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The Yankees are going to break the all-time wins record. Or are they?

They’re off to an amazing start... but more than half the season remains, and it’s not as easy as it looks.

There is new pressure on MLB’s antitrust exemption

This time, from a bipartisan group of senators.

June 28 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

Another look at some old favorites.

June 22 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

It’s old friend time again!

MLB should consider adopting a mercy rule

The proliferation of position players pitching in blowouts has brought up this idea.

A week after StubHub updated their app, significant problems continue and could last ‘a few weeks’

Fans have experienced vanishing listings, not receiving tickets, tickets sold multiple times and more.

June 14 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

We saw one of our old friends this past weekend.

StubHub has revamped its app, and it’s awful

The new app is unusable for buying tickets at Wrigley Field

A visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame

It’s something every baseball fan should do at least once.

June 7 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

Once again, it’s time to peek in at some old Cubs favorites.

May 27 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

Another look in on some of your old Cubs favorites.

The pitch clock is still slicing huge amounts of time off minor league games

I cannot wait for this to come to MLB next year.

It was hard to find a place to watch the Cubs in Wrigleyville on Friday night

If you stream it, they won’t come, unless you do a better job explaining where games are to fans.

May 12 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

A month into the season, how are these guys doing?

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Bingo is back!

You know the drill, Cubs fans!

The Reds’ 3-21 start puts them in rare company

Only two other teams since 1900 have started a season this poorly.

A few thoughts about all the hit batters so far in 2022, and the Cubs and Brewers

There are a lot of HBP in Cubs/Brewers games. Does it mean anything? Here’s a look at the data.

A word of caution about the pitch clock

Could games go TOO fast with a clock?

Terrible umpiring was on full display on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

And former Cub Kyle Schwarber speaks for all of us

As predicted, the intentional walk and sacrifice bunt are disappearing from baseball

The universal DH is the cause.

Here’s how MLB’s 2023 schedule plan could lead to disaster

They haven’t considered lousy April weather in many northern cities.

The pitch clock is being enforced in the minor leagues — and it’s working

Games are already moving much, much faster. This is a good thing.

MLB has ruined their smartphone app

They’ve taken many good features and made them worse, and have taken away display options.

MLB’s streaming deals are a nightmare for fans

Please, we are begging you. Just let us watch games easily!

RSNs are messing with scoreboxes again

Why do they do this? (I know, "Because they can.")

2022 Major League Baseball predictions

In which I go out on the usual limb to pick this year’s order of finish and playoff results.

A brief look at the Cubs’ NL Central rivals

How does the rest of the division stack up?

Here are a few more details about the uniform patches coming soon

The Cubs, and all other MLB teams, are looking at this as a major revenue source.

Even more thoughts about the new MLB/MLBPA collective bargaining agreement

There’s a lot to digest here.

Here’s why the ghost runner in the 12th inning and later is a good idea

Yes, I really said that. It’s true, and this article will explain.

Here are two more experimental rules that will be tried in the Atlantic League

MLB and the Atlantic League have had a partnership since 2019.

Here are even more MLB rule changes for 2022 and 2023

Some of these should actually make baseball more fun.

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