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Cub Tracks Turns Left

There's a whole lot of left-handed news in today's edition. Take a click about a rough go for a starter, overworked relievers, and rebuilding outfielders. We've also got a friendly Cardinal, Baez on the move, Shark watch, and space maps.

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It's hard to believe this injury wasn't a "Cubbie Occurrence."

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den


  • Ryan Sweeney says he's not ready to be a DH. That's good, since he plays in the NL and doesn't hit quite enough to be a 'traditional' DH.
  • Kris Bryant has solid footing thanks to his parents.
  • Brett Jackson is having fun again, while trying to rebuild his career.
  • There is absolutely nothing in this article about Edwin Jackson that makes me feel better about Edwin Jackson.
  • Travis Wood says his rough outing was just one of those days.
  • Jonathan Mayo thinks Javier Baez will be the minor league home-run champ, unless he gets the call to the Cubs. Meanwhile, workmate Jim Callis thinks Kris Bryant will blast more homers. I find this to be a fantastic "no wrong answer" question.


From the Chicago Tribune

From the Chicago Sun-Times


Today's food for thought

  • A new map shows the position of our Milky Way in the Council of Giants.
  • This video map of space might make you feel insignificant.
  • Back on our planet, this graph shows all the languages that have "invaded" English.