Organizational Recap – 5/14/2016

Published on May 15th, 201614 comment

A look at the results from the Cubs system for Saturday, including the return of Miguel Montero and a big night for a former member of the big league roster.

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Organizational Recap – 5/13/2016

Published on May 14th, 201619 comment

Trying out a new format today. Pardon our dust on the homepage. I am still trying to get the error figured out with why the images are not loading.

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OUCH! – Take Your Base

Published on May 13th, 201629 comment

Brad takes a look at the hit by the pitch rule. He muses on the rule’s history and purpose. And he wonders about the role HBP plays in the Cubs’ current success.

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GirlieView (05/12/2016)

Published on May 12th, 201623 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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Three Strikes – You can’t win ‘em all…I guess

Published on May 12th, 201622 comment

Coming into the day, it would have been safe to assume the Cubs would take 1, maybe even 2 games from the Padres. Unfortunately, the Padres were not on board with that plan. Elijah Knepper takes a look at how the events for the day/night doubleheader unfolded.

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Three Strikes – Rain Out Theater

Published on May 10th, 201633 comment

The Cubs were rained out yesterday, which means the Cubs baseball addicts did not get their fix. That’s a problem.

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Oh, Those Yips

Published on May 9th, 201628 comment

Brad considers the mythology and science of ‘the yips’. What causes the yips? What can be done to overcome them?

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Three Strikes – Baez Has a Word to Your Mother

Published on May 9th, 201630 comment

Javier Baez helped the Cubs walk off and salute Cubs mom’s everywhere with a home run in extras, capping off a sweep of the Pirates and the Nationals on the week.

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The Importance of Depth, Versatility, and Maddon’s Brilliance

Published on May 6th, 201664 comment

The Cubs are 21-6. How has this been accomplished? Depth, versatility, and the brilliance of their manager, Joe Maddon.

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