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Cubs 9, Rockies 5 (4/11/15)

OSS: Kyle Kendrick turned into Kyle Kendrick and the Cubs bats woke up. Three up: 1. Dexter Fowler had two straight triples to start the game, and the Cubs hit the Rockies pitchers hard all day. 2. Coghlan and \o/ MIKE OLT \o/ went back-to-back in the 3rd 3. Castro had a nice day at […]

Rockies 5, Cubs 1 (4/10/15)

OSS: Cubs can’t buy a hit with RISP Three up: 1. Matt Sczcur tied the game with a bases-loaded sac fly in the third. 2. Edwin Jackson looked good coming out of the pen, hitting 94-95 with his fastball. 3. Rizzo got on base four times in four PAs, with two HBP and two singles, […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (1-1) at Colorado Rockies (3-0)

Break up the Rockies, who started the season with a sweep of the Brewers, beating them with a combined score of 20-6. As frustrating as the Cubs opening day game was at times, at least they didn’t lose 10-0 to a team that had Kyle Kendrick as its opening day starter. I’ll be at the […]

Cubs 2, Cardinals 0 (4/8/15)

OSS: Arrieta settled down, the Cubs finally drove in a runner in scoring position. Three up 1. Jake Arrieta walked two batters in the first inning, then rolled the rest of the way, striking out seven and only walking one additional batter in seven innings, all while sporting a magnificent beard. His final pitch hung […]

Obstructed View Podcast Episode 3

In this episode: We answer some reader mail Discussion of the Baez demotion to AAA Win predictions for the NL Central Playoff predictions for the rest of the league A strikeouts draft NB: I tried something different to even out our volumes, but messed it up about 15 minutes into the podcast, and it sounds […]

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Series Preview: St. Louis Cardinals (0-0) vs Chicago Cubs (0-0)

Baseball is back! I’m so glad that the Cubs opener is on a Sunday so I don’t have to burn a vacation day for my favorite holiday of the year. Today’s lineups: Cardinals 3B Carpenter RF Heyward LF Holliday SS Peralta 1B Adams C Molina 2B Wong CF Jay P Wainwright Cubs CF Fowler RF […]

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Daily Facepalm 4.2.15 – Roofing, boarding, framing, we do everything

Rooftops fighting a losing battle Rulings have started happening on the roofies’ lawsuit against the Cubs, and it’s looking good for the team. Brett dusted off his lawyer hat (wig?) to take a look at the ruling. Here’s my precis of his precis of the ruling: the rooftops are fucked. There’s still plenty more rodeo […]

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Daily Facepalm 4.1.15 – Roster taking shape

  This week’s cuts Lake, Schlitter, and Rosscup were sent to AAA today. This follows the much more ballyhooed cuts earlier this week of Bryant and Russell (both expected) and Baez (a little unexpected). I was on team Baez-to-AAA but was definitely in the minority in that among the Cubs Twittersphere. He’s 22, it’s not […]

Obstructed View Podcast Episode 2

In this episode, Sitrick, Myles, and I discuss More college basketball than we intended Wrigley Renovation ‘news’ The likely 25 man roster Guesses at the opening day lineup Kris Bryant and the CBA – a moral issue? Our favorite Cubs of the Jim Hendry era Innings pitched by the fifth starters How everything could go […]

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Daily Facepalm 3.26.15

Kris Bryant ——> LF (today) Bryant heads to LF for the first time this spring. I think the Cubs would have liked to have this happen earlier, but he had some shoulder fatigue, probably from hitting so many HRs. Bryant played some OF in college and it’s not like LF is that tough a position […]

Obstructed View Podcast Episode 1

After much emailing and only one failed attempt, we now have a blog podcast! Sitrick, Myles, and I discuss things such as Kris Bryant How tired we are about talking about Kris Bryant The fifth starter spot Players flying under the radar Players flying over the radar Too Many Shortstops Pokemon There were a few […]

OV Daily Facepalm/Game Thread 3.12.15

Tweets of the day   Didn’t think I could care about anything less than hearing about fantasy baseball teams, but then Will Ferrell started playing in ST games. — Cee Angi (@CeeAngi)

Daily Facepalm/Game Thread 3.11.15

Back to Back to Back Your browser does not support iframes. Brett cooked up some odds on this happening Even if we generously say each of the three would normally homer in 1 out of 15 plate appearances (that’s a 40-homer pace in 600 plate appearances), the odds that the three would go back-to-back-to-back is 1 […]

Spring training pics

Fun in the sun from the last 2.5 days Cool stuff outside the park. The park in general was quite nice, and I can confirm that the toilets flushed extremely properly. Baseball is coming. Arrieta and Bosio, warming up before the game. Arrieta warming up with long toss. The Cubs take the field. Solid ballpark […]

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