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An exclusive interview with the simCubs manager

An exclusive interview with the simCubs manager

Photo by Will Powers/Icon Sportswire via Brandon Palmer is his name. He talks inside baseball, David Ross’ absence and whiskey. Hello, BCB. I am intrepid reporter Ray Renfield, and I’ll be a fly on the wall, reporting the goings-on behind the scenes, as it were, with the simulated Chicago Cubs 2020 squad and their skipper, the erudite and quite odd Brandon Palmer. RR — Brandon, fill the readers in our your background... BP — Hi Ray. Good to meetcha. I was born and raised in Bahston and knew the Epsteins. My great-uncle Artie was Theo’s dad’s mechanic. My grand-uncle,...
Cubbies Crib May 1, 2020

Chicago Cubs: New divisions present a challenge for the team

Major League Baseball has discussed multiple plans for a shortened season if baseball happens in 2020. The newest one, involving three ten-team divisions, would be a challenge for the Chicago Cubs. The latest proposal includes the East, Central, and West divisions of both leagues. The East consists of all the American League East teams and […] Chicago Cubs: New divisions present a challenge for the team - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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If Cubs baseball is played in 2020, spring training could resume at... Wrigley Field

If Cubs baseball is played in 2020, spring training could resume at... Wrigley Field

Photo by Scott Olson/ This is part of MLB’s newest plan for a season this year. Several different plans for having a 2020 Major League Baseball season have been discussed by owners and players. Among them is one to play in teams’ home ballparks without fans, which I detailed here Wednesday. Now, we learn that these empty ballparks could be used for a “spring training” resumption, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today: The move would be driven by an interest in saving time and money, with training camps expected to last three weeks before the start of the truncated regular...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 1, 2020
Baseball history unpacked, May 1

Baseball history unpacked, May 1

Mike Fyhrie | Cubs, simCubs, and MLB news and notes The simCubs ran their record to 22-10 with a victory over the Diamondbacks at Chase Field, winning by six runs in a game that hinged on the Cubs’ epic sixth inning, in which nine men came to the plate and five scored. Lots of highlights from that game: Same two teams today, with Jose Quintana (01, 6.93) once again trying to get past the fourth inning, opposing D-back Zac Gallen (1-3, 5.34), who has 19 walks in 30⅓ innings and has coincidentally given up 18 earned runs in that span. He throws the knuckle-curve and...
Cubbies Crib Apr 30, 2020

Cubs ex-coach lists his house for $899K–and it has Wrigley sod

Ex-Cubs coach Brandon Hyde listed his house for $899,000. The key? A backyard covered in Wrigley Field sod. When ex-Chicago Cubs‘ bench coach Brandon Hyde listed his property, he ‘forgot’ one little detail. A backyard covered in Wrigley Field sod. Perfect for friends or family yearning for the Friendly Confines. Go on. Spend that $899K […] Cubs ex-coach lists his house for $899K–and it has Wrigley sod - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Apr 30, 2020

Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks has his own digital bedtime story

In the city of Wind, one brave Chicago Cubs hero does not require velocity to vanquish those who dare to stand before him. When the Chicago Cubs send right-hander Kyle Hendricks to the mound, fans know the class is about to be in session. Great news for the Cubs, not so good for the visiting […] Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks has his own digital bedtime story - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Apr 30, 2020

Chicago Cubs: ‘The blow knocked me unconscious.’

A Chicago Cubs fan sued the team and the MLB for being struck by a foul ball. It was a horrific experience for her. A Chicago Cubs fan, Laiah Zuniga, was excited she and a friend was so close to the action. She was just a few rows back, living the good life. Then it wasn’t. […] Chicago Cubs: ‘The blow knocked me unconscious.’ - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 30, 2020
Sara’s Diary, Day 49 without baseball: Crowds are strange now

