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Firing Joe, 6 factors and 4 people to watch, and other bullets

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The dance card is full, Joe
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No game Friday, so the Cubs coast in to the weekend’s tilt against the White Sox on the heels of a victory against the Pirates, salvaging the last game of the series. Somebody has to do standup in the ‘Comedy Central.’ I elect the Cubs.

Speaking of standup, the ‘fire Joe Maddon’ catcalls have been heard. And they should be peremptorily disposed of. If he’s not rehired, or at least offered a contract, then there’s something really wrong going on.

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). {$} means paywall. {$] means limited views.

Food for thought:

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