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Today, in Yu Darvish news... he was pretty damn good. 11 Ks. And a hit! Probably the hit that Kris Bryant was supposed to get in regulars but whatcha gonna do? The gods of baseball are nothing if not capricious. Mike Marshall said “Baseball is an ass,” and he knew he was right.

The bullpen said “Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day!” and provided the meatballs. Anthony didn’t play. Still, extras. Kris and Javier Báez took advantage of the opportunities to continue their streaks.

And then things went south. Overthinking? I dunno. Maybe. Maybe Albert catches that drive if they’re positioned normally. Maybe, Joe Maddon.

Here’s a cute cat pic, if it helps you feel better:

Pugsley and Tiny Butt, Chicken Butt’s sons.

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).

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.