Cubs 1, Brewers 0 (5/1/15)

OSS: Russell homers before Bryantm because you can’t predict baseball Three up 1. Russell plated himself for the only run of the game, a no doubt HR to left center. I don’t think anyone, Addison Russell included, would have guessed that he’d homer before Bryant. 2. Jon Lester had a great game, throwing seven shutout […]


Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (5-17) vs Chicago Cubs (12-8)

It’s been just kind of a rough start to the year for the Brewers. If the Gambler’s Fallacy were actually true we could all have seen this coming, but alas. They have the worst run differential in the league, both due to bad pitching (pats self on back for this prediction), and untimely hitting. Adam […]

Pirates 8, Cubs 1 (4/29/15)

OSS: Gerrit Cole is good at throwing baseballs. Three up 1. Miguel Montero went 3-4 and had the Cubs lone RBI of the day. The Cubs took advantage of a strange inning of glovework by Pedro Alvarez, which saw a throw go completely through his glove and another pickoff throw get botched with his replacement […]

Cubs 6, Pirates 2 (4/28/15)

OSS: Cubs continue to get all the 2-out RBI Three up: 1. Travis Wood had a solid day on the mound, striking out 9 Pirates in seven innings and walking none. His curveball wasn’t there for him, but the rest of his pitches more than made up for it. 2. The Cubs continued their streak […]

Cubs 4, Pirates 0 (4/27/15)

OSS: Jason Hammel had good stuff and the Cubs cruised to an easy 4-0 victory Three up: 1. Once the Cubs took the lead it felt like this game was in hand, as the Pirates had no answer for Jason Hammel. He finished with a line of 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, […]

Obstructed View Podcast 6

In this episode: Sitrick rants about Kris Bryant hype We discuss the Addison Russell callup Welington Castillo and the bullpen This team is so much fun Al Yellon and Paul Blart Is a chili dog a soup sandwich? Skyline Chili jokes All three of us mangling the pronunciation of some word Awkward edits due to […]

Cubs 5, Reds 2 (4/26/15)

OSS: Russell gets his first big hit, and the Cubs “sweep” the series. Three up 1. Addison Russell just missed a grand slam in the fourth inning, clearing the bases with a double to right center. That should keep the demotion grumbles quiet for a while. 2. Miguel Montero had the other Cubs RBI on […]

Cubs 7, Reds 3 – 11 innings (4/24/15)

OSS: Bullpen bends but doesn’t break, bats wake up in the 11th Three Up 1. Mike Leake had the Cubs number for all seven innings he was in the game, save for two pitches that Anthony Rizzo and Chris Coghlan deposited in the seats. Batter-vs-pitcher matchup stats are dumb as predictive stats, but can be […]


Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (8-7) at Cincinnati Reds (8-8)

It’s been an eventful week in Cincinnati, which nearly reached Peak Reds before being eclipsed by whatever shit the Royals have been doing. Reds manager Bryan Price dropped a 77 f-bomb tirade at one of the Reds beat writers for actually reporting on the team instead of shilling/spreading false information for the team. I only […]

Pirates 5, Cubs 4 (4/23/15)

OSS: Get well soon, Grimm and Ramirez Three up: Tough to find much that particularly stands out. 1. Kris Bryant had a perfect day in CF, going 0-0 on fly balls hit to him. He also drew a bases loaded walk in the fifth, in an inning where it felt like the Cubs should have […]

Pirates 4, Cubs 3 (4/22/15)

OSS: Cubs leave everyone on base, fail to bail out pedestrian Hammel. Three Up 1. Bryant doubled and walked, scoring twice. However, he also recorded an out AT CENTERFIELD. I actually kind of thought we’d see him at center at some point in his career (there are a few teams right now that would be […]

Seriously, batting around is 9.

How is this even a thing? The definition of around is “located or situated on every side.” Is it “located or situated on every side, with the first side going again?” This is insanity. Perhaps the plain definition of the word “around” isn’t enough for you. Let’s consider what rounds mean in essentially every other […]

Cubs 9, Pirates 8 (4/21/15)

OSS: Cubs win a wild one with dueling bullpen meltdowns. Three up 1. This Kris Bryant kid could have a future in the big leagues my frent. He scorched a bunch of hits, but the key play of the game could be him going first to third on Castro’s game-tying single. He’s been extremely aggressive […]

Addison Russell has been called up

Prepare your body. Again. cubs now calling up addison russell to the majors. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS)