Eamus Catuli: Sounds Very Sexual, but here’s the Actual Meaning

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Eamus Catuli, the billboard on a Sheffield Avenue rooftop reads, along with the letters AC and then the numbers, well, in 2016, it got completely reset, for the first time ever, to all zeros. It had previously read 0871108.

To read that more clearly, it was 08-71-108, denoting eight years (at that point in time) since the last division title (2008), 71 since the most recent National League pennant (1945) and 108 since the most recent World Series title (108).  In 2016, it started all over, and this year, it’s just got an asterisk.

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VIDEO: Cubs fans excited about FAKE Cubs prospects

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Some experts believe the Chicago Cubs now have the best farm system in all of baseball. So I decided to see how much those who bleed Cubbie blue really know about the blue chip prospects who might be headed to Wrigley Field one day. I anagrammed a view names and gave each fake name a faux biography as well. All we need now is a fake drivers license topfakeid to go with the made up backstory and you have a whole new just created persona!

Then I teamed up with the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye edition for a typical man on the street piece outside of Wrigley. The results were even better than I expected. One fan even claims to have seen the non-existent prospect play in person.

Here’s a sample of the reaction we got from a few Cubs fans:

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1906 “Hitless Wonders” White Sox vs 2020 “Very Little Offense” Cubs

There is a reason Marquee Network analysts talk all the time about Ian Happ, and very little about the other bats in the Chicago Cubs lineup. Yes, he is having a MVP level season, but beyond him, Jason Heyward and sometimes Kyle Schwarber, a little bit, there is nothing to get excited about with this 2020 Cubs offense.

And Marquee is owned by the Cubs, and therefore a propaganda network, so what else are they going to say? But honestly, it’s astounding when you think about it- the Cubs have only three, maybe three and a half guys doing anything at all this season in their lineup, just two good starting pitchers and biohazard for a bullpen, yet they’re sitting in first place.

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Cubs vs Cardinals Series to Make 2020 Slightly More Enjoyable

2020- the year in which we all experience a real life version of that Spongebob Squarepants episode where Squidward moved to a town where he performed the same three activities every single day.

Ok, so maybe that’s not an entirely fair; 202o isn’t just dull repetition, it’s patches of absolute terror interspersed with the excessive repetitiveness. But hey, it’s Labor Day weekend, and that means it’s pennant race time! And the long holiday weekend sees the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Chicago Cubs, for a five game series/rivalry grudge match that should decide the NL Central crown.

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Cubs Trade for Jose Martinez, Colorful Cubs Twitter Reactions

With the Chicago Cubs acquiring a new designated hitter today (technically referred to as an infielder/outfielder in Jose Martinez, Cubs Twitter came alive with varying opinions on the new pickup. 

The Tampa Bay Rays received a player to be named or cash consideration as well as a player to be named or cash consideration (whatever floats their boat I guess) in exchange for Martinez. This trade is being widely reported as for two PTBNLs, but it really that, or cash, whatever comes first.

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How to Make the Best Baseball Picks

Deciding which team to pick in your baseball pool at work, the sports book, or even a friendly game between your friends is difficult to do, but does not have to be so difficult. Now, with that being the case you may want some help in figuring out which one of the teams you should be picking. An easy way would be to buy an experts MLB picks, which definitely would be helpful, but if it is a friendly bet between friends may not make the most sense. Instead, you need to be armed with some advice to help you in figuring out which one of the picks you should make.

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Chicago Cubs 1/5 Complete 2020 Season Evaluation: Pitching

Believe it or not, the 2020 Major League Baseball season is 1/5 complete already. Or at least it is for the Chicago Cubs, who sport the best record in the National League at 10-2. The only other team, in all of baseball, to match that winning percentage is the Minnesota Twins, who are also 10-2. MLB handicappers did not see this coming, as the Cubs didn’t even reach the postseason last year, and they only made the one-off quasi-playoff round the year before that.

The Cubs have a 4.5 game atop the NL Central division, and the team closest to them, the Milwaukee Brewers, will be without one of their key pieces the rest of the way as outfielder Lorenzo Cain has opted out of the season.

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Cubs Legend Carlos Zambrano Looking to get into Coaching

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Chicago Cubs legend Carlos Zambrano is looking to make the move into coaching. That’s according to his most recent boss, Chicago Dogs Owner Shawn Hunter. Big Z could also likely be honored with his very own Dogs bobblehead next season, said the owner of the American Association ballclub.

Zambrano announced his retirement for the first time in September of 2014, but would later go on to pitch for Leones de Yucatán of the Mexican League in July of 2018. He went 2-1 with a 5.18 ERA, before getting released after about a month with the club.

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Cubs SP Jose Quintana Set for Significant Time on IL

In a 60 game season, the cliche “every game matters” takes on a new level of meaning. Every single start, from any SP, is ramped up in significance. Losing any of your starting rotation pitchers, no matter who they are, any given John Doe, hurts all that much more in this strangest of MLB seasons.

Chicago Cubs staritng LHP Jose Quintana suffered a laceration on his left thumb while washing dishes in his Miami, FL home over the weekend, and yes, this first cut was indeed among the deepest, as it required five stitches to repair.

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Five Most Iconic Baseball Cards of the 1980s

In this time of having to stay home more, and go out less (and even if you did go out more- where exactly are you going to go? What’s open?) nostalgia is huge. With little to nothing to put in our calendars and look forward to, it’s a time for looking back.

Thus, I reflected back to when I was a hard core baseball cards collector: 1985-1992. Memories of opening up my first Topps baseball wax pack are still vivid. I even set up shop as a dealer at card shows during my youth.

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Sammy Sosa Day at Wrigley Field? Don’t Bet on It

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Ahead of the 30 for 30 “Long Gone Summer,” which debuted this past Sunday, former Major League Baseball slugger Sammy Sosa said in a media opportunity that the film would change people’s minds. Not sure why he said that, other than in trying to up hype up a very substandard “documentary.”

Sosa said nothing of real substance, and gave no true insights during this film, which wasn’t a documentary in the truest sense. It told the story of the home run chase of 1998, with barely even scratching the surface on the issue of performance enhancing drugs.

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Betting on Hardball: Odds are still in Baseball’s Favor

October 30, 2019.

That’s the last time a Major League Baseball game was played. It’s when the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 6-2 in game seven of the World Series. Since then, more than 225 days have passed without a pitch, 5,400 hours have been whiled away and the world has suffered a global pandemic.

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