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Tim@Cubby Blue
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No, I watched. Still can't believe it. From what I heard, there were TONS of Blue Jay fans in the stands Sunday. How bummed would you have been to come all the way from Toronto to watch that 10th inning? Ow. Oh well, somebody's gotta lose.
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On Friday I got a text from my cousin Gurke that said, "Oh my god, if you're not watching you'll know what this is about when you see the highlights." I wasn't watching. I was outside listening, and it was... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Cubby-Blue
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Nice day for Ian Happ knocking in the first run, hitting a dinger and scoring the run to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead in the 6th. They ended up winning 4-3 with only a relatively mild freak out for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Cubby-Blue
... and then today happened. Is Lester really hurt? Will the bullpen pull it's head out of it's ass, or is Joe showcasing weakness as a cry for Theo help?
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Homer Bailey. Guy's got an ERA over 8 and started vs the Cubs last night. Zobrist single. Schwarber single. Bryant walk. Rizzo... grand freaking salami. Or Italian Salami in this little post. I thought the Cubs would score 20 last... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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Ugly loss, I know. But Kyle Hendricks? Looked like a million bucks. His quote was something like, "Fastball command was good." But he had every pitch working. The only thing not working so great was the ump. Did you see... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Good God and now that's all anybody can talk about. A QB controversy in Chicago. Well, I guess it's better than the controversy over Rex Grossman vs Kyle Orton. I REALLY hope he's good, given all they gave up for him.
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Karma works in many strange ways... And yeah, that was an AMAZING game.
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Last night I got a text from Cardinal Fan Dickie. "Guess who's in first place?" I pictured his smirk. But... Not so fast there, Dickie. The Cubs are still in first by POINT OH OH ONE PERCENT! That's not to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
One day, my friend, the Chicago Cubs will cut their tv deal, and then I will happily be a fan of the richest team around. Well, one of 'em at least. The Dodgers are a freak show of talent every which way you look. Young old pitchers position players... But the other thing you speak of... I truly hope this season comes down to the wire with the Cubs and Cards at the top. September will be cray-zee.
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I love these new stats that come courtesy of some cool measurement technology. Like exit velocity. You've seen it used when someone really smacks the ball. Last night both Kyle Schwarber and Alex Avila hit homers that went over 440... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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Well if you're like me, you were in meetings all afternoon and missed the disaster live yet couldn't escape the rotten news when somebody texted you. Here's what mine said... SUTTER: Go Bears. ME: Cubs lost? SUTTER: Pathetically. Even worse,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
It's so great to think about how opposing pitchers gotta freak OUT facing this lineup of possible damage makers. Contreras is so freaking hot even I break out in a sweat when he's up. Au Contrair-us!
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Wow you got to see Baez' inside-the-parker! I'M SO JEALOUS! That must have been a blast - it sure was just watching on tv. And man, thanks so much for such a nice note! Go Cubs!
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There are lots of kinds of parkers, I guess. But the rarest and coolest is an inside-the-parker by a Chicago Cub! Javy Baez hit a ball-istic missile to the veeery corner of right at AT&T Park last night - maybe... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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New Cubs catcher Alex Avila said it. "The last curveball [from Davis to Harper] was an unbelievable pitch and pretty nasty. It looked like a fastball out of his hand, and it just kind of fell off the table and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Yeah, NOBODY gave up on that game. Not even fans.
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First off, if you've been a Cub Fan long enough, your skin is just a tad thicker because you've seen this before. Your Cubs Memory Banks are used to a loss like yesterday's day/night single header that included a wasted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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Here's the list of Cubs who hit a homer last night: Anthony Rizzo, Anthony Rizzo, Ian Happ, Javier Baez and Jon Lester. Wow Jon Lester, that's pretty good company! Here's the list of Cubs who have at least 2,000 strikeouts:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Yep. And now... done with it. And I mean that in the nicest way possible - I read Steve Bartman's response and I'm super happy because it feels like he feels it's in the rear view forever too.
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Here's the illustration I did in my little sketchbook in 2003: I still didn't know his name, but knew that this would be an event in Cub history and lore and be classified with other unfortunate Cub things. That last... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Jim who? I'm super stoked about this trade. Surely the rest of the league isn't.
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Wasn't it? I've been out of town all week. What a GREAT one to get to watch...
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How was THAT for a Sunday afternoon? Cubs take 2 of 3 in Milwaukee with the Brewers now 2 1/2 out. John Lackey... come on man, what do you want from a 5th starter? Yeah he gave up a 2-run... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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Well, today's game has already started. Sorry, we had a shoot all last week, and then yesterday was travel. But here's a Jason Heyward illustration even if it is a little late. And now... John Lackey on the mound. Cubs... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Cubby-Blue