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Zack’s Sack: A Wrigleyville Mailbag, Vol. 5

Welcome to this week’s edition of Zack’s Sack! We’ve got some fun questions this week, so let’s get right to it. And, as always, please submit your questions to me at @beersntrumpets on Twitter. As you’ll see, I’ll answer most anything. “Which Cubs would have the most interesting conversation with Socrates, were he alive today?” […]

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Schwarber Demotion, Heyward Injury Pressure Cubs to Remake Outfield

We here at BP Wrigleyville are allergic to the hot take. We prefer measured analysis, historical analysis, analysis of analyses. We don’t publish news, we don’t break news, we rarely comment on players being sent down or called up, except in the instance of them being parts of larger processes. But, oh boy, Kyle Schwarber […]

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The Legacy of the Leland Giants

During the first decade of the 20th century, Chicago boasted a robust city baseball league. Chicago had harbored an intra-city league in the waning years of the 19th century, but the league had disbanded by 1895. Re-forming a few years after some of the best teams absconded for the greener financial pastures of independent barnstorming, […]