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#Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news and notes. In which we continue to pound the salt and the Belli pulpit. If you are the first to identify the man in the photo, you get 10,000 BCB points from the stash I liberated from the main office last year and forgot to tell Dep about.

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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.

Not enough S.I. A.I. in my feed today. Worse than Savoir-Faire. I wish the French Foreign Legion could do something with their offices.

More annoying than a chihuahua’s bark — I know, I have four of the little bastiches. They add up to almost one regular dog. It’s like the Cubs’ 2023-24 Free Agency experience so far. Lots of jaw flapping and deposits to writers, and so little actual movement.

It’s as if we are being sold a Potemkin team along with the Potemkin village that Wrigley Field has been turned into. We have the box that things come in, but all there are are more boxes, like so many matryoshka, to continue the metaphor and twist it all out of recognition.

Let’s return that box for one that holds Cody Bellinger and some good pitching. I’m prepared to live with the third base combo meal this year and PCA in center. My expectations are steadily adjusting downward.

Not that I wanted them (Rivas, Burdi, Miller), but I can’t help seeing former Cubs signing everywhere. Apologies if this is dark. But the Cold Moon is working overtime.

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