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Tim@Cubby Blue
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Dad, Illustrator, Art Director/Creative Director, Cub Fan
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I actually have an answer, but it was an... adventure getting there. We cut the Comcast Cord last year (and I probably saved enough for a couple tix at Wrigley should that opportunity come up). We stream, and last year... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Cubby-Blue
Hi Bud. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Cubs baseball coming Monday. at Cubby-Blue
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Posted 4 days ago at Cubby-Blue
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Well, number one, how freaking amazing is it that after 4 Covid Years (a month = a year in Covid Times) we'll actually see Cubs baseball ACTION. Okay spring but still. Such joy just around the corner - I know... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cubby-Blue
Rich your shoveling technique is BRILLIANT! And WAY better than Bud, who apparently has not suggestion ;). The entire Cubs watching thing is less than ideal right now. The prices for everything are insane, including beer at Wrigley. And, Bud, including the players. I keep hearing that every signing like Tatis' is "good for baseball". I can draw a dollar, but my god trying to manage that CBA? I also can't tell you how not happy I am that the 2 best baseball teams for the immediate future are such a couple nemesis's (now and '80s).
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2021 on It's the birth of a new Cubs Season! at Cubby-Blue
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I took a class called "Biology for Art Majors" in college. Kinda specialized. Lots of picture books and films - you had to really try to do badly. So it is with a certain expertise that I present this microscopic... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at Cubby-Blue
Bud! Rich! Hi guys. I think the sort of bullshit excuse-me Arrieta description in the paper ("a steady presence in the rotation and a strong influence in the clubhouse") does have a little merit. And who knows, maybe this return is just what he needs. I'm choosing to be excited about it. But Bud I also think... yeah get a good look at those guys because more change will happen. I can't imagine being Bryant or Willson and... life is exponentially lacking in knowing what tomorrow will bring. Gotta be a billion times weirder for them.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2021 on A Winter Smile: Jake Arrieta is Back. at Cubby-Blue
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It's been a long winter lacking in smiles, hasn't it? All we've been doing is waiting for the number of players from the World Series Championship team to continue to dwindle. This Jake Arrieta rumor had been around a pretty... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2021 at Cubby-Blue
Not that it won't change, but right now the only new name in the lineup is Pederson. Something like Happ/Bryant/Rizzo/Baez/Contreras/Pederson/Hoerner (Bote)/pitcher (until dh becomes official, but I doubt this year). But the starting five is minus 4. Hendricks/Davies/Mills/Alzolay/Tyson Miller. Also, Almlora is a Met.
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I know, Bud. And there's still time before next year to make more trades. I don't think "spoiled" is the right word, but keeping a core group of players together for as long as the Cubs did is pretty rare, and I guess we got used to them. Which makes right now as unpleasant as we figured it would be. I saw a tweet that said basically, with the Dodgers amassing such an impossible team, why would anyone else even try to spend big now? Wait a couple years for Dodger contracts to run out and try for it then. And as sad as that sounds, it's probably true to a certain extent. Not saying that's what the Cubs are doing, just... a sign of the times. It's depressing.
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Yesterday the Cubs signed Kohl Stewart, who was originally picked 4th (just two behind Kris Bryant) in the 2013 draft, but has a career (okay, 62 innings) ERA of 4.79. Semi-yawn. I mean, the Cubs have sort of beat my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2021 at Cubby-Blue
Rich, It's really astounding the impact he made in the time he was here. Like, homer in the gloamin' kinda stuff as far as legends go. Think about 20 years from now, you'll be able to buy books about Cubs history, and he'll have a chapter. And now, yeah... waiting for the other shoe(s) to drop.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2021 on Kyle Schwarber is now a Nat. at Cubby-Blue
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Kyle Schwarber signed with the Washington Nationals for 10 mil/one year. Had he stayed with the Cubs and gone through arbitration, the projected numbers were "somewhere between $7.01MM and $9.3MM." From MLB Rumors: "The fact that Schwarber surpassed even the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2021 at Cubby-Blue
Hi Rich, I missed this, sorry. Your Chapman and Yu comp is both sad and funny. This process sure does grind me down. It's overall a slow winter and no real prospects of the Cubs doing anything exciting. I mean, I really liked what Theo tried to do, with keeping a core of players for us all to get to know. But it didn't work. The constant churning will probably be more the norm, I just overall am finding the pro game itself to be less exciting than it used to be. That's probably more about analytics and everybody figuring out the same stuff at the same time. Whatever. In a couple months we'll be getting excited again, so there's that.
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This was supposed to be a funny New Years post. I did this painting of Garvey because I was thinking about how much 2020 has sucked. The headline was going to be: IF 2020 WERE A BASEBALL PLAYER, IT WOULD... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Really, Sam Fuld was a Cub for just a minute. He appeared in 98 games from 2007-2009, then got traded and ended up playing for Tampa, Oakland and Minnesota. But in the little time he was here, he really made... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Hi. I was soooo distraught yesterday about the Len Kasper news. I'm sure you were, too. Anyway, it turns out to have nothing to do with the Cubs. He's not leaving because of something bad. He's leaving for all the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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EDIT: Well, I just heard Dan Bernstein on The Score just put everything to bed, saying that this is nothing more than a guy who loves doing radio having an opportunity to do radio. So maybe that's all this is.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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If you haven't already, you're going to be hearing a ton about the "business of baseball". And it's brutal. Usually right about now we're all yearning to hear any news out of the Hot Stove.. you know - what cool... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
Hi Rich! I'm jealous of people who can say there're not superstitious. I can't. But... I'm really looking forward to whatever's next, too.
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This has nothing to do with Theo Epstein leaving the Cubs, just a random thought about what happened in my head during his tenure. As the Cubs got better and better, I began to stop believing in superstition. Well, as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
RICH! So many people are so sad, but this is actually a great time for this to happen - rather than when we'd all be expecting it and each day would be a death watch. Also, I agree they need different. Now, can you send that message to Virginia McCaskey, please?
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Theo Epstein is leaving. Wow. I mean, we all knew that was coming, but... damn. Still feels kinda out of the blue, but I guess it makes sense. Jed Hoyer, as expected, will step into Theo's role as President of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Wow did you see that? The Miami Marlins just hired a woman to run their baseball team. From The Athletic's Lindsey Adler: "Ng becomes the first female general manager in MLB history and the second person of Asian descent to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2020 at Cubby-Blue