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Cubs, simCubs, and MLB news — baseball is a joke, and other one-liners

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Yes. The 2020 baseball season is finis (I’ve been saying so for quite a while). If we have MLB baseball this year, I’ll eat Dep’s hat. Holy gamethread word, Batman! Talk about your moral turpentine! Don’t touch that remote!

Sad times, Cubs fans. Baseball is eating itself. And we get to watch. No simGame Monday, so we’ll move on. Nobody is less interested in my opinions than I am.

There is a game today, with Noah Syndergaard due to face Ryan Yarbrough at beautiful simWrigley Field. Al will have more about the game in the game post at 2:30 p.m. CT, and then I’ll post the actual url to the stream at 3 p.m. CT. Or you can catch the game at the BCB Media Center and also 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.

“As a sport, baseball is lagging behind, specifically the NBA and how they’ve grown their game at an exponential rate,” Ian Happ said. “For baseball, there’s a little bit of an old school mentality, but we can do a better job of marketing our game and getting players in front of fans and making those connections.”

  • Tim Stebbins (NBC Sports Chicago*): Cubs’ Willson Contreras, Yu Darvish blast Rob Manfred’s statement: ‘What a JOKE’. “Cubs players are using their social media platforms to blast MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.”

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.