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Rich Beckman
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Someone posted on Cubs Den that: Baseball Reference has 2.73 million innings in it's database. Last nights inning with an intentional walk, strike out with passed ball, catcher's interference, and a hit by a pitch is the only such inning in the database. In fact, there have been only five games that contain all of those events. What a game! I hope the entire pitching staff can recover quickly.
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Ha! I was at work and didn't get to the TV until the middle of the seventh. From there to the end was a great game all by itself! I guess we're waiting for tomorrow. As always, a great painting. I love the helmet and the hands. Nice touch leaving the blue out above the bat.
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I had to follow that game the same way you did. That was a bit of a gut punch. But they and Edward's all got back on the horse today. Edwards pitched great! He looked so fluid and effortless. Let's have Schwarber similarly get back on the horse tomorrow! English saddle? Love Edwards on the horse! Really like the NLDS banner you have up there.
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I trust the two of you enjoyed that first game! I missed the whole thing (went to work without my phone,) but I sure loved finding out about it!!! Hendricks tomorrow!
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Ha! I was fortunate to not be watching or listening at the time. By the time I heard of it, the news was that things did not seem too serious. I hope you didn't really spill the beer!
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The interesting thing about the 14-12 game is that it never felt like the Cubs were in any danger of losing. They built a lead, Milwaukee would chip away, the Cubs would build it back, etc. Rizzo is indeed a rock. He looks to be a Cub for four more seasons after this year. Plenty of time for plenty more numbers! I didn't see much of today's game, but I saw the entirety of Maples' inning. That was nice to see. I loved how he took a few seconds to look around before he set foot on the rubber and got down to business.
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All the pieces starting to fall into place. Should be an exciting September!
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At the rate he is going, Baez will soon be the God of the Diamond. Fantastic illustration! Four in a row!
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2017 on Javy Baez is the God of the Glove. at Cubby-Blue
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BTW, I watched the Bears game the other day. Your top draft pick at qb looked pretty good.
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Ha! Nice set of noses! Maybe Harper's injury is karma for a National's fan gloating over Addison and Willson..... Great game tonight! Arrieta pitched great and the Cubs gave him runs! So a .500 West Coast road trip. That's not bad at all.
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Yadier who? John Arguello was high on Contreras years ago. But I'm not sure if he saw this coming. At least he got to see Willson playing well. I still say au contraire to no one whenever he throws someone out. Right now, Willson's at bats are must see TV.
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The Caratini!!! LOL!! With a home run garnish. I love it! Thanks for starting my day with a good laugh. Great game!
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Montero certainly played a big role in 2015 and 2016 through to the World Series Championship. He will always be important in Cubs history. But his age was showing last year. I thought all along that the wrong catcher was retiring. Ross looked like he had more in the tank than Montero. Still, it is sad he goes out like that. I'm not sure the team needed to get younger, but in this case...
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2017 on Miguel Montero's hard lesson. at Cubby-Blue
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And two days later, still at .500. But Rizzo may be leading off for quite awhile! Here's hoping the pain goes away quickly. I hope you had a good Father's Day. At least the Cubs gave us a win!
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This is great! You (or Adam?) seem to have inspired the Cubs. 22 runs in three games. Probably would've been more if DeGrom(sp?) hadn't pitched one of them.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2017 on Come ON, Cubs. Bat, man! at Cubby-Blue
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That was one sweet sweep! And one rare bird sighting! Now four in a row and in first place! Winning is more fun!
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BTW, is that a Clutch Cargo reference!?!?!?!
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I hope you didn't lose it too badly this evening. Historically, West Coast road trips are never easy, as I am sure you well know. Pretty much the entire team is under performing. I can't believe they don't figure it out while there is still time to win the division. In the meantime, the Chicago Cubs are the defending World Series Champions!
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Not to mention the bullet that was dodged when Schwarber did not crack his head open going over that wall! And that beer that did not get knocked over!!! Nice "hidden camera" work there.
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Good call!
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I guess the sweep was not to be, but sooo close! Coghlan's leap over Molina was fantastic! Good for Coghlan! I've often thought that the leap over the fielder is not done enough. I'm sure it is only a minority of players who could pull it off, but there must be some (I would never have thought of Coghlan as someone to put on such a list!.) And yet we hardly ever see it.
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Yes! Heyward's bat has really started to show up. Can you imagine the weight he is feeling lifted off of him? A laugher and a squeaker! Now for the sweep! Lester (2.66 era) v Glasnow (7.94 era)
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It's great to see Theo continuing to get that recognition. He certainly knows how to lead. I love that Castro is doing so well! Good for him!!
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What a great game that was! I had to listen to the radio on the At Bat app, but Pat eases the pain of not being able to see it on TV. Russell hit that slam and I just laughed and laughed. Off to Cincinnati, hopefully to take over first place!
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2017 on Walk. Off. Addison. Cubs 7, Brewers 4. at Cubby-Blue
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That's a great painting of Ross. It's not easy to cover half the face and still have it be clear who it is. That Pittsburgh series was weird. But it looks like they are beginning to find their way again.
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