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Mark Alan
Nippleville, IL
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So cool to see each phase of a masterpiece coming together! Home quarantine is not too bad, but without any sports, it’s grueling! I know, 1st World problem, waa...
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Fingers crossed Marquis will be on You Tube TV. I cut the cable cord a year ago, and though streaming has many kinks, I’m saving almost $200 a MONTH. I can’t wait for some Cubbies.
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Happy Thanksgiving to the Souers family!
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We all knew it would happen...average 13+ runs over four games, then the offense hits a wall. Against the Reds. Arrrrgh! Here’s hoping it was a short respite and the bats wake up tonight to build confidence going into the series with the Dirty Birds. Go Cubs!
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Nice perk from Optimus. Better than DDB seats? Can’t wait to see the pix.
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Yes, that was truly sexy and voluptuous.
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I don’t care if it’s the 1899 Cleveland Spiders (.130), a sweep against any team is 3 Ws in the win column, and we’ll need those come September.
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He fits SO well on this team, it’s reassuring to know we got him for at least four years. I see so many similarities to Maddox. Give him enough innings and stay healthy, and he might achieve that kind of greatness.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2019 on Cubs extend Kyle Hendricks. at Cubby-Blue
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No better cure for this God-forsaken winter than the thought of green grass and The Boys of Summer! Can’t wait to hear the welcoming voices of Pat, Ron, Len and JD.
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Soooo good to see the bats come back to life. Even with the lame Wisconsin-resident-only ticket restrictions, Miller Park was Wrigley North again. Hee hee.
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On the 3-2 pitch before the salami, I told my wife "he's gonna strike out." A millisecond before bat connects to ball, I'm thinking "he got Javy with the high heat, no way he'll catch up to that." Then he crushes it almost to the videoboard. See what I did there? I fell into old habits of longtime Cub fan pessimism. So I gotta bet back to my 2016 mid-season form as a fan, thinking "hell yes, we can do this!"
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Hail, Sczcur! Glad he's staying. He's got a bigger bat than LaStella, and a bigger clubhouse presence.
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Your workplace has been converted to an art gallery! And a special exhibit of Tim Souers work. How effin' cook is that?! Congrats, Tim. Hope you survive the latest crazy phase of work.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2016 on Cubby Blue art on the wall. at Cubby-Blue
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Funny, the ticket shows face value of $450, which of course would be outrageous for a regular season game, but 10 rows behind Cubs dugout for WS game = 10x that much, at least. Cmon Cubs bats, wake up! Wind should be blowing out again.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2016 on Cubs v Indians Game 4. I'm going. at Cubby-Blue
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No one more deserving. Relish in the moment, and bring home a W!
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To all the worriers and second-guessers, turn back the clock just one week and we're in familiar territory. Cubs get shut down by their ace, but eventually their bats wake up. At least that's what we should all be rooting for. And yes, it was great to see Schwarby again, and how cool would it have been for that screaming line drive to get a few inches higher! Far from cocky, but I'm feeling confident!
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I was there for that 2005 Boston series! Got the souvenir hat, but Type Pad won't allow an attachment of my photo. I'll ramble here a bit, since FaceBook is overflowing with Cubs banter. Saturday was very emotional for me. I wish I could have shared it with more Cubs fans like at a bar, but I was home. My wife, one of my daughters and two dogs witnessed my screaming, jumping, dancing, singing, lighting fireworks, and yes, tearing up a bit. To Bud's point, it's hard for someone who hasn't experienced decades of Cubs losing to understand the pain of coming so close so many times, but never making it to the dance. Or the absolute joy of finally getting there! I still find myself watching the highlight reels over and over to relive the moment. Let's kick some Indian ass. Whoa, that sounded politically incorrect.
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Awesome painting.
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..and the guy is batting .300. Probably would have got another hit in the 9th if he wasn't focused on the no-no. Remember that upper deck dinger in Arizona? Just like Tim's illustration from last season, he's Superman.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2016 on No Hittarrieta. Cubs 16 Reds nothin'. at Cubby-Blue
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That was the perfect storm. Shutting out the Dirty Birds in their house. Lackey almost flawless. J-Hey making fabulous plays in right. Getting run production from the bottom of the order while we wait for our big bats to heat up. Keep it up, Cubbies.
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Indeed you've got spring fever -- you changed your Cubby Blue header from snow to flowers sprouting baseballs! I'm jealous of anyone who gets to go to Mesa in March.
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Man, that article had some BRUTAL commentary on Scwarby's ability as an outfielder. It didn't help that his worst blunders were on the big stage of the playoffs. In regular season games, I seem to remember him doing some great things out there. But I agree, he's a better catcher. PLEASE don't trade him to the AL to be a DH!
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Happy happy joy joy, indeed. I will add the copyright to my New Years cheer with neighbors tonight, many of whom are Sox fans. Who plays first if Rizzo goes down? Not to end on a downer...just noticed that anomaly to the depth chart.
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$700, nice payback. If you'd made the same bet two years ago, it would have been three times that, maybe more! It's nice that the Cubs are finally being taken seriously.
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Maybe totally cornball, that was my best Christmas present so far. What a beautiful story. I, too, will now have a greater appreciation for Matt and cheer for him a little harder in the spring. Hope he makes the team! Merry Christmas, Tim & family.
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