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Cubs non-homer multi-run walkoff wins: May 8, 1998

Cubs non-homer multi-run walkoff wins: May 8, 1998

This is the longest of all the games in this series. The Cubs had gotten off to a good start in 1998, after a horrid 1997, and so by the time early May came, some fans were thinking that maybe, just maybe, this could be another playoff year. If the date of this game sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because there was a much more famous game played just two days earlier — the Kerry Wood 20-K game. In fact, this one was the next Cubs game played, as a night game that was supposed to open a four-game series against the Giants May 7 was rained out. That postponement nearly caused a...
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Chicago Cubs News: Three things to look forward to in 2021

The Chicago Cubs won the National League Central Division in a shortened 2020 season. This was the third division title in five years, but they had another disappointing playoff exit. First and foremost, the Chicago Cubs finally gave Adbert Alzolay a chance, and he looked great. In six games, including four starts, Alzolay pitched to […] Chicago Cubs News: Three things to look forward to in 2021 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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Cubs News: Victor Caratini is more valuable on this team than off

The Chicago Cubs’ backup catcher Victor Caratini is more valuable on this team than as a trade chip. As the Chicago Cubs head into the offseason, a lot of the talk has been about who is staying and who is leaving the team. Most notably, Kris Bryant feels likely to leave by next year’s deadline at […] Cubs News: Victor Caratini is more valuable on this team than off - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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Marquee Sports Network will cost Comcast/Xfinity customers $6.20 a month more

Marquee Sports Network will cost Comcast/Xfinity customers $6.20 a month more

The cable giant sent a notice to subscribers. One of the things that was always a lingering question for cable/satellite subscribers regarding the Cubs’ new TV channel, Marquee Sports Network: Would the addition of the channel would result in an extra cost for those subscribers? I can’t speak for subscribers to other companies, but Comcast/Xfinity answered that question for its subscribers Tuesday, when the cable provider sent an email to those of us who subscribe to its service noting an increase in the monthly regional sports network fee for carrying Marquee: This content,...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 7 hours ago
Baseball history unpacked, October 21

Baseball history unpacked, October 21

Photo by Transcendental Graphics/ Notes from the grand tapestry of the game. ... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a lighthearted Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*. Today in baseball history: 1934 - An All-Star team led by Babe Ruth and Connie Mack sails on tour to Hawaii and Japan. Players with wives include Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Charlie Gehringer, Lefty Gómez, Earl Averill and Lefty...
Cubbies Crib 19 hours ago

Chicago Cubs News: Who will be the team’s closer in 2021?

The Chicago Cubs have many questions to answer this offseason, and one of them is who will take on the role of closer in 2021? The Chicago Cubs 2020 abbreviated season has come and gone. Putting a disappointing 2019 behind them, the team managed to clinch the NL Central and enter the postseason. However, their postseason […] Chicago Cubs News: Who will be the team’s closer in 2021? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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SB Nation Reacts: Your thoughts about the World Series

SB Nation Reacts: Your thoughts about the World Series

It begins tonight! Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Cubs fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. The Tampa Bay Rays might not have the biggest national following, but right now they are the most popular team in baseball. According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, a clear majority of baseball fans want the Rays to win the World Series. Of course, just because that’s who fans want to win, doesn’t mean those same fans think the Rays will actually pull it off....
Cubbies Crib 22 hours ago

Cubs News: Taking a look at the team’s projected 2021 payroll

Decisions to spend money for the Chicago Cubs could depend on which players are traded this offseason. The offseason is quickly approaching, and so are the talks of potential moves for Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs. The direction which the team will choose remains to be seen. Will they stick with this core group of […] Cubs News: Taking a look at the team’s projected 2021 payroll - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 23 hours ago
You're probably too optimistic about the 2021 Cubs

