Gavininmesa2

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  • joined Mar 20, 2008
  • last login Feb 12, 2013
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Student. Friend. Lover. Cubs fan.

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Changes to the infield at Wrigley

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm excited about finally seeing the new playing field at the Friendly Confines in action tomorrow.  Since I wanted a preview, I went and checked out the w...

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Murton vs. Johnson

Nate Silver compares the merits of a Fukudome/Murton center/right combination against lefties, versus a Johnson/Murton combo: However, there is another option in the form of Matt Murton, who...

Felix Pie steals second base in a Cactus League game against the Colorado Rockies at HoHoKam Stadium on March 20, 2008.

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Felix Pie steals second base in a Cactus League game against the Colorado Rockies at HoHoKam Stadium on March 20, 2008.

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The Hardball Times - Five Questions

Over at The Hardball Times, there are five questions posed about the Cubs, which are then answered by the article's writer.  Here are the questions: Dusty was rusty; Lou, too? Is mediocre the new...

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Cubs on Studio 60

I was watching last night's episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Aaron Sorkin's new show, when I caught this on the wall behind a character:Looks like me like it says this:1969 1984 1989 1998 ...

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Spring training in pictures: Day one!

I've been looking around the net for some pictures of the Cubs at spring training, so I thought I'd share the only two good ones I found (both from Yahoo! News) with you guys.  They're both of...

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Steve Stone on BP podcast

Some of you might be interested to listen to this podcast, which features Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus interviewing Steve Stone.I listened to it today while walking and riding on my way to...

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Who should bat second?

When looking at the Cubs' 2007 lineup, a few things can be assumed.  Alfonso Soriano is going to bat first, and the 3-6 slots will probably be filled by Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Jacque Jones,...

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Change to batting practice jersey

Every couple of years, Majestic changes the design of the batting practice jerseys.  The new ones can be seen here.  Putting away my feelings on a single template being applied to 30 MLB teams,...

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Bynum traded

Source: The Baltimore SunThank Hendry!  No more Bynum, ever, ever, ever!The Baker era is slowly slipping away... and that's only a good thing for the Cubs.  Watching Bynum play in all those games...

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Bear Down, Chicago Bears

Hey, all.  I was fooling around with Garage Band this afternoon, and I wound up with this pretty spiffy multivoice tune.  For the record, there is a point during this song where eight of my own...

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Marshall

I went to the game tonight, and I have to say that after the first couple of innings, Marshall looked fantastic.  He got the help of the wind on some long fly balls early, but his curveball was...

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MacPhail and Reinsdorf unite - to attack Jay Mariotti

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/downloads/y2006/soxcubs.pdfReinsdorf and MacPhail sent this letter to the publisher of the Sun-Times to call out Jay Mariotti for this column he wrote last...

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Another reason I'm glad I'm not a Mets fan

The New York Mets have long been at the forefront of poor uniform design.  Despite inheriting a cool concept that worked for almost 40 years -- orange for the Giants and blue for the Dodgers -- the...

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Forget 2003

It's time to stop dwelling on 2003.There is no doubt that for Cubs fans, 2003 was a magical ride that ended just a few days too early.  For the whole generation of Cubs fans, including myself, who...

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Watching tomorrow's game in the loop

This had been discussed, but I don't know if a consensus was reached.  I got the impression that there were several people who were interested in getting together to watch the game tomorrow...

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Abandon hope, all ye who seek Giles

At least, according to Paul Sullivan: The Cubs aren't interested in getting into a bidding war with teams like the Yankees and Cardinals for free-agent outfielder Brian Giles, who turns 35 in...

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Leicester traded to Texas for PTBNL

Just a heads up for you guys.  This makes me somewhat skeptical that the Cubs and Rangers have anything serious brewing, otherwise Leicester would have likely been included in that trade.  I guess...

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Baker's tenure and strikeouts/walks

I was looking at some stats this morning, and I found something interesting.  This is the Cubs' strikeout numbers for the past four years, with NL rank in parentheses: 1269 (1) 1158 (3) 1080 (9) 9...

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Win stat overrated again

Bartolo Colon won the AL Cy Young award again today, proving very nicely that the people who vote for these kinds of awards don't have a clue what they're talking about.  As Jayson Stark points...

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Koronka

We're all mostly aware of how LHP John Koronka did in his stint with the Cubs this year, but as a quick refresher, here was his line:W  L   ERA  G  GS    IP   H  ER  HR  BB  SO  WHIP 1  2  7.47  4...

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If the Cubs intend to trade Walker

Who are they trading him to?One team bandied about in Todd Walker discussions tends to be the Texas Rangers.  So that got me thinking -- what if the Cubs intend to trade Walker and Kerry Wood to...

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Wood has altered his mechanics

I haven't seen this mentioned on here, and I think it's worth bringing to the attention of the Cub nation:h...

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Interleague Lineup (away)

The Cubs have six games in AL parks this year (three in New York and three at the Cell).  If I had my way, the lineup for those games would look like this: Hairston (DH) Walker Lee Ramirez Burnitz ...

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The Cubs Injury Tracker

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/gavindow/cubs-injury-tracker.pngJust a little something I whipped up in Photoshop, after seeing a similar "home run tracker" on another website.  I thought...

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Who's expendable, and who's not

Since we are nearing the end of May, the trade rumors are starting to fly around, especially in the past couple of days.  I've been thinking for a while now that the way this team is playing, it...

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My Wrigley Field memory map

If you visit this website, you will find a "memory map" of Wrigley Field and the surrounding area.  If you mouse over the image, little boxes will appear.  If you mouse over the boxes, a little...

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Steroids: Past Failures and Future Threats

This was originally posted at my blog, but I wanted to give it the most exposure I could.  I encourge you all to visit my blog.  There is much, much more to this blog entry, so be sure to click...

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Jim Caple disses Sosa trade

Originally posted at TrueBlueJim Caple disses the Sosa trade. Think about it. The Cubs just traded their best, most popular player since Ernie Banks to the Orioles for Jerry Hairston -- and paid...

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Should I Or Shouldn't I?

I want to be the first to congratulate Al on his new blog.  I'd never have joined the Cubs blogosphere without being pointed to his blog last year.I'm considering whether or not I should copy some...

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