Chicagocubs1914

ballhawk

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Chasing dreams and baseballs outside of Wrigley Field...

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Recent Activity
Passing thought: Once you get past Wright, Valbuena, maybe Barney...
Commented on Tradeable Cubs: James Russell and Wesley Wright on Jul 21 2014, 1:28p - 2 replies
That's a right-handed Bobby Tolan stance, not a weak-hitting Craig Counsell...
Commented on Cubs Open Young Prospect Development Academy on Jul 21 2014, 1:16p - 1 reply
not to mention this is one of the best attempts at a seamless GIF I've seen.
Commented on Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 (c) Hurts The Cubs on Jul 21 2014, 12:18p
Agreed. Edge did this all the time.
Commented on WWE Battleground 2014 results, recap, reactions (July 20, 2014): LOL NO ONE WINS on Jul 21 2014, 12:07p
and I've seen plays where they do let it drop
Commented on Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 (c) Hurts The Cubs on Jul 21 2014, 11:44a
Extra bonus - thanks to WWE's Battleground (via the WWE Network) taking up most of my bandwidth...
Commented on Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 (c) Hurts The Cubs on Jul 20 2014, 9:47p
If only this were in a National Association Division Series game...
Commented on Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 (c) Hurts The Cubs on Jul 20 2014, 9:44p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Filing A Lawsuit on Jul 20 2014, 9:33p
Yea, Bulgaria!!!
Commented on Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 (c) Hurts The Cubs on Jul 20 2014, 9:19p
now maybe folks will cut Bartman some slack
Commented on Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 (c) Hurts The Cubs on Jul 20 2014, 9:16p - 1 reply
funny how that works...
Commented on Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 3: The House Of Pain Continues on Jul 20 2014, 9:12p
TheoJed just need to figure out which half will bust and trade them for Stanton.
Commented on Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 3: The House Of Pain Continues on Jul 20 2014, 9:10p - 1 reply
Time to watch my countryman, Rusev...
Commented on Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 (c) Hurts The Cubs on Jul 20 2014, 9:01p - 1 reply
...
Commented on Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 (c) Hurts The Cubs on Jul 20 2014, 8:55p - 2 replies
c'mon Al - STRONGLY pressured???? What exactly does a costumed bear do to STRONGLY pressure somebody to pay?
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Filing A Lawsuit on Jul 20 2014, 6:32p - 2 replies
"extorts" is a bit strong for a couple bucks, wouldn't you say?
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Filing A Lawsuit on Jul 20 2014, 11:04a - 2 replies
Ervin Santana is the other big name on that list
Commented on Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 3: The House Of Pain Continues on Jul 20 2014, 10:50a - 1 reply
some here would call that (trading top quality players) a "sellout"... :-)
Commented on Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 3: The House Of Pain Continues on Jul 20 2014, 10:46a
it's one trade, two players, and both were expected to be gone
Commented on Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 3: The House Of Pain Continues on Jul 20 2014, 10:41a - 2 replies
one was going to be a FA and the other who was 80% out the door anyway?
Commented on Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 3: The House Of Pain Continues on Jul 20 2014, 10:34a - 1 reply
One trade constitutes a "selloff"?
Commented on Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 3: The House Of Pain Continues on Jul 20 2014, 10:30a - 2 replies
time to add "/tj" to BCB dictionary
Commented on Do The Cubs Have Trading Troubles? on Jul 20 2014, 10:25a
Oh, and I'm still in the "over" camp.
Commented on Do The Cubs Have Trading Troubles? on Jul 19 2014, 3:10p
Great article, confusing title
Commented on Do The Cubs Have Trading Troubles? on Jul 19 2014, 3:02p - 1 reply
for Over
Voted on Jul 19 2014, 2:50p
I respect the hell out of Tony Clark and think he's gonna do a great job as MLBPA chief, but I don't think he has much of a case here.
Commented on On the Horizon: Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Series Preview on Jul 19 2014, 2:17p
Not only that, he is no longer in the House...
