MiLB Playoff Action – South Bends Wins Second Title in Three Seasons!!!

MiLB Playoff Action – South Bends Wins Second Title in Three Seasons!!!

Owen Caissie - Picture by Todd Johnson The South Bend Cubs won their second title in the last three seasons tonight with a 7-4 victory over Lake County!!! The young Cubs hit three home runs that plated all seven runs. Owen Caissie hit a three-run dinger in the third...

Who Could Be 2023’s Matt Mervis? Lots of Guys Who Could Breakout in a Big Way

Who Could Be 2023’s Matt Mervis? Lots of Guys Who Could Breakout in a Big Way

Ethan Hearn - Picture by Stephanie Lynn It would be ridiculous to think that someone could replicate the season that Matt Mervis put up in 2022. It would be awfully hard to come out of nowhere, more or less, and hit 30+ home runs and drive in almost 110 runs. In 2021,...

MiLB Playoff Action – South Bend Forces a Finale Tomorrow and Tennessee Played Catch Up All Night but Fell Short

MiLB Playoff Action – South Bend Forces a Finale Tomorrow and Tennessee Played Catch Up All Night but Fell Short

Pete Crow-Armstrong - Picture by Todd Johnson When tonight began, it did not start well for the Tennessee Smokies as Rocket City showed why they have one of the best teams in the minor leagues they jumped out to a three run lead after two innings. By the time Riley...

Draft Pick Profile – Cubs Playing the Long Game with Pitcher Garrett Brown

Draft Pick Profile – Cubs Playing the Long Game with Pitcher Garrett Brown

Garrett Brown - Pic via University of Georgia Baseball When the Cubs selected pitcher Garrett Brown from the University of Georgia in the 18th round of the 2022 draft, I thought it was pretty cool that the Cubs took two guys from the same bullpen. Little did I know...

The Breakdown – A Smokies Playoff Preview and Some Predictions

The Breakdown – A Smokies Playoff Preview and Some Predictions

The Cubs minor league baseball season has just nine days left. It will end on Wednesday September 28 and this looks like it’s going to be the final Breakdown post of the year. Today’s post, though, is all about the Tennessee Smokies playoff preview. The Smokies got...

MiLB Playoff Action – South Bend Opens the Championship Series with a Tough Loss

MiLB Playoff Action – South Bend Opens the Championship Series with a Tough Loss

Kevin Made - Picture by Todd Johnson When South Bend began their game at 5 P.M. central, I was knee-deep in infographics for a couple of my classes this week. Needless to say, I needed the distraction of baseball. I was surprised to see that Kohl Franklin was given...

The Weekly – Playoff Baseball, Baseball America Highlights a Few Cubs, Mervis Speaks, and a Pearl Jam

The Weekly – Playoff Baseball, Baseball America Highlights a Few Cubs, Mervis Speaks, and a Pearl Jam

Owen Caissie - Picture by Todd Johnson It was a pretty exciting week here at North Side Bound as the minor league playoffs were in high gear and the Arizona Fall League rosters got announced as well as the Fall Instructs roster. The South Bend Cubs got off to a good...

Draft Pick Profile – Could Andy Garriola Be Another Steal for the Cubs?

Draft Pick Profile – Could Andy Garriola Be Another Steal for the Cubs?

Andy Garriola - Pic by Old Dominion Baseball The Cubs have been big on picking up guys out of Old Dominion for the past seven years. From PJ Higgins to Jared Young to Bryce Windham, this year they added a power hitting outfielder and first baseman by the name of Andy...

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