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Dreamcast 83: O Hai Lisa

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RC and AC talk about the big thing that happened when we were all supposed to be asleep, and some stuff about Christopher Morel, Tom Ricketts, our expectations for this season, and more. You can check out the podcast page or just click on the embedded players below. You can also use the sidebar to get to our Apple Podcast pages and …

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Dreamcast 82: Following the Superb Owl

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Fresh off the Super Bowl, RC and Berselius hang out to talk about some shitty new uniforms, make fun of the A’s and their stupid stadium situation, ponder what’s up with Cody Bellinger and the other big Boras players, and look forward to spring training officially getting underway. You can check out the podcast page or just click on the embedded players …

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Hot Takes for the Off Day

In Facepalm by Rice Cube24 Comments

You know how they say that spring training doesn’t matter and also keep harping on the whole small sample size thing? Well, the sample and performance probably doesn’t matter much for the guys you know are going to be making the team, but for the ones who are on the bubble, more often than not you’d like them not to …

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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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Random Cubs Practice Game Thread Until Further Notice

In Game Threads by Rice Cube49 Comments

I would do one for every game, but that first game of spring training was special and the rest are just like whatever at this point as long as no one (else) gets hurt. It was just nice to have a “normal” spring training again after a pandemic (still going, technically), a lockout, and even with the World Baseball Classic …

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Your Very First Cubs Game Thread of 2023: Giants @ Cubs, Saturday 2/25 2:05 PM CT (UPDATED: With Lineups)

In Game Threads by Rice Cube41 Comments

Well, everyone, we’ve made it to the very first game of the Cubs (pre)season as your favorite squadron will host the Giants at Sloan Park on what I presume will be a lovely Saturday afternoon in Arizona, before it gets insufferably hot and the bulk of the attendees will get badly sunburned. Per the official Cubs schedule, the game will …

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What Springs to Mind?

In News And Rumors by Rice Cube17 Comments

In an effort to put stuff on this website semi-regularly and not be complete white noise, I’ve been racking my brain over the past several days trying to figure out a good topic, but it’s like AC says, they need to just start playing games already. As it turns out, we are not that far from the start of the …

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Dreamcast 56: The Best We Can Hope For

In by Rice Cube59 Comments

Thanks to Smokestack for pointing us to the best possible title for this one. RC, BVS, and Berselius hang out to talk about whatever this team is right now and how we hope for some good fortune in 2023 with spring training around the corner. Among our topics: We also told jokes about a corn cob dress but decided not …

OV “Daily” Facepalm 03-05-2014

In Facepalm by myles13 Comments

Castellanos on waivers Alex Castellanos was just put on waivers for the second time this year. I wrote about it the first time, concluding: I'm not saying that Castellanos could ever start for the Cubs (though I'm not sure he's not better than Sweeney), but he makes so much sense as the RH side of the CF/RF platoon, someone who could …

Kris Bryant: Good at Baseball

In Commentary And Analysis by aisle42450 Comments

There was very little about today's Cubs game versus the Angels that was worth talking about, but there was a seedling of hope burrowed in the manure of this game. After the "starters" were mostly pulled in the 5th inning or so, we got to see Albert Almora, Jorge Soler, Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez, and Kris Bryant all on the field …