Yes…but you live in St. Louis

Chris Neitzel checks in with the latest edition of the Northside Archives in preparation for next week’s upcoming series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Yesterday’s News: It was worth every minute

Published on July 2nd, 201532 comment

It was a bit of a dry one last night, at least in terms of offense, but the Cubs came out victorious, and Lester pitched another gem. Motte might be the new closer, and Manny being Manny turns out to be a good thing.

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How Would You Improve the Cubs Before July 31?

Published on July 1st, 201558 comment

I want to hear what you would suggest to Theo and Jed to improve this team. Be realistic and specific. Don’t just say “get another starting pitcher”. If you were hired as a consultant, make a few recommendations. Perhaps they don’t even involve bringing in someone from outside the organization. Be creative and make some suggestions.

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Minor League Update: Lower levels shining

Published on June 30th, 201516 comment

There are several players to watch at the lower minor league levels, particularly short season Eugene, and the time is getting close when trades may send some of our beloved prospects elsewhere.

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Looking Back at Week 11 of MLB

Published on June 29th, 201542 comment

The Cubs suffer at the hands of the Cardinals, Giancarlo Stanton breaks his hand and Cole Hamels may consider more than a handful of trade suitors.

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Yesterday’s News: There’s a Roach in the House!

Published on June 28th, 20154 comment

Donn Roach made his second MLB start, the Cubs scored a run, and the Cardinals’ devil magic flowed freely in last night’s game.

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My Quick Thoughts on Pete Rose

Published on June 26th, 201543 comment

I’ve got a lot of things on my mind to write about, but neither the time or the focus to try to organize them into some sort of logic post. So, you get a hodge podge of thoughts banged out this morning to read and react to.

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GirlieView (06/25/2015)

Published on June 25th, 201514 comment

GirlieView is a VFTB recap column on alternate Thursdays. We give our readers props for having timely and funny quotes from the past two weeks of VFTB commentary. Join us for a few good laughs!

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Yesterday’s News: Turner shut down, winning streak ends

Published on June 25th, 201520 comment

Early long balls ended a 4 game winning streak, and Wada’s status for Saturday’s very important start against the Cardinals is looking uncertain.

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