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The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. #MLB, #MiLB, too. Same as it ever was.

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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.

I’m not an expert. I don’t take things absolutely literally. I read coffee grounds and salt crystals. But this has been obvious for more than a year... that baseball was going to have a hiccup, and I’m on record in black and white, having predicted that there would be little or no season in the middle of the last one. Evan Drellich tells his story, below.

That said, I used to do the society column for the free food. I’ll cover whatever there is, whatever Al directs me toward. I’m keen to watch Iowa, Tennessee, Myrtle Beach, South Bend. I do anyway.

You know what tipped me off? Revenue greed, meaning organized gambling being added to the menu. I find that offensive. But then I’d ban beer. I can’t stand drunks or gamblers, who are part of the same species and need help. Any other story would be flambuginous.

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Cubs birthdays (Feb 29): Bill Long, Gerardo Concepción.

Cubs birthdays (March 1): Paul Hines, Hank Wyse, Bob Usher, Doug Creek, Micah Hoffpauir, Trevor Cahill, Adbert Alzolay.

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