Commented on Could The Cubs Win The Pennant In 2015? on Jul 19 2014, 11:28a - 1 reply
Today is a good day
Commented on MLB Bullets Gets My Full Endorsement on Jul 18 2014, 1:41p - 2 replies
sure, two big deals (Lester, Shields) would negate the need for Hammel 2.0.
Commented on Could The Cubs Win The Pennant In 2015? on Jul 18 2014, 12:00p - 2 replies
Ken-fucious say "bat in the hand and X-2 prospects in the bush" is better than "X prospects in the bush"
Commented on Could The Cubs Win The Pennant In 2015? on Jul 18 2014, 11:46a
I think the priority is big bat - and that tends to come from the corner spots (IF/OF).
Commented on Could The Cubs Win The Pennant In 2015? on Jul 18 2014, 10:31a - 1 reply
All they need is 2 SPs and a big bat. Yeah, that's all... (ballhawk chuckles)
Commented on Could The Cubs Win The Pennant In 2015? on Jul 18 2014, 10:26a - 1 reply
for Yes
Voted on Jul 18 2014, 10:04a
I can see it now - big corporate meeting where mystery buyer will be revealed
Commented on Rumor Roundup (July 18, 2014): The Rock, WrestleMania 31, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair at SummerSlam, WWE buyout, more on Jul 18 2014, 9:43a - 1 reply
Ooooooh, Dan's gonna be mad...
Commented on MLB Bullets Gets My Full Endorsement on Jul 18 2014, 9:11a - 1 reply
well, roll the die already...
Commented on 5 Things To Watch For In The Cubs Second Half on Jul 17 2014, 2:37p - 1 reply
but if you do answer, you get a particpation trophy
Commented on 5 Things To Watch For In The Cubs Second Half on Jul 17 2014, 2:36p - 1 reply
being walked by Thor's Twins
Commented on Occam's Razor And Arismendy Alcantara on Jul 17 2014, 10:00a - 1 reply
okay, by increasing the player pool, that makes it a little more palatable
Commented on Occam's Razor And Arismendy Alcantara on Jul 16 2014, 8:34p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on All-Star Game Recap: Must-Not-See TV on Jul 16 2014, 7:16p
Here's a fun one - "Tangled Up in Blue" has a pretty standard beat to it
Commented on All-Star Game Recap: Must-Not-See TV on Jul 16 2014, 7:15p
Am I the only who thinks of this every time I see the words "Occam's Razor"?
Commented on Occam's Razor And Arismendy Alcantara on Jul 16 2014, 7:12p - 4 replies
How/why are you conjoining sheer luck (a roll of a die) with something tangible (coaching quality)?
Commented on Occam's Razor And Arismendy Alcantara on Jul 16 2014, 7:03p - 1 reply
when the shot hits the fan...
Commented on Cubs' prospects suddenly coming of age? on Jul 16 2014, 6:55p
What if Bartman had just kept his seat?
Commented on Cubs' prospects suddenly coming of age? on Jul 16 2014, 5:56p - 2 replies
Obiligatory "but what about the hotels...?" whine reference from MLB's comatose leader...
Commented on All-Star Game Recap: Must-Not-See TV on Jul 16 2014, 5:44p
just for the record, I'm a huge Bob Dylan fan
Commented on All-Star Game Recap: Must-Not-See TV on Jul 16 2014, 5:42p
Actually, he's gonna be the Shield's Plan C
Commented on CM Punk's first comments on WWE since walking out on Jul 16 2014, 4:22p - 1 reply
c'mon everyone - scrunch your nose, half-close your eyes, curl your upper lip and sing along in your best Bob Dylan voice...
Commented on All-Star Game Recap: Must-Not-See TV on Jul 16 2014, 4:05p - 5 replies
Yep, SBN/BCB sold out - the NASCARsification continues
Commented on All-Star Game Recap: Must-Not-See TV on Jul 16 2014, 2:56p - 1 reply
with Joe Morgan and Chris Berman back back back in the studio for rain delay ad nauseam...
