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GirlieView (07/11/2013)

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GirlieView Definitions

  • Lizzie = A funny, timely quote made on the VFTB site by our writers or commenters.
  • Lizard = The best Lizzie.
  • MVL = Most Valuable Lizzie’er: The person with the most Lizzies in the period under review (usually the past two weeks.)
  • Top 10 of 2013 = The folks with the most aggregate Lizzie points YTD (1 point for every Lizzie, 3 points for every Lizard.)

As you already know, this is all completely subjective and according to my whims.

Lizzies

  • Not much that Dale Sveum has touched has turned to gold this season
  • He signed Milton Bradley at all.
  • On THIS? There is no question. Milkit Badly.
  • Holy shit.
  • The Sherm?
  • The triangle mouth is a dead giveaway.
  • Hendry’s hubris on curing Hasbro’s behavioral problems with a 3 year $30M contract was laughable from the get go.
  • I think it’s more to do with the .201/.319/.417 triple slash line that he’s sporting in AAA than Sveum
  • Value:  A bottle of generic aspirin
  • About this time my cable thankfully cut out
  • winning breeds winning
  • The Cubs management has a plan. Granted it is a painful plan, but it would be far worse to half-ass it at this point.
  • Turns that my face was covered by the “C” logo on the score line for most of the time.
  • You are like Norm’s wife, never to be seen, or like Rhoda’s doorman or Tool time’s neighbor, good thing the broadcast team knows you have a face for radio.
  • So Marmol is about to become a Dodger? That should solve their problems!
  • I’m on the edge of my seat here. Will we get a bucket of balls in return? Two buckets of balls? Exciting times, my friends.
  • Some old gals likely suffered retinal damage from Richard Simmons’ sequins in the 80’s version of Insanity. Do the people who tell you what exercises to do still wear sequined tank tops?
  • I’m not yet used to the taste of victory.
  • SHERM! Please write us a song about this awesome 2013 team….
  • It is a great time to be a Cub fan.
  • I hear the White Sox are looking for people to root for them.
  • Milton Bradley has been sentenced to more than three years in jail. Good for him. Have fun in there. You’ll fit right in since most people in jail blame others for their problems.
  • Heck, you could make a good case Tim Tebow should be there.
  • it’s virtually impossible to imagine a scenario in which he’s totally innocent.
  • I considered the the actual players as “my junk for your junk”.
  • this offense wouldn’t strike fear into the heart of a batting tee
  • I don’t know. This offense would miss the ball on the tee a lot and hit the tee. They do swing hard. It could hurt the tee.
  • The positive from the game was that no one got injured so everyone is still tradable.
  • A post-game red, white and blue snow cone is hard to beat.
  • I can’t tell if it’s blind Samardzija love or just a blatant disregard for what Wood has accomplished.
  • He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.
  • This is weird. I actually don’t dislike Soriano lately.
  • DFA’d Camp!
  • That made my Camping day!
  • If nothing else, call Jim Hendry.

Lizard

  • What Gregg is doing has far greater ramifications than just the trade potential. It is now exceedingly difficult to curse on this website.

Shout Outs

Many thanks to these commenters who logged their first Lizzies of 2013 this time around.

  • Michael Jimenez
  • Scott E. Entsminger (RIP)
  • Sherm

MVL

Congratulations to Seymour Butts, the Most Valuable Lizzie’er this time around!

Top Ten of 2013 (one point for each Lizzie, three points for the Lizard)

1. jswanson
2. Seymour Butts
3. Eddie von White
4. Doc Raker
4. Jedi Johnson
6. Joe Aiello
7. Chuck
8. Jeremiah Johnson
9. Buddy
10. Doug S.

Chit Chat

A Lizzie from this week: “It is a great time to be a Cubs fan.” (Thanks Bones!) I heartily agree, but I know there are many who think this season is horrible for the team and the fans. Where do you stand?

  • Seymour Butts

    Who says pandering doesn’t pay off. My greatest letdown after reading the Lizzies….I have to wait 14 days for another.

  • Seymour Butts

    Who says pandering doesn’t pay off. My greatest letdown after reading the Lizzies….I have to wait 14 days for another.

  • PLCB3

    Slurpees on 7-11! Get your free 7-11 slurpee today. If you like Slurpees

  • AC0000000

    Slurpees on 7-11! Get your free 7-11 slurpee today. If you like Slurpees

  • Jerry in Wisconsin

    Based on the last two weeks, I am becoming increasingly optimistic that the Cubs are turning this ship around. They have signed their draft picks and are signing just about all of the international talent, meaning that next year they will be trading away their international pool money away for more talent. We just need a bullpen now.

    • Joe Aiello

      You did say “ship” right?

      • Jerry in Wisconsin

        Yes I did, and I am now have a very very vague recollection about a previous discussion on calling this team a ship

  • Jerry in Wisconsin

    Based on the last two weeks, I am becoming increasingly optimistic that the Cubs are turning this ship around. They have signed their draft picks and are signing just about all of the international talent, meaning that next year they will be trading away their international pool money away for more talent. We just need a bullpen now.

    • Joe Aiello

      You did say “ship” right?

      • Jerry in Wisconsin

        Yes I did, and I am now have a very very vague recollection about a previous discussion on calling this team a ship

  • Doug S.

