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Baseball history unpacked, May 8

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Today the simCubs start a homestand with a three-game series against the NL East-leading Washington Nationals, with Jon Lester scheduled to take the hill against Stephen Strasburg. Brandon Palmer has a few words about this series in his interview, and Al will have more information about the game in the game post at 2:30 pm CT, Tuesday, 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.

... 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 hand-picked scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*.

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