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Return of the OV Podcast

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The Obstructed View Podcast returns with an all new episode, only 20 weeks or so late.  Coming to you from the officially official Obstructed View Recording Studio*, Berselius and Sitrick discuss: Crazy predictions that we made fun of that turned out to be true. Wide-eyed disbelief at how good this team has been. Kris Bryant's rookie season vs. other notable debuts. Career HBP leaders. …

Paul Sullivan is Pissy, Theo Rules All

In Commentary And Analysis by aisle424111 Comments

The Cubs are about to clinch a spot in the post-season. They still have a shot at winning more games than the 1984 and 2008 teams that were the best teams of my lifetime. And they're doing it ahead of schedule. Everyone should be in a pretty good mood, right? Shockingly, Paul Sullivan has been stewing for 10 months and …

Looking towards the coin toss game

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It is all but official. The Cubs will meet the Pirates in the Wild Card game. It's theoretical that the Cubs would play the Cardinals instead, but the chance that St. Louis takes the division is well over 90% at this point – 91.7% according to Baseball Prospectus. Since it's one game, anything can happen: we can win by 17, …

Addison Russell vs. 2010 Starlin Castro

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick897 Comments

In 130 game and 486 plate appearances, rookie Addison Russell has hit .238/.301/.389. His wOBA is .302 and his wRC+ sits at 88. As a 21 year old who is now firmly planted at shortstop, those are some pretty good numbers. As a Major League hitter, they're below average, but the age and position matter a lot. He's hit 13 …

Cardinals at Cubs Game Thread (9-20-15)

In Game Threads by dmick89121 Comments

The Cubs go for the sweep against the Cardinals. I fully expect some retaliation on the part of the Cardinals today.  Lineups Cardinals Matt Carpenter, 3B Tommy Pham, CF Jason Heyward, RF Jhonny Peralta, SS Stephen Piscotty, LF Kolten Wong, 2B Yadier Molina, C Brandon Moss, 1B Carlos Martinez, P Cubs Dexter Fowler, CF Kyle Schwarber, LF Chris Coghlan, RF …