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July 2011




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I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend as much as I did! Through scorching temperatures, rolling thunderstorms and trade rumors, we now find the Cubs riding their first three game winning streak of the summer. Sure, it doesn’t change much about the season, but it definitely feels good to see. Why not have a little fun?


  • I shudder to think even Cubs management might want to look at the new regime in Pittsburgh for pointers. Has it gotten that bad?
  • The nickname for Lopez is RoLo. Not just a fantastic caramel-filled chocolate candy, now also an emerging veteran starter for the Chicago Cubs! “Emerging veteran” sounds like an oxymoron…
  • I once saw Neifi Perez walk, so anything is possible!
  • With 40 or so more episodes of heat stroke in the opposing dugout we can contend in this thing. Turn up the heat in the visitors lockeroom, I think we found an edge.
  • You mean his smoldering sensuality and luscious Latin looks don’t make you fluttery deep in your loins????? Must just be me!!
  • McNutt has blister issues, that must hurt. It hurts me to read about blisters and nuts in the same sentence.
  • Dear Cubs,
    Please remove that ridiculous “It’s A Way Of Life” banner with the W flag from your web site. Who are you kidding? At 39 – 60 and .394 the W is not a way of life.
  • So I go to the Ham Fighters web site, and guess what.. no pictures of ham.
    Guess you have to go somewhere else to see bacon strips on a legal pad. Probably Hendry’s desk no doubt.
  • That the Ham Fighters don’t have a mascot dressed like Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird is a continual disappointment.
  • I bet “someone is interested in Grabow” triggered the spam moderation. No human would write that.
  • Keep in mind, also, that the article just says teams have shown interest in Grabow; it doesn’t specify what type of interest. Maybe other teams are in the market for a new scapegoat. Or a pool cleaner. Or they’re looking for a good time (“Who wants a mustache ride??”). Incidentally, John Grabow is owned in 0.0% of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues.
  • Wait a minute…..(pulling off Grabow’s mask) AHA!!! Just as I thought….it’s Will Ohman!!

Top Ten Wizzie Contributors

  1. Buddy-22
  2. Doc Raker-22
  3. jswanson-19
  4. Doug S.-18
  5. PackerCubBull-16
  6. Aaron-12
  7. Seymour Butts-12
  8. Chet-9
  9. Larry Sproul-8
  10. Rich Beckman-6

Poll of the Week

  • Buddy

    “John Grabow’s Mask” is a great name for a band.

  • Seymour Butts

    What are you stoned?
    The types of improvements we can see from a deadline trade are to the farm system.

    • Norm

      Agree. Farm system.
      ‘stoned’ still works.

    • Yes. Farm System!!

  • Seymour Butts

    Do you kids still say stoned? or should it be baked?

  • Buddy

    You’re asking the wrong guy my friend.

  • Today’s cubicle cuisine was less cardiologist-spasm-inducing. Breakfast was a leftover peppersteak; lunch was a gigantic turkey sandwich. Both served on legal pad, yellow.

    • lizzie

      Seymour will be proud of you! My legal pad held leftover pizza for breakfast and half a club panini for lunch with a side of peas. They’re slippery little buggers rolling around the page lemme tell ya.

      • Legumes? I think you just won a dinner with Seymour for that heart-healthy choice, my friend. Or dinner with Raker…probably a bunch of vitamin A and beta carotene in peas.

      • cap’n obvious

        2nd prize? 2 dinners with Seymour. The second one includes Grabow and Geo Soto’s wife.

      • Seymour Butts

        Chocolate milk and bran muffins. got to keep the pipeline moving, you know…

    • PackerCubBull

      Breakfast for me was pop-tarts and lunch was ice cream

  • Aaron Yavelberg

    So I don’t mean to sound petty, but I’m pretty sure two of those Wizzies were mine but weren’t added to my total. Perhaps it’s my own fault for changing my posting name. I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to post just my full name, so people would realize it’s still me…

    • Seymour Butts

      Actually that does sound fairly petty….
      Boy I’m getting kind of bitchy this week, sorry.

    • Rachel

      Sorry Aaron, I’ll change your total for the next post!

    • Eddie Von White

      You are not being petty Yavelberg, those Wizzies are the highlight of VFTB. Letting it go is like not arguing a bad call.

      • PackerCubBull

        Like the Dust Bag?