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The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. This one ain’t afraid of no ghosts.

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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, such as they are.

Things are looking ugly. I’ve been assuming that there would be a lockout all along... in fact I still believe that it will impact the season. I think ownership is stupid enough to do that, and try to recoup the losses in revenue by tacking on an additional layer of playoffs.

It’s pretty apparent that ownership treats anyone who is not part of their little boys’ club with contempt. Fans are necessary evils, and if they could separate people from their money without playing the games, they would cheerfully do so.

If they don’t hate baseball, they hate us. At the very least they’re indifferent to fandom/their customer base, standing there behind their anti-trust agreement.

I imagine that BCB will be focusing on the history of baseball and on minor-league ball for the foreseeable future. So will everyone else. We are collateral damage in this war of worlds. Let’s hope that there is a brighter future. #IStandWithThePlayers

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Thanks for reading, Dana.