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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 and attempt to distill the zeitgeist into a potent potable. Served ice-cold for your pleasure. Please enjoy immoderately.

The trade deadline is rushing toward us and the rumors are fast and furious. In the meantime, let’s go birding. Everybody’s heard about the birds.

The Cubs flirted for a while with being no-hit early but they failed to completely open the can of worms and instead took the lead mid-game. Alex Cobb and Marcus Stroman were dealing. So was Ian Happ.

It’s a no from me on the broadcast crew. Too much woolgathering. Patrick Wisdom is back to back, Jack.

The Cubs tried hard to give the game away, but the Giants wouldn’t cooperate. Effross and Givens were filthy in the late innings. David Robertson, not so much, but he got it done, in the end.

David Ross is sheepish. Contreras and Happ are still on the team, Jed Hoyer having failed to fleece anyone so far. There’s plenty to look at on a Saturday morning. Enjoy.

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