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Can this be real? Plus: Arrieta Already On Way Out; The Trials of George Sun; Gonzo Hawk Harrelson, Doctor of Journalism; and Biggs Time.
* Doug Flutie.
1:38: Can This Be Real?
* "With Wednesday's doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Padres, six of the Cubs' seven losses this season have been to teams that are now under .500, ESPN Stats & Info points out."
* "1984 Detroit Tigers, can stumble. After starting 35-5, the Tigers' division lead dwindled to three and a half games by early June."
* George Sun.
* Theo: 'This Is Where Soler Belongs.'
The front office and manager Joe Maddon both agree that drafting or acquiring guys that were good at getting on was the way to go instead of trying to change players who weren't inclined to take walks. They've said as much many times throughout the years. It's not really a teachable thing.
Free agency wasn't much of an option at the time, so drafting and trading for on-base guys was the way to go. Kris Bryant fit the description for a power hitter, as did Kyle Schwarber, but so did little-known infielder Tommy La Stella. He's a great example of the Cubs "putting their money where their mouth was."
38:25: Local Amateur Team Also Having Good Season.
* Dr. Ken:
* Hawk dead-ender:
Why is Hawk getting backlash for leaving the booth? He was the first to provide an update on Frazier after a scary injury. It was good work.— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) May 12, 2016
A lot of people criticizing Hawk today would have loved that kind of update when Schwarber got hurt.— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) May 12, 2016
Probably the latter. But I was watching the broadcast to find out what exactly happened to Frazier. And Hawk told me https://t.co/6x6PLSSl3U— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) May 12, 2016
1:06:55: Biggs Time.
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