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Cub Tracks takes the long view

The latest episode of our long-running series of #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news. This one looks down the road a piece.

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Welcome to today’s edition 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. We try to distill the zeitgeist into easily digestible chunks, which we then marinate in Jeppson’s Malört and Old Style beer for that true Chicago flavor and allow to ferment overnight for that extra little bit of piquance. Once we’ve added a liberal sprinkling of the muck we rake, the product is ready for consumption.

Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend
Here’s mud in your eye.
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The trade deadline is right around the corner. I’m going to make the bold prediction that the Cubs will have a better record after the deadline passes, based on the premise that the current state of unrest and discomfort in the organization is bad for both the individuals and the collective.

Also possibly harmful is a steady diet of word salad, a light sort of lunch and not an especially nutritious one. I find it indigestible, especially on top of those Wrigleyville boilermakers, and my feelings run the full range from bemused to incredulous. More meatloaf would help.

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