John “the Jackrabbit” Dillinger and the Chicago Cubs

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The Setup and a Bloody End July 21, 1934 Anna Sage was a madam at a brothel in Gary, Indiana. She was in danger of being deported because of the nature of her profession. Sage needed a way to stay in the U.S. and she had just the ticket: John Dillinger. The infamous bank robber […] READ MORE


Trade Candidates to Watch This Offseason

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Six MLB Players to Monitor This Offseason The MLB Hot Stove Season is officially underway. Tuesday, the MLB Owners Meetings get underway and last thru Thursday. In typical 2020 fashion, the meetings are being held virtually. However, they will still allow all 30 front offices to converse with one another and exchange ideas. Typically, these […] READ MORE


Haunted Wrigley Field: A Tale of Its Haunts

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Haunted Wrigley Field A Brief Walk Down Halloween Lane The seasons are changing, leaves are turning, it’s getting dark earlier, and the ghosts and goblins are coming out of storage. Change can make people do strange things and one of those things is Halloween. 2,000 years ago the Celts (people who lived mostly in what […] READ MORE


Chicago Cubs 2020 Recap: The End of an Era

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The Chicago Cubs 2020 season ended when they were eliminated from the playoffs last Friday by the Miami Marlins. Chicago really struggled to make contact at the plate. In the two losses versus Miami, they had nine hits and just one run. This was a story all too familiar for the Cubs, and has been […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 45: The Extra Innings Problem

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball Sunday night’s Chicago Cubs-New York Yankees contest on ESPN turned into a marathon. The game finally ended in the 18th inning when the Yankees pushed across a run to end the impromptu double header. This brought the discussion of extra innings to the forefront thanks to the national television […] READ MORE



2017 MLB Season Predictions

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By the Last Word on Baseball Editorial Staff Opening day is right around the corner. The smell of baseball is in the air. There’s a long way to go and a lot of ball to be played before we inevitably reach October, but it’s never too early for some good old-fashioned prognosticating. In that spirit, […] READ MORE



Five Burning Questions for the 2017 MLB Season

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By Joshua Greenberg – Last Word On Baseball In just a few days, pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to their respective teams’ Spring Training homes. This means one glorious thing: baseball is right around the corner. The 2016 season brought fans history and heartache, tragic losses and cathartic triumphs, and perhaps the greatest World […] READ MORE