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Luis Valbuena. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Grading The Cubs And White Sox At The Break

I get paid to grade things, even though I tell students that they earn grades rather than get them subjectively.

670 The Score–07/15/2013

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs is greeted by Darwin Barney #15 after hitting a three-run homer in the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 6, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Cubs Hang On To Beat Mets 8-7

Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer and Cubs closer Carlos Marmol caught a line drive and started a game-ending double play that blunted the New York Mets’ bid for another ninth-inning comeback, giving Chicago an 8-7 win Friday night.

07/06/2012

Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Spiegel: A Night to Remember Amidst a Season To Forget

There’s a difference between being excited to watch a shiny new thing arrive on the scene, and being irrationally, blindly optimistic about what the results will be.

670 The Score–06/27/2012