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More ‘Beyond Bartman': An Interview with BN’er Chris Neitzel on His ‘104 Reasons’ Book

More ‘Beyond Bartman': An Interview with BN’er Chris Neitzel on His ‘104 Reasons’ Book

Our own Oswego Chris hooked me up with some further thoughts on his book, and on the Cubs’ historical woes.

by May 29, 2013 Analysis and Commentary, Meta
Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 3, Cubs 9 – May 29, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 3, Cubs 9 – May 29, 2013

The Dioner Navarro Game.

by May 29, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': White Sox v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': White Sox v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

On to Wrigley for more Crosstown Classicking.

by May 29, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Gregg, Tradable Pieces, Tradable Draft Picks, More

Lukewarm Stove: Gregg, Tradable Pieces, Tradable Draft Picks, More

Kevin Gregg is shaping up to be an interesting trade piece, but he’d rather you stopped talking about it.

by May 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
A Couple Positive Prospect Bits: Almora Wins an Award, Soler Moves Up the Rankings

A Couple Positive Prospect Bits: Almora Wins an Award, Soler Moves Up the Rankings

So far so good, generally-speaking, for the prospects at the top of the Cubs’ charts.

by May 29, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
God’s Wrath Watch: Kyuji Fujikawa Needs Tommy John Surgery

God’s Wrath Watch: Kyuji Fujikawa Needs Tommy John Surgery

Best bet is a successful return in the second half of 2014.

by May 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Night Game Ordinance Could Come As Soon As Next Week

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Night Game Ordinance Could Come As Soon As Next Week

That could allow the Cubs to schedule some 3:05pm Friday games this year, and would be the first formal, final approval in this long process.

by May 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Rainout, Injuries, OBP Woes, and Other Pick-Me-Ups and Other Bullets

Rainout, Injuries, OBP Woes, and Other Pick-Me-Ups and Other Bullets

Abandon all hope ye who enter here.

Arismendy Alcantara (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

Cubs Minor League Daily: Uncharted Territory

It was a good night for the Cubs’ minor leagues, generally, and Arismendy Alcantara hit another homer. He’s now got more than Vogelbach, Soler, and Baez.

by May 29, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
God’s Wrath Watch: So That’s Where Arodys Vizcaino Was … He Had Another (Lesser) Elbow Surgery

God’s Wrath Watch: So That’s Where Arodys Vizcaino Was … He Had Another (Lesser) Elbow Surgery

A debridement in his elbow has Vizcaino out of action for another six weeks. He won’t pitch with the Cubs this year.

by May 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. White Sox (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. White Sox (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Game Two of the Crosstown Classic has the Cubs facing the White Sox ace.

by May 28, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Rooftop Owners React to Outfield Sign Test

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Rooftop Owners React to Outfield Sign Test

They remind folks of their original advertising plan, but say they appreciated the Cubs’ efforts today.

by May 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Another Way to Show Just How (Historically) Improbable This Cubs Season Has Been

Another Way to Show Just How (Historically) Improbable This Cubs Season Has Been

Complex mathematical musings on how unlikely the Cubs’ W/L record is, given their underlying performance.

by May 28, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Putting Up Mock Outfield Signs for Testing Right Now (PICTURES)

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Putting Up Mock Outfield Signs for Testing Right Now (PICTURES)

A couple pictures of the mock-up/tests in action.

by May 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Draft Notes: The Cubs Have a Final Four, But Probably Haven’t Made a Decision Yet

Cubs Draft Notes: The Cubs Have a Final Four, But Probably Haven’t Made a Decision Yet

Appel, Gray, Bryant, Moran. Those are the four college players the Cubs are likely choosing from among. Maybe even as we speak.

by May 28, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
A Handful of Cubs Injury Updates: Almora, Fujikawa, Clevenger, McNeil

A Handful of Cubs Injury Updates: Almora, Fujikawa, Clevenger, McNeil

The news is good on Almora, at least.

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