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Welcome to today’s edition 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.

Cub Tracks would like to say that we are in favor of MORE BASEBALL, not less. All of these rules that are being made point to less of the things that make me love the game. I don’t mind one bit when pitchers take their time about delivering the ball, or when batters adjust their batting gloves endlessly. Those things just add to the drama, just as the history of the game rests on each pitch, on each swing of the bat.

And even if it is just me that feels that way, still, it is the way I feel, and it’s not likely to change. I don’t at all mind if the game evolves — naturally, in response to changing internal conditions. I DO object to the square-pegging of the grand old game, and to the maladroit manipulations of the demented old robber barons that direct the sport, and sports in general. MLB is the worst at catering to their prospective audience and are busily relegating the sport to the second division. Gambling and the foreshortening of gameplay are not the answers they’re looking for. Imo, of course. YMMV.

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