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Home cookin’, thinking the unthinkable, and other bullets

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I used to eat my hot dogs Chicago style, with mustard and all the fixin’s. I still do, but I used to, too.

Thanks, Mitch. RIP.

You gotta love that home cookin’. I can’t shake this feeling that good things are just around the corner, but I’m gonna dip my toes in the moat from time to time, whilst I occupy the fence. It’s the nature of things Cub, to me, to expect the other shoe to drop.

I was out on the ledge, just chillin’, but I looked down into the abyss, and the abyss was looking back at me. It had Ryan Dempster’s face and it was toting a Buena beef.

“Just stahp,” said the abyss, in its Haray Caray voice. “I do the abysmal around here.”

And then I saw Al on the tv. Right before the top of the 3rd, 12:15 pm, my time, during Dionne Miller’s segment. No video on the net that I can find...

... and speaking of abysmal, 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).

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  • Ken Rosenthal (The Athletic {$}): Would the Cubs think the unthinkable?; Craig Kimbrel is a difference-maker; Christian Yelich has lots to say; more notes. “A full-blown rebuild no longer is a realistic option for high-revenue clubs...”

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