    This is not a horrible season. For me, it’s filled with promise and hope (queue cheesy music now) and I’ll be focusing on watching these guys right up until the NFL regular season starts. Then in NFL week 3 when the Jets are 0-2, spiralling and a media circus again I’ll return to Cub focus and spring training.

  • Doug S.

    This is not a horrible season. For me, it’s filled with promise and hope (queue cheesy music now) and I’ll be focusing on watching these guys right up until the NFL regular season starts. Then in NFL week 3 when the Jets are 0-2, spiralling and a media circus again I’ll return to Cub focus and spring training.

  • PLCB3

    Great day today! Cubs beat the Cardinals and City Hall!

  • AC0000000

    Great day today! Cubs beat the Cardinals and City Hall!

  • Sherm

    Since Cap’n O made a request and got a Lizzie for it…

    On the ledge (to the tune of “Turn the Page”)*

    On a long and lonesome highway

    East of anywhere

    You can listen to the talkshows

    Moanin’ out their same ol’ song –

    You can think about the error

    Or the strikeouts from the night before…

    But your thoughts will soon be wandering

    The way they always do

    When you’re losin’ lots of ballgames

    And there’s nothin’ you can do

    And you don’t feel much like watchin’,

    You just wish the year was through…

    Here I am

    Cubbie Fan again

    There I am

    hand in the fridge

    Here I go

    Missin’ work again

    There I go

    out on the ledge…

    Well you trudge into a sports bar,

    Can’t win at home or on the road,

    And you feel the eyes upon you

    Smirkin’ at the cap,

    You pretend it doesn’t bother you

    But that’s a load of crap…

    Most times you can’t hear ’em talk,

    Other times you can

    All the same old cliches,

    “Is he that stuipid, man?”

    And you always seem outnumbered,

    You don’t dare make a stand (your only consolation, man, is you’re no White Sox
    fan)

    Here I am

    Cubbie Fan again

    There I am

    hand in the fridge

    Here I go

    Missin’ work again

    There I go

    out on the ledge…

    Out there in the bleachers

    You’re a million miles away

    Every ounce of energy

    You try to give away

    As the sweat pours out your body

    it’s those beers you had today…

    Later in the evening

    As you lie awake in bed

    With the memories of walks and balks

    Ringin’ in your head

    You play the day’s last bat,

    over in your head…

    Here we are

    pitchers’ count, we see

    Here we go

    Ain’t it a shame

    Here we go

    Called strike three…again

    There we go

    Blame Dale Sveum…

    Here we are

    thrown out again

    Here we go

    Ain’t it a shame,

    Won’t be long now

    Shutout again

    There they go

    Losing the game…

    There they go

    There they go…………

    *with tremendous apologies to Bob Seger

    • Cap’n Obvious

      This is the best thing to happen to me in weeks. Literally. A Lizzie sweep in 2 weeks.

  • Sherm

    Since Cap’n O made a request and got a Lizzie for it…

    On the ledge (to the tune of “Turn the Page”)*

    On a long and lonesome highway

    East of anywhere

    You can listen to the talkshows

    Moanin’ out their same ol’ song –

    You can think about the error

    Or the strikeouts from the night before…

    But your thoughts will soon be wandering

    The way they always do

    When you’re losin’ lots of ballgames

    And there’s nothin’ you can do

    And you don’t feel much like watchin’,

    You just wish the year was through…

    Here I am

    Cubbie Fan again

    There I am

    hand in the fridge

    Here I go

    Missin’ work again

    There I go

    out on the ledge…

    Well you trudge into a sports bar,

    Can’t win at home or on the road,

    And you feel the eyes upon you

    Smirkin’ at the cap,

    You pretend it doesn’t bother you

    But that’s a load of crap…

    Most times you can’t hear ’em talk,

    Other times you can

    All the same old cliches,

    “Is he that stuipid, man?”

    And you always seem outnumbered,

    You don’t dare make a stand (your only consolation, man, is you’re no White Sox
    fan)

    Here I am

    Cubbie Fan again

    There I am

    hand in the fridge

    Here I go

    Missin’ work again

    There I go

    out on the ledge…

    Out there in the bleachers

    You’re a million miles away

    Every ounce of energy

    You try to give away

    As the sweat pours out your body

    it’s those beers you had today…

    Later in the evening

    As you lie awake in bed

    With the memories of walks and balks

    Ringin’ in your head

    You play the day’s last bat,

    over in your head…

    Here we are

    pitchers’ count, we see

    Here we go

    Ain’t it a shame

    Here we go

    Called strike three…again

    There we go

    Blame Dale Sveum…

    Here we are

    thrown out again

    Here we go

    Ain’t it a shame,

    Won’t be long now

    Shutout again

    There they go

    Losing the game…

    There they go

    There they go…………

    *with tremendous apologies to Bob Seger

    • Cap’n Obvious

      This is the best thing to happen to me in weeks. Literally. A Lizzie sweep in 2 weeks.

  • PLCB3

    So much for Gregg making it hard to curse on this blog. That Gregging game Gregging sucked! The Cubs kept Gregging up. MotherGregger! I Gregging hate the Cardinals so much

  • AC0000000

    So much for Gregg making it hard to curse on this blog. That Gregging game Gregging sucked! The Cubs kept Gregging up. MotherGregger! I Gregging hate the Cardinals so much