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Cub Tracks describes the elephant

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Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we like to keep things brief on the principle that it makes us appear wise. We don’t always, but we like to.

To make a long story short, as I’m not being paid by the word, Cub Tracks agrees with the common conception that the Cubs “are just not that good”. They’re probably good enough to make the postseason (briefly) if 85-87 wins gets them in, as said in the BCB Roundtable. But this team doesn’t have the horses to match up with the better clubs in the NL East and West.

They’re still the Cubs, though. My animus is reserved for the people that own the team, and my derision is reserved for the people that run it. They look and act like the 70s Cubs that I watched through my teens, and I rooted for that squad, even if I did heckle Dave Kingman mercilessly.

Your perspective is probably different.

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