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November 2011




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Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had as fulfilling a week as I did. Like the saying goes, a new dawn brings a new day. But this one also brings you a new installment of the latest and greatest in the world of humor. Enjoy 🙂

The Wizzies

  • Oh……..I got to go……..I have a phone call coming in………..caller ID “Theo”……………………maybe this is it.
  • He probably wants to know if he can use you as a way to get in contact with Eddie Vedder for lead singer of Zach Attack.
  • Famous people are pampered and loved when they are winning – just ask that Sheen guy.
  • Maybe there’s something to be learned about a manager’s personality, wits, etc. by putting him/her in a stressful and unpredictable situation. Since the law probably wouldn’t allow for Gladiator type combat in a pit with a Bear and a dulled wooden sword, he had to settle for the media show.
  • In fact I want the new guy to be cozy with the media, if he can master that relationship, he’ll have more time to focus upon more pressing issues like making sure James Russell never, ever starts a game again.
  • The big rock that flew by the earth yesterday was Bush’s fault also. Just saying.
  • I still blame Barry Bonds and Rex Grossman for all the problems in the world.
  • I blame Neifi.
  • George W spent a lot of money, but didn’t pay for it. He left it for the new regime. Kind of like what the Tribune did with Soriano…leave the albatross for the new guy.
  • I will heartily agree with you there. I’m not a hunter but I’d welcome that type of open season!
  • I hope it is not Mike Maddux simply because I don’t want to see his brother’s ugly mug around Wrigley in any way, shape or form. I intensely dislike Greg and that feeling extends to all things Maddux. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his jock. 
  • In Theo-usty we trusty?
  • Now if you’ll excuse me, I think my ears and nose are bleeding.
  • The Cardinals who? Never heard of them.
  • If you want a good laugh, check out the Marlins new uniforms.
  • Ozzie acts and talks like a clown, now he gets to look the part. BRILLIANT!

Top Wizzie Contributors


Doc Raker-40




Seymour Butts-21

Doug S.-20





Question of the Week

I might be a week early, but I’m tired and have nothing else. As I recently changed my floor bulletin board to ask and in lieu of the upcoming holiday: What are you thankful for?


    Being done with UIC and getting an internship with the Disney College Program to get out of getting the CPA at a Juco.

  • Buddy

    I’m thankful that somebody with half a brain is now running the Cubs front office.

  • Doc Raker

    I am thankful for being on top of the Wizzie Board in my rightful place, my families good health and being born in the greatest country in the history of mankind. I visited the Reagan Library yesterday, what an awesome place. The cold war exhibits and Air Force One were very interesting. Reagan freed millions of people from the evils of communism. “it doesn’t matter if three fourths of humanity perish as long as the surviving quarter are communist” Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

  • Buddy

    “I must break you.”
    –Ivan Drago, 1985

  • Buddy

    “If it’s not too much trouble, I’d like to break you.”
    –Fred Drago, 1991


    Other things I am thankful for:
    The Simpsons not being cancelled
    Ohio State helping to ruin Wisconsin’s dream season
    Tom Ricketts finally listening to me and firing Jim Hendry
    Delivering a pizza to Ricketts
    Finally quitting Domino’s and getting another pizza job that has better food, and making more money there
    The Packers being undefeated

  • Chuck

    I am thankful that I don’t have to drive 250 miles to go to a job that forces me to not see my family 4 days a week.
    Why did I take the job you ask? Because it beats living in a large appliance container.

  • Eddie Von White

    I am thankful for family and home and what Doc said about the greatest country in the history of mankind and what Chuck said about not having to drive 250 miles to work. God bless America.

  • Seymour Butts

    cigarettes and cheesy fries.

  • Eddie Von White

    Seymour – job security