Tag: Catching

Catching Fire

Catching Fire
I’m a bit drunk right now after the school party (the students were gone, just us insane teachers so nobody panic) but I did catch up on the Twitters and I know the Chicago Cubs appear to have a reasonable-ish deal with David Ross: Sources: David Ross to #Cubs, two years, $5M. — Ken Rosenthal... Read more »

The Incredible Expanding Strike Zone

The Incredible Expanding Strike Zone
There’s been a lot of talk about market inefficiencies and defensive shifting and all kinds of newfangled stuff ever since everyone first learned about the magic that is on-base percentage, thanks in part to Billy Beane (his weird trades this year notwithstanding).  As players get faster, stronger, and more athletic, and front offices get more... Read more »

Post-Turkey Coma Notes

Post-Turkey Coma Notes
Looks like the earlier bout of random hacking was cleared up, not sure what happened there.  I don’t really surf for anything illicit on this machine (because I’m a law-abiding citizen, see?) so that was quite a surprise, but WSD on ChicagoNow is back in action after recovery from a net coma as well as... Read more »
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A Frame of Reference

A Frame of Reference
Writing about baseball is a distraction from real life.  I don’t want to make light of the day, and I won’t bore you with the details, but hopefully you paid enough attention tonight to realize that there is a pretty volatile situation in the Midwest right now, and I hope everyone remains safe and civil... Read more »

Well maybe the Cubs don't really need a new catcher...? (UPDATES)

Well maybe the Cubs don't really need a new catcher...? (UPDATES)
There’s been a scarcity of news lately when it pertains to our Chicago Cubs, but we can start with this one as an old favorite, Henry Blanco, is back:   Per Twitter, Henry Blanco, aka Hank White, is back as #Cubs quality control coach. — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) November 22, 2014 It’s a good thing, because... Read more »