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“The wind’s being broken here”, Zobrist’s natal anniversary, and other bullets

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MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs
Wahmbulance on the way.
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It isn’t all about Yu any more. Style, man, it’s all about style. Some got it, some ain’t. The Chicago Cubs, like it or not, win and lose with style. They used to win and lose with Old Style, but that’s another story, and I’m not kräusened enough to tell it. In fact I am cold sober, as I’m working on some of the projects that my Kickstarter is comprised of. But I digress ... which is in keeping with my style...

Great game. Friday’s game was good ball, too. Exciting. Innit what we pay for? Can’t win ‘em all — make ‘em fun. Do it with style. Chicago-style if you can, like the AP and hot dogs. No ketchup! Well, maybe on the meatloaf ... coulda woulda shoulda had a meatloaf by now. But no. So, the rubber game, today. And now that I’ve completely punted the lede, which is sorta appropriate for a non-football Sunday, 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).

“I gave up like 18 hits and 12 runs,” Darvish joked, “but still, I’m a little happy. I went seven innings.

“I knew the bullpen was struggling and didn’t have a rest, so my main goal was to go more than seven innings.”

“Gutsy. He was great,” David Bote said. “The line score’s not going to show how great he was today. That was a great performance by Yu.”

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