The NL Central lead is down to 1.5 games.
Russell expressed confidence that an investigation would exonerate him.
That’s what they call a no-good day.
Hah! Cubs know what’s up.
Keep on going, Cubs.
Russell was placed on administrative leave today by the league.
MLB hopes to complete its domestic violence investigation promptly
MLBits: Rooting for Chaos in the NL, Lorenzo Cain’s Injury, Arguing Balls and Strikes, the Opener, More
Give me all the ties in the standings, please. It would be nuts.
This seems an appropriate first step.
The White Sox are also big, dumb dummies.
Maybe being something less than a steamroller will actually help the Cubs this year?
Crosstown Classic time.
The Cubs don’t have many 90-win seasons in their history, and yet they’re about to do it four years in a row.
Melisa alleges physical and emotional abuse in a personal story.
Remember how the Cardinals were so blisteringly hot after firing Mike Matheny that they jumped to sign the new guy to a new contract?
And the Cubs have plenty of reason – and the resources! – to pursue Harper.
He’s healed quickly before, but can he do it again?
When a lineup surprise works against you. Also: is there disappointment at the higher levels about Joe Maddon’s bullpen/health decisions?
There are a lot of ways this can go down.
The Cubs just achieved a month of improbable baseball.
That, uh, was a game at the end of a very long stretch.
The Cubs get a look at the reclamation reliever.
I’m calling it: I think Contreras has a big night.
There’s reason to believe he’s had more than a direct impact on the Cubs.
I don’t know if I’d call it smart money at this point, but I would call it the right choice.
Baseball is Fun: Finders keepers.
What a start. What a season.