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Tim@Cubby Blue
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You're in a futuristic movie based on a video game. An impossibly muscled giant with giant strings of saliva dripping off his giant teeth just shot you with a crossbow from 100 yards away. It hurts bad, and there's blood... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Cubby-Blue
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Told you how busy it was. Still is. Tonight I'm not gonna do nothin' except sit out back and listen to Pat and Ron with a cold one and the grill going. Because I missed most everything this week except... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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This is from my '03 Cubs sketchbook. Cubs lost 5-4 with lefty Shawn Estes giving up most of the damage, but the killer being a homer hit off Mark Guthrie by.... Reed Johnson. He hit two that day and 5... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
"Like a tent peg" couldn't be more accurate, Maris. Fantastic seeing the bats wake up, maybe even Addy's. 7 hits in his last 20 ABs, and a nice ding last night to center field! And... thank you.
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Love that saying, Bud. Thanks so much.
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I read somewhere it went about 465 feet, but it's quite possible that it went much higher than it went long. Kyle Schwarber's 3-run monster shot off Michael Wacha was just something to behold. It was the last of 3... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
Hi Rich, He's already an excellent asset with the glove. If he really becomes more rounded, omg it's fantastic!
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Bud! So much fun last night. Couldn't be happier for a "good-good" guy like Heyward. And yeah on all the Braun stuff.
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Well it already changed, Bud! Hopefully it stays like that from now til October. This is SO EXCITING.
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My buddy Oif was on the train, looking at Game Day when Jason Heyward smacked a single off Really Scary Lefty Josh Hader that brought Ben Zobrist from 2nd all the way home without a play at the plate. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
RICH! Dude, have you looked at the schedule? After these powderpuff Pirates, it's a pretty serious week of baseball. 6 games of Brewers and Cards, then 3 more vs Dodgers (I don't care if they're not doing well, they're always dangerous). I CAN'T WAIT!
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God. How did I not do "Hannibal Lester" in the post? Luckily I have you, Maris. Lester was spectacular. Let us hope that Mr. Hendricks gets back to his normal self today. Love the "better half" story - the kids used to be my Cub-viewing nemesis, but usually it was a demand for a Harry Potter chapter right about the 6th. Cishek. What a genius pickup. Plus, if Justin Wilson keeps doing what he's doing, then... asset!
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Yeah I know. Another pun. Oh well, it's for a good cause. Jon Lester has been magnificent this year. 70 innings, a 2.44 ERA, a 6-2 win/loss. Steady as a rock. He'll line up against the Pirates and Nick Kingman... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
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How you feeling today? I could get hit by a bus and smile on my way to the pavement. Jason Heyward, who we've all been noticing has improved his swing, came up with the Most Clutch hit of the year.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
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Even though the Mets are just a shell of a team due to injury, it's still remarkable to take 4 from them in New York. And Javy Baez, when they say he's the most exciting player in the game, you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
I have a good friend, Pete, who's a Mets fan. He tells me that "Sewald" (the A+ cookie tosser) is a real bad word in New York. Seriously, they're such a wreck and after the big start and all the raised expectations, what a drag for Pete and everybody out there. It's a shame, because... not that they're a live experiment but they kinda are with putting all their eggs in the basket marked "starting pitching". Arms doing stuff they're not designed to do... it's the opposite of the Cubs and right now if we call them experiments, then position players win. We were listening to the game last night at a supper club in Wisco (so not cool up there), and then to today's game in the car on the way home. J-Hey taken out of the game with 4 hits, and then today a victim of Matz. But I swear he looks better. And Zobrist.. I'm sure the numbers aren't eye popping, but there's a real vet quality from him that's real good for the team. I'm still so impressed with Farrell's outing Sat night. I don't see a starter down there, but maybe the pitching on the farm ain't as bad as I thought. Lastly, a 4 game sweep of the Mets in NY, even when they're injured and playing their b-team, is pretty sensational. Good for us guys!
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Man, that was a looong way to go, but so nice to end up with the W. Luke Farrell really picked up that bullpen, going 5 innings without giving up a run. A run that would have meant a Met... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
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Last start v Giants, he went 4.1, gave up 4 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks and 6 Ks. Start before that, he went 7, no runs, 1 hit vs the Reds.... This is easier to look at: (The "MEH"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
HA! Nuke LaLouche! I haven't seen that in years - must find. Hi Maris. SO sweet beating the Pirates, a team we should beat. Also, so awesome how hot Rizzo is - looking like normal and leading the Bigs in RBIs for May. I don't know what'll happen with Cubs starters, but you can't turn on the radio without hearing about how disappointing 3/5 of the rotation is. But they have who they have, so I expect them to grind til it's fixed. If Chatwood needs to re-set in Iowa, then so be it. The deciding factor will be Darvish's elbow...
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Dave, thanks for doing something you normally don't do!
Toggle Commented May 29, 2018 on Happy Memorial Day Cubs Fans. at Cubby-Blue
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What a nice way to pick up the entire team, Mike Montgomery! I figure most will be talking about the Rizzo slide, and we'll see if the Pirates really did think it was dirty and engage in retaliation. But the... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
Hi Bud. With Darvish's triceps and Chatwood's walks, I think those rumors all put on the back burner. Happy Memorial Day.
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In a couple hours the Cubs will play the Pirates in Pittsburgh on a Memorial Day afternoon in 2018. I shall be in this chair, in the shade, with Pat and Ron on the radio and a frosty cold one... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
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We can all name past Cubs who we wish had never been Cubs. But this is so different. Addison Russell is the shortstop for the Chicago Cubs. It's freaking MAY! That's a human being out there, and he's 24 years... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Cubby-Blue
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