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Outside The Confines: We’ve got a new name

Same cheeky content, though.

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Welcome to Outside the Confines, the thrice-weekly post formerly known as MLB Bullets.

You may be asking yourself: “Ashley, why the name change after so long? Is this because you took over and you felt the need to shake things up?” Decidedly not!

We had a bit of an internal discussion recently about the name “MLB Bullets” that while the name seemed innocuous enough, given current events and a long-standing history of gun-related violence in America, that perhaps it was time to consider the secondary meaning of “Bullets” and make a change.

Of course the bullets in the title always referred to the bullet-point form list the links post took, but we felt that going forward it might be time for a change, and also wanted something that reflected that this is a Cubs blog after all.

Hence “Outside The Confines” which references, of course, the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field, and what’s going on outside Cubs news. (Shout-out to Danny Russell, the editor of our SB Nation Rays site DRaysBay for the idea.)

We hope you don’t mind the change, and I can promise you the sarcasm and abundance of Instagram and Twitter posts won’t be going anywhere.

  • First, and perhaps most importantly, may I please introduce you to my new favorite minor league team?

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.