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Cub Tracks in the humdrum

The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. This one amounted to nothing, even though they scored.

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

“I ride tandem, with the random

Things don’t run the way I planned them” — Peter Gabriel

CT of course is a depot for the Alfonso Rivas train. That train shouldn’t have a stop in Des Moines. Data-heads will disagree, but I have a Sam Clemens-like disregard for statistical projections. Not that .292/.396/.814 (MiLB) over 887 at-bats is all that bad — I’d like a good long look at him, please, Cubs powers-that-be.

Hey, at least Rivas was in the lineup for Friday’s game. He hit, too. But the Kyle Hendricks tribute band was out there again and it just isn’t the same experience. This play didn’t help.

Things sort of went downhill from there. Yikes. I guess the Mark Leiter Jr. starter experience is over for now, judging by his relief appearance. I’ll be happy to let Al tell you about that game. Seeya tomorrow.

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