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Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have news for you. Let’s look toward a brighter future, I say. I’m a longtime speculative fiction fan and I’m all for it, despite my tendency toward cyberpunk dystopiae. It would be easy to just sit back and damn the Cubs’ top brass., but that inevitably leaves a sour taste in my mouth. There’s a lot to digest in this unabridged Cub Tracks, and most of it is to be savored.

Speaking of sour tastes, the Cubs played two Wednesday. Double your pleasure with a double-dip of Wrigley’s finest! I bet Ernie’s smiling.

Zach Davies started the first game. This season has been a wreck for Davies, and he’s trying to salvage something for a prospective employer to look at. He did okay, actually. He and the relievers kept the club in the game long enough for the power to arrive, and the first game had a happy ending.

Justin Steele started the second. He’s trying to quell all fence-sitters’ doubts with effective late-season performance. There are still a few doubts. Still, fun game, with some of this:

The Cubs tried to self-destruct after that. Connor Joe hit a granny and the relief sprang a leak. But Ian Happ wasn’t having any of that and made with the Happenstance, which causes happy dance with two men on. This offense has moments. Not quite enough of them in the second game, but it was fun.

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