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

Sometimes we adhere here to McLuhanesque principles. At other times, we aren’t as pretentious, my precious, and on the gripping hand, we sometimes don’t deploy the editorial we.

Down these mean streets a man must walk, unafraid, and when one embarks on The Work, it must be done with clean hands and composure. There are times when my references are more obscure, and my meaning less murky, but I’m afraid this isn’t one of those times.

Last week, my desktop computer died. I was able to obtain a new laptop for probably too much money pronto, and to stretch the payments out until I am long gone, but on it was a video of me with my trusty Epiphone doing an impromptu version of “The Boys of Zimmer,” referencing the Glenn Frey tune.

You’re spared that now. Enjoy your Sunday. Let’s talk about baseball. I know that by now you’ve heard about Brandon Woodruff. The Cubs are due some spending money with Heyward coming off the books. Bellinger is gonna cost more than that.

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“It’s been a long time since I used to think about this,” Paul Bako said. “For a while there, I just kind of think, ‘What the hell could we have done differently?’”

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