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Cub Tracks’ blackout blues

The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. This one flies blind.

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Welcome to your Sunday, 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.

“...down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor—by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.” —- Raymond Chandler.

Thanks to the powers that be in Major League Baseball, I cannot watch this series on TV, despite my having absolutely no interest in a team that plays 400 miles away and hasn’t had a farm club here since the early oughts.

Therefore I am watching via pirate signal because gamethread word the powers-that-be and their mendacious ways and Cretaceous mentality. They even block my VPN, the bastiges. My mom blocked my VPN once. Once!

I see the new Iowa Shuttle is in overdrive. That had to be uncomfortable, Frank, but the middle seat to San Diego beats the window seat to Des Moines, yes?

Not to beat a broken record, but the Cubs are bad right now. I continue to hold out hope for a 75-80 win season. I think 85 is out of sight. And of course that depends on the better players staying on the roster and on the field, which is by no means a given.

Sad times. Tow them away, by all means. And step on it.

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