Commented on All-Star Game Recap: Must-Not-See TV on Jul 16 2014, 2:49p
Why, A-Rod of course. Can't wait to see all the red-carpet hoopla afforded to him when he retires...
Commented on All-Star Game Recap: Must-Not-See TV on Jul 16 2014, 12:06p
Thx for the deep dive - what an inane house of cards
Commented on Cubs TV Ratings Are Way Down. What Does This Mean For The Future? on Jul 16 2014, 11:35a - 1 reply
None of us here have any impact on the ratings no matter what you watch it on, unless you're a "Nielsen family".
Commented on Cubs TV Ratings Are Way Down. What Does This Mean For The Future? on Jul 16 2014, 11:32a
Matlock, man. How could you forget Matlock???
Commented on Cubs TV Ratings Are Way Down. What Does This Mean For The Future? on Jul 15 2014, 1:06p
agreed - what his response lacked in punctuation, he more than made up for it with upper case "A".
Commented on Braves 10, Cubs 7: 'A Day Late And A Dollar Short' on Jul 15 2014, 1:04p - 1 reply
all you ever do around here is birch, birch, birch...
Commented on Braves 10, Cubs 7: 'A Day Late And A Dollar Short' on Jul 15 2014, 1:02p - 1 reply
one could make an argument that the whole 'ratings' concept is stupid
Commented on Cubs TV Ratings Are Way Down. What Does This Mean For The Future? on Jul 15 2014, 12:43p
So the Cubs are like Jeff Samardzija circa last year, thinking they're an ace of a team to broadcast and want to be paid like one
Commented on Cubs TV Ratings Are Way Down. What Does This Mean For The Future? on Jul 15 2014, 12:36p - 1 reply
just follow your nose... it always knows...
Commented on 2014 Chicago Cubs Midseason Grades on Jul 15 2014, 11:55a
Chris Berman or Tim McCarver or Dick Stockton
Commented on Cub Tracks Is An Exhibitionist on Jul 15 2014, 10:04a - 1 reply
If only Shark had lowered his pitching asking price like he did for his condo...
Commented on Cub Tracks Is An Exhibitionist on Jul 15 2014, 9:40a - 1 reply
and yet you cared enough to post a reply...
Commented on Braves 10, Cubs 7: 'A Day Late And A Dollar Short' on Jul 15 2014, 9:28a
How Hammer got his grade
Commented on 2014 Chicago Cubs Midseason Grades on Jul 15 2014, 12:16a - 1 reply
WTF?
Commented on 2014 Chicago Cubs Midseason Grades on Jul 15 2014, 12:11a - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on 2014 Chicago Cubs Midseason Grades on Jul 15 2014, 12:05a
So if the Cubs come up $75 short in trying to sign Scherzer for next year, I'll know who to blame...
Commented on Cubs 2014 Attendance Watch on Jul 14 2014, 4:06p
why would you say that?
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 13 on Jul 14 2014, 11:46a - 1 reply
Lee Elder.
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 13 on Jul 14 2014, 11:40a - 2 replies
paging M.C. Escher...
Commented on Rumor Roundup (July 14, 2014): CM Punk plans, Sting reveal, Ronda Rousey at SummerSlam, more! on Jul 14 2014, 11:32a - 2 replies
Well, when one of them is Mike Trout....
Commented on MLB Bullets Needs A Break on Jul 14 2014, 10:50a
just to make that an even more singular event
Commented on MLB Bullets Needs A Break on Jul 14 2014, 10:45a - 2 replies
I think Dean Amdow is going to happen first
Commented on Rumor Roundup (July 14, 2014): CM Punk plans, Sting reveal, Ronda Rousey at SummerSlam, more! on Jul 14 2014, 9:08a
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