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Erik Peterson

  • joined Jul 13, 2009
  • last login Jul 09, 2014
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Born and bred a Cubs' fan. Grew up in the NW suburbs then moved to Florida for 13 years (hence the FSU logo).

Spend more time following the Cubs than I care to admit. In fact, I really should be working now.

More to come...

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  • NBA Chicago Bulls
  • NFL Chicago Bears
  • NCAAF Florida St. Seminoles
  • NCAAB Florida St. Seminoles
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks
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Fan Favorites By The Numbers: Rick Monday

43

Largely known for a single act of national pride, today's Fan Favorite was also a pretty good ballplayer.

Cub Tracks Is Built For Power

36

Whether it's prospects launching moonshots or a young bullpen throwing (instead of fanning) flames, power has become the buzzword of camp. The Cubs remember a legend, scouts keep raving, and Rick Renteria continues to question in today's Cub Tracks.

Fan Foils By The Numbers: Jeff Blauser

15

In this week's Fan Foils, we're reminded that "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" is not a strong way to operate a baseball team.

Cub Tracks Is Ready For Ted

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Welcome back, Mr. Lilly. Your attitude is set to be a welcome addition. In other news, Tom Ricketts talks about a wide variety of subjects, including winning, Sammy, and gay players in MLB. Prospect buzz is getting turned to "11" and Gordo goes back

Cub Tracks Clamors For More Baez

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With Starlin Castro sidelined, the calls for "MORE BAEZ" are getting even louder. He and the other prospects are trying to be patient while showing good attitudes. Meanwhile, Dale Sveum has no regrets, Mike Olt wants a shot, and we remember Harry.

Fan Favorites By The Numbers: Jody Davis

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If the fans consistently chanted your name, you're a candidate for Fan Favorites.

Cub Tracks Shows Off Its Socks

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Games are under way, so it is time to dress appropriately. A number of players are making early impressions. Today's edition bounces all over, from prospects going good to memories of prospects gone bad. Some players are answering the challenge.

Fan Foils By The Numbers: Danny Jackson

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In this week's Fan Foils, we call on the phrase "be careful what you wish for, you just might get it."

Cub Tracks Welcomes Back Baseball*

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The asterisk is because these games don't "count." But after a winter like this, we'll surely take it. Let's talk about keeping it together, the "core four", collisions, losing to gain, respect, and dreams.

Cub Tracks Looks For New Leaders

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The old is out and it's time for new blood to lead the way. The Cubs' backstop wants the job. So come on in to Cub Tracks for more on Castillo's Great Expectations, young pitchers leaving impressions, building buzz, and the dog days of spring.

Fan Favorites By The Numbers: Rod Beck

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In this week's Fan Favorites, we play off of yesterday's Foil article to look at a proven closer who was just one of the guys.

Cub Tracks Agrees It's Too Early For This (Stuff)

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Spring Training has already moved on to making mountains out of molehills in Cub Camp. Today, you choose which topics to make a big deal of. Select from almost anyone on the roster and dive into the links.

Fan Foils By The Numbers: Mel Rojas

39

The next entry in the Fan Foils series looks at a player who reminds us something fantasy baseball players have known for years: it is stupid to pay for saves.

Cub Tracks Updates The Plan

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Theo Epstein opens up (relatively) about how The Plan has evolved. Cub Tracks also looks at a big year for Starlin Castro, embracing or dismissing various expectations, and who has the potential to play bigger roles.

Cub Tracks Just Wants To Play

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That's the theme from Cubs camp. Whether it's a player rehabbing from an injury, a new roster addition, prospects in their first camp, or the possibility of a gay teammate.

Fan Favorites By The Numbers: Vance Law

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The next entry in the Fan Favorites series is a nod to my grandmother, who simply loved Vance Law.

Cub Tracks Is Back With A Vengeance

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Prepare yourselves for a lot of pent up writing. With spring training just underway, the writers are unleashed. Well, except for poor Bruce Miles. But there are more links than you could shake a proverbial internet stick at in today's Cub Tracks.

Fan Foils By The Numbers: Neifi Perez

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The next entry in the Fan Foils series looks at a much maligned infielder who embodies a lot of Cub problems over (fairly) recent years.

Cub Tracks Has Something To Prove

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Just like many Cubs who will be on audition this spring, Cub Tracks has something to prove. Today, there's more proof that our prospects are well thought of, grading the offseason, and everyone getting a chance to pitch.

Cub Tracks Counts On Bouncing Back

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The Cubs' present looks bleak, but don't trouble Rick Renteria with that. He's a "glass half-full guy" who is focused on the bounce back candidates who can help the Cubs this year.

Fan Favorites By The Numbers: Don Kessinger

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The next entry in the Fan Favorites series looks at a slick shortstop from the '60s and '70s.

Cub Tracks Has Body Issues

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The human body is flawed and some players try to heal their bodies. Meanwhile, the prospects are building a body of evidence that the future is coming. Soon.

Fan Foils By The Numbers: Todd Hundley

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Todd Hundley seems like a natural for the second installment of Fan Foils.

Cub Tracks Eyes The Infield

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A look at the Cub infield will pretty much reveal whether you're a glass half-full, half-empty, or "hey, who drank my Old Style?!?!" fan. Today's Cub Tracks looks for fixes around the horn, continues to project, and examines images from Mars.

Cub Tracks Is At The Crossroads

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Shark is at a crossroad, Big V gets dissed, the Cubs try to emulate their arch rivals, everyone expects the Cubs to stink, and Tattoine could be real. How's that for a mixed bag in today's Cub Tracks?

Fan Favorites By The Numbers: Rick Reuschel

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The next entry in the Fan Favorites series looks at an oft overlooked hurler.

Cub Tracks Is Just Super

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Many sports fans will be preoccupied with another event today. Here in the Cub fandom, we are still basking in the glow of adding two pitchers to the mix. Basking. Yep. Let's go with that.

Fan Foils By The Numbers: Milton Bradley

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Welcome to the debut of the "Fan Foils By The Numbers" series. This flip side to the "Fan Favorites" series could really only lead off with one player.

Cub Tracks Is Packing Up

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The team is packing boxes to head to spring training. So Cub Tracks looks at some of the players who will meet that cargo in Arizona, plus projections that are breaking bad (for the Cubs), happy trade returns, and Chris Bosio's confidence.

Cub Tracks Improves From Within

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With little in the way of new roster additions, any improvement from the Cubs is going to have to come from within. So Rick Renteria and his staff have their work cut out for them.

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