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Tim@Cubby Blue
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I was rolling when I heard this news. Theo Epstein, our own President of Baseball Operations, was named "World's Greatest Leader" by Fortune Magazine. I'm sure you've already read his texted response to Buster Olney from ESPN: "Um, I can't... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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So, it was 2008 and I'd done this painting of my bike... I still do this - you bungee a transistor radio to your bike and go ride around listening to Pat and Ron (back then it was Ron Santo)... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Dayam! A hundo for ST tix, but those seats had to be fantastic. I can't wait to hear that "lineup" line for real. Just crazy, man. And perfect.
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Hmmm.. Never thought about that particular angle, Bud. And speaking of angles, how many games have you gotten to this spring? How are the seats?
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Back in little league, I so remember the strawberries from sliding. No skin on the side of your upper outer thigh for the summer. Just red stuff.
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I've seen more about Javy Baez during this WBC than almost any other guy. Not that I'm going out of my way to watch, but Baez seems to be dominating the highlights online. The no-look tag the other day was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
It's almost the only source of angst with this team - who might get traded. But yeah, in the end it's all still pretty impossibly cool. And I LOVE that Edwards kid. Thanks for the compliment on his painting!
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The Cubs' kids... It's so hilarious to say "Cubs' kids" because the almost all are. But the Cubs' kids are just so freaking good. Ian Happ is having a spring that... seriously can you imagine if we were back about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Seriously. Good stuff there. So much fun.
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HAHAHA. Yeah I do.
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OUCH! 102 Bear games I'll never get back.
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Are the Bears any closer? I don't think so. While I never actually disliked Jay Cutler, I couldn't stand Jerry Angelo, and Jay was the last connection to that guy's reign of horrible as the Bears GM. So I'm glad... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Well, maybe that wind started with a Bryant swing in Arizona. If so, the wind is forgiven.
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Of all the stuff Kyle Schwarber said in this funny little clip on Cubs.com, this quote was almost the funniest. I mean... pretty sure you weren't thinking he'd say, "And I'm going to become the next Rod Carew - hit... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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Oh the drama! I got these images off the replay video. Blew 'em up and tried to make the framing the same. But am I crazy or is there a grown man with a glove on (backwards K shirt) who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Can't wait for Cubs/Cardinal again. You can bet somebody with a red hat we never heard of will turn into a superstar. But I think there are a number of Cubs that can happen to. Last year with all great press and the WS predictions that seemed to me to be a year early... it's both wonderful and weird to feel real confidence for maybe the first time in my life.
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Lots of scenarios pop up as soon as you hear "Rizzo scratched..." But I prefer to stick my fingers in my ears and go "LALALALALALALALALA"
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In about a month, the defending World Champion Chicago Cubs are gonna take the field against the St. Louis Cardinals and all sense of balance will go out the window. April 2, 2017 at 7:35 PM Central time I imagine... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
The other guy I want to keep my eye on is Dexter Fowler. I'm glad he got his contract and everything, but the quality of players around him just won't be the same and I wonder if that has an effect on his numbers. Conversely.. yeah if the quality of the guys around you just keeps getting better, then that's gotta help, right? So much fun. One month. WOOOOOOO!
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There's a nice article about Toews and Kane in today's Trib. The Hawks went all in on those guys and haven't really looked back. It'll be really interesting to see who the Toews and Kanes of the Cubs turn out to be. Even more interesting will be to total up what the salaries are for our current Cubs once they all get their payday.
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The other morning, this actually happened. Up in the toniest part of Heaven, George Steinbrenner's wife Joan walked out onto the veranda, where George, Jimmie Foxx, Stan Musial, and Billy Martin were playing cards. (Billy and George have a "deal"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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Maaaaaan. How cool was that? "Honey! I'll just be down here in front of the tv for the next couple hours WATCHING THE CUBS." Soul-replenishing, joy-bringing, hot dog-eating baseball. I found a tweet with the starting lineups for both teams... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Eric. That's so much better than a 3-nut peanut. I'm so buying some Topps tomorrow.
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Last week COMPLETELY spoiled us with the 70 degrees. You walked outside yet today? Don't. The wind came back, it's freezing and horrible. Instead, turn on your tv at 2:05 (Chi Time) and watch the World Champion Cubs take on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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This is a little chunk of super cool Cub history, this little speech. You remember the miracle rain delay orchestrated by the Baseball Gods - their way of saying hey man, get your shit together. Those guys are NEVER nice... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Cubby-Blue