Benjamin_nelson

digitalbenjamin

  • joined Mar 17, 2008
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
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father. actor. jesus follower. web guy. user of lower cast letters.

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Cubs vs. Brewers Run Differential

After a solid win last night over the Yankee's, the last place Cubs now have a better run differential (+2) than the first place Brewers (-1). Pretty crazy and it sucks to be us. For those who...

Near Miss!

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My daughter and I visited Cubs Park on Thursday. While taking a photo in front of the marquee, a foul ball whizzed inches away from our heads. We were quite surprised when we got home to see that we had captured it in the photo. YIKES that was close :)

To Hang or Not to Hang?

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That is the question fellow Cubs fans. I ran across this '90s ornament while putting up the tree with the family this weekend. I'm torn about adding it to the tree. Do I add Sammy to my tree for the "good" he brought us for 10+ years, or for the "bad" we all know about? Help me out. What should I do?

Kerry Wood is in uniform

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What's going on here? Someone please explain...

Cubs A-Z List: What to look for in 2013

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A nice A-Z list of the players and things to watch for over the upcoming season. This got me in the mood for baseball!

Highlights from a Cubs/Phillies game in 1990 (Cubs won 15-2). A meaningless game perhaps, but it...

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Highlights from a Cubs/Phillies game in 1990 (Cubs won 15-2). A meaningless game perhaps, but it brought me great joy. You get Sandberg, Grace and even the Shawon-O-Meter. A great travel back in time.

Video I took during yesterday's rain delay. The amount of wind and rain coming down was crazy. This...

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Video I took during yesterday's rain delay. The amount of wind and rain coming down was crazy. This video doesn't really do it justice.

The Cubs on Tumblr

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I had no idea the Cubs were on Tumblr! They post some nice photos and other cool stuff. Check it out. (P.S. If this is old news, let me know and I will delete this FanShot)

(I hope I got this story right...)

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(I hope I got this story right...)

Am I the only one who laughed last night at this?

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Am I the only one who laughed last night at this?

Zambrano will return to bullpen

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If this is true, in my eyes it seals Z's fate with the Cubs. I can't imagine a scenario where he goes to the bullpen this year and returns to the starting rotation next year. I there's no way he stays in the bullpen with his salary. So long Z...

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Your Cubs All-Sentimental Team

As I was walking to work today I started thinking about what it would look like if I got to put together a Cubs team, for one game, that consider of my all-time favorite sentimental players. Those...

The Onion pokes fun at Big Z

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The Onion is having a little fun at the Cubs expense today.

Video Tour of Wrigley Renovations

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A nice video summary of the upgrades to Wrigley over the winter. (If this has already been posted, let me know and I'll remove it).

Easy Opening Schedule

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I was surprised to learn that according to this article... "Following that initial three-game series against the Braves, the Cubs are scheduled to play 29 consecutive games against teams that finished last season under the .500 mark." This could be a huge launching pad for the season in my eyes. If they can start these first 30+ games strongly, I think it could go far to wipe away the memories of last season and to get them playing confident and at ease. I so much prefer this over getting a bunch of difficult games stacked back-to-back in the month of April. How do you all read this?

Has anyone else noticed these "Year 1" banners all over the place that promote ticket sales? Seems...

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Has anyone else noticed these "Year 1" banners all over the place that promote ticket sales? Seems kinda odd. What is "Year 1"? The 1st year of the Ricketts dynasty?

Cubs Shut Harden Down for Season

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A bit surprising. Does this have more to do with performance or health?

Best and Worst Cubs Free Agents this Decade

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An interesting article to help get your mind off the Cubs current play. I'll summarize Whittenmyer's list below: WORST 1 Todd Hundley 2 Milton Bradley 3 Neifi Perez 4 Aaron Miles 5 Alfonso Soriano BEST 1 Ryan Dempster 2 Jim Edmonds 3 Ted Lilly 4 Mark DeRosa 5 Alfonso Soriano

"That's why I'm mad," Soriano said. "If he had told me yesterday, then I wouldn't come today ready...

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"That's why I'm mad," Soriano said. "If he had told me yesterday, then I wouldn't come today ready to play."

A pretty bold statement from a guy making over $100,000 a game while hitting in the .230's. Why should he be owed the right to know a day ahead of time if he's in the line up? Would he have come "not-ready" to play if Lou had told him the night before? See the full story here

Coincidence or not, Soto has hit .315 with five home runs and 10 RBIs in 16 games since Joshua...

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Coincidence or not, Soto has hit .315 with five home runs and 10 RBIs in 16 games since Joshua arrived. He homered Thursday against Brewers reliever Chris Smith, smacking a 2-0 fastball over the left-field wall.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090703&content_id=5673014&vkey=news_chc&fext=.jsp&c_id=chc&partnerId=rss_chc

For those in need of some distraction.... I ran across this today. I find it strangely...

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For those in need of some distraction.... I ran across this today. I find it strangely mesmerizing. That's it. Please return to the rest of your day. (p.s. I found this animated gif here: http://www.dailygifblog.com/2009/06/swinger.html )

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Things that will happen before the Cubs find their offense.

We all know this month long offensive funk as been painful. You're gonna either laugh or cry. So let's laugh and have some fun, eh?

On May 17th, Conan ran across Wrigley being chased by security guards. He used it in his open of...

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On May 17th, Conan ran across Wrigley being chased by security guards. He used it in his open of the Tonight Show last night. I thought it was pretty hilarious. FF to 2:00 to see it, but the whole open is pretty good. Good luck Conan... you rock!

Leadership: Good for Reed Johnson

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Bradley was quoted yesterday as saying: ''Reed [Johnson] kind of put his foot in my [butt] today, figuratively, and got me back where I needed to be..." It's good to see some leadership inside the Cubs locker room. I'm glad Reed adding value to the team, even if he's not playing a whole lot right now.

This made me laugh. More clowning around between Big Z and LBR. The picture came from this story...

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This made me laugh. More clowning around between Big Z and LBR. The picture came from this story in the Sun-Times today.

Chicago Cubs - LIFE photos on Google

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Google has digitized Life photos. The above link are the ones tagged with "Chicago Cubs". There are some really cool old Cubs and Wrigley Field photos here.

Mystery Motion! You guys are NEVER gonna get this one. But I thought I'd post it here anyway. I'll...

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Mystery Motion! You guys are NEVER gonna get this one. But I thought I'd post it here anyway. I'll check back in later this week to see if anyone happened to figure it out.

Holy Beard Batman!

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Impressive Baseball Beard by Reed Johnson

Aaron Miles Hostage Story

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This story was new to me. I guess Aaron Miles survived a crazy hostage situation in 2000 when he was in the Minor Leagues. Slezak has the whole story here. It's pretty scary, but Miles held his own. He gets some extra BCB Scrappy Points for this one.

Why People write "First"

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A little fun for the day. (p.s. writing "last" is still cool though)

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