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Cubs, simCubs, and MLB news and items of note to aficionados

Miami Beach, Manolo, Argentinean restaurant, cutting cheese steak sandwich Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Well, the simCubs escaped from the City of Brotherly Love with a meatloaf, which probably had Cheez-Wiz on it, and they’re eating it on the plane on the way across the big water.

The Jasons, Jason Heyward, Jason Kipnis, and honorary Jason, Javier Baez, accounted for all 5 of the Cubs’ runs as the simCubs took two out of three from the Phillies and head for a scheduled date with the Cardinals. Craig Kimbrel tied for the league lead in saves and the Cubs’ bullpen turned in another splendid effort.

The big water in this case is probably the Schuylkill River instead of the Atlantic Ocean, and that’s all I can say about our top-secret venue, as MLB The Show 2020 does not have London Stadium in their group of available ballparks. We’ve selected a suitably historic park to play the two games in, Saturday and Sunday. Al will have more about the series over the course of the next couple of days, and you can lurk at the BCB Media Center and catch past games and game videos, 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.

“Your salaries are higher than they ever have been at any time. True, you deserve to be well paid … But you take few, if any, of the great risks involved. … Baseball is at a serious point in its history.” — ’Gussie’ Busch, 1969.

“When are these guys going to learn? This goes back to the ‘70s and the earliest days of free agency and fights with Marvin Miller and the union.”— Gordon Wittenmyer.

Food for thought:

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