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The latest in our series of #Cubs-related news.

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Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB news for you. We’re getting close to making the stuff up already. The beats and bloggers apparently have the weekend off. Today’s gummie seems like it isn’t as good as yesterday’s gummie as I am fresh out of jokes, so I dunno what to do. Perhaps we should individually break down Jed Hoyer’s press conference as an assignment or something. We could swap recipes or trade scar stories... it’s just sad, y’all. So sad that MY articles are higher in the Google rankings than the originals I repeat. I suppose no news is good news...

For the second year in a row, I sent an angry letter to MLB.TV. I paid by the month these last two years as I didn’t really KNOW that there would be a full season and my cash flow is often stopped up (ah, the life of a freelancer), and they charged me on September 1 both years, even though that wasn’t my due-date, in order to ‘ensure’ postseason viewing, even though the games are blacked out on the channel.

Got my damn money back, too, and promptly spent it on next week’s supply and some booze. Raoul Duke was some role model.

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