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Cub Tracks gets out on the wrong foot

Great expectations, Grandpa, and other bullets

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So here we are, the train having run off the rails in the last home set, looking at the playoffs from the outside. What happens now? Hot takes and cold comfort.

No game Monday. That’s probably a positive. Hoo boy. Welcome to the fall. And you thought the winter was discontented...

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:

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