That was a freaking awesome weekend for Cubs fans, wasn’t it? It doesn’t take much these days.
Friday, April 10
- I’m not trying to rush the discussion – it’s April – but as a big-ish impending free agent, the plans for Dexter Fowler are going to be a topic throughout the season.
- At BP Wrigleyville, I wrote about how we may misremember a player’s performance.
- Theo Epstein wants to take out Clark the Cub. With a pitch.
- Justin Grimm went to the DL with a forearm issue, and Brian Schlitter came up to the big team.
Saturday, April 11
- If you were panicking by this point about the Cubs’ offense, you can chill. But it’s interesting to look at early-season numbers anyway.
- Sometimes you forget how irrationally angry Cubs losses can make you. Hooray fandom!
- Luis wrote about why pitchers bat eighth right now for the Cubs.
- Justin Grimm’s forearm injury is believed to be “not too serious.”
- The Cubs’ offense broke out in a big way, and the team took game two from the Rockies.
Sunday, April 12
- Although he took a hard fastball off of the wrist the night before, it looks like Mike Olt is going to be OK.
- Bryant bomb, Schwarber bomb, Russell ridiculous play. Do I need to say more?
- Carlos Villanueva has a badass mustache, but also sits on the MLBPA’s executive board, so his thoughts on the Kris Bryant situation are particularly interesting.
- Luke lets folks know what kind of minor league awesomeness they can come to expect on Sundays.
- Luis wants to make sure folks are aware that getting hits with runners in scoring position is only half the battle.
- And Dexter Fowler capped off a helluva comeback – and the weekend – with a game-winning, two-run homer with two strikes and two outs in the 9th against the Rockies. Boom. Just like that, Cubs win the series against the Rockies, and they’ve got a winning record! It feels so strange! And glorious! Exclamation points!!!