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Tim@Cubby Blue
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I'm so jealous, Bud. So sooooooo jealous.
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Sometimes, things happen in pop culture that are just too easy to tap into with the Cubs. Seriously, like 20 people asked me what color dress I saw. And this gif was making me lmao when I thought of it,... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Cubby-Blue
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As far as TV cultural icons go, Leonard Nimoy's Spock is kind of up there. When I heard about his passing, I saw this quote thing of his at Huffington Post. It's like almost everything his Vulcan character said could... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Cubby-Blue
Hi Colin, HE WAS 5! I laughed about that all freaking day.
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Castro will be 25 in March, but that doesn't really take away from your super cool point here, Bud. Russell just turned 21 - he's older than Castro was when he debuted. Weird. Anyway, had Castro not fallen asleep on the field a couple times, would anybody at all be suggesting he be traded?
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You just turned me to jello, Rich. It's just mind-boggling. As an aside, I wonder if, now that the Cubs have broken the ice in Chicago with this way of... shutting down and reloading for a couple years... I wonder if Bears fans would put up with it. I would. I never want to feel like I did just a couple months ago. Ever.
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Hi Bud. "Now or never" is too strong a set of words, sorry. I lack sleep. Anyway, do you not read that stuff about Castro all the time? That he's basically expendable because of all the ss talent the cubs have? That's all. I think he's going to be better than ever. I was trying to say that I could not be more excited about Cub bats. Not alot to talk about, so I'd rather be happy and talk about that.
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Sorry, no illustration today. It's just really busy... I don't know that I've ever explained this, but in the creative department there are teams made up of writers and art directors. Partners. When I say "my partner", I mean Oif.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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If Coghlan can keep doing what he did after his god-awful start to last year, he's a pretty nice placeholder for the day when... well I'm as confused as you about who goes where, Bud. And why don't you get a job as a cop up here rather than spending your free time swinging a golf club?
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You're too nice, Donna! (I'll take all those compliments I can get). Maybe AA becomes the next DeRo? And... we have good insurance, but that's a $2000 repair job, so some clown can get $150 cash.
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Yeah, it does seem pretty weird actually. If you're going to try and change culture and habits, then the guys already up here should be sort of grandfathered in, you know? Like, instead of doing this now, announce that in 5 years they're going to make these changes and let players get used to it.
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Sure I'm excited about all the Cubs kids coming to compete for a spot on the Big League team.. Kris Bryant, Addison Russel...are you kidding me? But there's something about Arismendy Alcantara that I just really really like. He's got... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cubby-Blue
HAHAHAHAHA It's kind of a never-ending imagination session. That's why I hope they just do teeny tiny baby steps rather than just whack something to speed it up.
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When I saw the words "Pace of Game Committee" with the initial caps, well, this whole speeding up the game thing became pretty real and pretty serious. I imagine a room with grim-faced, older men in suits and ties desperately... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
STEVE THAT ARTICLE IS AWESOME! Convention - I paid a ticket service way too much money and went by myself so I didn't really get into the social vibe of the thing. Opening night was a joke as far as the sea of people... Next day I found that the sessions I wanted to see the most (Theo and then Joe), were back to back so I got in the room for the earlier session (can't remember what it was) and then moved up in between each session. When I came out, I just sort of blindly walked around. I don't think I like this hotel as much as that funky old one on Michigan. I feel like it was more organized and open with weird vendors and sad retired players and their $20 autographs. Kitty OShea's after 5 was awesome with all the writers hanging out and drinker/players looking for free drinks in one room. (Fergie loves the free drinks.) And the Kool Aid isn't relegated to the convention. It's everywhere. I get being excited because... you just don't know yet. This is going to be a lava lamp team with blurpy changes big and small happening quite a bit, at least I imagine. But as far as really truly expecting post season success this year? I've had my dreams mashed way too many times to go that far. I'd rather keep my expectations kind of in check...
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Donna! Thanks so much for this note! Talk about warming hearts! I got a minus 5 with a -27 wind chill. Coffee was pretty good, though.
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Well has it been long enough for ya? I will say that the Chicago Bears comPLETEly ruined this winter by being the most despicable Bears team maybe in my lifetime. Even when the Bears are merely terrible, it makes winter... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
Hey Bud! Chicks dig the long ball, no matter how long the game turns out to be. I like your conversation - like a quick cutting montage in a movie that would be fun to shoot. It'll be interesting to see what the new Commish does. Prepare for loud barking from here.
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Hows about foul balls are an automatic out. That would speed up the game!
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Okay, I made this cartoon all up. But not this... The numbers of Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams, and Jorge Posada will be retired by the Yankees later this summer. Here it says that'll bring the total number of retired numbers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
Melky's kind of the posterchild for how to cheat and have it pay off. I mean, yep he's tainted but he doesn't really get the hate tossed at him like some other guys. If you get the Trib, this morning Paul Sullivan wrote a sentence that made me spit coffee I laughed so hard: "Recidivist apologist Alex Rodriguez made amends with the Yankees organization he planned to sue while returning to his rightful spot as baseball's most notorious (and expensive) cheater." Read that one out loud because it's gorgeous! Have fun with your Sox buddies. That's a pretttty bold prediction, but I guess now's as good a time as any to say it.
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Can baseball possibly get here any slower? Seems like just about 11 years ago I read "Pitchers and Catchers report in 6 days". Oh yeah, that was my last post. So just wasting time here, but here are other things... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
ERIC! Sweet - it's awesome to know there's a card out there right now that just might make a Cub fan smile!
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Heard about the hole in one. Makes me CRAZY with the "is that a sign" thing that's always in my head. First round, first time he'll be a Cub...HE'S GONNA WIN THE CY YOUNG FOR SURE!
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Almost here! (sent you a higher res card...)
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