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sometimes I just sits, don’t make Kyle Schwarber mad, and other bullets

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loafing around the house on a Saturday
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It turns out that baseball is a couple of generations older than commercial sliced bread, so I humbly submit to you that sliced bread is the greatest thing since baseball. Morning baseball also makes me stop loafing much earlier, especially if the Cubs are losing, as I’ll get up and start doing things and leave the game on in the background, but, no matter which way you slice it, eleven o’clock games are in the upper crust of experiences.

That such games allow me to avoid doing any chores until 2 o’clock or so is just gravy to pour on the meatloaf and sop up with all of that bread. Of course the home plate umpire (and to be honest, the bullpen) denied our chance at meatloaf but I’m just gonna pretend that didn’t happen and exercise my own judgement.

Ah yes, exercise... I’m in the best shape of my life — almost perfectly round, and ready to roll. Here’s today’s Cubs News and Notes. Everything is #narrative today. As always * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome).

“Everybody is worried about electronic strike zone. I want an electronic method to control check swings. That would be much more interesting and I would prefer that. Let the umpires call the games like they always do and have a way to control check swings. I have ideas on that.” — Joe Maddon.

Food for thought: