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That Which Remains

In Major League Baseball by Rice Cube56 Comments

The Cubs hold a slim one-game lead in the chase for the final NL wild card spot, just above the Marlins, who hold their head-to-head tiebreaker. The Cubs are also currently half a game behind Arizona, who also hold the tiebreaker. And somehow the Brewers still have not clinched the division, although it would be quite funny if the Cubs …

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Two Weeks

In Major League Baseball by Rice Cube33 Comments

I knew that I wrote something like this a while back, but I didn’t actually know it was from June, before the Cubs made enough of a run to actually get into buy mode. Since then, the Cubs have went on quite the run to get into the postseason picture, but are now unfortunately on the outside looking in, albeit …

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The Next Phase

In Major League Baseball by Rice Cube75 Comments

Other than being the title of a pretty cool Star Trek episode, this coming week marks the next phase in the Cubs race towards extra baseball in October. As it stands, the Cubs stand 3.5 games back of NL Central leader Milwaukee, so they didn’t lose too much ground after an unfortunate (but ultimately acceptable) split in Cincinnati. They are …

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Just Play Better

In Major League Baseball by Rice Cube82 Comments

Seems the Cubs are sort of taking berselius’ advice. Despite some offensive hiccups lately to go with injuries to the pitching staff, the Cubs made out with a 3-2 home stand that probably should have been 5-0, but is better than the alternative where they completely collapse. The Cubs currently sit three games out of first because the Texas Rangers …

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Everyone Else Can Go Ahead and Just Lose

In Major League Baseball by Rice Cube27 Comments

As you may have heard even if you did not get up in time for the games, the Cubs went to London and split the series with the Cardinals. Here’s from last time: Per the┬ádivision standings, the Cubs sit two games back of Milwaukee and are just 3.5 games back of Cincinnati. Thanks to the game they didn’t play because …

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Cubs Opening Day 2023 Preview

In Major League Baseball by Rice Cube18 Comments

Well, folks, after a month of generally entertaining (and brisk) Cactus League games, we have mere hours until first pitch on Opening Day at Wrigley Field. The Cubs will face off against the Milwaukee Brewers for a brief home opening series before they head on the road because schedules are wack, and while it is probably true that the Brewers …

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Welcome to March

In Major League Baseball, News And Rumors by Rice Cube67 Comments

The Cubs are winless since their spring training opener, but since this is all practice, the scores don’t so much matter as the part where most everyone we care about stay healthy…ah nuts, but we’ll cover that later. Anyway, we are heading into March with less than a month to go until Opening Day when the games actually do matter, …

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MLB Rules Tidbits Just Before Spring Training

In Major League Baseball by Rice Cube5 Comments

The World Baseball Classic pitchers are supposed to have reported by today, but many of them are already in camp, so it’s just a formality, I guess. I shared something in the last post’s comments regarding the new rule restricting when a position player can pitch, but now it seems official, along with another not-so-controversial-anymore rule: In all regular-season extra-inning …

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World Baseball Classic 2023

In Major League Baseball, Other Topics by Rice Cube24 Comments

As spring training arrives next week, there will be a few star (and honestly a bunch of non-star) players reporting a bit earlier than usual (including the Cubs’ Seiya Suzuki, who is already in Arizona) because they’re participating in the World Baseball Classic. Marcus Stroman will also play again, this time representing Team Puerto Rico after having pitched the USA …