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Cub Tracks’ outside, looking in

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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.

It was the most important game of the year for the Cubs. And it turned out to be another one-run loss.

It feels final, but there are four more games to be played. The Cubs as of this writing are out of the playoffs. The magic number seems unreachable.

It’s been a fun season. I’m going out to the shed and getting the hot stove cleaned up and ready, and making my list and checking it twice. I’m still watching — haven’t given up, but I can read the formerly invisible ink on the wall.

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