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Cubs historical sleuthing: 1970 edition

This one was easy, even without a scoreboard in view.

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Do the Cubs have a realistic chance of winning the NL Central?

Wait, hear me out.

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Outside The Confines: Six more weeks?

Cursed rodents.

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Baseball history unpacked, February 3

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Spalding starts sporting goods store and other stories.

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Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Marching band edition

This isn’t something we see at Wrigley anymore.

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MLB’s 2022-23 offseason calendar: Free agents, awards, Rule 5 draft, non-tenders, arbitration, more

Baseball doesn’t stop just because there are no games. Here’s a handy calendar of everything happening before next season begins.

The Latest

It’s February. Baseball will be played this month

What are some of the things coming up for Cubs and other baseball fans?

Cub Tracks goes, we go

All the #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news you can use, four days a week. Dexter didn’t leave, prospect palooza, and other stories.

BCB After Dark: The art of the steal

The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks who is going to lead the team in steals in 2023.

Dexter Fowler joins Marquee Sports Network

The former Cubs outfielder returns to the fold.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Sammy Sosa edition

Remember when the board kept track of Sammy’s homers?

The Cubs will have two games streaming on Peacock this year

... including, for the first time, one at Wrigley Field.

Outside The Confines: All that Jazz

Jazz Chisholm Jr. is on the cover of MLB The Show. Things are happening for the Rays. Giants fans are angry. And other news from around MLB.

Baseball history unpacked, February 1

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Pipp leaves Yankees, Mike Marshall hits them too far, and other stories.

BCB After Dark: Who’s most valuable?

The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks who will lead the Cubs in WAR for 2023

From Vox Media

We're building great things, and we need your talent.

The Bleed Cubbie Blue podcast is going to get a bit of a makeover for 2023

We’ll no longer be hosted by SBNation, but we’re not done yet

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: 2000s edition

This one was fairly easy to narrow down.

In appreciation of Dexter Fowler

The former Cubs outfielder announced his retirement from baseball.

A modest proposal to fix Hall of Fame voting

This would make enshrining players in Cooperstown more inclusive.

Cub Tracks grinds my gears

All the #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news you can use, four days a week. Keith Law ‘doesn’t like the Cubs as much as he could’, despite three Cubs in the Top 50 in his recent list, and other stories. Oh, and Leslie West and the best guitar tone EVER.

BCB After Dark: How was the winter for you?

The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks you to grade the Cubs offseason

Three Cubs make The Athletic’s Top 100 prospects list

The Cubs minor leaguers are judged to be among the best in baseball.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: You make the call

This one has stumped me, so far. Perhaps you, the BCB reader, can help.

MLB teams will be limited to four different uniforms in 2023

This is Nike’s idea — a "four plus one" plan.

Outside The Confines: The countdown is on

The weather may still be frightful, but there’s something bright ahead.

Baseball history unpacked, January 30

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Happy birthday, Brailyn Marquez!

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Recent days edition

Here’s a much more modern photo than I’ve posted previously.

Cub Tracks can’t wait

All the #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news you can use, four days a week. We beat the bushes for wisdom and are no wiser than before.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Philadelphia edition

There’s no one in sight. When was this taken?

Cub Tracks picks them out of the lineup

All the #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news you can use, four days a week. The lineup game and other Saturday favorites.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: 1970s aerial edition

This is a great shot of the ballpark from that era.

What does the looming Sinclair RSN bankruptcy mean for the future of baseball broadcasting?

One thing’s for sure. Things are changing rapidly.

Outside The Confines: Tuning up for spring

A few trades in MLB. More rosters for the World Baseball Classic are coming out and their are new firsts. And other news from around MLB.

Baseball history unpacked, January 27

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. One of the best trades ever for the Cubs, and other stories of note.

Pete Crow-Armstrong named 28th-best prospect by MLB Pipeline

Three Cubs outfielders were named to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100

Today in Cubs history: The time Fergie Jenkins was almost claimed by the White Sox

Yes, that’s right. Pull up a chair, this is a good story.

MLB prospects & minor leagues

MLB Trade Rumors