You're probably too optimistic about the 2021 Cubs

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs stand at a crossroads. Where do they go from here? One joy of being a bit logical is that I don't have to always seek happiness in my articles. I can speak the truth, as I see it, and if that varies from the rosy scenario, so be it. I took the ugly rebuild for what it was likely to be. I wasn't far from being correct. As the executives wavered from what they had predicted, I posted warning signs. Now, as the car seems lost in a ditch with traffic whirring by, I'm willing to point out the obvious. The Cubs are far from elite, and your view of the...
Cubbies Crib Oct 20, 2020

World Series gives Cubs fans a glimpse of what might have been

The Dodgers and Rays provide two different maps the Cubs could follow. This year’s World Series features a pair of model franchises. On one hand, you have the low-budget Tampa Bay Rays who are consistently competitive and annually one of the most talented teams in the league, despite one of the lowest payrolls in the […] World Series gives Cubs fans a glimpse of what might have been - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 20, 2020
Cubs non-homer multi-run walkoff wins: June 29, 1994

Cubs non-homer multi-run walkoff wins: June 29, 1994

DANIEL LIPPITT/AFP via Glenallen Hill had a propensity for big moments. So far in this series, we haven’t seen one Cubs team with a winning record accomplish the headlined feat. That won’t change today. The 1994 Cubs began as a terrible team, starting the year with a 12-game home losing streak and a “firehouse chat” from manager Tom Trebelhorn. The team was 11-24 and 11½ games out of first place after losing to the Marlins on May 15. They actually played near .500 ball (38-40) from there on, finishing at 49-65, though the overall winning percentage (.475) would have wound up as...
Cubbies Crib Oct 20, 2020

Cubs News: Jeremy Jeffress named finalist for NL Reliever of the Year

Cubs right-hander Jeremy Jeffress is a finalist for NL Reliever of the Year. With Craig Kimbrel once again searching for answers and results on the mound, the Cubs desperately needed an answer in the ninth inning. They turned to former Milwaukee reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who signed with Chicago in February, and he did not disappoint. […] Cubs News: Jeremy Jeffress named finalist for NL Reliever of the Year - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 20, 2020
A Cubs fan’s guide to the World Series

A Cubs fan’s guide to the World Series

Mookie Betts stealing home runs | Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Are you cheering for the Rays or the Dodgers? Since the Cubs were eliminated from the Postseason my rooting interests for the World Series have generally leaned towards underdogs. I wanted the Rays to beat the Yankees (and they did) I wanted to Padres to beat the Dodgers (they did not). After two thrilling Championship Series that both went to game seven the stage is set for the Fall Classic and today I’ll cover the three biggest questions I see ahead of tonight’s Game 1. Can money buy a championship? You basically...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 20, 2020
Cub Tracks plates it up

Cub Tracks plates it up

Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Cubs and MLB news If you read the lowbrow and monobrow ‘papers’, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber are already gone, and Yu Darvish is right on their heels. We try for at least middlebrow, where we consider such options, but fail to set the team on fire, too. C’est plus ca change, c’est plus ca blah blah blah. Book me a passage to Bangkok, and don’t step on the grass, Sam. No rush. Here at Cub Tracks News and Notes, we are winding up the fifth year of the reign under Duane (and closing in on the eighth anniversary overall)...
Cubbies Crib Oct 19, 2020

Cubs Draft: A ‘not too early’ primer on the 2021 MLB Draft

At the crux of the direction, the Chicago Cubs could foreseeably go, adding young talent is key to the club’s development. Before the 2020 MLB Draft, it had been five years since the Chicago Cubs had a top-20 pick. After a string of very successful seasons in which the Cubs won a world championship and […] Cubs Draft: A ‘not too early’ primer on the 2021 MLB Draft - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

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    Victor Caratini

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  • 1 Adbert Alzolay

    Adbert Alzolay

    Chicago Cubs News: Three things to look forward to in 2021

  • Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish

    Cub Tracks plates it up

  • Kyle Hendricks

    Kyle Hendricks

    Cubs Rumors: A reunion with Jake Arrieta doesn’t make any sense

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