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Cub Tracks’ Kilroy was here

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Cubs, simCubs, and MLB news

Happy Father’s Day to those of you who are daddies. I wish you health and good times. I am not cooking this year and plan to socially distance with a beverage (iced tea! I drink alcohol sparingly) and a big plate of barbecue from the Brushfire BBQ Company ... perhaps while watching the smoke rise from the Bighorn Fire, which I can see from my living-room window. Perhaps not — that’s too real, like the strong possibility that the simCubs will be the only baseball this year — which I believed from the git-go. It’s why we have these broadcasts.

Speaking of the broadcasts, the series is tied going into the third game, with the Cubs and Red Sox each taking one victory home on the way to jousting for the meatloaf. It’s been quite some time since the Cubs lost a series. This wouldn’t be a good time to change that.

Javier Baez was 4 for 4, Kris Bryant and Jason Kipnis clubbed dingers, and Kyle Hendricks and his experience chalked up a ninth victory. Plenty of highlights, including Craig Kimbrel’s 26th save.

Ryan Yarbrough will try to keep pace with the Professor against Boston’s Hector Velazquez. 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.

We know about Addison Russell. Here are maybe some things we don’t know about. There’s not a hell of a lot right now.

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.