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Tim@Cubby Blue
Chicago
Dad, Illustrator, Art Director/Creative Director, Cub Fan
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What was it like watching the Cubs get slaughtered by the Yankees this weekend? Like this. Right now, there are of course injuries especially to the starting staff. But in addition to that, the kids who've done well, didn't. And... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
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This schedule is nuts! During the next 77-odd hours, 15 of them will feature the Cubs playing the Cardinals. 5 games (about 15 hours) in 4 days (96 hours minus today's 19 hours waiting til 7PM game time). I always... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
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Maybe I should be happy I still have hair rather than complain about more of it turning gray. We were visiting up in Wisco, and spent half of game 1 of the Memorial Day Cub/Brewer doubleheader at a little bar... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
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Game 1 vs the Pirates was a complete laugher - 9-0 shutout including Willson Contreras getting a salami as his 100th home run. Wade Miley... he's been around and we've all seen him pitch for the Reds vs the Cubs,... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
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it's kinda like Jenga. Jed Hoyer's gotta push out two guys. And the question is... will this be about the future? Will it be about now? Will he just let it go and some current players on the roster suddenly... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
Hi Rich. It was the BEST way to crawl out of my winter cave. And yeah, we've been sort of blessed with amazing gloves over at 1st, and we'll see how Schwindel does. Rivas is supposed to be exceptional, too. After the Pirates, it gets REALLY HARD. Braves, Brewers, White Sox and Dodgers. If they can come close to .500 thru those, it'll be a miracle and you and me will be SO happy.
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About 9:30 my wife goes, "It's gorgeous out. You should go to the game." Huh? Me? I went online, found a killer seat for $90. I mean... I coulda gotten one way up top for $52, but it was my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
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As usual last night, had some Cubs texting going on, and suddenly I sent this out: "Keegan Thompson is my current favorite Cub". Twice this season he's come in, gone for 3+ innings, shut the other guys down and got... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
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Well... 5 games into 2022, the Cubs are 3-2 and already have half as many wins vs Milwaukee as they did in all of 2021, when they were 4-15 vs Brewers. Last Saturday in his first start of the year,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
BAHAHAHAHA! I saw one of the "Taken" movies waaay back when, and there was a part where Liam had to sprint on a dock. It was hilarious and looked like he could run about a 25 second 40. And now, a great second game, Rich! Only game 2, and the Brewers and Cubs are throwing at each other. Oh well, nine to nothin' with a kid pitcher in Steel looking so good is pretty freaking sweet!
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2022 on Happy Opening Day, Cub Fans. at Cubby-Blue
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Went outside on this, the morning of Opening Day 2022, and I thought hey, what's that sound? Of course. A cardinal. I've come full circle on these superstition things. I mean I used to LIVE by them, then about 2015... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
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Trying to remember a time when so many teams were incomplete at the same time. It's furious/crazy time identifying and signing players right now, and the Cubs are in the thick of it. Jed Hoyer.. he snuck in a couple... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
Rich! Yeah the money machine kinda got puke on my shoes. But whatever. GO CUBS!
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I have one of those mini wooden baseball bats they used to give away at Wrigley before someone realized they might chuck it at a Met outfielder. It's about 18" long, a small baton. And my brain feels like somebody... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
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If I were an editorial artist, I'd do the following illustrations about this STUPID MLB lockout that has a very good chance of wrecking SO MANY THINGS BESIDES MISSING A COUPLE SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL GAMES. I don't even know how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
Hey Bud! I'm in your club too! Rich! Yeah Rodgers turned out to be kind of a sneak, and I wasn't expecting that. And trust me, I HOPE HE'S NOT A PACKER NEXT YEAR TOO! I didn't stop being a fan the last time they had a strike, and I doubt I would this time should it happen. But it sure is boneheaded.
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Honestly, game for game that may have been the greatest weekend of playoff football... period? Each game coming down to the last second. Like in Green Bay, where the guy Ryan Pace ejected from the Bears won it for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2022 at Cubby-Blue
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No I do not want the Bears to lose. I'm sure you don't, either. But I do hope that Bears' ownership makes some drastic, meaningful and needed changes in their management. I was out by the grill listening to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2021 at Cubby-Blue
Hi Rich! Thanks on the art front! And so far the Cubs got a new backup catcher, Yan Gomes. Ex-Yankee outfielder Clint Frazier. And yesterday starting pitcher Marcus Stroman - one of the best remaining free agent pitchers for 3 yrs/71 mil. So... Stroman is significant! Fingers crossed on Nagy/Pace. And I thought at first you were talking about Packers stock! I think all you have to do is google "stock tips" and you'll be inundated with that crap.
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Corey Seager, Marcus Semien and Jon Gray to the Rangers. Max Scherzer, Starling Marte, Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar to the Mets. Cy Young winner Robby Ray to the Mariners. Noah Syndergaard to the Angels. Tampa Bay, Detroit and Toronto... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2021 at Cubby-Blue
RICH! All my closest Cub buddies want Baez back. There are so many shortstops available... it'll just be sooo interesting to see what happens. And the longer nothing happens, the more intense the angst will become. I don't completely agree with your Bryant assessment, but I know almost everybody feels like "something's a bit lacking." At least part of the problem is just the mountain of expectation we all felt.
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Pretend you're hearing an erie sound track... I started this painting of Kris Bryant. On a piece of wood. When painting on wood, it first has to be layered with gesso. (Gesso is a thick, white, opaque paint used as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2021 at Cubby-Blue
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Well. Would not want to be an Astros fan. It's like their team was either red hot, or couldn't hit a lick. People said they were "loaded", but... nothin' happened. Vaguely reminded me of another team, only instead of playing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2021 at Cubby-Blue
Hi Bud, Yeah that chant never seems to stop. Like those plastic horns fans were playing non stop during the World Cup. So annoying.
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Hey man, I care about the '21 World Series. Honest. I'm so happy that all the rest of this year's baseball viewing will include the Houston Astros. Seriously, that's just awesome! I'm SO hoping they'll get some cool interviews with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2021 at Cubby-Blue