Obstructed View Podcast 6

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In this episode: Sitrick rants about Kris Bryant hype We discuss the Addison Russell callup Welington Castillo and the bullpen This team is so much fun Al Yellon and Paul Blart Is a chili dog a soup sandwich? Skyline Chili jokes All three of us mangling the pronunciation of some word Awkward edits due to the connection dropping out multiple …

Cubs 5, Reds 2 (4/26/15)

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OSS: Russell gets his first big hit, and the Cubs “sweep” the series. Three up 1. Addison Russell just missed a grand slam in the fourth inning, clearing the bases with a double to right center. That should keep the demotion grumbles quiet for a while. 2. Miguel Montero had the other Cubs RBI on the day with a solo …

Cubs 7, Reds 3 – 11 innings (4/24/15)

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OSS: Bullpen bends but doesn’t break, bats wake up in the 11th Three Up 1. Mike Leake had the Cubs number for all seven innings he was in the game, save for two pitches that Anthony Rizzo and Chris Coghlan deposited in the seats. Batter-vs-pitcher matchup stats are dumb as predictive stats, but can be pretty entertaining. Coghlan is 9 …

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (8-7) at Cincinnati Reds (8-8)

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It’s been an eventful week in Cincinnati, which nearly reached Peak Reds before being eclipsed by whatever shit the Royals have been doing. Reds manager Bryan Price dropped a 77 f-bomb tirade at one of the Reds beat writers for actually reporting on the team instead of shilling/spreading false information for the team. I only regret that this wasn’t followed …

Pirates 5, Cubs 4 (4/23/15)

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OSS: Get well soon, Grimm and Ramirez Three up: Tough to find much that particularly stands out. 1. Kris Bryant had a perfect day in CF, going 0-0 on fly balls hit to him. He also drew a bases loaded walk in the fifth, in an inning where it felt like the Cubs should have gotten a lot more. 2. …

Pirates 4, Cubs 3 (4/22/15)

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OSS: Cubs leave everyone on base, fail to bail out pedestrian Hammel. Three Up 1. Bryant doubled and walked, scoring twice. However, he also recorded an out AT CENTERFIELD. I actually kind of thought we’d see him at center at some point in his career (there are a few teams right now that would be trying him at center full-time, …

Seriously, batting around is 9.

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How is this even a thing? The definition of around is “located or situated on every side.” Is it “located or situated on every side, with the first side going again?” This is insanity. Perhaps the plain definition of the word “around” isn’t enough for you. Let’s consider what rounds mean in essentially every other context ever. In fantasy baseball, …

Cubs 9, Pirates 8 (4/21/15)

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OSS: Cubs win a wild one with dueling bullpen meltdowns. Three up 1. This Kris Bryant kid could have a future in the big leagues my frent. He scorched a bunch of hits, but the key play of the game could be him going first to third on Castro’s game-tying single. He’s been extremely aggressive on the basepaths but has …

Addison Russell has been called up

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Prepare your body. Again. cubs now calling up addison russell to the majors. http://t.co/HJ0kD3hzIZ — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) April 21, 2015 It’s possible that the more casual Cubs fan isn’t as excited with a Russell call-up as they were with the Bryant one. Bryant was a Cubs draft pick, taken near the top of the first round. He also figures …