Sara’s Diary, Day 49 without baseball: Crowds are strange now

The scene at Murphy’s Bleachers during the 2016 NLCS | Photo by Jamie Squire/ Even in Wrigleyville Chicago has been cold, gray and unwelcoming for the better part of three days now. I took advantage of a break in the constant rain this morning to go for a short walk. It is one of those days where the temperature is highly dependent on the wind. With no wind my light jacket was fine, but then one of those brutal Chicago gusts would howl down the street. I almost lost my hat on multiple occasions. I definitely let some expletives fly behind my Cubs mask. I was heading home with a well...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 30, 2020
Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks simulated game, Thursday 4/30, 3 p.m. CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks simulated game, Thursday 4/30, 3 p.m. CT

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The simCubs come to the simulated desert having won three in a row and four of five. One thing is for sure: There won’t be any rain on our sim games for the next four days, as the simCubs head to the desert to play the simDiamondbacks at Chase Field. Also, remember: This would have been an 8:40 p.m. CT start. So — you don’t have to stay up till midnight Central time to see the end! Here are highlights from the simCubs’ win Wednesday over the simPirates, including David Bote’s walkoff homer in the 13th inning: Here are the simCubs results and...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 30, 2020
Cubs unsung heroes: Alan Benes, August 27, 2002

Cubs unsung heroes: Alan Benes, August 27, 2002

Photo by Jonathan Daniel / The younger brother of a well-known Padre and Cardinal had one big game as a Cub. Andy Benes was a solid rotation starter for 14 years in the major leagues, mostly with the Padres and Cardinals. San Diego had made him their No. 1 pick in 1988. Five years later, Andy’s younger brother Alan Benes was selected in the first round (16th overall) by the Cardinals. In doing so they passed on Torii Hunter and Jason Varitek, among others. Alan Benes pitched briefly for the Cardinals from 1995-97, posting a 3.5 bWAR season in ‘97, then suffered shoulder injuries that...
Cubbies Crib Apr 30, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Remembering Dawson’s cycle, April 29, 1987

In his first year with the Chicago Cubs, Andre Dawson won MVP, but his early-season highlight against the Giants signaled just how good he was going to be. Before 1987, the Chicago Cubs pulled off a deal that would change their immediate future and the future of the franchise as a whole. Andre Dawson, the […] Chicago Cubs: Remembering Dawson’s cycle, April 29, 1987 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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What’s the best Cubs jersey ever?

What’s the best Cubs jersey ever?

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in the current, iconic Cubs home pinstripe jersey | Photo by Jamie Squire/ I’ve selected five Cubs jerseys that I think stand above the rest. Which one is the best? Since 1957, the basic Cubs home jersey has remained the same — white, with blue pinstripes, with the iconic “UBS” inside a large “C” logo on the left side. There have been minor modifications in the type of fabric used, and the “CUBS” logo has changed a bit over the years, but that’s more than 60 years of essentially the same look at Wrigley Field. But it wasn’t always that...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 30, 2020
The minor league baseball season might be about to be cancelled

The minor league baseball season might be about to be cancelled

Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs | Al Yellon ... according to one report, which was swiftly denied. Even while Major League Baseball discusses several different ideas to begin a 2020 season, it seemed clear that Minor League teams would likely not be able to play this year. MLB teams can still make money while playing in empty stadiums, because a large portion of their revenue comes from TV. Minor League teams don’t have that source of income; they need fans buying tickets to have any real source of revenue, and at this time it doesn’t appear possible for them to...
Cubbies Crib Apr 30, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Why COVID-19 will be a good thing for baseball

With all the criticism over the years about baseball being too long and becoming dull, this pandemic should help everyone appreciate the game for what it is It’s no question we are in trying times as a world, and it may seem like there aren’t very many positives that we can take from the situation […] Chicago Cubs: Why COVID-19 will be a good thing for baseball - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 30, 2020
Cub Tracks misses Yu

Cub Tracks misses Yu

Photo by Masterpress/ Cubs, simCubs, and MLB news and notes “I’m sorry...” said Brandon Palmer. “I thought that was gonna be one of those games that bites you on the ass, but in the end, it wasn’t. Nice at-bat by David Bote, who is clutch. One of the most clutch in the league. Just ask Matt Vasgersian.” The Cubs swept the Pirates, but I gotta tell you, for a team that’s 21-10, they worry me. Part of it is that they don’t play Pittsburgh again for months, and part of it is that they seem besieged by weird things like the barrage of dink hits that the Bucs...

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