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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.

Way back when I was a young pitcher, the sticky stuff was part of my arsenal. I didn’t have the kind of arm some of the others did, but I had brains enough to cheat. Bear in mind that the likes of Gaylord Perry and Rick Honeycutt were still stalking the ballparks of baseball, and such activity was met with a knowing nod and a wink most of the time, and you get the picture. The dirt behind me, near the rosin bag, that’s where I stuck some of my tools.

Baseball is cracking down on the goo, says our friend Brett. I have mixed emotions.

The Cubs played two Friday, losing to the Dodgers 9-7 and tying one on the White Sox 4-4. Al has details. They face the Giants this afternoon.

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