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Cub Tracks’ born to be mild

The importance of winning now, don’t cheer for Russell, Rajah’s natal anniversary, and other bullets

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That didn’t start well. Or end well. The Diamondbacks get a lot of mileage out of not overswinging and create some of their own luck. But Marte was out at the plate — I’m gonna stand by that. Nice work by Albert Almora Jr., though, and a couple of deep flies... I’ll take that going forward. The rest, well, you saw, too. Al has the details in the recap.

Usually I hate the other team’s announcers. Not so in this case... I always liked Bob Brenly and Steve Berthiaume isn’t terrible. I just would have liked a different game — that had lots of ugly. Ah well, a win today puts the Cubs in line for meatloaf.

That and the several narratives that spice up the zeitgeist are the meat of today’s Cubs News and Notes. Let’s hope the Cubs supply the taters again. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome).

Food for thought: