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GirlieView (05/17/2012)

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It’s Lizzie time! I want to briefly comment on two things, first, Joe’s suggestion for MVL “Most Valuable Lizzie(er)”. We’ll identify the commenter with the most Lizzies in each column (using the usual scale – one point for each Lizzie, three points for the Lizard) and they can wear their crown proudly until someone knocks them off.

Second, cap’n’s desire for a Lizzie Per Comment (LPC) average. Several reasons why we’re going to skip that one (though I do understand it’s statistical attraction!) Mainly, Joe would need full time staff to count everyone’s total comments for the denominators. But also, in this context volume matters. It does us no good to have every person make one comment per week, even if that’s the very best comment they’ve ever written. Our point here it to encourage participation, encourage humor, encourage timely, thoughtful posting. So it doesn’t behoove us to reward the person who drops by once and makes one helluva comment never to return, even though their LPC would be fabulous.

I’m also removing the overall yearly score numbers and just posting the top 10. That’s how I did it last year and I like it better that way.

Ok, enough of that. Who knew there could be so much to yap about over a bunch of Lizzies! Here we go!

Lizzies

  • These Chris Volstad recaps are beginning to write themselves.
  • I’ll admit Campana is a one-trick pony, but it is a pretty fantastic trick.
  • I thought you were a Phillies fan which seemed confusing since your sentence structure was grammatically correct.
  • Never miss the cubbies when they’re in town! Gotta represent VFTB Cincy chapter 🙂
  • in this young season there are fewer things more entertaining then watching Tony Campana run the bases.
  • You hear enough about the negative, but I feel we never get enough of the positive.  There really are good guys all over the game of baseball doing good things.
  • Thursday ushered me into a new chapter of my life, I’m a grandfather for the first time.
  • Even with a minor league contract he’s making more money than us working saps – and he gets to play baseball everyday.
  • is it bad that I can’t remember how many, if any, of the comments above are mine?
  • You know Barney came in 7th in ROY voting last year? True story.
  • I’m starting to think Dempster did something to Marmol.
  • If I’m Dempster, I will beg, plea, bribe, cry and threaten Sveum if he ever puts Marmol in to close one of his games again.
  • Ryan Dempster tossed eight shut-out innings. He certainly deserved a better fate.
  • As of this writing, no Cubs have been killed in action.
  • If you are building for the future then you almost have to keep rolling him out there and hope he catches fire at some point, either literally or figuratively would work for me.
  • This is what I have been waiting for since 2010, young talent and a front office that is looking to the future.
  • All of a sudden the Cubs look like a baseball team.
  • maybe just the fact that Geo cut his hair and hit a dinger! Yup, thats it…..
  • Top production for bargain prices. LaHair is Costco.
  • It’s like watching a train wreck, you don’t want to look, but you can’t help it.
  • Can’t worry about the fans. Make the best baseball decision you can and let the PR chips fall where they may.
  • I’m already enjoying this season more than I thought I would.
  • I do not expect the playoffs, I do expect fun baseball watching the young guys learning and hustling.
  • Expectations unadjusted…for as poorly as we started, we were bound to have at least one “where did that come from?” stretch.
  • Holy sh#t, I agree…
  • I hope the bigger message is that we can now rely on our pitchers to protect our hitters each and every time.
  • Throwing at Marlon Byrd and Alfonso Soriano is pointless. They’d probably just swing at those pitches anyway.
  • It takes balls for another man to come out and say he likes a dude’s haircut.
  • don’t worry Brewer fans [Ramirez] will start hitting just as soon as you are 15 games off the pace, might be soon!
  • I’m actually starting to believe that this team can actually be somewhat respectable this season, but only as respectable as our makeshift bullpen will allow us to be.
  • Bonus points awarded for starting an argument with yourself…
  • That is a called a Lizzarue, look for it this Thursday.
  • This was like 3 separate games with the first 6 innings being a pitchers duel, innings 7-9 were a high scoring softball game and with 10-13 being a clinic on poor offensive fundamentals for both teams.
  • seems the coaching staff might have told the training staff that Marmol needed some DL time.
  • the trade had zero to do with who would perform at a higher level in 2012.
  • I hope your day was well spent with the people that love you the most.
  • Maybe Dempster should try the matted hair tornado hair-style as well.
  • I believe Seymour is using MILF.TV
  • Put simply, Sullivan’s exasperation with the Cubs is exasperating.  Who wants or needs to read that every day, over and over?
  • If you’re one of the five people in the world still reading Paul Sullivan’s stuff, now is a good time to stop.

Lizard

  • Relievers Distressers: The Cub bullpen is terrible, that is all.

MVL

  • This week’s Most Valuable Lizzie’er goes to: Jedi Johnson! Congratulations Jedi!

2012 Standings

1.   Doc Raker
2.   Jeremiah Johnson
2.   jswanson
4.   Jedi Johnson
5.   Seymour Butts
6.   cap’n Obvious
7.   Buddy
8.   Chuck
8.   Joe Aiello
10. Chet West

Lizzie’s Kitchen

Chit Chat

Forget the W/L record for a minute, let’s just talk enjoyment. Are you enjoying the Cubs more than you expected to this year? I sure am. How about you?

a. I’m enjoying the team more than I thought I would.
b. I’m enjoying the team about as much (or as little) as I expected I would.
c. I’m enjoying the team less than I thought I would.

