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So long, Joe.
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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 is sad to report the passing of one Joe Pep, aka Joe Pepitone, once a Yankee, but forever a Cub. I met Joe a few times and was always impressed by his ability to communicate. Joe had a good head of hair on his shoulders, and he had used it to graduate from journalism school, is the answer I didn’t have yet.

In the more mundane world, the Cubs have a new pitcher, Christian Winston, a young southpaw with a low-to mid-90s four-seam and two nice offspeed pitches. Trevor Bauer is shipping out to Japan. Monday was a Cubs off-day. I watched some WBC though. Good brand of ball.

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