Does Baseball Need to Change?

The game of baseball has changed many times over the years. Like any successful endeavor, baseball must evolve to stay fair for players, exciting for fans, and yes, as much as we may not like to think about it, marketable to a wider audience.


Boo! The Scariest Scenarios for the Cubs

Published on October 31st, 201421 comment

Happy Halloween, fellow Viewers! It’s great to be back. Since we’re celebrating a holiday, I thought I’d have some fun and talk about some of the Cubs’ scariest scenarios. I’m going to rate each one on a 10-point scary factor scale.

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GirlieView (10/30/2014)

Published on October 30th, 201455 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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A Look at the Off-Season MLB Key Dates to Know

Published on October 29th, 20147 comment

Last night’s 10-0 beatdown put on by the Royals gave us the start date for the 0ff-season calendar of events. Given that this off-season figures to be a very key one in the Cubs rebuild process, it seems like it would be good to know some key dates and what they mean.

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I Really Want Joe Maddon as the Cubs’ Next Manager

Published on October 28th, 201417 comment

Last week, Joe Maddon, the managerial darling of the sabermetrics movement, opted out of his contract with the Rays. Rumor has it that the Cubs are the front runner for his services. But should Theo Epstein and co. want Maddon? In a word: yes.

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MLB Suffers Great Loss, Pivotal Game Of World Series Is Played & More!

Published on October 27th, 20148 comment

By this time next week, this year’s baseball season will be over. The World Series has been a phenomenal battle to this point, with each team doing their best to get a leg up on their opponent. As exciting as the series has been, though, this week will be clouded in tragedy.

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Why Addison Russell Left the Arizona Fall League

Published on October 24th, 201432 comment

Yesterday it was announced that Addison Russell was being sent home from the Arizona Fall League (AFL), after just 10 games. Immediately, fans everywhere worry about an injury that derails everything and causes the whole rebuild process to fly wildly off the track.

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Off-Season Posting – You Make the Call

Published on October 23rd, 201431 comment

As we’re nearing free agency and the close of the World Series, I’m calling on you to know about what content you want to see this off-season on the site.

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Could the Cubs Be Chicago’s Premier Sports Team?

Published on October 21st, 201413 comment

If there’s one accepted sports truth in Chicago, it’s that the city of broad shoulders is, first and foremost, a Bears town. That statement, however, wasn’t true as recently as the 1990s. With the Bears mired in Jay Cutler led mediocrity and the Cubs appearing on the verge of competitiveness, could the North Siders become Chicago’s team?

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Jake Peavy Headed to Chicago?

Published on October 20th, 201444 comment

I bet you all thought I died. Admit it, you know you did. I just get frustrated with losing and took a break, but I’m back now and ready for the off-season. Let’s get it going with some news and notes.

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