Cubs: Five things to do without baseball; Coronavirus edition

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Chicago Cubs: Books and Magazines, and Newspapers, oh my.

If you’ve been slacking on your baseball reading of late, you might want to consider a few good books while you’re practicing social isolation and distancing- Ready Player One is on my list. Whether you’re a fan of real-life or fantasy, there are plenty of options out there for you to keep your love of the game going. There are also a few to snap you back to reality and hit you over the head regarding problems in our game over the past few decades.

First and foremost, read the articles on Cubbies Crib. Read them all! Shameless plugs aside, there are a ton of great stories out there by all of our writers, and some of them are timeless. Whether you’re looking for evergreen pieces that always make sense or more introspective looks at the Cubs and fandom itself, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Check out the Top Six Cubs uniforms, Top Five Clutch Cubs, or Top Cubs Duos to start your journey. Once you’re done with ours, go check out some of the good stuff on The Athletic (you have to pay for that, though).

If you’re a sabermetrician, chances are you’ve already read Moneyball. If you haven’t, however, it’s an excellent place to start. If you’ve been a fan of the game for the past twenty years and are fond of how it’s played, how players are valued, and trying to mesh old school and new- check this one out. The Bill James Handbook is also a favorite of most modern fans.