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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Cubs 7, Cardinals 3

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hero: Tyler Colvin became the fourth Cubs rookie to hit 20 or more home runs in a season. The other members of the exclusive club are Walt "Moose" Moryn with 23 in 1956, Billy Williams (25, 1961), and Geovany Soto (23, 2008).

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Busch Stadium: Section 270, Row 9, Seat 16

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A road trip to watch the Cubs play in St. Louis means having to endure a boring five-hour drive down less-than-scenic I-55 and scorching heat.

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Cardinals 6, Cubs 3

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hero: Derrek Lee, who returned to the lineup and raised his average to .248, went 2-for-4 with a double and his 13th home run of the season.

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Cardinals 7, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Friday, May 28, 2010

Hero: Reliever James Russell's stock continues to rise. The rookie right-hander, in the longest outing of his major league career, worked four shutout innings, allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out one.

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