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Here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes, your every-other-day-except-on-weekends escape from the humdrum, in the best shape of our lives (round is a shape, too), tanned, rested, ready.

The Cubs didn’t tab Sara Sanchez to be their new announcer, and she’s not on the sub list, either. We’re going to have to mount a write-in campaign, clearly.

Seriously, congratulations to Beth Mowins and her dulcet tones. It’s a step in the right direction, says this writer. Also, Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop are back. How long they stay is up to their right arms but it sure is feelgood, and a testament to the Cubs’ ability to conduct the news cycle like a bullet train.

Pretty soon, there’ll be games NOT played on paper, and it won’t be too long until the games count.

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“I think we’re all happy to be back here playing baseball, and excited to get things started.” — David Ross.

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.