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Tim@Cubby Blue
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Life getting in the way of the Cubs. Happens to the best of us, Rich!
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Let that gif play for a bit - it's 4 seconds per year, with a couple spent on '14 because there were so many changes. Man, what a difference 8 years makes. This is super simplified because there were SO... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Cubby-Blue
If I had more time to read more I'd have more of the same experience you've had with Mr. Maples. I'd read some about him, but last year was the first time I ever saw him (after that journey of his). He's one of those guys who... might be awesome.
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It's nice when one of your firemen has a name that rhymes with "chillin". Talking about Dillon Maples. We got to see him very briefly last year. But he had an incredible journey up through the ranks of various Cubs... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Cubby-Blue
HAHAHAMETOO! Yeah. We are good. And it would be nice if Jake went to the AL. But that guy loves to bat...
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2018 on Cubs sign Darvish! at Cubby-Blue
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BUD! It's so weird, I feel like we just swept the Cards and yet, there's another freaking foot of snow to shovel.
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2018 on Baseball is on the horizon, Cub Fans. at Cubby-Blue
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Your guest has arrived, Eric. WOOOOOOO!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2018 on Baseball is on the horizon, Cub Fans. at Cubby-Blue
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How come I was surprised? I think we all knew this was gonna happen. Why did this little note send me into a full on freak out tizzy texting joy screamer weirdo? I was spending all my time day-nightmaring about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
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Man, so many distractions. The weather, the shoveling, the recalculating drive times in the snow, and mostly... the nothing happening with Hot Stove. But in 4 days? That'll all take a back seat to Chicago Cubs Pitchers and Catchers reporting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
Yeah, something's busted and they just signed the CBA. What a mess. But there's this from Jed Hoyer: "There’s a bit of a freeze right now because both sides feel good about their position and justified in their position. That’s why it has been so slow." I'm SO happy we have this group rather than the last of the cowboy GMs, Jim Hendry. Hellofa game last night. I can't believe how awful they used to be.
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Wow, cool article, Rich! I bet Urlacher would say the same of Rodgers. The painting... I'm putting translucent layers of color on top of one another, and can choose to smooth the edges out or not. Lately I haven't been.
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Here's the Jose Quintana unfinished... And finished... That turned out pretty nice and again, SO looking forward to a full season with Quintana on the mound. It'll also be nice when this constipated hot stove... um... has a movement. If... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
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Yeah, I know. So do you. YOU'LL NEVER SEE THE $5, $10 or $20 you plunked down on a Super Bowl square again. There's a reliable gambling organizer at every office everywhere since the dawn of work, right? I'm sure... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
Smiley face emoji.
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I know. This made me laugh though, because I can hardly stand emojis. Like they were invented for 13 year olds, you know? Anyway, from an older story about Yu Darvish: Darvish himself seemed to confirm a report the Brewers made a formal offer the other week, depending on how you choose to interpret the thinking-face emoji. (did you notice that I didn't try to do anything more than any politician would do? I just changed the subject.)
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I can't put a reason on it, but some guys come to the Cubs in a trade or acquisition and they just aren't themselves. The most glaring example last year was Justin Wilson. Supposed to be really good. With the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
It's GOTTA, right? Hey guess what. A guy I work with is friends with a friend of a friend of someone who knows Pat Hughes, and he gave me a print-out copy of Pat's WS game 7 scoresheet. I don't know if it's cool to put it on here or not (I'm gonna ask). But it's loaded with amazingly awesome stuff.
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BUD! Every day is like a balloon that keeps filling with air. It's gonna pop pretty soon.
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Dang. Can't find it but a day or so ago I saw a Theo quote that reinforces what you're saying about overspending (or just plain "bad deal"). Agreed. Although I totally bought into the tipping pitches thing. His stuff, when you look at it, is electric. When I was watching the series and he was getting racked, it didn't make sense.
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Hi Kevin, First off, thanks for not leaving a comment that just says "DUH". I do fully expect him to sign, but also trying not to get too hope-ey. If he goes elsewhere, even Milwaukee, I ain't gonna act like the more vocally weird public/social commenters who were all "I hate you and hope you have a plane crash" when whoever they wanted to come to their team went somewhere else. I'll just wait til he pitches against the Cubs and hope he's still tippin' pitches. But your reasoning is really sound, and I agree. If I were a player, I'd have my sights set on Chicago. ps: Well, if he does go to the Brewers, I might do something joke-ey but not hate-ey. A voodoo doll or something.
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This is probably SUPER OBVIOUS to you, but whatever I'm just the art guy... The timing is perfect... not for you, but for Yu. Last week, the Brewers and Yu Darvish made it super public that they have a formal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
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Just finished this painting this weekend, sorry so late. But this was awesome news, the Cubs re-signing Brian Duensing to a 2-year $7 mil deal to hopefully come back and be the super solid 2.74 ERA lefty holder bullpen guy.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
Found it... http://bit.ly/2Dp7fKe
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The Typepad search feature SUCKS! Yes I did, but I can't find it. Still looking...
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Man oh man, yet anOTHER Football Championship Sunday without a Bear in sight. But whatever, it's rainy and cold and crappy outside and there isn't anything better than settling in to watch. The Tom Brady hand with the (it's a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Cubby-Blue