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Daily Facepalm – 9.4.2012

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The Cubs lost to Walgreens in their special Labor Day uniforms, shocking the world yet again. With that defeat, the Cubs have now dropped 49 of their last 66 road games. Yeah. They have won a grand total of 17 road games all year. That's a road wining percntage of .WTF, despite a slightly lower Pythagorean winning percentage of .OMG. …

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Daily Facepalm, Labor Day Miracle Edition

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The Cubs lost to the Giants yesterday after Carlos Marmol toyed with a mixture of wildness and hittability to blow a ninth-inning tie. That's probably the nail in the coffin full of nails. Did Jorge Soler murder a baseball last night? Yes. Do the Cubs have a game today? Yes. Quote I didn't see coming. "I think the most progress …


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I recently stopped in at a local dive called Ritz Klub in Michigan City, Indiana. I had heard their burgers were the best thing ever to happen to dead cattle, so I had to see for myself. I had also heard the place was something short of a spectacle for the eyes, and I love a place that’s not too …

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Random Facepalm – 8.31.2012

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Did the Cubs Shift Gears Yesterday? Yes. They won. Miscellaneous Of players with at least 80 Plate Appearances, Brett Jackson leads the Cubs in wRC+ (113). (h/t, mb21) He's also fifth on the current roster in batting WAR. For the season. He's played in 23 games. According to Fangraphs, Darwin Barney has been worth 11.6 runs defensively. Which is still …

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What would make you give up on the Cubs?

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Aisle 424 wrote last week about the paucity of fans at U.S. Cellular at the conclusion of the White Sox' sweep of the Yankees, and it got me to thinking. It got me to thinking so much I actually used the word paucity in a sentence. But mostly it made me ponder the possibility of the same thing eventually happening to …

The Cubs and Starlin Castro Finalize Contract Extension

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Castro's deal with #Cubs is done — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) August 28, 2012 Of course, that probably means it's actually not done, but until we hear differently, we'll stick to Muskat's story. UPDATE: Props to Kap, who broke this story when Starlin Castro was just a wee lad. He tweets the details: Terms of Starlin's new contract:2013 5 mill, 5 …

Congratulations to our finalists – 2 Days Left to Vote

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As we've said before, the finalists for the OV Slogan Contest are in, but we haven't officially officially announced who came up with those five fabulous slogans. They all win copies of the Essential Games of the Chicago Cubs DVD Series and a chance at an Obstructed View t-shirt or OV personal grooming tool. So here's where we turn the …

Slogan Contest Update: Ten Tips to Help You Win

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#reminder { background: #BECDC6; padding: 6px; font-size: 12px; margin: 0px 12px 8px 12px; } Contest reminder: Don't forget to enter our contest to win The Essential Games of the Chicago Cubs DVD set. It runs through Sunday, August 19. Okay, we've already received a truckload of entries for our 2013 Cubs slogan contest. First of all, thanks to everyone who …

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (40-57) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (53-46)

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The Cubs and Cardinals resume their rivalry while many St. Louis fans are still holding their brooms from last weekend, and not just the witches, maids, and crack addicts. The Cardinals convincingly and effortlessly swept the mini-Bears in a series in which they outscored the Cubs infinity to negative eight. If you want a meaningful, in depth assessment of both …

Kerry Wood: Portrait of Cubness

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Kerry Wood isn't the greatest pitcher ever to take the mound at Wrigley Field. Well, for one day (just over two hours, really) he was. But now that his career is over, it's impossible to look at his final statistical tally and consider him a truly great pitcher. He sure did give us reason to hope he would be . …