Cub Tracks Won't Look Back

Just out of reach. - USA TODAY Sports

But the writers in Cub Tracks sure will. As with every ASB, the writers are doing their postmortem on the first half results. While many of us prefer to look ahead, there's a saying about history that might be relevant, too. So come on in and take a look back at the groundwork for the team's future.

Pay attention today, there's a quiz question for you to chew on.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den

From Cubs.com

  • Cole Gillespie is happy to have an opportunity with the Cubs. Maybe lightning strikes twice on an outfielder cast-off from the San Francisco Giants?
  • Some of Kris Bryant's (hopefully) future teammates gave him a warm welcome to Wrigley. Cody Ransom and Darwin Barney had some fun at the prospect's expense.
  • In case you missed it, infield prospect Arismendy Alcantara packed a wallop on one swing in the Futures Game. This link has video of the homer, if you'd like to see it.
  • The Cubs' Futures Game alumni were rooting for Alcantara. This article mentions three Cubs as alumni of the game and that didn't even seem to count Starlin Castro. Can you name the other three? Answer below (or in the link, obviously).

From ESPNChicago.com

From the Chicago Tribune

From the Chicago Sun-Times

  • All-Star Travis Wood has given the Cubs consistent quality, for starters.
  • In a bit of unintentional irony, Jeff Samardzija says the team needs to be more consistent.

From the Daily Herald

Today's food for thought

  • Astronomers think they've found a planet that rains glass.

Futures Game alumni: Edwin Jackson, Welington Castillo, & Alfonso Soriano.

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