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The Brewers are up 12 game.

I can’t do this thing until the national writers and the beats get the quote machine flowing. So I’m often a victim of circumstances, a stooge of the confederacy of dunces that masquerade as the gods of baseball, a prisoner of the white lines on the infield...

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop, it’s said. Therefore it behooved me to find something to do during rain delay theater. Naturally my thoughts turned to Berwyn, given the time, and Sven obliged my not-very-dormant Creature Features jones with a viewing of the original Wolf Man. Maria Ouspenskaya reminds me of my maternal granny, who vas Hungarian and made the best pastries. So I watched — the game didn’t restart until Larry was dead. Great timing.

Yeah. I tuned in just in time to see Cardinals runs scoring. Well, I wanted a horror show. It was either that or stare numbly at the Cubs’ RISP figures. Ouch!

And then the Cubs came to bat and the plot started getting complicated. Al will recap it all for you. The ending maybe needed a little work. Len and AJ sounded pretty good. Both of them know how and when to chat, and keep it to a minimum, and that was refreshing.

The second-place Cubs will have to pull one out today. 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).

Javy Baez pulled himself from the lineup as a nagging heel injury will prevent him from starting on Saturday. When he returns, Joe Maddon said they may have to play him at third base for a bit in order to keep him from moving around so much while also avoiding second base. Maddon thinks Baez may have re-injured himself hitting the bag on a double play . There was no mention of a possible IL stint: “If he’s going to say something, it’s bothering him decently right now,” Maddon said.

Food for thought:

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