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Best Moves of the MLB Offseason

There are probably places on the Internet where one can freely complain about the Cubs without pushback; Obstructed View is not one of them. Being an astute bunch, any mindless grumbling here is likely to be met with some pointed questions: Do you really want an aging corner-outfielder like Shin-Soo Choo on the roster for […]

2013 MLB Draft: Pre-Draft Rumor Mongoose-ing Thread

Schedule The 2013 MLB Draft starts at 6 pm CT, with coverage on MLBN kicking off an hour before that. The first two rounds take place today, with 3-10 coming tomorrow, and the remainder on Saturday. If this year is anything like last year, top players will go in the first few rounds, followed by a […]

Will Jim Deshaies Be the Replacement for Bob Brenly?

If Rant Sports can generate blog hits by using incredibly over-the-top and sometimes completely misleading headlines for their posts, then so can I. I figured it was as good a headline as any for the following shallowly researched filler material. We know Jim Deshaies, the current color commentator for the Houston Astros, got an interview […]

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (15-26) at Houston Astros (18-23)

We knew that the Cubs would stink this year, but seeing the Pirates and Astros above the Cubs in the standings still takes some getting used to. At least we have the Hope Monster to remind us that the Cubs are only seven games back!!! It's gonna happen! The rest of the NL Central kind […]

OV Pic of the Day: Lost Ball Leads to Third Win

The Cubs won three in a row!  The Cubs won three in a row!  The Cubs won three in a row!  How the hell did that happen?  Hunter Pence happened. With the score tied at four in the bottom of the 10th inning, Marlon Byrd hit a ball to right and Pence zigged when he […]

OV Pic of the Day: Some People REALLY Don’t Like Houston

It was a banner day at Wrigley.  The Cubs won, Carlos Marmol didn’t completely implode, and there were a couple of homeruns.  There was also an actual banner.  I don’t know what Houston did to these people, but they want to get them realigned the hell out of the National League Central. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune […]

Series Preview: Houston Astros (19-34) vs Iowa Cubs (23-28)

Stoppable force meets movable object in this series between the Cubs and Astros. Both teams are throwing two starters in this series who probably don’t belong in a MLB rotation, but their pathetic offenses should struggle to score runs anyway. If any of you are in the Chicago area and don’t have tickets to the […]

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (4-5) at Houston Astros (2-7)

The Cubs roller coaster ride to .500 continues with a trip to Houston to play the Astros. They were swept by the Phillies to start the season, and picked up getaway day wins against the Reds and Marlins for their two wins this season. Team Overview NL Ranks wOBA: .285 (14th)SP FIP: 4.25 (13th)SP xFIP: […]

Obstructed View Opening Day Roundtable – part 2

Your fearless Obstructed View Executive Chairmen got together to discuss various topics related to the 2011 Cubs season. We looked at the offseason and the new additions to the club in part one. Here’s part two, which focuses on our predictions for the 2011 season. Ryan Theriot [mb21] : How many times will Theriot get […]

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