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Tim@Cubby Blue
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Yesterday's Bears vs Lions game was so awful to watch that announcers Chris Spielman and Thom Brennaman had to invent stuff to talk about. Like Spielman's Wheaties box. Oh sure I'm in the process of painting a clueless John Fox... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Cubby-Blue
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Giancarlo Stanton edged Joey Votto in the MVP point system 302 to 300. It's interesting that both players are on such underwhelming teams. And you're reminded, of course, of Andre Dawson. It's also fantastic that Jose Altuve won in the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Yep - the Astros sure turned out to be the guys I pulled for this year. When I read that the Dodgers might end up with Stanton... they'll be the new Yankees in about 5 minutes. And by that I mean, just throw money around like mad.
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I'd love to know how involved Tom really is. I guess I'd respect him the same if he said he just let Theo do everything or if he was way more involved. Both take balls.
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Weird thought: who is your favorite owner? Of the Cubs? Here's the actual timeline of different Cubs owners. So far in my lifetime, there were the Wrigley's, the Trib, and Sam Zell. The only thing I remember about the Wrigley... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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So happy for Jason Heyward, the best right fielder in the game. He's also the subject of the first rumor of the Cubs' Hot Stove, this one with the Giants, Mark Melancon and our old friend Jeff Samardzija. Remember, we'll... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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Okay, I've had enough of how awesome and dynasty-like this new Houston Astros team is. So I thought I'd revisit my own personal dislike of this team from back when they were in the NL. If you're too young to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
ERIC! It's appropriate that Day of the Dead comes the Day After Baseball Ends. If the Dodgers had won, they'd be saying the same "built for long run" stuff for them. There's a number of teams you could say that about now. And yep, this will be one interesting hot stove season. WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN NEXT? WHO WILL THE CUBS GIVE UP? WHAT'S TO BECOME OF THE ROTATION? WHEN WILL DH COME TO NL? WHAT PROSPECT WILL SURPRISE US ALL? Lots of times, I kind of resent the internet and being so tied into all the deets regarding our fav team. Not this winter. Must Watch Theo time!
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2017 on Baseball juice. Is it good for you? at Cubby-Blue
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World Series Game 5. 7 home runs. That was like watching a video game. I'm not a conspiracy guy and I don't really believe in "juiced" baseballs, but it's so fun to imagine during the season... A mysterious phone call... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
I know, Bud. I like, bow down to Rizzo. He's the total Captain.
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Yeah, just would be impossibly cool. MAKE IT SO!
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Yes, there have been lots of firings and hirings in the Chicago Cubs coaching staff and a whole lotta ink spent talking about it. It sounds like Management is unhappy with some aspects of both pitching and hitting. Whatever you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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This is true and, you know, I ain't ashamed. It was after 10 a couple nights ago and I was walking through the living room and the tv was on and it was the news and there's a picture of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Bud! Perennial Powerhouse. That's the Cubs now, and I couldn't be happier. I saw the Bosio thing and I thought that was weird but like you say it's one tough business. He'll get picked up in a minute. Thank you, too, for such a nice note!
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Ha! Yeah it's pretty nice to find my body clock again. But that's the ONLY good thing about right now. Kike - good lord that guy's got some grandkid stories. Also that triple A shortstop was pretty dang impressive. I felt like the Cubs were just so spent, and remember the Cool Hand Luke comparison I used to use? George Kennedy and Paul Newman boxing, Newman getting creamed and everybody saying "Stay DOWN!" It felt like that. And... thanks to you too, Donna!
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L.A. was SO good which didn't help their likability. And I still have that dislike for the Astros. (The Astros can kiss my ass, bro) And the Yankees dislike is baked into everyone, right? Man, this is gonna be a tough one. Thanks for the nice note, Eric.
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It's the top of the 8th in Game 6 of the NLDS, and I give. It's the last game of 2017 for our favorite team. They're down a grand slam + 5 other runs by the Los Angeles Dodgers. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
YES!
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2017 on Sleeping Giant: The Cubs Bats. at Cubby-Blue
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Happy Hendricks Day indeed! I'll catch up on reading once winter starts, and I don't expect that to happen for another couple weeks if you know what I mean. But I'm ALWAYS looking for a cool read so gracias!
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2017 on Sleeping Giant: The Cubs Bats. at Cubby-Blue
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It's KILLING me. The swinging at first pitches. Swinging at pitches over your head. Seeing jokey tweets like "Matt Sczcur, please send a bat". This whole NLCS could change in the blink of a Ben Zobrist double. An Anthony Rizzo... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
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I know. There ISN'T anybody else. But even if there was, even if the whole team was rested and ready to go, Jon Lester would be the right guy for Game 2. He's the guy with the shoulders that carry.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at Cubby-Blue
Jet lag. Sometimes you have to let it be your friend.
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coolio THANKS DONNA!
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Hi Bud, Man, I got SO distracted by mold it's now embarrassing. I hope you enjoyed some Jack during the 4 1/2 hour victory last night. Bring on the Dodgers..
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