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Tim@Cubby Blue
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TOTALLY agree. Did you see when Jake was wild for a bit, and Ross just walked out and looked him in the eye, handed him the ball. All better. That was so cool! Not to mention his skills as a reliever...
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I think I counted right. There are 55 games left, which is 11 starts. If he gets 8 more wins, Jake Arrieta could be the first Cub 20-game winner since Jon Lieber in 2008. That year, Lieber had 11 wins... Continue reading
Posted 55 minutes ago at Cubby-Blue
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Do you remember when Anthony Rizzo said that last year? I'm... pretty sure I'm a full-grown man, but when he said that I got weak in the knees. Swooned. Fell to the ground and thanked the Baseball Gods for sending... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Cubby-Blue
Bud, what are you talking about? Matt Garza and Ryan Braun? Dude, these are the kinds of people I want my kids to look up to. Okay not really. I'm seeing all kinds of plunking going on today - what gives? We have lots of Brewer games left including... the last weekend of the season. If it remains as tight as it seems, that last series could be the diff between playoffs and not playoffs.
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"if he would just get it together" Yep!
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Yes. Yes Anthony Rizzo can. On a whim last night I tweeted (yes, tweeted) the above art and went over to Sutherland's to watch the game. Couldn't believe when he did it since, well if you read here regularly you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Boils down to the last paragraph, Bud. So nice to trust that your management is smart. And I can't think of any of my friends who don't think that way.
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Yesterday was crazy. I was on edge all day, but also sleep deprived and jet-lagged which didn't help. Dan Haren? Sure! The Cubs need an innings eating 5th starter, and I never even heard about the guys the Cubs traded.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cubby-Blue
I think tons of people feel the same way, Mark. The deadline is 3. You heard they got Dan Haren from Miami (don't know for who yet tho). And rumors about a 3-way involving Cubs/RedSox/Padres. Crazy day.
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Sweet. I'd just gotten back from the airport when Rizzo hit the dinger. So nice!
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Hi Donna! I have the lag of the jet real bad today. Totally forgot about that play, and yes it WAS AN AMAZING TOSS! And... well we'll just have to pay attention all day.
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I'm pretty sure Starlin Castro has had "trade" in his head all year long. He's like the first name you hear about when talking about who the Cubs could/would trade. And that can't help him on the field, you know?... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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Dexter Fowler has been a starter for 7 years now. Not an All-Star guy but someone Management brought in as a kind of lead-off veteran guy on a team they knew was going really young. He should be one of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Well, I've already had more fun than I expected this summer. I mean, it could get better, but I think Theo and Jed are right on schedule. It would be awesome to get a fantastic starter for a number of years. But this season? I'd rather they be studied and smart. If that means Hamels then great. If not, then great. Next year will be different.
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Hey man, your guess is as good as mine. The Cubs have a rich history of players who took too much advantage of having nights off in Chicago because they played mostly day games, but this is a different group... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
VERY IMPRESSIVE so far. What an opportunity, and the guy absolutely runs with it.
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HAHAHAHAHA! I think they just got him a highway - changed the "Kennedy" to the "Schwarber".
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Late last night I got a message from Dickie the Cardinal Fan that I didn't see until I got up this morning. Here it is: Nothing better than having the story of the 2015 Chicago Cubs write itself, you know?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
I might do a whole drawing on this, but imagine being Starlin Castro. He knows he's the number one dangling shiny object that the Cubs would trade. Any pro athlete will say hey man, I don't let it bother me. But I think it can't be helped, and that it's only exacerbating all of his problems.
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Isn't it nice to have the normal Jon Lester? That guy we all expected? The "Ace"? He's been pitching really well lately, and it couldn't come at a better time. 7.1 innings, 1 walk, couple hits, no runs... the usual!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
Well done!
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If you go back to the end of last season, I mean I can't speak for everybody but I thought hey, if they can bring up a couple of the kids and begin the Next Journey even playing .500 ball,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
Fingers crossed, Bud. That would be awesome.
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After dropping the first two games to the White Sox, Jake Arrieta pitched and hit his way to a 3-1 Cubs victory. Or if you accidentally went to the Sox broadcast, you got to hear Hawk Harrelson call him "Air-ee-oughtta".... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Cubby-Blue