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Rich Beckman
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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That wine wasn't very good, but good enough! Carolina kind of melted in the limelight, but Denver played awesome defense and did just enough on offense. Skittles ad is great! Too bad I do not like Skittles. There was an ad with a monkey baby(?) for some Mountain Dew product. If that horrible ad was for a product I used every day, I would immediately stop using it. Fortunately, Dew is on my never do list. Horrible stuff. The only other ad I noticed, I have no clue what product it was for and now I can't remember any detail about it at all. I enjoyed the game and the outcome. I hope Newton comes back strong next year. He is fun to watch (but Green Bay remains first in my loyalties.) Now basketball for seven weeks or so. 57 days to Opening Day.
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LMAO! If that happens, I sure hope we get a report of it!
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"There's been a few changes..." I'd say. The team is a whole lot more fun to be on and there is far less likelihood that he makes the team. I will be surprised if he is on the 25 man roster in April. I think he is here for depth in case of injury. Still, it would be cool to see him at Wrigley again.
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I dream of a Contreras/Schwarber catching tandem. Not quite a platoon, but almost. Schwarber in left when Contreras is catching. Contreras gets a couple of days off a week which helps keep him fresh through the year. It would be fantastic if the au contraire cheer took hold! I fully expect that 2016 will be the best Cubs season of my lifetime (the best of every living Cubs fan's lifetime.) I believe opening day is just 68 days away.
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Such a great post! "Cubsetta Stone"! What a mind you have!! I've been confidently telling friends and family "Two World Championships in the next ten (now nine) years." Yes, I've said it confidently, but it does feel weird doing so.
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I got a good laugh from your painting, Tim. More laughs from the text! Thanks! I look forward to getting lots of good laughs from this upcoming season (for some reason, a few years ago I started laughing heartily when good things happen to my teams.) Here's a quick Youtube of the Pete Rose shot off of Lee Smith for the double play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3gnuDuWV5A
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That was an amazing performance by Newton! Love your graphic. This season may well be the beginning of Newton's reign as the best QB in football. Seems like an upstanding guy to boot! This Superbowl is the past against the future. Should be fun.
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Great portrait! Small sample size last year, but not bad! Safe travels!!
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I thought the extension of the netting had more to do with thrown bats than batted balls (and is league wide?). Either way, I approve. Seeing those things fly into the stands is frightening. As for the other security measures. It kind of sounds like Cubs games are now EVENTS and not just another baseball game. 32 days until pitchers and catchers report! Tomorrow it is just a month away!!
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Tim, I do not understand the toothpick then and the eyeglasses now. Otherwise, I enjoyed the gif thoroughly.
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You nail it. They can win every game. Not that they will, but until the game is over, the Cubs have a shot at winning it. Every game. This is going to be a blast.
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I think that wallet is the one, Tim. The next several years are loaded with possibilities!
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I imagine Bryant could play a great first base. Baez too. Coghlan could probably play it reasonably well. Happy New Year(©2016 The Chicago Cubs), Tim!! Looking forward to a great year!
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I love it!! Very cool! I'm sure your Dad does love it! The fact that it does not seem so unrealistic is odd. But everything about the Cubs these days seems odd. May the odd soon become the normal! I could never do this, myself. Every bet I ever placed in my life, I lost. So I stopped a LONG time ago. This may be my only true superstition.
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Great Gif!! I'll almost certainly not see Star Wars until it is on television. Last night I watched Star Trek into Darkness for the first time two and one half years after its release. I love Star Trek, but I just am not a huge fan of going to the movies. What's amazing is that I managed to wait two and one half years and never learned a thing about the plot. Nothing whatsoever was spoiled for me. Merry Christmas to all!!!
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"...you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?" "Go ahead make my day.” "What til next year."
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Love the Gif! "Assorted loser-outers" HA! "Now it's trading time." Must it be? They've improved the offense. They've improved the pitching. They won 97 games last year! I really want to see Soler as a Cub this coming year. Is this because a lifetime of being a fan of the Cubs has conditioned me to root for the players instead of the team? I don't know. But I hope they don't trade him.
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Well, they needed a lead off hitter. It was probably wishful thinking that they would find one without trading anyone I liked. I imagine I prefer Castro be traded over Baez and Soler. I'll miss him. I think he is going to have a great year in 2016 and I hope going to the Yankees does not screw that up. I'll be rooting for him even while I root for the Yankees to lose every game. Four years seems long for Zobrist, but I think we will love having him for the first couple of those. I like the Warren pick-up. This will likely be the best pitching staff we've seen since Bosio arrived, and that bar is not low. Again, a great retrospective. I love the Best First Inning of the Year. All that is needed now is a center fielder. Hanging on to hope that Baez and Soler stay with the Cubs.
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Well, Jeff said all along he wanted to be paid like an ace. Of course, 18 mil a year is almost not ace money anymore (and certainly won't be in five years!). Still, I've got to hand it to him. That's a handsome payday. I wish him great success in SF, at least until his success would interfere with Cubs' success! Great retrospective! Your archives are a treasure.
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If Lackey is anywhere near as good a deal for the Cubs as that flannel shirt is for you, then we will all be very happy! I do not want Soler traded. Actually, I do not want any of the "prospects" traded. Not Baez, not Castro, not Soler. One does get attached.
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My memory may be failing, but this feels like some substantial revisions. Good ones though. Those historians, always finding out more stuff. Happy Thanksgiving, Tim!
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Congratulations Kris, Jake, and Joe!! All well deserved! That was sure a fun year. I'm looking forward to the future and to these guys becoming Chicago legends!
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Please do not ever feel bad about doing some anti-Packer thing. I never take any of that personally. Also, I am not above laughing when it is funny. What is going on? You have not heard about the Ditka Curse? http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2015/11/16/mike-ditka-curse-green-bay-packers-chicago-bears-commercial
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I did not see the Bears game, but from the score I would guess they did more than win, they played great. I did see the Packers and they did not just lose, they played suckingly bad, at least until the last seven minutes or so if memory serves. And it turns out that being beaten by Denver isn't as understandable as we thought it was when it happened. I thought you were trying to wipe the grin from your face and failing because why the ef would you want to do that?!
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"Your" reaction to the date is hysterical!
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