Cardinals 6, Cubs 4

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hero: Darwin Barney went 3-for-4 (all singles), was hit by a pitch, and scored twice.

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A Contrarian View of the NL Central

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, March 31, 2011

I remember fondly throughout my childhood the February day in which my father would bring home a stack of baseball preview magazines.

I would devour those things and have continued the practice into adulthood. All of that reading material has helped me get through those final few weeks without baseball, but I learned long ago that such publications should not be believed as gospel.

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Glass is Half-Empty, Glass is Half-Full

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, December 11, 2010

Consider me among those who has been underwhelmed by the Cubs' offseason activity up to this point, but it seems that every piece of less-than-exciting news has been surrounded by a silver lining.

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Mets 18, Cubs 5

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hero: Aramis Ramirez (2-for-4) collected his 1,600th career hit with an RBI single in the first inning and his 1,601st with a two-run homer (22nd of the season) in the third. Ramirez, who is hitting .243 on the season and .295 since the All-Star break, has hit safely in 12 of his last 16 games and has 25 multi-hit games on the season.

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A Tip of the Cap to Barry Rozner

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I was glad that our publisher, Steve Rhodes, brought to my attention some of the recent work of Daily Herald sports columnist Barry Rozner regarding the sad state of the Cubs.

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Astros 6, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hero: Ted Lilly, if he is traded later this week, had the best final two outings by a Cubs pitcher before being dealt since Steve Trout in 1987. But Lilly had nothing to show for his efforts.

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Astros 3, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Friday, June 4, 2010

Hero: Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 to raise his average to .302 and drove in his 28th run of the season with a double in the fifth inning.

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Sincerely, JCB

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