  • BLPCB

    b. Since I haven’t gotten to see any games sans the Marlins sweep since I am in Florida and don’t have WGN

    • Joe Aiello

      Get yourself MLB.tv with that lucrative Disney employee salary of yours

      • BLPCB

        Even if dreams come true at Disney after they’ve emptied your wallet, drained your bank accounts, maxed out your credit cards, raided your retirement funds, repo’d your house and car, and sucked out your blood, I’m still being paid 8 bucks an hour. Plus my home address is still Chicago, I would be blacked out from the Cubs.

      • Joe Aiello

        It’s not based on your address. It’s based on your IP address. If it were address, that would be too easy to beat the system.

      • BLPCB

        Meh. I only got 2 months left here anyways. No point in it.

      • Doc Raker

        The mlb audio is less than $20 a year, better to listen to Pat and Keith than Len and Bob anyways.

      • BLPCB

        Do I have to listen live or can I listen when I want to? Because work is killing me. It’s worse than Dominos

      • Joe Aiello

        You can listen to archives, but I don’t know if you can listen from the beginning if the game is going on, like you can do with MLB.tv

  • AC0000000

    b. Since I haven’t gotten to see any games sans the Marlins sweep since I am in Florida and don’t have WGN

    • Joe Aiello

      Get yourself MLB.tv with that lucrative Disney employee salary of yours

      • AC0000000

        Even if dreams come true at Disney after they’ve emptied your wallet, drained your bank accounts, maxed out your credit cards, raided your retirement funds, repo’d your house and car, and sucked out your blood, I’m still being paid 8 bucks an hour. Plus my home address is still Chicago, I would be blacked out from the Cubs.

      • Joe Aiello

        It’s not based on your address. It’s based on your IP address. If it were address, that would be too easy to beat the system.

      • Seymour Butts

        I can vouch for MLB.TV workiung well on the road. Have had it since it’s inception.
        I would caution not to overlap it with milf.tv, different subject matter.

      • AC0000000

        Meh. I only got 2 months left here anyways. No point in it.

      • Doc Raker

        The mlb audio is less than $20 a year, better to listen to Pat and Keith than Len and Bob anyways.

      • AC0000000

        Do I have to listen live or can I listen when I want to? Because work is killing me. It’s worse than Dominos

      • Joe Aiello

        You can listen to archives, but I don’t know if you can listen from the beginning if the game is going on, like you can do with MLB.tv

  • Tommy

    Yea! My perfect record is intact!!

  • Tommy

    Yea! My perfect record is intact!!

  • Seymour Butts

    oh, A.
    And hows about we categorize Lizzies as stand alone, or reactionary. In other words, does one need a shill or not.

    • Doc Raker

      Why don’t you go ahead and take charge on that Seymour, figure it out and get back to us. What would be worth more the stand alone or the response? If you need help with the math jswanson is one of those math geniuses.

      • I think it’s a fine idea for Seymour and jswanson to take that on !

  • Seymour Butts

    oh, A.
    And hows about we categorize Lizzies as stand alone, or reactionary. In other words, does one need a shill or not.

    • Doc Raker

      Why don’t you go ahead and take charge on that Seymour, figure it out and get back to us. What would be worth more the stand alone or the response? If you need help with the math jswanson is one of those math geniuses.

      • I think it’s a fine idea for Seymour and jswanson to take that on !

  • Buddy

    B) I always enjoy watching a game, even if the Cubs take one on the chin. As a wise man once said, “Even the worst baseball game I ever watched was great.”

  • Buddy

    B) I always enjoy watching a game, even if the Cubs take one on the chin. As a wise man once said, “Even the worst baseball game I ever watched was great.”

  • Jedi

    I highly doubt Joe’s hope was that I’d be ‘winning’ an award; but I accept nonetheless.  I can only imagine what a wet blanket my victory has thrown on the start of the MVL.

  • Jedi

    I highly doubt Joe’s hope was that I’d be ‘winning’ an award; but I accept nonetheless.  I can only imagine what a wet blanket my victory has thrown on the start of the MVL.

  • Doc Raker

    Just a matter of time until I took my rightful place on top of the Lizzie board, drinks on me.

    • BLPCB

      Moe, I’ll take a Duff please

  • Doc Raker

    Just a matter of time until I took my rightful place on top of the Lizzie board, drinks on me.

    • AC0000000

      Moe, I’ll take a Duff please

  • Buddy

    Jack and coke for me please. 

  • Buddy

    Jack and coke for me please. 

  • Joe Aiello

    PSA: If you eat too many of Lizzie’s Monkey Muffins, you will get fat, which will cause chafing. For that, use Monkey Butt, a wonderful medicated powder.

  • Joe Aiello

    PSA: If you eat too many of Lizzie’s Monkey Muffins, you will get fat, which will cause chafing. For that, use Monkey Butt, a wonderful medicated powder.

  • Eddie Von White

    A. – I am enjoying this much more than I expected I would be. Last night my daughter and I were driving home from business in Chicago, listening to Pat, Jud, and Keith, cheering and high fiving our way through the bottom of the 9th with each Cubs run scored -even though they lost, it was a great game to listen to. We got so excited we powered down the window and “thumbs upped” every Wisconsin car with a pro-Governor Walker bumper sticker. (He’s up by 10 points in the polls now for the June 5 “recall” election). Good times I tell you. Good times.  

  • Eddie Von White

    A. – I am enjoying this much more than I expected I would be. Last night my daughter and I were driving home from business in Chicago, listening to Pat, Jud, and Keith, cheering and high fiving our way through the bottom of the 9th with each Cubs run scored -even though they lost, it was a great game to listen to. We got so excited we powered down the window and “thumbs upped” every Wisconsin car with a pro-Governor Walker bumper sticker. (He’s up by 10 points in the polls now for the June 5 “recall” election). Good times I tell you. Good times.