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Kid’s K’s birthday, the 100th anniversary of Cracker Jack, 1x4x9, and other bullets

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The Dodgers didn’t throw the Cubs a bone until the sixth. It was a base oddity to see any Cubs on before that. Kris Bryant reached on an ‘error’ and that was it. He didn’t stick around long.

By now you know about Kyle Hendricks and about the result of Saturday night’s tilt against the Tinseltown team. Walker Buehler! Buehler! and Yu Darvish had an old-fashioned pitchers’ duel(er), and it lasted, with a couple of stellar relief appearances, until Rizzo put one in orbit. Hopefully Hendricks won’t be out for long with his inflamed shoulder, and hopefully Mike Montgomery or Tyler Chatwood can fix it so the team doesn’t miss his services so much. Hopefully. There have been rumors that the Cubs might call up Adbert Alzolay, but that seems premature. There have been rumors about a massive mystery mass under the lunar surface.

There have also been rumors about a sportsbook at Wrigley. I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. Let’s listen to a little Carlos and forget about it.

There’s been some palaver lately, about Kris Bryant and extensions and such, and Patrick Mooney addresses that bit of science fiction. Plus coverage of the coverage for our Sunday edition. I suggest you obtain a highly caffeinated beverage and peruse today’s Cubs News and Notes. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). {$} means paywall. {$] means limited views.

Joe Maddon tried to be as diplomatic as he could be regarding home plate umpire CB Bucknor, and his strike zone, after the Cubs loss to the Dodgers on Friday: “Unfortunately, whenever that fellow works, everybody expects that in advance. It’s hard to argue because it’s equally offensive to both sides. That’s as kind as I can be.” — Jesse Rogers.

1993 - The 100th anniversary of Cracker Jack is celebrated with a party at Wrigley Field that includes distributing the candy-coated popcorn and peanut treat that was introduced at the Chicago World Fair in 1893, free of charge to all of the fans attending the Cubs’ game against Florida. Sailor Jack, the company’s mascot, throws out the ceremonial first pitch. — The National Pastime.

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