistence at the end. I don’t know about you, but all I’m feeling is tired. I love the history and the nostalgia. I enjoy reliving the Kirk Gibson hobbled home run and Kerry Wood tossing the most dominant game... Read more »

Baseball: Past, Present, And Past

  In today’s baseball update, well, you know the drill by now. There is talk of a theoretical season to be played in unknown locations consisting of an unknowable amount of games to determine something, something, as long as the powers that be can make it profitable. If not, us fans are on our own.... Read more »
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A Post With No Name

“On the first part of the journey, I was looking at all the life. There were plants and birds and rocks and things. There was sand and hills and rings. The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz And the sky with no clouds. The heat was hot and the ground was... Read more »

Our plan for Cubs Den during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our plan for Cubs Den during the COVID-19 pandemic
It was never my intention to go so long without posting an update on Cubs Den. For that, I apologize. Like all of the professional sports leagues, I’ve been caught in a wait-and-see limbo and there’s been so much going on elsewhere it was too easy to tell myself one more day won’t hurt. While... Read more »

MLB pushes back Opening Day by at least 2 weeks

MLB pushes back Opening Day by at least 2 weeks
  The official announcement:  
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MLB meeting to discuss suspension of Spring Training/Regular Season due to COVID-19

MLB meeting to discuss suspension of Spring Training/Regular Season due to COVID-19
Representatives from all 30 MLB teams are currently on a conference call regarding plans of action for ongoing the COVID-19 pandemic. After today’s games (the Cubs game has already been called due to inclement weather), the suspension of both the Cactus and Grapefruit League play is expected. A potential delay to the start of the... Read more »

"Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?"

  “Baseball is my life.” I remember reading that in a biography about the legendary Frank Robinson. He had written that motto onto his cherished baseball glove, according to his recollection, at about the age of 8, and he slept with that glove every night. That’s around the age that I read his story, and... Read more »

Early Morning Dabs: Face

Early Morning Dabs: Face
The First Hundred The Cubs offseason consisted of two major league signings. The troubling trend of quiet offseasons means that positive regression is going to have to be a major component of the 2020 success story. Javier Báez recent comments about the previous decline in performance give the easy narrative to follow and the face... Read more »
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Projecting The 2020 Cubs

Pitchers and catchers have reported, and position players have arrived or are en route. I would jump for joy and yell “spring is in the air!”, except I live in Chicago and had to knock a foot of snow off my truck to go to work the other morning (and spent the weekend nursing an... Read more »