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Welcome to today’s edition of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits collection of Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground from #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, overheated, steeped in writers’ tears, and then cold-brewed overnight for maximum flavor.

Well, the mess the Cubs made of Willson Contreras’ contract negotiations was a complete PR disaster, and now he’s a stinkin’ Cardinal. I still love him, always will, but that’s pretty sucky. Yes, worse than Dexter. More like Santo with the Sox.

It reminds me of the time I was working in an east coast restaurant when we decided that we wanted to serenade the back-of-the-house manager, to the tune of the Isley Brothers’ SHOUT... with new lyrics supplied by me, on the spot.

“You make me want to sh**

Kick my heels up and

Throw my hands up

Throw my head back and

Come on now...”

I’m sure you get the idea. I’m impatient with the process right now. Lots of us are.

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