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Cub Tracks looks at the big board

The Onion nearly made me cry, and other bullets. Feel free to sleuth the source of the graphic.

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Wrigley Field celebrates its 100th anniversary Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images

What a day. What a week. All the deals and then some, right? I can’t keep up with all of the new faces. Plus the Onion was almost funny. Next, McSweeney’s will draw a dry chuckle. Cripes. Doug Kinney would be ashamed of me. Mort Drucker wouldn’t get the picture either.

Mort Drucker for MAD.

Yeahhh. We have kind of a followup to the front page’s events and the early flowering of a couple of trade rumors. Bob Rosenberg is out, for nebulous reasons.

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.

A day after MLB announced safety netting extensions will have been installed at all 30 ballparks for 2020, the Cubs say the specifics for Wrigley Field aren’t set yet. A team spokesman gave a statement to ESPN’s Outside the Lines: “Given the unique design of the walls along the playing field surface which are landmarked, we are still reviewing options that provide the safest and enjoyable environment for fans.” — William Weinbaum, ESPN.

Today in baseball history (courtesy of BBRef):

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.