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Game day today. No game yesterday. Cubs seek answers to their road woes in Philadelphia. We have ALL the Joe Maddon news, all in one convenient lump sum. Call J. G. Cub Tracks! 877-Cash-Cow. 877-Cash-Cow! Eight Seven Seven Cash COW!

The Cubs are just 23-35 away from home this season and have not won a road series in 11 tries. — Field Level Media.

Ouch. To have that stat and still maintain a tenuous hold on first place is admirable, but let’s dispense with the self-handicapping, Cubs. Or I’ll be forced to don my spear and magic helmet.

Let that be a lesson to you, Doc. 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. Italics are often used here as sarcasm font.

Food for thought:

We’re not ready yet for flying cars. We may never be. Thanks for reading.