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Baseball history unpacked, October 16

Cubs, simCubs, and MLB news

Brandon Palmer, just before receiving his pink slip. Clipped by THE Deputy Mayor of Rush St.

... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a lighthearted Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*.

Today in baseball history:


The simCubs’ magic wore off and they were defeated by the simDodgers in five games. Yu Darvish pitched well but the bats were made out of pool noodles and at length the Cubs were unable to keep treading water and sank. Jesus Luzardo wept.

The Dodgers went on the win the World Series against the Angels. Mike Trout and Joe Maddon deserved better.

If we play next year, I’ll have a new game (MLB The Show 2021). But I’m going to indulge myself and fire that coaching staff and make a few deals. Thanks to Dep and James and Pete, who stuck around all year and made the thing worth doing.


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