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The Cubs Night Before Christmas 2022

In aside, Other Topics by Rice Cube12 Comments

‘Twas the night before Christmas, including Chicago Barely anyone stirring because it’s so cold The Cubs had signed Dansby and young Bellinger With hopes for a new ring for the baby bears The plan was to load up on pitchers and D To ensure the opponents scored fewer than three As many batters put on other teams’ caps What’s to …

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Rhymes With Schmollusion

In aside by Rice Cube26 Comments

The Athletic (I think it was Evan Drellich) published a piece today about owners complaining that Steve Cohen is a rich bastard, and for those of us blocked by the paywall, this was the snippet that was being floated around: It actually is kind of hilarious when we basically know that there are something like 20 owners (including the bottom …

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Sports and Sustainability

In aside, Facepalm, Uncategorized by Rice Cube8 Comments

I’ve been on a sustainability kick, what with driving my gasoline-powered car way less (we’ll probably sell it at some point) and switching over to my electric car. It’s been disappointing to realize that maybe only 10% of the stuff I throw in the blue bin actually gets recycled, and if only a few billionaires pooled their resources to set …

MLB Future Power Rankings (ESPN)

In aside, Major League Baseball by dmick892 Comments

Cubs in a landslide.  The Cubs arrived a year earlier than expected, and they're not going away any time soon. This offseason they'll put the finishing touches on what should be a championship-caliber club in 2016. Team president Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer are committed to building a strong rotation after Arrieta and Jon Lester this offseason to improve their playoff chances, …

Castro: Ramirez Called Me After Benching

In aside by andcounting3 Comments

Despite the fact that many Cubs fans (and mustachioed commentators) love to hate Starlin Castro in the same, definitely-not-racist-at-all way they hated Aramis Ramirez, they're two of my favorite players. So I got a little emotional when I read that Aramis reached out to encourage Starlin after his demotion to the very deep Chicago Cubs bench. I love what Ramirez …

The 2015 Chicago Cubs: This Won’t Be a Nice Season

In aside, Uncategorized by andcounting

2015 had a chance of being a feel-good season for the Chicago Cubs, but that can’t happen now. Back when Kris Bryant was making a long-shot case for an All-Star berth and Kyle Schwarber was pretending he could destroy American League pitching when given the chance to DH, Near the end of July, the Cubs were 5 games over .500, …

Kris Bryant Grand Slam

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Your browser does not support iframes. Kris Bryant's 9th-inning HR was calculated at 452 feet, the 3rd-longest HR at Progressive Field since 2009 pic.twitter.com/HVSKXZR2l4 — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 18, 2015

OV Fantasy Baseball 2015 discussion

In aside by berselius

Fantasy Baseball was what turned me from a casual baseball fan into the fan I am today (with some help from Sammy Sosa), but I lost interest in it 5-6 years ago. Daily lineups, the long season, and relatively large┬árosters (compared to FFL) led to way more micromanaging than I had time for, and the only thing I really cared …