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Tim@Cubby Blue
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I think like that all the time, Bud. A reflex from the old days when I thought black cats were more powerful than OBP. If I say something good about a Cub, for sure he'll do poorly that day. Can't help but think it, right? So, hope you're right. That bullpen is being overused..
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Thanks, Dave! And last night was another with the 7 DPs. Incredible.
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HAHAHAHA! And it turned out... Hamels did just that!
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You watch enough baseball, you'll see everything. And if you were watching last night, you saw the Chicago Cubs record 7 (SEVEN!) double plays. That's like seeing a unicorn, or a Tyler Chatwood first pitch strike. Speaking of which, Mike... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Cubby-Blue
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Well, it wasn't a Bote 2 0ut 2 strike walkoff slam in the bottom of the 9th, but seeing Jon Lester back in command is plain old more important. Not to take away from Bote Joy, I'm just saying. Lester's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Yeah I totally get the stats. Numbers don't lie. That said, my eyes just take away some of the confidence that I ought to have looking at those stats. I mean, I feel great about everything, but there's a teeny thing gnawing at me.
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Yeah that "why can't more than one guy be hot at a time" was also about batters. I'm still gaga. Euphoric. But your point looms. "We'll hit." - that's what Joe keeps saying. And we have seen glimpses, but I'd sure like a nice long stretch esp around the end of next month.
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Yeah I know. And now think ahead (and Kris Bryant is all better). Who's on the playoff roster? The best pinch hitter in baseball (LaStella)? The wild card homer guy and fastest guy on the team (Happ)? Time'll tell and surely the league is studying Bote now, and what to throw the guy. But man, talk about seizing the opportunity...
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SO glad you brought up Hamels. The lost part of SUCH an awesome story. The win is legend, but Hamels may be the most important pickup of the season. The key. What perfect timing for him to arrive.
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Wait. What happened? David Bote did what? I kid. That was maybe the most unexpected grand slam I've ever not expected. I'm still buzzing.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Javier Baez, MVP. at Cubby-Blue
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Can you imagine if you were the editor that got to cut together all this crazy cool stuff, put it to some amazing music, and play it on the big screen? OMG WHAT FUN!!!
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I certainly hope you didn't turn off the tv or leave the park early. Because there was a little dancing to be done last night, wasn't there? Cole Hamels vs Max Scherzer was all you thought it might be -... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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The 2001 Mariners and Lou Piniella. Ouch, Lou.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2018 on Javier Baez, MVP. at Cubby-Blue
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Man what a dagger Willson Contreras can be. Yesterday the Cubs go up by 1 in the bottom of the 7th and now it's time to close the door. In comes Ian Kintzler to face Bryce Harper. Nervous? Me too.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
I hear you, Bud. But I'm keeping my sanity and hopes way up for Darvish and I firmly believe he'll be a big part of the team before this season is over. The memory is still fresh from when the Jake decision was made, and I agreed with it then even though it was the toughest, I think, that Theo and Jed have had to make. Darvish is a different animal completely, and I just can't buy into the bad stuff people are saying. Gotta give him this season, then we'll see.
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I've got this built in defense mechanism that's made me sort of numb to Cub Injury. It's how I don't FREAK OUT every day because of Yu Darvish's spine or Kris Bryant's shoulder or OH MY GOD BEN ZOBRIST PULLED... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
Yeah well David Bote can beat him up any day.
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So nice to see Kyle Schwarber hit another one out. Probably like you, in the back of my mind I've been worried since his massive performance in the All Star Game HR Derby, he'd be off his game. But, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
Almost every time I see Zobrist, he's doing something amazing. And that combo worked juuuuust perfectly! Cole Hamels, that guy's presence alone seems to make the team a tad more adult in a really good way. Such a great pickup.
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Yeah. Love the other two.
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Ruh Roh. Hadn't heard about that, Donna. Well, bring 'em good luck anyway!
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Sorry. Slammed for time, but you could not ask for a better debut from a new player at this particular time during this particular season. How fantastic did Cole Hamels look in a Cubs uniform, throwing 95 MPH fastballs and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
HAHAHAHAHA! Never heard that one from Mr. Lincoln! And I totally do the waiting period before hitting send. Maybe not 24 hours, but still... Great advice.
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Cards trade Pham for prospects... It's weird seeing these kinds of headlines come out of St. Louis. I think Yu's gonna be a nice big boost when he comes back. (And don't forget about Smyly.) For the playoffs, Cubs will need that.
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This is my grown-up response to Alex Rodriguez' weird spouting off about Yu Darvish to put himself in the spotlight. Actually, I hate playing into his hands by even doing this, but... Whatever. Social. Here's part of what he said... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Cubby-Blue