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Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have news for you.

First, I’m going to apologize for my role in a recent contretemps. 100 percent my fault. It will not happen again. I’m well aware that I’m not exactly a people person, and that I take everything personally. But that doesn’t need to be expressed in that manner, if at all. I’m sorry.

Secondly, I am also contributing material to Cubbies Crib these days — wanted to spread out and do some different things. I’ll still be doing dailies and articles here at BCB. My first piece is below.

Thirdly, there was a game Saturday afternoon, which is why we’re all here. Kyle “The Professor” Hendricks took the hill against Pirate hurler JT Brubaker, who has been known to cover his offerings in tomato sauce. Let’s just say that neither pitcher turned in a quality start, and Hendricks seemed horrified by the prospect of actually having a lead. Check Al’s recap for details.

Frank Schwindel, of course, Tanked. Boy Howdy! 450-footer. Good stuff. Frank’s a great story. He’ll make a good DH against LHPs if there is a next year. He sure takes some vicious cuts up there.

I don’t know about you, but that particular three-person booth (Beth Mowins, Doug Glanville, and the renascent Jim Deshaies) worked pretty well for me. None of the commentators is especially voluble, and their laconic stylings led to a lot of undead air, fitting for the Field of Nightmares theme that crept in during Sam Howard’s warmup pitches.

Oh and Svengoolie had War of the Colossal Beast. There’s a metaphor buried in there somewhere. Quite a game. These NooCubs are pretty likeable. Schwindel Javy’d. Cubs win their fifth in a row.

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