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The Cardinals are playing and the Cubs aren’t and I just can’t, and bullets

It’s not dark enough yet. I don’t want to go home
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Well, the Cubs still don’t have a manager and the stinkin’ Cardinals played last night and I’m not into hate-watching. Call me crazy if you like. I’ll watch if I see that the score is 15-1 Nationals or something like that, just to dig the schaedenfreude but otherwise nah. I just can’t bring myself to care, let alone change the channel to the one the game is on. I thought about it and maybe my fingers twitched or something, and Moe slapped me.

He really likes the Talking Kitty Cat videos. Sylvester is the best.

Here’s today’s Cubs News and Notes. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). {$} means paywall. {$} means limited views. Italics are often used here as sarcasm font.

2011 - The Chicago Cubs agree on a five-year contract with Theo Epstein to be their new team President. Epstein built the Boston Red Sox team that won two World Series in 2004 and 2007, but was shaken by the team’s brutal September collapse this season, following manager Terry Francona’s departure by a few days. The deal won’t be made official for another two weeks, and Boston and Chicago will need to agree on compensation as Epstein still has a year to go on his contract.

2015 - The Cubs hit six homers in defeating the Cardinals, 8-6, in Game 3 of the other NLDS. The hitters are Kyle Schwarber, Starlin Castro, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Dexter Fowler. Jake Arrieta is not his usually dominant self, but still strikes out nine in 5⅔ innings to earn the win over Michael Wacha, who gives up three of the long balls.

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.