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Cub Tracks "Celebrates" Shark Week

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That's in quotes because there wasn't much to celebrate when the Cubs' Shark took the mound. Cub Tracks takes a closer look at that start, what Dallas Green thinks of the Wrigley Field renovations and the state of the club, and sea spiders.

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Happy birthday to the world's best dad: mine.

Also, I'm very happy for Dioner Navarro that his injury wasn't much worse.

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From Cubs Den

  • Former Cub GM Dallas Green can't see the light when it comes to a Jumbotron at Wrigley Field.
  • Here's a look at the organizational depth at second base.
  • Is Jeff Samardzija just pressing? Beyond that link, take a look at Shark's stats: they're really close to his numbers for last season. His ERA is up and he's walking another half a batter per nine innings. Everything else is very comparable. It should be intriguing to see how the rest of the season plays out as Shark marches toward 200 innings pitched.

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From the Chicago Tribune

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From the Daily Herald

Today's food for thought

  • I always love these. There are some pretty cool looking critters in the depths of the ocean. The Sea Spider was my favorite.