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Tim@Cubby Blue
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I hope he somehow gets into the All Star game. Even though he could probably use the rest. Pretty sure Rizzo will be chosen.
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Seriously, can you believe how good the pitching has been this year? Go to sortable team pitching stats. It's like impossible. The Cubs are 4th in ERA in all baseball. Okay, here: That's inCREDible. They lead the NL in BAA.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Cubby-Blue
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Remember? The Starbucks sighting. The excitement of getting a guy who we all believed in? That was in October of 2011. Since Theo Epstein became president of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs, there have been 4 different teams leading... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cubby-Blue
I like him because he throws strikes. Hit it if you can. Sometimes they do, but like Rich's bop bag above, he keeps coming back. Think about how much he'd like to really show the Red birds what a mistake they made...
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Bop bag? You're talking about the inflatable clown with sand in the bottom, right? Never heard bop bag before, but sounds pretty good for this team, Rich.
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Difficult to find anybody more entertaining that Jason Motte. He's got all the weird tics and herky jerky oddball stuff he does on the mound. And then he just throws the damn thing as hard as he can. Subtle as... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Yes we do! And I am reawakened to that particular pain. Ouch. Nice win last night though...
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MARK! All together now: GO CUBS!
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Thanks Rich! It's hard to not take cool shots at Wrigley. Almost anywhere you point a camera is interesting.
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Thanks Rich. It's kind of... I haven't even had a cold in years. So I double hate this now.
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It won't get much easier with the Mets, either. Ow that hurt.
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Well, life's just different now. Go back to '09. The Cubs finish in 2nd behind the Cardinals with 83 wins, but we all knew Jim Hendry had screwed the pooch with the whole Milton Bradley/we-can-fix-everything-if-we-hit-left-handed mess, and change was in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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Man. Too bad about that first Cardinal game. Jake Arrieta was masterful. 7 innings, 3 hits 2 walks and a run. That should do it, right? Not Friday. A bullpen whoopsie. Cards 3 Cubs 2 Hey - how many one-run... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
Yep. And Bryant's baserunning has been sort of eye opening.
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Yeah pretty much the thing where "old school" hockey fans are resentful of new hockey fans is weird. Why not embrace? I don't get it. Anyway, sure was an ump show. That guy was hot, boy, and luckily Maddon calmed him down. Gotta have some relief pitching available for this Cards series...
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Weird, eh? This not getting mad at anything stuff? Well except when Castro spaces out. Otherwise, could not be happier. NOW GO BEAT THE CARDINALS!
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If you read here yesterday, you know I was going down to Wrigley and get a ticket from a scalper. It was a Thursday, kind of a meh day out, I figured no way it's a sellout. Walking down Clark... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
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You've seen those guys in Wrigley's neighborhood. "Who's got an extra?" Those guys? I think they have a union - they're always there and seem to be on every block the closer you get. It's rarely happened to me, having... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
"9 over .500" What team are you talking about anyway? How did this even happen?
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This is maybe a little longer than a week of 12+ hrs/day. Crazy. But it'll settle down soon. First Kershaw then Grienke. How are the Cubs doing this?
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Sorry still slammed with no end in sight. I heard it on Emily's radio in my office with the weirdest sky outside ever - that was an odd storm. Anyway, huge win over the billion dollar Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
Thanks Steve! After game 1 I thought "maybe 5 games". After game 2 I thought "uh oh, 7 for sure". After game 3 it was, "Crap. Maybe next year." What an awesome finals it was!
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It's so busy I haven't seen but snippets of stuff for a week. But what I've seen of Kyle Schwarber has been kind of... impressive. We can believe the hype. And of course I got to see almost a whole... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
Bud! Indeed it has...
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That was one sweet victory, Rich. On sports radio, they're saying as far as title-winning coaching legends in Chicago, it's: George Halas, Phil Jackson, and now Joel Quenneville. That's kinda good company.
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