Cubs Good, Better, Best – 2014 Season, Game 12

Editor’s Note: I’m leaving this note here for a while, in case some are confused as to why there would be a “Good, Better, Best” recap written even after a Cubs loss. It’s because nobody else will do it. If it’s criticism and doom and gloom you’re looking for, you can find it anywhere online – even after a win. So, I’m doing the opposite of that.

Cubs Lose
Opponent: St. Louis Cardinals
Result: L (4-6)
Record: 4-8
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Cubs Good, Better, Best – 2014 Season, Game 11

Editor’s Note: I’m leaving this note here for a while, in case some are confused as to why there would be a “Good, Better, Best” recap written even after a Cubs loss. It’s because nobody else will do it. If it’s criticism and doom and gloom you’re looking for, you can find it anywhere online – even after a win. So, I’m doing the opposite of that.

Cubs Lose
Opponent: St. Louis Cardinals
Result: L (4-10)
Record: 4-7
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Cubs Good, Better, Best – 2014 Season, Game 10

Cubs Win
Opponent: St. Louis Cardinals
Result: W (6-3)
Record: 4-6
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Filament Friday 04/11/2014

Yo, who got the 411?

This is the first thing that came up in a Google image search for that phrase. Works for me.

This is the first thing that came up in a Google image search for that phrase. Works for me.

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Cubs Good, Better, Best – 2014 Season, Game 9

Editor’s Note: I’m leaving this note here for a while, in case some are confused as to why there would be a “Good, Better, Best” recap written even after a Cubs loss. It’s because nobody else will do it. If it’s criticism and doom and gloom you’re looking for, you can find it anywhere online – even after a win. So, I’m doing the opposite of that.

Cubs Lose
Opponent: Pittsburgh Pirates
Result: L (4-5)
Record: 3-6
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Cubs Good, Better, Best – 2014 Season, Game 8

Cubs Win
Opponent: Pittsburgh Pirates
Result: W (7-5)
Record: 3-5
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Can’t See the Lake for All of This Water

The first week and a half of the Cubs season has seen much gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair by the fan base. Much of the consternation seems to come from the fluctuating lineup, especially the playing time of Junior Lake and Mike Olt. Brett over at Bleacher Nation wrote a great post about why this is much ado about nothing, so I won’t cover any ground he’s already tread. My concern is more about the narrative that has formed around this issue and why I think it’s misplaced. Continue reading

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Cubs Good, Better, Best – 2014 Season, Game 7

Editor’s Note: I’m leaving this note here for a while, in case some are confused as to why there would be a “Good, Better, Best” recap written even after a Cubs loss. It’s because nobody else will do it. If it’s criticism and doom and gloom you’re looking for, you can find it anywhere online – even after a win. So, I’m doing the opposite of that.

Cubs Lose
Opponent: Pittsburgh Pirates
Result: L (6-7)
Record: 2-5
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Cubs Good, Better, Best – 2014 Season, Game 6

Cubs Win
Opponent: Pittsburgh Pirates
Result: W (8-3)
Record: 2-4
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Cubs Good, Better, Best – 2014 Season, Game 5

Editor’s Note: I’m leaving this note here for a while, in case some are confused as to why there would be a “Good, Better, Best” recap written even after a Cubs loss. It’s because nobody else will do it. If it’s criticism and doom and gloom you’re looking for, you can find it anywhere online – even after a win. So, I’m doing the opposite of that.

Cubs Lose
Opponent: Pittsburgh Pirates
Result: L (0-2)
Record: 1-4
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