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Sign Nick now, the fragile playoff dream, and other bullets

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No game Monday. So we stand in anticipation of tonight’s tilt against the hated (by me!) New York Metropolitans, in not-so-beautiful Citi Field in Flushing, New York, which is well-named. My friend (yes, I have friends) Julian is a Mets fan, and I don’t even want to get him started, so the Cubs better win and be flushed with victory. RIP, MAD.

Takashi Murakami logo

Speaking of flushing, how about those Players’ Weekend uniforms? I still like the black Cubs cap that I picked up, which looks like part of a (hopefully) mythical road version. People remark on it when I wear it out, and it fits my basic black-and-neon-colors wardrobe. I saw one with a rainbow logo too, which is pretty awesome. I’d be behind a whole uniform with rainbow lettering and numbers, as long as you could keep from making it look like a Geocities page from 1998, or the Houston Astros’ old unis. I weep when I think of all of the poor polyesters that were killed to make that gear. These are cool too.

The Ryan Express

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.

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