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The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. This one might add up.

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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.

The Cubs are busy finding ways to skirt the rules, or they have a more sophisticated understanding of said rules, I don’t know which, but they signed a guy. He may not be the Fixx we were hoping for, but he’s a young lefty arm.

Having made my bias known, still I am honor-bound to report what both sides of the CBA contretemps have to say, and we have a few words from Rob Manfred below. Whether you think those words are disingenuous or not is your decision.

Sadly, I was just getting to contemplate the taste of crow, given the obvious intelligence of the Cubs’ recent moves, and I’ll keep looking at recipes over the course of the lockout, may it be short and less acrimonious than I suspect it will be, but things Cub were trending in such a positive direction... and remember — nobody can get signed, but they can make phone calls, as I understand things.

We can still turn this page into a discussion of classic rock, prog-rock, yacht-rock, stoner-rock, science fiction and horror media to complement Josh’s fine offerings.

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But for now we have baseball. Actually I would discuss baseball media if we run out of material. It would give me an excuse to talk about my novel

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instead of the elephant in the room... yes, exactly, how soon Javier Báez induces panic in Detroit. Silent cars and traffic lights indeed.

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“It’s not a good thing for the sport,” Manfred said of the work stoppage. “It’s not something that we undertake lightly. We understand it’s bad for our business. We took it out of a desire to drive the process forward to an agreement now.

“We wanted to move the process now because we want an agreement now for our fans.”

Food for Thought:

Thanks for reading.