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The Cubs were going for the sweep Wednesday, behind rising star Adbert Alzolay, fielding a makeshift lineup and fighting the general weirdness in the air. I can see how the umps made that call in the fourth, and yes, the collision was terrible, but that doesn’t mean the third-base coach and the runners need to lose their damn minds. I’m surprised Javy didn’t go out and start directing traffic. If Javy or Willie C. is on first, everybody scores. I mean, isn’t that what Will Craig did the other day, lost his s**t in the heat of battle? It’ll stick with me for a while. And I hope Kim and Pham are okay.

All’s well that ends well, I guess. Rizzo Rizzo’d.

Javy Javy’d.

The Cubs won going away. Swept the Padres outta town. I’m glad to see the back of them. I don’t like them, and last time out, I documented the issues I have with San Diego-local television. It’s a pain in the keister. But worth it for a game like that. And hooray! I get to do it again Monday.

This team is really starting to look like something special. Every day, there’s something that defies logic, beggars the imagination, and probably causes a rift in the space-time continuum. Isn’t it great?

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‘‘I’m kind of to the point where whatever is said, just anything in general out there in the public, it’s not of concern to me. That’s important to kind of get to that point in your career because everybody goes through it. I don’t know if everybody goes through huge successes and then failures, getting to the top of the mountain and then kind of falling down a little bit and working your way back up, but it’s just kind of a natural career arc for me so far.’’ — Kris Bryant.

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