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Cub Tracks gets down to business

Cubs news from the front office and the CBA talks.

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MLB: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday is my day to pinch-hit for the ill Duane. As is the case with many pinch-hitting situations, I’m really not up to Duane’s standards. If I was, I’d be starting instead of on the bench. So please bear with me.

Also, please get well soon, Duane. We miss you around here.

Carlos Garcia, a left-hander from Cuba, pitched for the Cubs in the Dominican Summer League in 2021.

  • Some nice pictures of minor leaguers.

Food for thought:

  • Dionne Warwick is having a “moment” right now, thanks in part to her funny and sunny persona on social media. But it’s also a sign that more people are discovering (or re-discovering) her music. This video demonstrates why the Burt Bacharach and Hal David song “Promises, Promises” may be the most-difficult pop song ever written. And of course, it shows how Dionne Warwick absolutely nails it. As my wife said, “Duh. She’s Dionne Warwick. Of course she did.”