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Well, the simCubs flew the coop having split the series with the woeful simOrioles, due largely to Jose Quintana’s ability to locate the gopher ball to banjo hitters. Al nearly had to talk me down from executing Q’s deliverance to another squad but I admit that I’d put him in the pen if it were up to me.

Sometimes these players are entirely too well-programmed. Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras are working through power droughts but still producing base hits and Albert Almora Jr couldn’t hit a fastball with a shovel. Maybe he can hit the candles.

Despite that, the simCubs are in first place, 13-5, and are gearing up for four games with the 13-4, first-place Nationals at their home in the District.

Al will have more information about that game in the game post at 2:30 pm CT, for our 3 p.m. start. I’ll drop the specific URL to the contest in the game thread, but you can lurk at the BCB Media Center and catch it there as well. All past games and highlights reels are available there too, if you want the full #simCubs experience.

And now, here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes, the only links column that really matters. 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:

Thanks for reading! Happy 4/20.