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Tim@Cubby Blue
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It ain't braggin' if it's true.
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Andrew Shaw.... Sawzall... THE SHAWZALL! Get it? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Okay okay... I know, I do this sometimes. Because it's fun. You ever used a sawzall? I got to help a guy tear down part of his house, and the only thing... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Cubby-Blue
Hilarious, Bud. Did you see the controversy in the comments? Just as funny!
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I've been... struggling lately. The Bears and all. This morning, just when I was feeling really sorry for myself, I walked into my office and found a sad banana, who taught me a valubable lesson. You see, he can't talk... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Hey Rich, Say what you want about Gruden (sometimes I think he has insights, sometimes not), but I was happy to see the announcers not pretend like they weren't seeing what was happening on the field. It's just not good right now. Maybe "not good" more than I've ever seen on any team I'm a fan of.
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Bud, you're not here. The city is kind of on fire, and maybe that's skewing all my senses. I haven't spoken to one person who hopes the Bears win. It's beyond football and become some kind of circus thing. Everybody wants the whole deal to crash and burn in the worst possible way so that there's NO way anybody in this current regime survives. All the way to Emery, which just last week I would have said impossible. 25 mil is what I've heard it would cost the Bears to clean house to that magnitude. The McCasky's don't do that with money, historically. I'd like it to be impossible for them to not do that. (And that may have already happened.) As far as Jimmy goes, we'll just have to disagree.
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Just imagine. You're sitting there comfortably over by a mast next to a couple deck hands and suddenly the Captain shouts out your name and says, "WALK THE PLANK!" And they tie a hankie over your eyes and poke you... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cubby-Blue
You could make a family tree of trades with Baker out on a limb somewhere. But still, what an interesting life.
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These are depth chart screen grabs from Cubs.com starting in '10, Jim Hendry's last year. Kind of fun to watch the pictures and heads change leading up to yesterday's official Jon Lester signing. What ever happened to Jeff Baker, who... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Billy Connors was supposed to be good, but I don't remember him taking projects and making them into actual starters.
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When this tearful apology from O coordinator Aaron Kromer came out, all I could do was laugh. He said some bad things about Jay Cutler? Well of course he's a complete dolt for saying it to the press, but the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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I love this story becuase it never seems to actually happen: Good guy we all like gets traded to another team along with rumors that he may come back and... then he actually does! Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija went... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cubby-Blue
One would imagine that the Cubs' spring training will be one mother of a ticket to get this year. I bet they get alot of out of towners, too. You're SO LUCKY!!!
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Real baseball, Rich. Pinch me.
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I'm so happy. That's all I can say. Yesterday I had a print shoot. When I drove back to the agency I took the Eisenhower back in, and the route takes me thru the loop to Columbus, hang a left and park under the Aon Center. Green lights the whole way - I never stopped. Impossible! I knew this was gonna happen.
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It's odd, isn't it? We're all older and smarter and while I'm SO SUPER CRAZY EXCITED about the Cubs' signing of Jon Lester, I won't ever allow myself to forget how happy I was when the Cubs signed Alfonso Soriano.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Cubby-Blue
Lack of foresight, I guess. Lester to take til tomorrow. Cubs sign Montero. Hmm
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Yep. Just outside of Illinois. At a rest stop. No retouching either. Wink.
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Wow, Bud. That's a lotta all-caps. I mean, I love the spirit and everything. But even if the Cubs signed every top player from every other team...it would still be a miracle if they... you know... won. Alot. Enough to... that.
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Wait. Did I just read that the YANKEES ARE SWOOPING IN? We just got rid of Boston. I thought. IT'S SUPPOSED TO ONLY BE THE CUBS AND THE GIANTS. Why am I so agitated? Why do I have such a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Cubby-Blue
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So, we were driving back from Thanksgiving in North Carolina and...you know what it's like when you've been driving for 8 hours straight - you need a break. We pulled into some rest stop just outside Illinois, and like every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Cubby-Blue
I imagine you noticed my grammatical error in the cartoon with the SUCK remote. Whatever, man. I did that before coffee, and you can't blame anybody for ANYTHING before then.
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Nothing could put the team in my own personal good graces than to get rid of Trestman. If they actually do that, and got somebody in who has a shred of emotion for the game that might rub off on the team, I think there are pieces here that can be not so bad. I mean, nothing's that simple, but of all the things that could potentially happen including trading Cutler, firing Trestman would make me the happiest.
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I'm done. Not going to subject myself to this year's Bears team any more. Remember before the season started? Hell man, I was secretly thinking deep playoffs. They seemed to shore up the D-line with Allen. I was excited and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Cubby-Blue
And now the captain of the football team just asked your girl to dance right in front of you. The Dodgers have spent stupid money in the past, and I betcha they offer that AND add years too. Whatever, man. I expect to freak out when I hear what he signs for.
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