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MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

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. I’m still trying to get my head around the first successful steal of first base from home plate, ever. Shut up, Keith.

Yeah, that was great. David Bote clutch homer, a little bit of Javying, Adbert Alzolay battling the elements. Birthday present to Craig, from Craig.

I don’t know if I’d go this far but this is certainly pleasant at the moment. The Cubs are still in second place, the Cardinals beat the D-backs again. There are holes everywhere one looks but that hasn’t deterred this team so far, and the injured list is bound to empty eventually.

Friday afternoon Adbert Alzolay, Andrew Chafin, Tommy Nance, and Craig Kimbrel threw a donut at the visiting Reds, and I’ll be dipped if they didn’t look good doing it, for the fifth day in a row.

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“Oh my.” — Vin Scully, on Javier Baez’ snake charmer act.

“It was [as] windy as I’ve seen it playing here. That was one of the tougher winds. You’ve just gotta find a way to do it and you’ve got to find a way to play through it. Both teams are out there, and it’s just part of it, so you just go embrace it and play.” — David Bote.

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