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Tim@Cubby Blue
Chicago
Dad, Illustrator, Art Director/Creative Director, Cub Fan
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Hi Bud, The difference in payroll is astonishing, and yeah... the Rays will forever be the underdog as long as that's how their ownership will run the team. The shift, I don't think there's any way that they'll just get rid of it. Maybe. It's been around forever. (https://atmlb.com/3mussbZ), just been razor sharpened with analytics. Baseball wants more scoring to make it more exciting.. we'll see. As far as White Sox manager... that is one hard decision for them. Why have they not brought up Bochy? He's made it clear he wants to manage again, and a spring chicken at 65.
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Rays manager Kevin Cash had you, me and the entire country FREAKING OUT about pulling Blake Snell after he gave up a single in the 6th. The Rays were up 1-0 on Randy Arozarena's 1st inning homer, then basically we... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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You want to say well, there's a guy like Randy Arozarena who shows up every World Series. Somebody you never heard of who becomes a hero. But that's not really true in this case. Those guys are more like the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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No time to write today, but this Tony La Russa rumor - being seriously considered for the White Sox manager - is just crazy. Here's something from Bob Nightengale titled, "Tony La Russa heavy favorite to be White Sox manager".... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Did you watch last night? I have some kind of natural, built-in revulsion for the vast majority of national baseball announcers because none of them are as good as our guys in Chicago. So I can't remember who they were... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
Yeah Bud, I just got away from this on other social platforms. I disagree with you, but not here.
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Hey look! I made an improvement on the Astros' logo! If you were watching the Yankees vs Rays game last night, you got to see a very familiar Aroldis Chapman scene where he gives up a crucial homer late in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
Rich! This is a test reply - I just changed the way comments work and it seems like I cant reply so just trying another way. If you look at the blog, I did reply but I think it appears as a new comment. Anyway, go cubs!
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2020 on Cubs angst in the playoffs. at Cubby-Blue
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Hey Rich! Yeah, the good memories of these guys will live forever, and hopefully the bad will fade. I doubt they'll totally blow it up, but for sure there'll be some major changes. Thanks for the illustration comment, and we'll get back next year.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2020 on Cubs angst in the playoffs. at Cubby-Blue
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Hey Bud, Well this thing still isn't right - I can't reply to your comment, but at least I can put one up after yours. Anyway, yeah. I'm sure there will be a number of changes, and the pandemic's economic attack will be a big part of that as well. If nothing else, it'll be veeery interesting. Go Cubs!
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2020 on Poof. There went the Cubs season. at Cubby-Blue
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I did this painting just before what turned out to be the last game of the season. I did not put it up here because I was afraid of doing my usual jinx. But apparently, I jinxed it all just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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I'm not gonna read a thing in sports today. Remember when Lou Piniella pulled Carlos Zambrano? Nobody's friendly with a manager when things don't turn out. I assume David Ross was going with his gut, and it didn't turn out.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Billy Hamilton. In the little time we've seen him as a Cub, and of course remembering his days with the Reds... this guy is a living terror on the base paths. You saw him steal home vs the Sox just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Oh, you know the story, right? The gold chains thing? They belong to Mike Nopoli, and yesterday Anthony Rizzo talked Kris Bryant into wearing them (I only saw one online, but maybe two). Rizzo asked, "Do you trust me?" Bryant... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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When Kyle Schwarber hit a Dylan Cease 99 MPH fastball over the fence, I wasn't thinking oh man THIS COULD BE THE TURNING POINT. It still felt like the Cubs I just watched in Pittsburgh. But the Willson Contreras homer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Homers. Grand Salamis. Hits. Doubles. Stuff like that would be really nice right about now. Perhaps if Joe Maddon were still around, some Halloween costumes like the above might be appropriate. The Cubs lost again to the Pittsburgh Pirates. This... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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OMG the PIRATES? Really? The Cubs lost 2-3 to the Pirates on a walkoff home run by Jacob Stallings in the bottom of the 9th off Cub reliever Andrew Chafin. It was kind of a gut punch as it came... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
Man, so glad that comment thing is resolved! Yes it's a confusing time for sure. The only way to figure it out is to watch baseball. Hmm. OKAY!
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2020 on What the heck is going on, Cubs? at Cubby-Blue
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Man, this season can't get any weirder. 60 game sprint, and we're down to the last week - a 4-game series against the awful Pirates, then the White Sox for the final 3 and all the games are away. This... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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OMG KYLE HENDRICKS IS SO GOOD! WE could use a little more action from the bats, please. I'm so sorry, no time to write, but... This is as good a 5-game winning streak with as much CRAZY EXCITEMENT as any... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Please tell me you were watching last night when Jason Heyward caught Jose Ramirez's fly ball, loaded it into his slingshot, and nailed Francisco Lindor at the plate. There's just no greater play than at the plate. Yeah it used... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Well after the last couple crayzeecool/unexpected games, it's so nice to look forward to a Yu Darvish start, isn't it? At least in your mind you know to expect excellence, because Darvish has delivered all season ("season" is so weird)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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For the second time in two nights, we got to see something completely unexpected! Like a unicorn, or Theo Epstein in a Starbucks. First the J Hey Comeback-Jack, and then even more out there... a no hitter from Alec Mills.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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First off, I painted this yesterday afternoon. While it was created with simple watercolors, it's obviously magic. Perhaps the combination of vintage Cubs hat, khaki cargo shorts, my holy (NOT cow, but rather holy with holes) "Cub Fan Bud Man"... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Did you see that coming? 6 innings of 3 hit, shutout baseball from Jon Lester? I didn't. The Milwaukee Brewers, those guys can hit. Lester struck out 8 of 'em, including a HUGE dodge-a-bullet K in the 6th on Keston... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at Cubby-Blue