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Tim@Cubby Blue
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Yeah I'm late with this, but honestly it took me this long to digest the fact that the 2019 Chicago Bears actually beat the snot out of the Dallas Cowboys. Doesn't happen very often, and I always remember this Sports... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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Well, it just happened. Or at least it was just tweeted. Addison Russell won't be playing for our favorite team any more. It's all pretty complex, right? And so so sad. He was the starting shortstop for the Chicago Cubs... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
Yeah, no politics for a day was really nice. So was visiting people I hadn't seen in awhile, all the family phone calls, the food, drink and football. VERY thankful.
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Well, they say catchers are the quarterbacks, the guys calling all the plays, the guys watching the whole field... the guys who end up being great managers. And coaches. The Cubs are going to hire Craig Driver as their first... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
Right back at the Carlsons!
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(I gotta get pants like this.) Happy Thanksgiving. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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Just kidding. It's that time of year when people spout off ridiculous rumors. Here's my favorite one on acid: Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward to the Phils for Jay Bruce and Jean Segura from Joel Sherman at MLB Network. Are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
That's hilarious, Bud. I don't think there's anything funny about using tech to steal signs, though. You've seen where Houston had a camera in center field focused on the opposing catcher's signs that fed to a tv monitor just outside their dugout, right?
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2019 on Stealing signs with tech? at Cubby-Blue
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I get when a pitcher is tipping pitches. I get when someone in one dugout sees something that allows his team to get a leg up on the other. But using cameras and screens and any kind of technology to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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Well, it's a W. Over a really awful Lions team missing their QB Matthew Stafford, who was an odd early Sunday morning scratch. And Mitchell Trubisky - I've come to the conclusion that I can't be angry with this kid... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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Sick of talking about it, so here's an illustration of what it's like watching this incompetent, insulting offense. The good news yesterday was that Anthony Rizzo won another (3rd) Gold Glove award, and the Cubs picked up his $16.5 mil... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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Fall Back. On Sunday, move the minute hands on all your clocks one revolution back in time. At least you get another hour of sleep. Tomorrow morning, when your body is says, "Hey man, it's 6:30, GET OUT OF BED!",... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
Can't tell you how many times I heard THE NATS ARE NOT I REPEAT NOT A BETTER TEAM WITHOUT HARPER! Great series. So happy the Astros came away with nothin and lost every home game.
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2019 on Strasburg was a genius last night. at Cubby-Blue
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What a game. For most of it, I thought I was watching Zack Greinke do his best Kyle Hendricks impersonation - where Kyle needed only 81 pitches to toss his complete game shutout against the Cardinals. Then, a Nat homer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
HAHAHA! Good call.
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This World Series is way better than I thought it would be (it really helps to have a team I don't despise to root for). Stephen Strasburg won his 5th game of the 2019 post season last night, and he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
Hey Bud, I think that makes perfect sense except one thing - the problem apparently is that the computer system isn't quite working yet. Otherwise, there'd be serious talk about just switching over. So like, if you argued and it went to a review, the review would be the thing that people "up there" are saying isn't right yet. They've got all the camera angles to input information, they've got the rectangular strike zone, but still they don't trust it yet. BUT... should they ever get 100% happy with it, then an intermediate step like you're talking about would be ideal. Again - I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT CAMERAS AND ROBOTS MAKING CALLS IN BASEBALL AND STILL THINK THE GAME IS BETTER WITH 100% UMPS MAKING ALL THE CALLS. But the second they put the camera on the field to "help" with home run calls, they opened Pandora's box and now I just can't wait for them to go all in. A blown call on a strike is every bit as important as a blown call on a home run. And now, something you'll really love. Take your next bottle of Jack and give it Pumpkin Spice! https://www.tastefullyeclectic.com/pumpkin-spice-bourbon-whiskey/
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I hope you got to hear his introduction from Theo and Jed. David Ross was officially "unveiled" as the new Cub manager in a pretty organized little press conference with... I don't know maybe 15 members of the press all... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
Hi Bud. Well now the interesting thing is having, one would think, Scherzer avail for game 7. If it goes that far. Here's hoping Nat bats wake up down there...
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What a difference a couple games, a dozen runs, a limited Nat bullpen and wide awake Astro bats can make. The Nats were down 1-4 with 1 out and 2 on in the top of the 7th when Davey Martinez... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
The last thing Ross said in the statement after he got the actual job was, "Now let's get to work." Love that.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2019 on Cubs choose David Ross! at Cubby-Blue
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David Kaplan says so. Sports Illustrated says so. There hasn't been anything official official from the Cubs, but... The drama, if you can call it that because this is really not unexpected, is over. Theo and Jed have chosen the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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This 2019 World Series ought to be pretty spectacular. It's the Houston Astros vs the Washington Nationals, and of course I can't stand the Astros because of their history vs the Cubs in the National League, so an improbable win... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
Damn right we do!
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