If You Dare to Hope

In Uncategorized by Rice Cube51 Comments

The Cubs have some work to do, obviously, but MLB did just release the postseason schedule: I think the Cubs have a good shot at snagging at least one of the wild cards, but if they can somehow win the division, they’ll still likely have to play in the initial wild card round. Unfortunately MLB still can’t keep the World …

The air was sticky, but the Pelicans bats were not.

In Minor Leagues, Uncategorized by BVS114 Comments

I told Rice Cube and Berselius I’d occasionally write about the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, since I go watch them with some regularity. That was 6 weeks ago, so I’m living up to the occasional part. Ticketreturn.com field, where the Pelicans play, is about 40 minutes from my house, so it’s pretty convenient, and I go to about 10 games each …

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Dogs >>> Cubs

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So everything we said in the last Dreamcast still applies and also the Cubs shouldn’t go full sell off even if they are tracking to really suck ass. Unfortunately I am still 0-for-Oracle, and we will see if I get another shot to get into the win column next season (unless I move back to Chicago earlier than expected). At …

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Mr. Cube Goes to Oakland

In Game Threads, Postgame, Uncategorized by Rice Cube153 Comments

So hey everyone, I went to the getaway day game at the Oakland Coliseum (named after whatever sponsor they have these days, but like the Sears Tower I only know it by the generic name everyone else uses) and did not regret it. This was, as they say, a game time decision where I weighed how much I really wanted …

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A Little Realignment Exercise Because I’m Bored

In Uncategorized by Rice Cube46 Comments

I recall AC or some other jabroni did this once upon a time but I can’t find it. Anyway, let’s do the news bits first. The Challenges in Oakland and Tampa Bay As has been said numerous times by the oft-reviled commissioner of baseball, MLB expansion to 32 teams is inevitable, but first they have to resolve the situations with …

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Dreamcast 54: Whose Fault is This Anyway?

In Podcasts, Uncategorized by Rice Cube113 Comments

From my previous rant and given the busy schedule of the other jabronis, I recruited a Twitter buddy to commiserate with re: how stupid the Cubs are and how they can potentially unfuck the offseason somewhat. You can listen below: Appreciate you guys tolerating my angst. You can also check out the archives at Podbean.

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Avoid Being Average

In Uncategorized by Rice Cube29 Comments

There was a tweet from Marquee’s Tony Andracki (cool dude) that probably caused several aneurysms the other day, and Brad on Twitter attempted to put it into context: If we assume that Seiya Suzuki takes a step forward after an adjustment year and Cody Bellinger can at least find some kind of a groove, then it does look a bit …

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Let the Dominos Fall…Please?

In Uncategorized by Rice Cube243 Comments

Among other rumors flying around, the big one that got everyone’s interest was this bit from Kaplan (and others): Whether you believe it is because the Cubs don’t want to deal with another season of losing/biblical losses, or that Papa Ricketts’ heart grew three sizes that day and Tom got an advance on his allowance, the consensus once again is …

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How to compete for the World Series in 2023

In Commentary And Analysis, Uncategorized by andcounting134 Comments

Even though the postseason format will be virtually unchanged, the 2023 MLB regular season is going to look a whole lot different, and the scheduling changes could make the postseason even fairer and more exciting. But the changes in scheduling, coupled with the way the 2022 postseason played out, will inevitably change the way teams from the A’s to the …

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First Names Off the Board

In Uncategorized by Rice Cube3 Comments

Here we are, the week after Thanksgiving and before the Winter Meetings, and very little has happened not just for the Cubs, but for all of MLB. I think we don’t have to officially freak out until after the Winter Meetings have concluded, or maybe not even until Spring Training since the rhymes-with-schmollusion is delaying free agent deals in recent …