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Funny, I was previously going to suggest that you include a drawing of him using the bathroom with the door open... symbolizing the embarrassment we all felt yesterday. A toilet seat is just as good though.... nice work :)
Toggle Commented May 4, 2012 on Carlos Marmol can't close anything at Cubby-Blue
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I totally agree with you about Dempster... what a let down. Plus, Dempster was the one that had just stood up for Marmol in the papers saying that he would do better if he pitched in a save situation. I don't think it was Sveum's fault. At some point, you just have to go with a guy as your closer and give him confidence that he figures it out (he sort of got out of it the game before). There are a lot of top-shelf closers struggling right now like Marmol and the Cubs bullpen doesn't really have another option as a closer anyway. I know Dolis is the guy for now, but man... that guy walks a LOT of batters. Basically, Sveum REALLY needed Marmol to figure it out, because there aren't any other good options for the Cubs at this point. Personally, I feel that they should have sent Lendy Castillo back to Philly and kept Maine on the 25man roster. It would have been cool if Castillo worked out, but our bullpen is just too terrible to make room for an underperforming rule 5 pick. Maine could be our situational lefty, and Russel could close.
Toggle Commented May 4, 2012 on Carlos Marmol can't close anything at Cubby-Blue
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That was one of the worse Cubs losses I've experienced in while, and I couldn't quite figure out why at first. It wasn't a playoff game... I didn't have any expectations of this team being good this year... But I think it was the fact that they started to play so much better during that Cincy series (even though it was just a rain-shortend 2-game series), and I allowed myself to believe (even a little bit) that this team was maybe just a little bit better then I thought. Not like a World Series team, but maybe a .500 team? I mean, they were hitting home runs, producing runs, the pitching was amazing in Cincy... and then we lost the last game one of the most uggly ways possible... a bunch of walks and fielding errors. Ugg
Toggle Commented May 4, 2012 on Carlos Marmol can't close anything at Cubby-Blue
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Glad you liked it. If you were a fan of that era of MLB at all, it's worth a watch... Especially since you can view it for free. By the way Rich, I was guessing by your earlier IU comments, that you are also a fellow Hoosier. Do you also live in Indiana? I live in Indianapolis.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2012 on Vat's in a neum, Dale Sveum? at Cubby-Blue
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Oh yeah, I always forget about that game... thank you. That series sort of makes the whole "Opening Day" celebration kind of confusing for me :)
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2012 on Vat's in a neum, Dale Sveum? at Cubby-Blue
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It's an actual documentary, so it is much more the just footage. The film was supposed to cover Fergie for the '72 and '73 season, but they were not allowed full access to the team in '73, like they were in '72. So, the first half of the documentary is awesome... but then they just start "creatively filling" the second half of the film (which isn't very strong at all). That being said, it's still totally worth a watch if you are a fan of the '70's era Cubs... Great footage, interesting interviews and good behind-the-scenes look at the stars of the Cubs from that era. I was just trying to explain that the film doesn't live up to what it should have been. But, you can watch the whole film at the link provided above for FREE and decide yourself. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2012 on Vat's in a neum, Dale Sveum? at Cubby-Blue
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Dang. Those vids got removed... to bad, that would have been awesome. Speaking of vintage Fergie, have you ever seen this film?... Also has some good Billy Williams and Ron Santo cameos. I mean, it's not a good film on a technical level... but, it's great footage (if that makes sense). http://www.nfb.ca/film/king_of_the_hill
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2012 on Vat's in a neum, Dale Sveum? at Cubby-Blue
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Yeah, not sure why the Mariners and A's start earlier then everyone else... guess they have more work to do then everyone else? :)
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2012 on Vat's in a neum, Dale Sveum? at Cubby-Blue
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Thanks for the welcome Tim. Although I've never commented before, I have read every post on your blog for several years now and LOVE it. Keep up the great work. Can't wait for spring training position battles!
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Feb 10, 2012
I totally agree, if this gets "complicated" it's only in favor of the Red Sox. No matter what, it's going to be a bad press fall-out from one of the fan bases... so maybe that is why Bud is procrastinating it?
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