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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

I’m hearing all kinds of sounds lately. Windows slamming shut. Trucks backing up. People saying goodbye, some perhaps laced with invective. They are all emanating from the Cubs. Is there anything to feel good about for next year? I’m finding little. And I’m thinking that it might just be better to blow it up and […]

Looking at some of Lou Piniella’s moves in last night’s 3-2 loss… Bob Brenly pointed out some great managing by Lou Piniella last night during the Cubs telecast. He mentioned how Fontenot was playing in and Lou waved him back and more toward the 2nd base bag. Sure enough, the hitter (I want to say […]

Just read Phil Rogers’ midseason baseball awards and didn’t have too many qualms with his selections. Until I got to the end of the column and saw that he had picked Jerry Manuel for the NL Manager of the Year. “This is a premature call, but you’ve got to be impressed with the 17-9 record […]

How did I miss these? Unca Lou has a gig with Aquafina. Check out his sweet affirmations!

That didn’t take long. Lou Piniella is switching back to Alfonso Soriano at the top of the lineup after a grand total of 2 games. Part of me says this is just how Lou is. After all, he did use 125 different lineups last year. And maybe he’s just trying to get his big bat […]

I can’t find the source, but valued reader MOD has a great Unca Lou quote: “We just need to win more than we lose over the next twenty games and we’ll be fine.” That’s kind of a Yogi Berra-Dave Wannstedt mix there. At some point when my boss isn’t in the office when I have […]

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