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Thank You, Cubs, Thank You!

As head of baseball operations first for the Boston Red Sox and then for the Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein has worked miracles, rebuilding two moribund organizations that languished in the depths of second divisions for generations, turning each into a … Continue reading

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Big Dodgers’ Issues As the NLCS Begins

Over the years, so much has been made of the underwhelming performances turned in by Clayton Kershaw during the post season. Each year, as the Dodgers proceed to the playoffs with the hopes of a World Series berth, their fate … Continue reading

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The Best Pitcher in the Game?

Not quite one-third of the way through the 2017 major league baseball season, the LA Dodgers clearly have had the most dominant pitching in the National League. The Dodgers lead the NL in lowest ERA, 3.23, a full third of … Continue reading

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Inconsistent Dodgers Ready for Cubs Rematch?

After two embarrassing losses to open their series in Colorado, the Dodgers’ came back today to end their two-game losing streak and to beat a lefty for the first time this season, as they eased by the Rockies 10-6 in … Continue reading

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Heyward Rain Delay Speech Mere Hyperbole, Still Worst 2016 Free Agent Signing

On March 9, 2016, I wrote “2016’s Worst Free-Agent Signings” and number one on the list was the absurd signing of and repugnant contract negotiated that brought Jason Heyward to the Chicago Cubs for eight seasons, in exchange for the … Continue reading

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An Anthem of War at US Sporting Events

The playing of the national anthem before US sporting events can be traced back to the 1918 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox, and an unplanned occurrence that led to the tradition, and now basically … Continue reading

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Padres Steal Opening Day Thunder

On an opening day that saw Chicago Cubs’ fans brought back to earth a bit, it was the team that really is the most improved over last season, the San Diego Padres, that stole the headlines with a deal that … Continue reading

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So Long, Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks died today at the age of 83. When I first began following baseball as a compulsion during the late 1950s, when the Dodgers moved west to Los Angeles, Ernie was the best player in the National League, even … Continue reading

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Latest Dodgers’ Rumors Just Crazy: Do Not Dump Greinke For Lester!

So this morning the buzz all over the baseball rumor mills is that the Dodgers are shopping co-ace and former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke, in order to position themselves for a winning free agent offer to Jon Lester. This … Continue reading

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