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Cub Tracks Says Something Nice

C'mon. You know the phrase. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. In that light, most of the Cubs' season should keep us quiet. But it's time to focus on the positives. So the GM says nice things about the manager, a rival says nice things about Chicago, it's nice to talk about prospects walking, two starting pitchers have been terrific, and everyone is staying positive. Well, almost everyone. And if watching the Cubs makes your eyes hurt, then why not just stare at the sun?

File this under "Things I never thought I'd see again."
File this under "Things I never thought I'd see again."
Andy Lyons

Al sent me this article to include in today's edition. Can you believe the Cubs are just fourth among the city's pro sports teams in terms of vanity license plate sales? I'm in the market for a new (used) car, so I might have to up this total by one if the wife gives that the ok.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den


  • The defense has been a problem. Defense at second base with Darwin Barney is not the problem.
  • The closer role is still up in the air.
  • The team wants Anthony Rizzo to improve his non-power numbers. I've never been a big fan of Rizzo's swing mechanics, but he looks like he's not seeing the ball at all right now and is mostly just guessing.
  • Cody Ransom sure knows how to make a first impression.
  • Alfonso Soriano can still find another gear when he has to.


From the Chicago Tribune (register to see almost anything but videos)
  • Dusty Baker thinks the renovation of Wrigley Field is long overdue.
  • (Video only) Darwin Barney talks about his big home run on Tuesday.
  • The club says they aren't worried about Matt Garza's latest setback. They've said that before.
  • Phil Rogers thinks Kris Bryant is in play with Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray for the Cubs first pick.
  • Sully's mailbag is usually good for some hilarity. From the reader's, at least. Paul only thinks he's funny.

From the Chicago Sun-Times (can read a paragraph, register to read the rest)

From the Daily Herald (registry required for all)

Today's food for thought