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Baseball history unpacked, July 1

Cubs, simCubs, and MLB news — This Old Cub, and other stories

Wrigley Field celebrates its 100th anniversary
Another old Cub
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The simCubs went OFF, throwing the Brewers’ ten-game winning streak into the dumpster of ancient history and knocking balls over the fence with regularity as Anthony Rizzo. Kris Bryant, and Nico Hoerner all homered. KB’s numbers are looking pretty damn good now after he trailed the team leaders most of the season and he’s now competitive with Rizzo, Willson Contreras, and Ian Happ for honors.

Yu looked okay. He got into some wildness after a stellar start and that cost him a chance at a win. Eric Lauer looked good, too, to a point. Not good enough, though. And KB wasn’t done there. Trevor Megill got the win. I didn’t check but I think it might have been his first MLB victory. He’s been ok so far and might stick around for a while.

Brett Anderson (9-3) will face Kyle Hendricks (10-3) in the third game of four today. 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.

... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a lighthearted Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review hand-picked scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*.

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