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Cub Tracks Isn't Great Yet, But It's Getting There

Jon Lester is making progess. Joe Maddon is trying to avoid information overload with Kris Bryant. Plus roster flexibility, disco celebrations, the Addison Russell watch, and the devouring of a moon in Tuesday's Cub Tracks.

Don't look so glum, Jon. Everything's gonna be all right.
Don't look so glum, Jon. Everything's gonna be all right.
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Here's something to remember, everyone: If you go to a basketball officiating camp where there are 83 other referees whose experience is at a minimum several years of high-school work and you walk in with only three years of church league under your belt... you're going to look like an idiot.

While the other referees were busy fine-tuning higher parts of their craft, I was basically handed the Referee 101 book and started reading from the introduction. Everyone was very kind and very supportive, though, so I will give them all of the credit in the world for all of their positive feedback while I fumbled my way through three days of learning introductory mechanics like how to chop a clock and raise your arm when you blow your whistle.

But I know you're not here to read about "Three Days at Referee Camp", so let's get to the links:

From Comcast SportsNet Chicago:


From ESPN Chicago:

From CBS Chicago:

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

From the Daily Herald:

From Cubs Den:

From Bleacher Nation:

From Chicago Cubs Online:

From Cubs Insider:


Today's food for thought: