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I wasn't around in 1908. In my lifetime, and it's getting up there, I can name the few years when the Cubs were actually good. '69 I was barely there, '84 (I HATE YOU STEVE GARVEY), '89, '03, '07, '08.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
Yep, mourning period for Joe. But I loved what he said... "but don't always point fingers and don't think that there's something wrong...not necessarily true. It just happens. Five years together. I think the life expectancy in Chicago (for a manager) is less than other cities. And that's cool. Maybe five in Chicago might be 7-10 somewhere else. It's just the way it is." It's funny - once in awhile you'll see an ex Cub on some playoff team and that'll sway you to root for that team. Never has that happened with a manager, at least for me. Anyway, I don't know when it'll happen, but one day he'll give his Hall of Fame speech. That'll be interesting. I did the same thing on Sunday, and that Bears D also was missing huge pieces, and still was SO much fun to watch. But also, the one Cubs part I missed - Zo striking out Yadi... come ON! Theatre!
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2019 on Gonna miss Joe Maddon. at Cubby-Blue
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... and based on Theo's chat yesterday (something like) "real change, real adjustments at various levels", Joe won't be the only change. I assume that means more than players, and more than coaches. Underneath all that stuff, I'd like to know what they're going to do about how they develop pitching. Maybe poach somebody out of the Cardinals system?
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2019 on Gonna miss Joe Maddon. at Cubby-Blue
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Eric! Hey. So bummed. Also, I didn't realize how spoiled I was til I was resentful that there are no Cubs in the playoff commercials. What a freaking run by Joe. I can't speculate yet, I've heard Ross way more than anybody else, tho. If I were Roquan Smith, I'd be worried too. Who was that guy today - he was amazing. I have no idea who to pull for.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2019 on Gonna miss Joe Maddon. at Cubby-Blue
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Here's Joe over the years in gifs. SO gonna miss him. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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I know it means absolutely nothing at all, this 8-2 W on September 27th, 2019. But it was so nice to get a text from a Cardinal fan saying, "Help. My brain is melting." If only the Brewers coulda beat... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
Hi Steve - I'm sure you saw Joe's lineup won't include Bryant, Heyward, Rizzo, Professor, and a couple more. And in advance of listening to the Brewer's response said something like "I don't give a shit about what's good for the Brewers". HAHAHA. Oh well, still Cubs baseball!
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Rich! “The sum is less than the parts”. Right on the head. Glad you were looking and thanks so much.
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I figured you’d still be, Bud.
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Cubs 2. Pirates 4. Brewers 9. Reds 2. Cardinals 90 - 69, Brewers 88 - 70, Cubs 82 - 76. It's September 26th, do you know where your Cubs are? They're out of it. Done. Kaput. And they look spent,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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Maybe you were watching, too. Kyle Hendricks was no hittin' the PIrates through the first 5. Then he gave up a single to Kevin Newman to lead off the 6th, and then he picked him off first. It was all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
Hey Bud, Yeah, change is coming. Myself, I put on shoes AND socks today for the first time since early June. Don't like that much either. Actually, the thing I hate, and it happens after failure, is the finger pointing. Whatever, it's human nature I guess. Let's watch these last games and see what happens next.
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If it weren't for all the bad stuff happening right now, we might be thinking about more important things. Respectful things. Things that you'll remember for the rest of your life. Today may be Ben Zobrist's last game at Wrigley.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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Alec Mills surprised us yesterday with 4.2 innings where he gave up just 2 hits and walks, no runs...and also struck out 6 Cardinals. But the Cubs lost 1-2 as the bats once again just couldn't get it together when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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When I heard that Anthony Rizzo was in the starting lineup, every bump that could possibly goose goosed. It was just. so. shocking. How in the world can a guy come back THAT fast from such a gross looking injury?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
Hi Mark! Jon Lester. He's got to find the strength and focus to get us late into the game without a giant hole to dig out of. The Cards already beat Scherzer. Tomorrow they'll bring out Flaherty vs the Prof. That ought to be a great matchup. GO CUBS!
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Just a quick look ahead at the white knuckle ride coming up... On Thursday, the Cards come to town for a 4-game series and to quote some old horror movie poster, "If your skin don't crawl, it's on too tight."... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
I wish the Redlegs were more like the Pirates. Oh well, at least the Cards get the Nats and Strasburg, Corbin and Scherzer!!! I'm kinda wrecked over the ankle. Rumor is a low sprain, which is good, but still I can't imagine Rizzo being back unless the Cubs in the playoffs..
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99 MPH fastballs bounce off him. Speaking strictly about watching Anthony Rizzo on a baseball field, I'd just... never seen him in so much pain before. I can't even remember who bunted, but Rizzo charged a bunt, stepped in some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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So many homers, but my fav from yesterday was Nico Hoerner taking Clay Holmes deep after Holmes plunked 3 Cubs. 2 batters before, David Bote sort of ducked into a Holmes slider and came up screaming THAT'S TWO! I'd forgotten... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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Remember how Mark Grace used to catch flack for not hitting enough home runs? Over 16 years, he hit .303/.383/.442. In '95 he hit .326/.395/.516. Man, I'd like to see that somewhere in this current Cubs lineup. Well actually, there's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
Can you send me your email? Mine's at the top of the blog - CubbyDashBlue(at)gmail(dot)com.
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Agreed. Anyone can be any kind of fan they want, period. Remember when the Blackhawks won the Cup and suddenly Old Fans were angry that New Fans were jumping on the bandwagon? Idiotic.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2019 on Is it over? Not just yet, but.. at Cubby-Blue
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Oh how good did that feel? Given the state of Yu Darvish's forearm, yeah I got a little concerned about the 110 pitches but... that was a game the Cubs needed just so bad. Darvish was an ace. He is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at Cubby-Blue
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Like you, I like to watch baseball. Kinda live for it, actually. It's just a hell of alot more fun watching when the Cubs are winning. And as this regular season comes to an end, it doesn't just look not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at Cubby-Blue