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When posting something to Unobstructed Views, you really only need to know a few things. Most of it is self-explantory. The buttons on the editor are helpful and if you scroll over one of them it will tell you what it does. Linking: Highlight the text you want to turn into a link and then click on the link icon …

Cubs reward graduates with a pre-game parade and a piece of paper

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The Cubs have set up a new promotion that doesn’t really promote anything.  The relevant story is here. Based on this promotion, the recent graduates can participate in a “special pre-game graduation parade (weather permitting) on the warning track to recognize {their} recent accomplishment” and “also receive a certificate commemorating this spectacular event.”  The two games are on June 1 against …

Grades so far: Infield

In News And Rumors by dmick8982 Comments

The Cubs are 33 games into their 2011 season and it seems a good time to check on how players are doing. I’ll break it into four parts. Click the link below to read more.

Cubs rWAR and fWAR

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Most of you are at least somewhat familiar with WAR and how it works. I’d bet most of you are familiar that Fangraphs publishes their own WAR (fWAR) and Baseball Reference publishes their own. BRef’s WAR is based on Rally Monkey’s formula and it’s been referred to as rWAR for a few years now. There are some key differences between …

AT&T Ballpark vs. Wrigley Field

In News And Rumors by aisle424181 Comments

I had the opportunity to take in a ballgame at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday so I thought I would put it up against Wrigley to see how it compares.  Of course, I have one game experience at AT&T and hundreds at Wrigley, so this is not intended to be the final word in comparisons.  I’d welcome any …

Mental Day Off Game Thread

In Game Threads by berselius274 Comments

Lineups Reds CF Drew Stubbs SS Edgar Renteria 1B Joey Votto 2B Brandon Phillips RF Jay Bruce LF Chris Heisey C Ryan Hanigan 3B Chris Valaika P Bronson Arroyo Cubs RF Kosuke Fukudome SS Darwin Barney CF Marlon Byrd 3B Aramis Rodrigo 1B Carlos Pena C Geovany Soto 2B Blake DeWitt LF Tyler Colvin P Casey Coleman   Game is …

Houston Astros @ Chicago Cubs

In Game Threads by dmick89259 Comments

Kerry Wood, 20 strikeouts Astros wOBA wRC Cubs wOBA wRC Craig Biggio .406 .82 Brant Brown .361 .64 Derek Bell .387 .72 Mickey Morandini .349 .58 Jeff Bagwell .422 .83 Sammy Sosa .425 .84 Jack Howell .372 .63 Mark race .377 .65 Moises Alou .419 .77 Henry Rodriguez .361 .58 Dave Clard .252 .20 Jeff Blauser .299 .35 Ricky Gutierrez …