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Tim@Cubby Blue
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Well, he sure seems like a good guy. Maybe that bat'll wake up more next year too...
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In fact, I could use a quality assurance coach too!
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Well they sure made a deal out of "pitch framing" or "catcher framing" didn't they? But it seems to have actual merit - just being able to fool an ump by not being nervous with your glove when handling pitches... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Cubby-Blue
HAHAHAHAHA! You boathead! I'd like to see Lester try to take the "ace" role from Arrieta. It's awesome to be able to write that.
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And actually, it's kind of exciting to be back in that room, isn't it? I remember the ELATION I felt with the signing of Alfonso. I've learned so much since then. Anyway, yeah it's like that old saying: if you pull your gun you better be ready to shoot. I say fire away, Theo.
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Man, it must be nice to be The Guy at The Right Time like John Lester is right now. Read this from the Boston Globe. "Red Sox must not be outbid for Jon Lester - NO EXCUSES" (my caps). And... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cubby-Blue
I'm thinking about drawing a "shitload of cash". HAHAHAHAHA
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Actually, it was unseasonably warm that day. 74 and sunny. Just kidding. I can't remember.
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It was unbelievable. Not kidding - all that stuff in the drawing happened yesterday. A plane crashed, busses caught on fire, trains not working, it's 15 degrees, sirens everywhere... I left my house in Portage Park at 7:30 and got... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Cubby-Blue
I was just in Prescott, Bud. Each day started with layers, but by noon oh man was it gorgeous. We grilled a 9lb bone in rib roast for a couple hours and I'm telling you, just sitting on the patio with a cold one was as happy as I'll be til April. Snow is bombing all around us, but so far it's only just freezing cold. I can take that, it's the shovel that I dislike. Anyway, yeah I've seen those stories and don't think much of them. Won't happen. I think about Jed Hoyer and he says nope. That's backwards.
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I bet we see SOMEthing happen this winter. SOMEthing. Don't know what tho.
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I just came back from the middle of Arizona. The temp starts out in the 20s and goes up to the 50s by noon. IT'S FREAKING 15 IN CHICAGO! And that Russel Martin thing was driving me nuts. Blah blah blah... Honestly, the Blue Jays are the weirdest team. They buy the Marlins (basically) and it doesn't happen for them. Now they pay 82 mil for Martin?
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ALCANTARA! I hope I didn't already enjoy his Cubs time.
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This process is going to be A) really really intersting and B) kind of heartbreaking, depending on which of the Young Cubs you've already gone crazy for. Yesterday the Cubs traded pitcher Arodys Vizcaino for Braves 2nd baseman Tommy La... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Tiddlywinks or barbecue.
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Scott Boras is a lot of things, but he ain't dumb. This story says he tried to talk Biogenisis voodoo guy Tony Bosch into inventing a story about Manny Ramirez and his getting caught using PEDS. It would have sounded... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Cubby-Blue
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Sometimes I look back at the blog. See what we were talking about last year. And... about a year ago, Johnny Oduya took a puck to the body and stayed in the game. Because he's an animal. Still is. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Cubby-Blue
HAHAHAHAHA It's always awesome when the Onion is real life, Bud.
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Hi Colin! Wow what a nice note from every which way. And I've been to that Maddon place you speak of, I just gotta get back there soon...
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The more I do it, the better I feel. I swear it's awesome!
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HAHAHAHAHAHA. I'd do the same.
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There may be an opening for a GM in Chicago soon, Bud. Maybe you'd consider a move away from the desert and the golf courses and warmth?
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Probably you already know this. I mean, even I knew about it - I was just too lazy to try. But... the hell with that. On the bottom of every non-personal email that I (and you) get, there is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Cubby-Blue
That's what I'm saying. I mean, no I dont' want a losing team. That's stupid. I would love an offense with a passing game, and as a Bears fan I demand a defense that frightens other teams. But what I'm trying to say is I can stand losing IF the team plays with "passion and heart".
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Hey Bud, Last night, I swear I had hope at the start, it went to hell, I got mad and then... I started laughing. At the Bears. That's not right. That's just really really not right.
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