Ryne Sandberg autographed scorecard for 2016 World Series

Ryne Sandberg enjoyed looking at my World Series scorecards

The Cubs postseason rally was held in Chicago today. The Cub’s radio station, The Score 670, hosted the rally with a live broadcast through the day. (I live-blogged the event with a dozen photos). One part of the event in particular stood out—when Ryne Sandberg looked at my World Series scorecards an autographed one for …

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Cubs podcast no longer updating as of March 2018

14 MLB teams stopped updating their official team podcast since March.

The Chicago Cubs official podcast was great. The official Cubs beat reporter, Carrie Muskat, would give great insight into the team. They aren’t super long—just 7 to 15 minutes. The perfect length. Most other Cubs podcasts are too long. The hosts end up chatting and bla bla BLA BLA. Carrie got to the point. But …

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Matt Murton as office worker among the cubicles

How does a MLB player transition to an office worker?

The Chicago Cubs have named Chris Denorfia as Special Assistant to the President/General Manager and Matt Murton as Baseball Operations Assistant. Chris Denorfia played for Cincinnati, Oakland, San Diego, Seattle, and the Cubs from 2005 to 2015. He was also a minor league regular from 2002 to 2017. Matt Murton played outfield on and off …

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Use Google images to find your MLB twin

Who is your MLB twin?

What MLB player looks most like you? Pick any player from the history of baseball at any age. Drawing a blank? Here’s how you can find your baseball player twin! 1. Your photo Find an photo of yourself wearing your favorite team’s clothing. Preferably this photo will be taken at the ballpark. For this example, …

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Kerry Wood: 2011 Topps Update

Will these two career stats get Kerry Wood into the Hall of Fame?

Kerry Wood is on the 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot for the first time. Kerry had such great potential with his amazing rookie year, notching 20 strikeouts in his fifth start. A future Hall of Famer? Then the injuries struck. He missed his entire sophomore year with Tommie John surgery. During his career Wood was …

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Scorecard of Brooks Robinson 2nd MLB game

Idea: using the ads on vintage scorecards to call out highlights of the game

I’ve been so tempted to keep score in a vintage scorecard. It would be so cool to fill score a famous game in the actual scorecard of that time. But many of the old-time scorecards featured a ton of ads surrounding the score boxes. I love drawing pictures and adding text to the margins of …

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The average MLB team has to wait 25 years for a World Series championship

The Cleveland Indians have gone 69 years without a championship. The Dodgers last championship was in 1988, 29 years ago. When the Astros won this year, it broke a 55-year draught. All these teams with such long championship draughts. Is this normal? I’d say so. There are 30 teams in Major League Baseball, and only …

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2nd most exciting World Series game ever: WS 2017 game 5

The second most-exciting World Series game happened last night with the Astros defeating the Dodgers 13-12. The game talled a 1.322 WPA. WPA is Wins Probability Added. A stat that scores how dramatic each play is. A game-changing home run will have a high WPA rating. The most-exciting World Series game ever is the 2011 …

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