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The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. This one is necessarily minimalist.

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Welcome to today’s episode of Cub Tracks news and notes™. Here we have material from current beat writers, bloggers, and the occasional in-house habitué, moonlighting. These pieces center around #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball.

There’s still not much going on as we head into the silly season. The shadow of a lockout lies heavy over the Major Leagues as the minors continue with business-as-usual. A promising new minor-league-oriented site has opened, and the Cubs look like they’re about to hire yet another hitting coach.

Bring on the wild trade proposals already.

This year I am doing a nanowrimo novel, a baseball noir. It has to do with some of the implications of the advent of professional gambling as a sponsor in professional sports and will probably get Jack Davis-level grimy as I exaggerate for effect.

You can watch Game Seven if you want. It’s embedded below.

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Today in Cubs history:

November 2, 2016

Cubs win the World Series. An unbelievable Game 7 is certainly one to remember. Al will have a longer article on the fifth anniversary of the Cubs championship coming up at 9 a.m. CT.

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.