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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.

I suppose now I’m going to have to unapologize to Jed Hoyer. The team’s complete 180 and subsequent march into badness through mediocrity sure makes my initial distaste seem the truer reaction. I dunno. Let’s let it stew a bit.

David Ross, his buttocks warmed by his seat, has been posting very different lineups. Saturday night, Mike Tauchman led off. This would seem like a decent enough spot given Tauchman’s skillset. Christopher Morel batted third. Weird. Not something I’d do.

The Professor took the hill, facing a ‘best of’ the Giants’ bullpen, opening with John Brebbia. Kyle got out the whiteboard and showed ‘em how it’s done. The offense gave him a pillow. Mervis hit one into the bay. Morel oppo’d and drove in two more in his next at-bat with a low screamer up the middle.

So, Giant meatloaf. It’s probably made of squid or something. But the Cubs win it and bring the brooms today.

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