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Tim@Cubby Blue
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Sorry no time to write today, but DAMN WHAT A WIN! Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Cubby-Blue
I'm going to Binny's to see if I can find this hoppy new treat! If Rizzo takes off like it looks like he is... look out!
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B DOUBLE E DOUBLE R-U-N, BEER RUN! Eric! Hi. So... Morrow. He's a lottery ticket you forgot about in some fold of your wallet. Don't think about him, you'll go mad. But if he shows up... you a rich man!
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As if we don't have enough to worry about, today's supposed to be all stormy. Hopefully it clears up by 7:05, when the Giants and Cubs take Wrigley Field for the first of a 3 gamer. There are 42 days... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Well, Q looked ordinary for such a long time, you didn't really realize the numbers he was putting up. But the two starts you're talking about... he didn't look like a #4 or #5, did he? The strike out stuff... I never thought of him that way but I'm changing my mind as time goes on. During the Little League game, they were talking about the number of innings the guy's put up, too. So awesome. And seriously... HOW did Lester do that?
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Man. Taking a breath. Actually, I didn't until that last out was recorded. With the Cubs up 2-zip in the bottom of the 9th, Tyler Chatwood, who'd just gotten through the 7th and 8th no problem, walked Adam Frazier. Dinner... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Cubby-Blue
The lows of this season have been particularly low. Winning is normal - It's a much higher fall nowadays. I even feel bad for Derek Holland. We're going to a movie tonight with the express purpose of not watching the Cubs. Sorry Kyle Hendricks, you're my fav but even I need a break. Hey - HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN 10 DAYS!
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This was SUCH a great game until the 9th. Kyle Schwarber hit his 100th homer... Anthony Rizzo hit one out (THAT is SO encouraging)... Yu Darvish is proving to be brilliant - 7 innings, 4 hits, no walks and 10... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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and.... that's all for today! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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Man, I was HOPING HAPP WOULD make up for the horrible dropped pop up and knock some people in. But no. I was hoping for Almora to get a hit with Bryant on third and Lucroy on first. But NOOOO.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
That was one famous salami, Mr. Bote. And yeah, you wonder if Vargas might have been part of a crappy clubhouse. That sure seemed like a weird episode. Q! He's been kind of awesome in '19. Go Cubs.
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Cubs in Philadelphia tonight. Did you know Jose Quintana leads the team in wins with 10? Lester has 9, Hendricks 8, Hamels 6 and Darvish 4. Weird. Tonight Quintana faces Jason Vargas, who just came to Philadelphia a couple weeks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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OH THANK YOU, KB! When Kris Bryant connected on his 3-run dinger to give the Cubs a 5-3 lead, it was electric. Like your favorite song coming on right when traffic clears and you can stomp on the gas. Like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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Blech. What an awful game last night. This trip started off so nicely with a huge 12-5 laugher. The Reds turn the tables on Friday, 2-5. And last night the joke was which poor position guy would be relieving in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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If I had time, I'd have also put a "don't bring these" part with a pinstriped goat and pinstriped black cat. What a refreshing victory. I felt ill for Cole Hamels when he just... lost control. Think of how many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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Duh. Look at those numbers from last year. Ian Happ rakes in Cincinnati! Plus, he just hit a Grand Salami in yesterday's romp over the A's just 2 days after hitting a pinch hit 474 footer out the parker. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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I didn't want to be presumptive and put "you" in there on the last panel, but I'm pretty sure you feel the same way. The Contreras hammie, the Kimbrel knee, and if you were watching last night you saw Brandon... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
44/2? IS THAT TRUE? Good GOD THAT'S AMAZING!!!! I just told some people that at lunch and took all the credit. ME: "Oh yeah? Well since July first, Darvish has struck out 44 and only walked two." GUY: "THAT'S CRAZY! WHERE'D YOU HEAR THAT?" ME: "Ah, you know.. had a hunch. Looked it up. Did some math." And Rowan Wick. Just fantastic. And BTW, I loved Carl Edwards til the end. Yeah, he's a head case, but now? Guaranteed he'll make the jump and be the next star closer.
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2019 on What a weekend for the Chicago Cubs. at Cubby-Blue
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I like Davis, too, Bud. Fingers crossed that Contreras isn't gone too long. To manage my own expectations, I'd like him to be back in September.
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So much good in the last couple days, and some bad, too. First, Cole Hamels. His first start back he looked exactly like the guy who left. 5 innings, 74 pitches, 4 singles, 6Ks, no walks, no runs. Joe said... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
I still can't believe I was actually there for the Hendricks' 81 pitch complete game shutout over the Cards this year. God, what a treat. Yu... if the Cubs go where we want, he'll be a big part of that so... yeah expect more Yu paintings. And who hasn't led off for the Cubs on this roster? Heyward and his overall game is really fab to watch this year. Loved him leading off yesterday and it'll be so interesting to see what Joe does. Can't wait for 6:05.
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Not long ago I tuned into a Card game on At Bat radio, and was astonished that Mike Shannon is still talking. This wasn't a big game or anything (can't remember who they were playing), but dude.. that guy sounds like... well I looked it up - he sounds like a tired 80 year old. He started doing radio in '72, 46 years ago. WE ARE SO LUCKY to have the talent we have on both radio and TV.
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Sorry. Can't resist the obvious pun once in awhile. But I heard the term "The Stakes Are HIgh" maybe 1,000 times over the last week or so, and it crescendoed when the Cubs landed in St. Louis. Yu Darvish, he's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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(Editor's Note: I already put this out in social and the mistake has been pointed out to me and yes I'm a complete moron. The score was 11-4, but I didn't watch the end because I was PAINTING THIS PAINTING... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
Dang. I need a W flag gif. And.. I had to look at the box to figure out who had red hair or whatever to earn the "carrotcake" nickname. Duh. Kyle Ryan looks like the only guy who's in the correct (early innings) place in a bullpen. Everybody else seems like they should be one step back as far as like, 6th inning guy, 7th inning guy... But Ryan does do really well there. When the Cubs play the Cards, they'll both be tied for first. That's like the impossible dream of baseball fans in August. If you like watching the greatest rivalry in sports. So... this game was sewn up and I went to do a Schwarber painting and didn't realize Holland "closed". I had the radio on but still missed that. In the box he's brilliant, but how did he look for real?
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