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Cub Tracks Gets Personal

What does it mean to be a personal catcher? Was Starlin Castro truly detained? What do the Sun-Times and Sports Illustrated think of the hiring of Joe Maddon? Those stories plus 2015 projections and initiations for incoming freshmen in Sunday's Cub Tracks.

Just what does David Ross do for Jon Lester?
Just what does David Ross do for Jon Lester?
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Following up on that big, weird-shaped box that was under the tree for Christmas: It was an outdoor folding chair for me to take to my daughter's cross-country meets. There was also a seat cushion for the football games where my other daughter plays in the band, and I can't tell you how thankful I am for that gift. I don't think I've sat on more uncomfortable bleachers than the ones at my daughter's high-school football stadium. That or I'm just getting old and cranky.

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