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Baseball history unpacked, April 1

Baseball history unpacked, April 1

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Cubs and MLB news — sim-Cubs, real Cubs, and other stories ... on specially-selected days we run a brief recap of the events of the previous day’s sim-Cubs. This is one of those days, as the sim-Cubs swabbed the decks and cleared them of Pirates, prevailing 3-2 in the day’s battle on the strength of a Willson Contreras double in the bottom of the eighth. #PS4share pic.twitter.com/nttUMBGNi7— Duane Pesice (@moderan13) March 31, 2020 Al will have details and highlights in the game thread, which will post at 2:30 p.m. CT, and I’ll post the url to...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 29, 2020
Sara’s Diary: Day 17 without baseball

Sara’s Diary: Day 17 without baseball

Let’s be honest, I’ve just been waiting for any excuse to use this Willson Contreras photo | Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Various and sundry Sunday This is a weird Sunday in a lot of ways. It’s supposed to be the week before the biggest event I run all year, an event we cancelled... well, 16 days ago. I’ve made the most of it and thrown myself into other projects. Work is fine, it’s just disrupted and that has me feeling a little flat. I haven’t been able to run for the last couple of days and I’m already feeling antsy about it. Yesterday it had to do with rain...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 27, 2020
Sara’s Diary: Day 15 without baseball

Sara’s Diary: Day 15 without baseball

Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via MLB steps up big on the Opening Day that wasn’t Opening Day came and went. Mike Trout set the tone with this ad about community (if you look closely you can see Willson Contreras hitting a nerf gun ball off his brother in the driveway): Even though we’re apart, we can come together. #OpeningDayAtHome pic.twitter.com/jmygipXlXs— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) March 26, 2020 MLB and the Cubs did as much as they could in the circumstances to fire up fans. In addition to the ad above there were classic games on all day long....
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 25, 2020
2020 MLB The Show simulation Cubs rosters

2020 MLB The Show simulation Cubs rosters

Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via The 26-man and 40-man Cubs rosters for the season opener Thursday’s Opening Day. I’m ready for some kinda baseball. How about you? Here’s the 26-man roster, with player ratings, as supplied by MLB The Show 2020: SP Yu Darvish 82 SP Kyle Hendricks 85 SP Jon Lester 81 SP Jose Quintana 80 SP Tyler Chatwood 73 RP Alec Mills 77 RP Dan Winkler 84 RP Kyle Ryan 70 RP Jeremy Jeffress 73 RP Brad Wieck 68 RP Rowan Wick 76 RP Ryan Tepera 72 CP Craig Kimbrel 82 C Willson Contreras 83 C Victor Caratini 73 1B Anthony Rizzo 83 2B David Bote 81 2B Jason...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 17, 2020
Cubs historical recreation game post-game thread: You just 'witnessed' the Homer in the Gloamin’

Cubs historical recreation game post-game thread: You just 'witnessed' the Homer in the Gloamin’

Gabby Hartnett crosses the plate after the “Homer in the Gloamin’”, September 28, 1938 | This was one of the most famous games in Cubs franchise history. The recreation tonight was from a legendary game from the Cubs’ past. The Willson Contreras homer was really clouted as darkness set in. Gabby Hartnett's homer helped send the Cubs to the 1938 World Series. This game's real starting pitchers were Clay Bryant for the Cubs and Bob Klinger for Pittsburgh. In August, the Cubs had been a fourth-place team, but had gotten hot at the right time. Faced with onsetting darkness, the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 15, 2020
Cub Tracks’ overarching questions

Cub Tracks’ overarching questions

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Cubs and MLB news — What it all means, and other bullets Now what? Be safe people, We will be back soon pic.twitter.com/QJpEffxUz7— Willson Contreras (@WContreras40) March 14, 2020 Here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes, the only links column that really matters. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). {$} means paywall. {$} means limited views. Italics are often used here as sarcasm font. Congratulations to Chicago @Cubs and our cover athlete @Javy23Baez for making the MLB The Show 20...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 8, 2020
Cubs lose two Sunday: Hopefully, what happened in Vegas stays in Vegas

Cubs lose two Sunday: Hopefully, what happened in Vegas stays in Vegas

Two happy kids show off their autographs in Las Vegas | Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via And, a nothing of a game in Mesa. MESA, Arizona — There was no television or other video available for the Cubs’ 8-1 loss to the Diamondbacks at Sloan Park Sunday afternoon and for that, you should be grateful. The game was long — four innings took almost two hours! — and the Cubs had just three hits: A first-inning single by Willson Contreras, a second-inning infield hit by Daniel Descalso (yes, I swear this happened, I saw it personally) and an eighth-inning double by Kyle...

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