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Rich Beckman
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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This is a great series! Really looking forward to tomorrow night. Love the art! It sure is nice to have fun baseball.
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Yeah, I'm really enjoying Deshaies. I think I've heard that Vvffff, but I am going to be paying more attention now. Fantastic painting of Deshaies. I love the colors. A good team is really inspiring you. That Rizzo at the top of the page is awesome!
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Last year I watched Cubs games on five different stations on my cable (my memory is that it was six, but I can only think of five.) And even with that, there were games I could not get. This year is no improvement.
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Well, a .500 road trip. But...a .500 road trip! To the WEST! On the road, playing .500 works. This week will be quite telling. I can't wait.
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That game was FAST! Hendricks really had it going. If he can come anywhere close to that in future outings, that would be great! This is turning into quite a nice road trip. Illinois governors in jail! LOL!
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I managed to stay up for all of this one. Wada's run around the bases was eye opening. Who knew he was such a master of the base path? Are we sure he does not paint his toenails?
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I've always been an optimist when it comes to the Cubs. So crazy talk just comes naturally.
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I thought it interesting that when the Pirates ended the streak, they really did it with good outfield defense. The Cubs had chances and hit the ball hard, but the Pirates ran 'em down. Six out of seven homestand. The Cubs are now .500 on the road and .619 at home. That's a 90 win season if they maintain.
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I have no specific ideas. But I would point out that a lot more than brooms sweep. There's Swifters, and vacuums, storms, floods, armies, lovers (off his/her feet)... I bet if you let go of the broom, you will have no problem coming up with stuff.
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SWEEP!!!!!!!!!! What a great series! I'm looking forward to many more of Tim's Variations on a Broom.
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I missed Castro playing shadow ball. Then I watched the highlight and laughed and laughed. That was great! Fantastic painting of Joe!
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The Brewers series kind of sucked, but where better to turn things around than St. Louis? You think what's her name on Thrones (I've watched all of two minutes) is soon to be dead?
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I've read many times the Cubs were a young team and there would be ups and downs. Who knew the first down would come against the worst record in baseball... They can more than make up for the last two over the next four!
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Tonight, they go for the SWEEP! In all my life, it seems like going for the sweep has happened all too rarely. I don't think that cardinal's feet are moving fast enough. He's likely to get stepped on.
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Great dialogue!!! It seems Hammel listened. The Cubs are four games over .500! Feels like a lifetime since the last time that was true. Yeah, I'm getting kind of giddy, too.
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That was weird. Not long after the original starting time, the radar showed it wasn't raining at the football stadium just a block or so from the Great America Ballpark. "Any minute now they will start getting ready to go." But it just kept raining I guess. Nice win today! Three games over, and that's with playing .500 ball at home!
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Bryant has bangs?! I have never noticed! It is all different. Even when something bad happens and I think "Well, screw it," I don't think that. It is more "Well, screw...wait, there's still two more innings." I feel sure that the team is not playing at its potential yet. The hitting (with the weather) and the pitching (with health, Bosio magic, and FO intervention) will improve. That is a cool commercial.
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That was amazing. JUST over the top of the glove. Great game. Great comeback. Great illustration. Castro is BABIPing the heck out of the ball right now, .386 BABIP. So his .352 avg/.375 on base is going to come down. By that time, Russell has started picking up slack.
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And another amazing game last night! I am beginning to question reality. Is this really happening? I am blown away that Russell is already up.
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You always come away from games with lots of great pics! Thanks!! Cubs lost first series of the year. I thought that Schlitter wasn't very good. I still think so.
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This is amazing! I hope I can catch at least some of this game...
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The clutch Home painting is great! LOL! The starting pitching has been less than stellar, Rizzo has yet to get an extra base hit, Alcantara has one hit, and Kris Bryant is still in the minors... And yet the Cubs are two games over .500, apparently for the first time since the fall of Rome, and in first place. The starting pitching will be better than this. Rizzo and Alcantara will be better than this. Bryant will be on the team at some point. Small sample size, but this is looking pretty exciting so far!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2015 on Dexter Fowler's Clutch Homer at Cubby-Blue
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Great game today! Nice for Castro to get that RBI. A split of two game with the Cardinals, I'll take it. Off to Colorado, who just swept three games for Milwaukee. Thank God baseball is back!
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Anything is possible, but my money says that Bryant does not sign an extension and gets traded six years from now, one year away from free agency. A year later, the Cubs do not offer him the most money and he signs with someone else. I plan to enjoy the six years. "A Boras Chorus/Theo Trio Production" HA!!!
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Hey, don't sell not finding the park short. Jackson should always get lost on the way to the park. At least his stats wouldn't get any worse.
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