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Tim@Cubby Blue
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Bud! Everyone knows those guys can't hold my jock, dude! Okay not really. If you want to see one guy who I've always loved, his name is Ralph Steadman - the guy who illustrated all Hunter Thompson's books. http://rol.st/2xRLGTI
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Mike Montgomery's awesome start. at Cubby-Blue
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Don't start with me. Mike Montgomery should be in the pen, BUT... What an amazing start he had last night. (As for what happens with him starting or not next year, that could be a completely different story.) He's just... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cubby-Blue
HAHAHA! Last year we did okay too (with the NLCS when I was out here). Hmmmmm...
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Man is Albert Almora hot. Today he was 3 for 4, two doubles, two RBIs. Against the Cardinals in a super-important September pennant race game. Those runs, those hits... those are super-important too. For a 23 year old kid we're... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Yeah, I wish they were more transparent with that Ump Union. I would love to know he got fined or SOMEthing. Terrible call. And you might be right, Bud. "Lethargic" is the best description for the Cubs on days they lose. And they don't look lethargic now (It's 3-zip Cubs at my dad's house right now).
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I had to "watch" on Game Day. Drove me nuts not knowing what happened with the ejections. That ump... Wow.
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It's so weird to come off a sweep of the Mets, their pitching functioning basically as batting practice for the Cubs when Met Expectation at the beginning of the season was New York pitching dominance. Injuries suck and I don't... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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As huge and important as Kris Bryant's 3-run blast was last night, seeing Kyle Schwarber go 3 for 3 with the dinger to boot just made one stop and remember what that looks like. A sleeping giant, that guy, with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Our tomatoes are weird, too. Forgot the fires too! I can't believe that hotel... what a shame. They made a movie about all those Prescott Hot Shots who died in 2013. Used to live there. Really horrible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSHk_BHQxp0
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2017 on Wellcome back Willson Contreras! at Cubby-Blue
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I had a meeting today with a guy who was in the earthquake in Mexico. There's so much weird and bad stuff going on, I forgot that. Maaaan...
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2017 on Wellcome back Willson Contreras! at Cubby-Blue
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Yeah only a couple handfuls of games to go, but still... miles and miles. But it's always good to step back and look at where they are historically speaking. All things considered, pretty damn good.
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If ever there was a time for a huge bat to come back from the DL, it's right freaking now. And the news that Willson Contreras came back was really wellcome. The Cub Bats have been horrible. Asleep. In a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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You ever played a poker game called "7 card no peek"? It's exactly what it says: you get 7 cards facing down (NO PEEKING!) and then the dealer cuts the deck to turn up the beat card, which is the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
It was pretty serious, and now we just see. Nothing more temperamental than a hammie. I just heard Peter Gammons talking about the importance of Arrieta... And Contreras! DAMMIT I just spilled my coffee...
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Nice metaphor, Bud! And it was a nice start last night. Now it's the Brewers. Can't wait!
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Man, what a loooong wait for a clutch hit. But there we were, top of the 9th. Will it be Bryant? Nope. Will it be Rizzo? Hey, looks like this Dan Hudson guy is losing it a little, right? Or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Hi Rich. I definitely felt a twinge of panic at the end of that game, but that lead! I missed the part about Maples looking around. So cool you noticed. Makes you like him more. I wish he'd done better yesterday but he's definitely got some good stuff. And Rizzo... those'll be Cub numbers, too!
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I would prefer no injuries to any starting pitchers from now on, though.
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Don't care about a stupid loss to the Pirates. Care alot about Jake Arrieta's hamstring. I already read that Jake thinks this is no biggie and maybe he won't even skip a start. But this is hurl city, man. Wrong... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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30 doubles, 30 homers, and 100 runs batted in 3 years in a row. Anthony Rizzo is a freaking rock. And it's important for us to remember that he didn't just show up in the Bigs and just... do that.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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So much cool stuff happened last night. Well, except for Addison Russell's plantar fasciitis coming back. Never heard of that before Bulls' Joakim Noah in '10, but since then you hear it quite a bit. Must hurt like crazy. Anyway,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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So sorry but on the road and gotta run. Awesome win and awesome save for Wade Davis AND... Cubs gain in standings: Sweet. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Going tonight. I think I'm 2 for 5 or 6 this year. PLEASE let Monty be as good as last time out!
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The Cubs thrashing the Phillies 17-2 suuure does alot to help you forget the last couple rotten losses to rotten teams, doesn't it? 2 homers each from Anthony Rizzo and Tommy LaStella, and 2 more from Kris Bryant and Ben... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Hi Donna! Heel clicking... The precursor to the Ickey Shuffle. Who knew Santo was such a trailblazer!
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