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A few more thoughts about a possible 2020 MLB season in Arizona A recent proposal floated to play some sort of MLB 2020 season all in Arizona, at Chase Field and other venues, has both been lauded and criticized since it became public Monday evening.
Wednesday's Matchup: Tommy La Stella vs. Johnny Grubb Tuesday's winner is Adam Everett: he moves on to face Mike Lowell in the round of 32. Tommy La Stella vs Johnny Grubb. Vote by going to twitter.com/JohnATVL to vote!. And by the way, if you want to read much, much more about the 2019 VBL season, be sure to check out the 2019 Valley League Annual!.
MLB Bullets says goodbye to Al Kaline You'll forgive me if I take some extra time today to load you up with posts about Tigers legend Al Kaline, who passed away on Monday at the age of 85. While I'm new to the MLB Bullets post, some of you may be aware that I'm also a Tigers fan and write for the SB Nation site Bless You Boys as well.
Baseball history unpacked, April 8 I'll drop the specific URL to the contest in the game thread, but you can lurk at the BCB Media Center and catch it there as well. All past games and highlights reels are available there as well. I also make plenty of data available on my Twitter account, immediately pre - and post-game.
What The 2016 World Series Taught Me About Anxiety Like many of you, I have been in quarantine for a few weeks now, and, again, like many of you, I have been watching quite a bit of TV. One film I watched taught me a couple of unexpected lessons about anxiety. I watched the documentary 2016 World Series Champions: Chicago Cubs.
Chicago Cubs Score and Recap : Cubs 7, Pirates 1 - Kyle Hendricks Pitches Gem with 8 Strikeouts After a slow start to the simulated season, the Chicago Cubs appear to be getting into a grove. That may have something to do with playing against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have helped the Cubs offense break out over the last two days.
Chicago Cubs might just be 'essential personnel' for fans during this crisis Because of the high risk, everyone involved in the entire process and I mean everyone, would have to do a 14-day mandatory quarantine screening followed by testing and then couldn’t have contact with anyone else except those groups and ‘other’ similar groups.
The Day Steve Bartman Reunited With His Chicago Cubs Family Steve Bartman was just a regular Chicago Cubs fan. One foul ball changed all of that. Bartman, as most Major League Baseball fans recall, was the guy who attempted to catch a foul ball during the Cubs' 2003 NLCS game against the Florida Marlins.
Here are the 9 worst trades in Cubs franchise history From Palmeiro to Donaldson to Smith, here are the worst trades in Cubs franchise history.
Chicago Cubs: A look at Montero’s legacy in Chicago Backstop Miguel Montero left his mark with the 2015 and 2016 Chicago Cubs despite proceeding to leave the team on a sour note. Looking back, the Chicago Cu…
Sara's Diary: Day 26 without baseball It's finally warm in Chicago. While I have no doubt that April still has some cold, gray weather in store for us today is a beautiful sunny day. I could finally walk outside without a coat or even a light jacket. So of course we've reached the stage of pandemic life where we all need to wear a mask.
New Cubs Related Podcast: MLB Looking to KBO as Template for Launching MLB Season Javy Báez and José Berríos are quarantined - MLB is seeking a restart similar to the Korean Baseball Organization. Subscribe to Cubs Related: A Chicago Cubs Podcast on Spotify, Apple, Google Play, Stitcher, or TuneIn. eval; Support the Cubs Related Podcast by leaving a five-star review on Apple.
Looking back on the Cubs most recent trade with all 29 MLB teams Let's look back on the Cubs most recent deal with every team, then, shall we? Note: Trades where the Cubs "purchased" a player aren't included. The start of the MLB season has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but baseball could return sometime next month.
Chicago Cubs: Minor League players to receive pay through May As we all know by now, the pay scale in the Minor Leagues has been under the microscope for years as quite simply those players don't make enough to survive without a second job. Whether fair or not, a lot of talks and now actions are being taken to better suit the minor league players financially throughout the season.
Chicago Cubs: Remembering the Sammy Sosa Corked Bat Game The Sammy Sosa 'corked bat' game. In most other Chi…
The worst losses in Cubs history: July 3, 1904 The Cubs have lost exactly 10 games in their history by 17 or more runs. This is the first of 10 articles on those awful games. After that, I'll cheer you up. The Cubs have won nine shutouts in their history by at least 15 runs. The second series will cover those much happier endings.
"The Hook Slide is the Hardest for the man Handling Throws to Gauge" When Johnny Evers was acquired by the Braves in 1914, Melville E. Webb Jr., writing in The Boston Globe shared a "never published" interview with the second baseman, in order to give readers "a better idea of the little fellow." Evers said Dahlen was not the only man who used a hook slide, but did it better than others:.
MLB is seriously considering playing all games in Arizona Last week, I wrote up this proposal of how MLB could have a 108-game neutral-site season by playing all the games in Arizona, at Chase Field, spring training venues and other fields in the Phoenix area. Now, it appears that MLB and its clubs are actually considering doing something very similar to what I wrote:.
The Rundown: The 2010's All-Decade Team, Cubs Pursuing Top IFA Shortstop Prospect, Baseball Inches Closer to Start of Season If I hadn't promised myself I'd be completely impartial, I'd make my penultimate all-decade team the 2016 Cubs and call it a day.
Building a Chicago Cubs All-Star super team for the record books Over the years, the Chicago Cubs have sent countless players to the Midsummer Classic. Here's my take at assembling an all-Cubs All-Star team. Throughout t…
Chicago Cubs: Re-visiting the Derrek Lee trade A few words to describe what transpired at Wrigley Field in the 2003 NLCS as the Chicago Cubs saw their 3-1 series lead evaporate on the way to losing at the hands of the eventual World Series Champions. Not long after the season and World Series celebrations were over, the Cubs acted swiftly to find a permanent solution at first base.
Cub Tracks' Pitt stop Ian Happ, Javier Baez, Kyle Schwarber, and Anthony Rizzo clubbed cannonballs and the score wasn't as close as it looks, with erstwhile closer Craig Kimbrel getting keelhauled in the ninth, allowing four runs before Brad Wieck got everything ship-shape.
MLB Reportedly Working on Plan to Return in May with Support from Federal Health Officials A recent report held that MLB and the players union were discussing the possibility of starting the season in Arizona with games played in empty ballparks, but the latest news coming out of talks between the two sides makes that a near certainty. It also significantly decreases the timeline for baseball's potential return.
It's April. Yippee. Okay, well then…the sports movie and music movie posts having been soooo popular, now I am unsure what to write about. The new post was going to be about "Other sports movies that don't involve baseball, football or basketball" but I'm getting the feeling that no one is watching movies during this extended Vi-cation.
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