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Cub Tracks is still out in the cold

The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. #MLB, #MiLB, too. Even penguins need warmth. Happy birthday, Ron.

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Welcome to today’s episode of Cub Tracks news and notes™. Here we have material from current beat writers, bloggers, and the occasional in-house habitué, moonlighting. These pieces center around #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball.

Hopefully we can have some MLB ball soon. Otherwise Brandon Palmer will keep on texting. I hate when he texts — he uses nonwords like ‘irregardless’ and non-phrases like ‘would of’ just to get me off my game. It doesn’t work but is annoying.

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Cubs birthdays: Charlie Irwin, Footer Johnson, Chuck Estrada, Ron Cey, Rolando Roomes, Brian Williams, Nate Schierholtz. Also notable: Billy Hamilton HOF.

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