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Tim@Cubby Blue
Chicago
Dad, Illustrator, Art Director/Creative Director, Cub Fan
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I did not see that live, but man was it the talk of the town for the rest of summer!
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Hi. Man it doesn't stop being weird, does it? Let's see... Well, IF baseball's to come this year, it's got just so. many. things. to overcome. Passan wrote what has to be the simplest explanation of a really loooong subject... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
Just so long as you don't sing like Ditka. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brkXK7yF79o
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How many times have you sung "Happy Birthday" (twice!) while washing your hands? Try something nice for your baseball soul. Sing "Take me out to the ballgame" for a change. Sing it loud like you're in the cheap seats at... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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I assume that one way or another you watch the news, or at least pay more attention to it, since Rona (or Corona virus, or Covid-19) began. I have. And it's rare to find anything new, but last night there... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
Agree - the Bryant/Rizzo mic game was so fantastic.
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Nail right on the head, Bud.
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I put this on Twitter yesterday (here) and it’s still getting retweeted. Even Gordon Wittenmyer liked it. IF baseball happens… Take that massive video scoreboard at Wrigley (and every ballpark) and turn it into a massive Zoom (or whatever app)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
The cutouts are WAY WEIRDER! Whoops! I'd love to keep responding, Bud, but it's 5:10 and I'm late for my own happy hour! You've got 2 hours to go!
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Hi. I got a note that said hey man, you should put something up (thanks, Bud). I've divided up time into "BC" and "AC" - "Before Corona" and "After Corona" (although it could be "Covid" as well). Honestly, it's almost... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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You know, when people are getting sick and some dying, it's just greedy and insensitive to complain about missing entertainment. On the other hand, baseball's role has sometimes been more than just entertainment. During wartime... after 9.11... sometimes the country... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
MARK! Hey buddy. Yeah quarantining is fine, its just sort of surreal. And sports, once they come back, will just. help. sooo. much. Ive gotten 2 emails or texts and see one tweet of Sammy running around wrigley with a little American flag after 9/11. That was a moment. https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/video/sammy-sosas-911-tribute Hope all you guys stay good as can be!
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Hi Bud, my blog seems to not be working correctly, at least temporarily, and I couldnt answer this. But maybe if I answer the email itll get into comments on the blog. Nothing (well maybe a couple things) would make me happier than seeing a packed Wrigley Field and actual baseball being played! So I hope youre right and we see America back in full force with some Cub action... at SOME point during this summer!
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Well... damn this virus. Just a couple weeks ago, today was still our anticipated day of 2020. I mean, nothin' to do for it but stay home and not contribute to the spread of this thing, but... Come ON man,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Man, there just ain't nothin' funny going on in the world. So as usual I'm keeping a sketchbook, only instead of it being about the Cubs, it's about what's happening in the time of Covid-19. Just some random stuff: So... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
So weird, isnt it, Bud? You keep safe, too. Go Cubs.
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This is all so surreal. Yet, you knew this was going to happen sooner or later. Baseball cancelled the rest of spring training and put off the start of the season for a couple weeks as a kind of buffer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
Hey Bud! I think the numbers are encouraging for the bats and sort of expected for pitching. They basically have an open call for everybody else's rejected or recovering relievers right now - whoever does well might stick. And like... Wick's story - really a crappy ERA but he's developing another pitch and the coaches want him to work on it so I won't worry about him til the season starts. The rest...I will worry about them. But how about Chatwood? I know how long you've been a Cub fan, and I think it's in our blood to pull for the underdog - nothing would make me happier than to have our #5 actually be kind of filthy. Hendricks has already said, because he's such a cool guy, that he expects the honor of opening day to go to Lester or Darvish, and if I were a betting man I'd say it's Yu. He's #8 on this list of potential Cy Young guys in this MLB article: https://www.mlb.com/news/predicting-mlb-cy-young-winners-2020
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During the really entertaining if not kinda famous Mic'd Up Game (Cubs vs Angels on ESPN), there was a dugout discussion regarding the aliases Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo use when they're checking into hotels to keep themselves anonymous, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Yesterday morning, because I was excited for his start, I did a quick portrait of Yu Darvish based on his ESPN portrait. Hey it's just spring ball, where everything is both SUPER important and yet not. Like Ian Happ's spring... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
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Checking in with Cubs Bats. Who's hot? Ian Freaking Happ, that's who. 15 at bats, 7 hits with a double and a couple homers and 8 ribbies. Only one K. El Mago with 13 at bats, 7 hits with a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
HAHAHA. NOBODY says that to me, Rich.
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You remember 2016, right? A leap year, the same year that Dexter Fowler surprised everyone when he showed up at Spring Training to lead off. They were 17-5 at the end of April. 35-15 end of May, 85-47 end of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2020 at Cubby-Blue
Rich, Do you remember him actually saying "Pizza power."? I remember thinking that, like Wheaties, you'd get some magical baseball boost from eating pizza.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2020 on Ron Santo would have been 80 today. at Cubby-Blue
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