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Lovable Losers

I don’t know why I love the Cubs so much. They are consistent losers. Despite the historical mysticism, Wrigley Field is an outdated dump — my first seat at the park was directly behind a large support pole. But I do know that I love my family. I love being in Chicago. I love sitting in my grandfather’s den and watching him angrily storm out. I love Portillos, and I love laughing with my family.
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Time for change

Every game that the Indians play with that logo in circulation is a collective slap in the face to the Native American population. By allowing this problem to linger rather than striking down on it with great force, Major League Baseball is essentially saying to these people that it’s not a problem worth going to great lengths to solve.
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The safety net

If you take a look at every one of Major League Baseball’s 30 stadiums, you’ll notice a couple of universally shared features. A pitching mound located precisely 60’6” away. Four bases spread 90 feet apart from one another. Foul poles made of metal and colored yellow. Batter’s boxes and foul
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The white flag

To call this year’s version of the San Francisco Giants bad does not even begin to scratch the surface of the insufferable level of atrocity surrounding the team. Despite having retained the majority of last year’s core at the beginning of the season, the Giants find themselves out-tanking the San
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Lost in the cycle

But the game’s utter disappearance from the news cycle is legitimately worrying. And this isn’t the plot of some editors hell bent on destroying the MLB for some reason, any amount of time spent on Twitter will confirm that baseball simply doesn’t hold the same cultural relevancy as basketball or football at this point.
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Much more than a win

Last semester, I wrote a column focused on how the Chicago Cubs were becoming more corporate and, in that vein, losing a little bit of their lovable essence. This was the end of April — not even one month into a Cubs season that would last for more than seven.
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