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Cub Tracks’ Happness despite the tears

Recent #Cubs,#MLB, and #MiLB news, four days a week. The Cubs lost another one-run game late and wasted a power show by Ian Happ.

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Chicago Cubs v Washington Nationals
Happness abounds
Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Welcome to today’s edition of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits from Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground around #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, and cold-brewed overnight for maximum flavor.

Pittsburgh-area native Ian Happ flat-out destroyed a leadoff homer.

Franmil Reyes showed off the wheels.

Happ, not to be outdone by himself, homered again, an upper-deck BLAST.

All this while Marcus Stroman was dealing. He was rarely threatened. He barely had to work up a sweat. And then the fifth inning happened. You couldn’t find more of a jam at a Phish concert — before anyone could blink the bases were full of Nationals with nobody out.

We went from 0 to 62 in seconds, and the Nationals emptied the bags. But that wasn’t all... there was this:

But, sadly, it wasn’t to be, this night.

#extendwilly #extendianhapp

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