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No to Morrow, derailed season, and other bullets

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“Every time the Giants walk a Cub, it comes back to bite them.” — Len Kasper.

Cub Tracks is of course into biting things. Armour Hot Dogs, Soylent Green, bring it on (beets and Brussels sprouts and lutefisk excepted). Cub Tracks in in the best shape of their life — round, and is officially on the See Food diet. But we digress.

Yu had his issues. There has to be a happy medium, but that sixth inning was like putting in Kreskin and getting Uri Geller. My Sox fan friend Mark opined that his “curve ball looked like a bent spoon.” The spoon was apparently holding meatballs. Ugh.

And then:

It’s getting kind of hard to swallow the idea of this team going far in the playoffs, should they make it. — Debbie Downer.

Shut your pie-hole, Debbie. I’m trying to believe that the Cubs are upper-crust. Look at how they came back!

“Stand tall, kick high, swing hard.” — Jim Deshaies

How did it all turn out? KB was clutch! Al will have full details of that wild game in his recap. The Cubs are back in first.

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.

“We were pretty confident that he was going to pitch at a really high level when he was out there. And he did the first half last year. I don’t know. I look back, and maybe we should’ve had even more conservative sort of guidelines with him or maybe there’s nothing we could do. It’s impossible to say, you know?

”Obviously, he’s a guy with significant injury history, which makes it a calculated risk when you sign somebody like that. You sort of know -- how good he was -- you know you’re going to get quality when he’s out there, but there’s a risk of not getting the quantity. And that burned us for the last year and a half, and that’s on me.” — Theo Epstein, on Brandon Morrow.

Food for thought:

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