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The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #269: Dead Team(s) Walking

Winter is here. Plus: After Over 70 Years, The Cubs On WGN Is Coming To An End; Tim Anderson Chases Obsolete Award; I AM SO SICK OF MITCH TRUBISKY; Ryan Pace Had One Job This Offseason And He Failed At It Miserably; 'Scuse Us While We Kiss The Sky; Blackhawks Open Training Camp Again!; A Chicago Bull Is Dominating The World Cup; Really Good Chicago Fire News Broke While We Were Recording This; and Chicago Red Stars Rolling.


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SHOW NOTES

* 269.

:16: Winter Is Here.

* SportsMonday: Glorious Fall Goes Dark.

* The Cubs are not sparking joy. Time to clean house.

* Rhodes: "We thought 2016 was the start of something. Turns out it was the end of something."

* Jason McLeod's "lateral move."

* Bernstein: The Cubs Understand They're Lagging Behind In Drafting And Player Development.

* Cubs losing every phase of the game: second-worst defense in the league, an offense even more broken than last year's including the worst production in the majors out of the leadoff spot, a bullpen melting down nightly and a 1 1/2-man rotation: Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks at home.

* Epstein Frustrated By Struggling, Uninspired Cubs: 'I Don't Think There's Any Excuse For How We're Playing.'

* Andracki: The Cubs' Leadoff Woes Are Even Worse Than You Imagined.

* PECOTA still has a chance!

37:45: After Over 70 Years, The Cubs On WGN Is Coming To An End.

* As a "superstation" with unusual reach, WGN-TV helped make the Cubs an international brand, and Wrigley Field an international destination.

43:02: Tim Anderson Chases Obsolete Award.

* Wallenstein: 3 Reasons To See The White Sox Season Through.

45:24: I AM SO SICK OF MITCH TRUBISKY.

* Take the "L" and move on!

* The secret concern the media obfuscates: Mitch is dumb.

52:37: Ryan Pace Had One Job In The Offseason And He Failed At It Miserably.

* The Bears still do not have a kicker.

1:00:57: 'Scuse Us While We Kiss The Sky.

* Diamond Shines And The Storm Surge: Lessons From The WNBA's First Round.

* The Sky features a married couple!

1:04:50: Blackhawks Open Training Camp Again!

1:05:12: A Chicago Bull Is Dominating The World Cup.

1:07:08: Really Good Chicago Fire News Broke While We Were Recording This.

1:08:08: Chicago Red Stars Rolling.

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STOPPAGE: 10:57

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