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World Series Dreaming:
With today’s declaration of war between Canada and Mexico, won by the Canadian side (who has already apologized numerous times for Bryan Adams), Team Italy has advanced to the second round of the World Baseball Classic. Here’s a summary of the skirmishes from World War Que/Eh:
The HBT team made a good observation, illustrating one of the inherent flaws of the WBC pool ranking system:
As a side note, the use of run differential in the tie-breaker means that Mexico has no “unwritten rules” ground upon which to stand after taking offense to Robinson’s ninth-inning bunt.
Probably doesn’t look too good for the WBC, and especially not if they want to eventually get baseball back into the rotation in the Olympics. But let’s not quibble over this, although it is quite a black mark against an otherwise intriguing event full of exciting games so far. Part of the excitement comes direct from Team Italy, and involves some heroics from one Anthony Rizzo.
In their opening game, the Italians w...
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The Cubs unveiled their new marketing slogan the other day and simultaneously churned Twitter into a furious snarky froth with "Committed." Frankly, I think "Committed" is right up there with "It's a Way of Life" as most mockable slogans the Cubs have come up with under the Ricketts. It took Twitter about 10 seconds to start making insanity references...
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Of course not everyone is happy about that.
Pitcher Jeff Samardzija told the Chicago Tribune that...
“Hello again, everybody.”
Those three words, while probably not as often said as, “I’ll have another,” were always on the tip of Harry Caray tongue. A week after what would have been the amazing broadcaster’s 99th birthday, I wanted to lead this edition of Ramblings with a shout-out to the man that made me fall in love with baseball.
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Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run double and Dioner Navarro followed with two-run homer Sunday, leading the Chicago Cubs past the San Diego Padres 9-3.
Christian Villanueva added a two-run homer for the Cubs. He has three hits this spring and all of them are home runs.
Padres starter Jason Marquis threw four scoreless innings and allowed two hits. Reliever Andrew Cashner made his first...
Buntfest 2013 is nearing the finish, with defending buntmeister David DeJesus still alive. However, a surprising Cinderella contestant has found himself in the Final Four:
DeJesus, Maysonet, EJackson, and Nate the video guy advance to #Cubs final 4 in bunt tourney
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 9, 2013
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Scott Hairston homered for the Chicago Cubs before their game against a split squad of Cincinnati Reds was rained out in the second inning with the score 1-all Friday night.
Hairston homered in the first off Tony Cingrani. Neftali Soto put the Reds ahead with a sacrifice fly.
The game was stopped after a 33-minute rain delay.
After Hairston homered, Alfonso Soriano doubled and...
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He's [Brian Bogusevic] been the Joe Mather of camp so far – Dale Sveum
I'm pretty sure Dale Sveum meant this as a compliment, but saying someone is the Joe Mather of anything is kind of the opposite. I'll just repost what I already did about Mather.
Joe Mather was the worst player in baseball last year. Baseball Reference only thought he was the 5th worst player...
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Javier Baez produced both of the Cub runs with a two-run HR just to the left of the CF Batter'...