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But Brandon Palmer was. His hair was perfect. In his head, we think he might still be there. He missed the interview, preferring to stay in his office with the door closed and take delivery of a crate of limes and ice. Unless I miss my guess, he’s viewing the proceedings with a gimlet eye. That would explain some of his decisions, like arbitrarily dropping Johan Camargo from the lineup the other day. Poor, poor pitiful Johan. It’s a good thing he’s not an excitable boy.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the simCubs dropped the opener to the simBoSox but there’s still hope for meatloaf. You can’t win them all, and the team is still 54-22, which ain’t so bad.

Ian Happ got things close with a ninth-inning two-run blast, but the club fell two runs short of victory. Yu Darvish pitched very well but gets a no-decision. Alec Mills takes the loss, his first, after allowing solo shots by Andrew Benintendi and JD Martinez in the seventh. Alex Verdugo added on in the ninth, and that was the winning margin.

Kyle Hendricks and his veteran experience will take the hill against Marcus Walden and his youthful exuberance. Walden is not having his best year, and perhaps the simCubs can take advantage of that. 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. This might or might not solve the current impasse:

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:

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