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Saturday

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December 2016

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Peace

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It’s Christmas Eve – and while visions of trades might be dancing in the heads of baseball execs, I have to admit they aren’t dancing in mine. The 108 year weight/wait has been lifted – and for at least this one day, baseball is not top of mind.

Friday

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December 2016

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The Death of the Loveable Loser – A Tale of Three Clinchers

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The postseason is a roller-coaster, no fan of any team in any sport will disagree. Its why the players play the game and make the big bucks. These “big boy games”, as John Lackey has referred to them, are not only a testament to each team’s strengths, but how well they can avoid showing their soft underbelly. Among the twists and turns of the roller-coaster, there are lessons to be learned and glory for those who prevail. No games teach us these lessons better than a clincher, and the Cubs won the necessary three it takes to deem themselves champions of baseball. Here’s a look into those three series clinching games, how I felt during certain moments, and what I learned when it was all said and done.

Thursday

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December 2016

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GirlieView (12/22/2016)

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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!

Wednesday

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December 2016

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Tuesday

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December 2016

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Chicago Cubs Offseason: The Winter of the Bullpen

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Hopefully, we’re all done arguing over Joe Maddon’s bullpen management decisions during the World Series and have turned our focus to the future. It’s time for a new discussion: now that the bullpen has emerged as the Cubs primary offseason priority, how do you see it shaking out come Opening Day?