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Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Cubs win the NL Central! I think one of the most interesting things about this team is that everyone knows how much money was poured into this club. And those are the big guys on the team. But it’s often said you can’t buy a championship. And that was true for the Cubs this year. […]

I hear these guys really stick to you on defense:

In an earlier comment here on Zoner Sports, valued reader dhaab (we think the d is for disagreement) mentioned that he thought Alfonso Soriano should receive some MVP votes. He said that Soriano “was the straw that stirred the Cubs drink this year.” I beg to differ. Soriano will get some votes, but he should […]

David Haugh reports in today’s Tribune that Rex Grossman was surprised that he officially lost his job on Wednesday. “I was surprised but [felt] frustration,” Grossman said after his first day of practice as the No. 2 quarterback. “You have to move on and realize at any point you could be back out there. If […]

…David Wright. The reasons: Overall dominance. 30 105 .322/.414/.550. 41 doubles. 34 steals in 39 attempts. Hitting with RISP. Wright is hitting .313/.439/.560. He’s actually a better hitter with RISP. Overcame a very slow start. Since May he has been phenomenal. In the second half he is hitting .361/.465/.607. In August he hit .394/.516/.657. He […]

This was stunning news. In an announcement on the team Web site, the Blackhawks said Wirtz died at Evanston Hospital after battling cancer. I didn’t even know he had cancer. There’s certainly a lot to be said about the direction of this proud franchise, one of the original six NHL teams. But for now, may […]

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