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This came from Carrie Muskat's blog. Joe Maddon flew down to Puerto Rico to watch Javier Baez play. But it also sounds like he wants to try to start pulling the pressure monkey off Baez' back. "Hit a couple singles... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cubby-Blue
On location and can't really talk, but man what a huge loss. RIP Ernie.
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Remember how nothing much seemed to happen in baseball last Winter? What a difference this year, and there's still more action to come. Because... isn't there like a couple years left til the Spring of '15? Sure seems that way.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
It's so AWESOME to wonder about the stuff you bring up rather than.. "I wonder if Blake DeWitt can actually play baseball", or "Man, I would like Darwin Barney SO much more on the bench..."
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SHTATS! I seem to remember this - did you live down there or were you just a fan? I think the only time I spoke of Maddon before was about the cool cold weather baseball cap with the earflaps he wears. I may have to get one. Anyway I love this message and like I said - I listened to him speak and while he said lots of stuff you'd expect, he clearly comes from a different viewpoint. His speech on his first responsibility (building trust with players so they can have an open exchange of ideas without pushback) was particularly interesting. I'M HYPED!
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That's why the depth chart is so interesting right now. By what's not there. You know how much I was rooting for Olt and I still am. If he could be a home run hitting stud at third and Bryant went to left? I swear, just talking about the possibilities of our fav team is mind. boggle. ing.
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This is sad, but it's been only a couple months and already I can't really think of a single memorable thing about Ricky Renteria. Not running to first base is not okay. That was Dale Sveum. Quade? That was an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
In the context of the statement in the cartoon, it was in the middle of so much love and excitement for the Cubs. Sad for him, too, as a guy.
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In case you didn't hear what the new Cubs slogan is, it's: "LETS GO". So just on marketing alone, Donna - YOU SHOULD BE ALL IN AND HEARTS BE DAMNED! Rich, right after the game we went to see American Sniper with a quick chicken wing din at Buff Wild Wings. I was in the men's when a guy in full Green Bay regalia stepped in to take a leak. He looked at the wall and said to the room, "I feel like a family member just died." I cannot root for the Seahawks. I literally cannot stand a single player except maybe Russell. ESPECIALLY PETE CARROLL.
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Lots of applause at this year's Cubs Convention. Lots. From what I heard, the loudest belonged to Joe Maddon. But I'll get to him tomorrow. For today... I heard a couple guys talking about Welington Castillo on the way out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
Had to google that, had no idea it happened. So far I can see nothing that talks about changing the signage, but surely since they're paying 7 figures they'll get some kind of obvious recognition somewhere. Wince.
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Hi. Well, you know that Vine Line and I parted ways so now I gotta plunk down the cash to go to the Cubs Convention. Whatever, this year it actually seems like there'll be cool stuff going on. I'm dying... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
I hate the whole thing, honestly. I liked it better when the ref made a call and then we could all argue about it. But I'm not allowed to say that. Love your last sentence and you're absolutely right.
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Wilson is really an out-there personality. Motte seems like a normal guy with a beard. I'm just jealous because I can't grow one. And something that can be easily articulated for a catch like yours makes sense, Bud. For the new rivalry, I've just felt unusual ever since Michigan went into the toilet. Mich/Ohio State ought to be an event! Harbaugh will need time, but at least he'll make it super interesting.
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Okay, that didn't really happen with the neighbor's kid. But when we were little, my brother had this pet boa constrictor that he fed mice to, and he named each mouse after a detective from a detective show. Mannix or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
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I don't know man. There's a whole lot of sports stuff going on, but not alot with our fav baseball team. I am actually thrilled the Cubs picked up Jason Motte back in December, though. Like ex-Cub Randy Wells, Motte... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
Yeah there's a serious lull in The Force right now. Everybody said that once Lester signed, all hell would break loose. But none of those big pitchers have done anything yet. The thing you point out about signing a giant dollar pitcher who goes bad is the little fear in the back of every Cub fan's mind too. YAY FOR 38 DAYS!!!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on Should the Cardinals go get Scherzer? at Cubby-Blue
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If you read a bit from the St. Louis Post Dispatch, you can see there's a bit of nervousness going on down there. See Bernie Miklasz' point #3? It says, "This one won't go over well, and I'm not trying... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
Seems like ALL I ever do is hope, Stats. When I look at this team and try to pin down the problems, it's SO EFFED UP that the running vs passing seems like a luxury thing to worry about. I'd like them to start with a nice block and a nice tackle. There were a couple times though, when you saw guys with Bears unis on the field and they were throwing and catching passes just like when you'd change the channel and see the real offenses play. That would be nice if it happened all the time!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2015 on So what's it gonna be, Ryan Pace? at Cubby-Blue
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Kim explained that the guys at Paul Newman's are way more environmentally aware and are using less plastic. I said tell that to my salad.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2015 on So what's it gonna be, Ryan Pace? at Cubby-Blue
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Fingers crossed. Guy does have a great football face, doesn't he? Square jaw. Looks determined. I like that in a football guy.
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Hi Rich. I found an article about it - Ditka hated the dome up in Minneapolis. Called it the "roller dome". The Vikes GM sent him some roller skates, and if I recall correctly he wore them to a press conference resulting in much laughter in Chicago. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1987-12-04/sports/8703310171_1_skates-roller-viking-cheerleaders
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I saw that Christie thing when it happened. Knew he was somebody, but didn't know it was him. I think any more you just have to assume there's a camera pointed at you, so just don't ever be a giant fat guy hugging another dancing dude. Everybody will see. Baseball cannot get here soon enough.
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I just did some math. Correctly. You know that's weird. Last night I averaged about 13 MPH going home on the Kennedy. It took me 2 1/2 hours to drive home. Silver lining? Listening to all those people talk about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Cubby-Blue
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I was watching the Cowboys vs Lions game the other night which was kind of a good game except it had the Cowboys and the Lions in it. I thought about what this season was supposed to be. For Bears... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Cubby-Blue