Interesting commentary this go’round since most of the Cubs’ time since my last GirlieView was spent losing. I was buoyed by the amount of humor and was happy no one was threatening suicide. Or Cubicide. Here we go!


  • Another Marmol Flame Up, Cubs Killed by Errant Deliverys.
  • Ugly. Ugly ugly UGLY!
  • The bullpen made me briefly forgot about this week’s episode of ‘Garza Throws to First Base’.  This one was a good one, a two-parter.
  • I would caution not to overlap it with, different subject matter.
  • Just a matter of time until I took my rightful place on top of the Lizzie board, drinks on me.
  • Before I could even finish my first beer, the Cubs were already trailing.
  • It also allows for Travis Wood to be called up to assure the Cubs still have Wood and do not need to see their doctor.
  • Someone had already taken BM1 & BM2?
  • I figured we wouldn’t miss much so he an I plopped down for some constructive claymation.
  • It’s true we might get swept this weekend.  But take solace, Cubs fan–at least you’re not that [White Sox] guy.
  • You can’t expect platitudes and false faint praise form folks with mono-syllabic vocabularies and remarkably low teeth-to-tattoo ratios.
  • Would it kill this team to score some runs?
  • Let’s score some touchdowns Cubs!
  • [Woody]’s a real classy guy, and I hope he stays with this organization.
  • I saw Kerry Wood throw his last pitch. I cried.
  • Hit the bottle with this team.
  • That’s like saying to me, “hey your wife went to the hospital for a month and your ex-wife is gonna fill in…”
  • So if you want to be on the major league roster as a relief pitcher, keep your eyes open as your opportunity may be around the corner.
  • Yikes this team really tried hard to be awful this week.
  • Even when [LaHair] is slumping, he hits better than most of the lineup.
  • what new excuse will we find to account for the lack of offense, ’cause the weather ain’t it!
  • Remember when we used to be thankful the Astros were in the NL Central?
  • If I’m honest, I’m running a tad low on optimism right now.
  • My condolences go out to JJ for having to write-up this game’s recap.
  • Hey look!  We’re already to the part of the season when Castro’s freakish stats are all we have to console us after a loss.
  • the next time you see Matt Garza not looking like himself and giving up 3-run homers, put on some pants and go see The Avengers.
  • sometimes you have to scoot sideways along the bottom for a while groping for something to grab a hold of to pick yourself up
  • It’s difficult to preach patience to a fan base in a 100+-year drought, but overall, I see progress being made in the big picture. If that means closing my eyes to what is essentially a minor-league team trying to get big-boy legs under it, then I’ll just shut both, or maybe squint really hard.
  • I would say the Cubs hit bottom in 2011, 2012 is the beginning of the rebuild.
  • Something about 2 solid fingers and a thumb. If only some casual Cub fan could have mentioned to him why Koyie has an issue with that.
  • Insert (cynical, sarcastic comment offering zero baseball value and only purpose is Lizzie consideration) here.
  • ‘Meet the New Low’ for Lizzie pandering.
  • And if your pitchers only allow 1 run per game but you NEVER GET A STINKING RUN then you will also lose.
  • Wood always seemed to understand the special relationship between the Cubs and their fans.
  • I would sacrifice a billy goat to the oft-invoked Baseball Gods on an ivy-covered brick altar at midnight to be .500 further than three games into the season.
  • It’s about talent. The Cubs lack it. When they have players that can hit, they’ll also have players that can hit w/RISP.
  • Lose and get high draft picks while, at the same time, put practices into place in the entire organization that will lead to future success.
  • “Ian is hitting .385 vs Houston on Wednesdays before 7:30PM.”
  • I’m fine with maintaining the “human element,” but there needs to be a way to acknowledge when that human element makes a mistake, especially a costly one.
  • Unfamiliar with simple baseball rules, … Soriano tried to run through Pedro Alvarez.
  • There were two outs, he had two strikes on him, and Marmol took over Dolis’ body.
  • what if Rowland-Smith marries Biben-Dirkx sister and they have a baby it will be Baby Rowland-Smith-Bibens-Dirkx
  • The Cubs broke their 12-game losing streak with a convincing win over the Padres.  I could almost end the recap right there.


  • No expectations.  No disappointment.

Shout Outs

Congratulations to the following folks who received their first 2012 Lizzie this week. Thanks for commenting, we love having you here!

  • bonesinis
  • Cubs Future
  • Verncrowe5
  • wisconsinjpc


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

2012 Top Ten

1. Doc Raker
2. Jeremiah Johnson
3. Jedi Johnson
4. jswanson
5. Seymour Butts
6. Buddy
6. cap’n Obvious
8. JoeAiello
9. Chuck
10. Chet

Lizzie’s Kitchen

Chit Chat

I’m stumped. With three posts per day and a rebuilding team there’s not a lot that hasn’t been chit chatted to death already. How about this: Going anywhere special this summer?

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Elizabeth Pearson stumbled upon VFTB around 2006, and enjoys encouraging conversation among the wide variety of readers brought together by their love of the Cubs. She’s married, has a Cub-loving pug named Phinneaus, and enjoys biking, hiking, cooking and gardening. She calls Chesterton, Indiana home and hopes to one day retire on Mackinac Island. Connect with Lizzie via email or Instagram.