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GirlieView (03/06/2014)

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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 the 2013/2014 Offseason = 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

  • At the risk of seeming overly spirited, a. I miss the everydayness of baseball.
  • I think I got zipped out on the Lizzies, this is horrific. Not as horrific as the Cubs have been and look to be in 2014 but horrific none the less.
  • You and me both, Doc, but you must pull yourself together and try to go on. You’re just in a slump. It’s not personal. Lizzie loves everyone the same.
  • What part of this do you not understand: Lizzie = A funny, timely quote made on the VFTB site by our writers or commenters.
  • “Now batting number 89 Will Shoeman, he played in AA last year and had the most doubles on Tuesday evenings in the month of May for the team.” Drivles Len Kasper. “It is Friday morning right now so let’s see how this at bat goes for Will.”
  • Starlin Castro got the spring training kiss of death from Bruce Levine earlier today…”He’s in the best shape of his life.”
  • You left Socci before the Canadian verse USA mens hockey game?
  • Talk to Joe. He didn’t give me enough in my VFTB expense account to stay any longer.
  • Which begs the questions, How much did Joe have to pay you to risk your life in Russia, and did you adopt any Russian Wolfhounds?
  • Personally I do not like a leadoff man that gets on base 28.4% of the time….but that’s just me. The sad thing is that I would have no idea who would be a better option at the leadoff role…
  • I have to agree with you Bill Fell, I would think Castro belongs in the 2 or 3 hole since he loves to swing. Can you believe I got zipped out on the Girlieview Lizzies? Does that seem right to you?
  • Is it just me, or do more threads die with some weird ass Raker-rant?
  • Nope, they usually die after a tangential CAPS response to a weird ass Raker-rant.
  • Expos are due.
  • I think it’s prudent to worry about the defense.
  • and the few min after where we say goodbye and gaze into each others virtual eyes and say “you hang up first, no you hang up first”
  • Worst Case Scenario: Jackson keeps striking out in 30% percent of his plate appearances and never sniffs the Majors again. Or, ever worse, he never sniffs the Majors again for the Cubs, gets DFA’d, the Cardinals pick him up, and then they magically fix him with that human sacrifice altar they have under Busch Stadium.
  • I thought Renteria came off fine, way better than Quade or Sveum ever did.
  • Darwin? Is that you?
  • Yes, it is, only it isn’t.
  • Here’s an item: eggs come from a chicken’s cloaca. Google that orifice and check back in.

Lizard

  • The good thing about the season being close is that even if we all hate each other, once the season starts we will all be rooting for the Cubs.

Shout Outs

  • Congratulations to Bill Fell and Dusty Baylor, both with their first off-season Lizzie this time around. Thanks for being here!

MVL

  • Congratulations to Doc Raker and Jerry in Wisconsin, our co-Most Valuable Lizzie-ers!

Top 10 of the 2013/2014 Offseason (one point for each Lizzie, three points for the Lizard)

1. jswanson
2. Doc Raker
3. Seymour Butts
4. Eddie von White
5. Sean Powell
6. Joe Aiello
7. Noah
8. Doug S.
9. Jerry in Wisconsin
10. Jedi Johnson

Chit Chat

Let’s see, by now you might have a few spring training games under your belt, or if not you might at least be starting to peek at the roster options. Here’s a simple question. Who is your current favorite Cub? Mine is George Kottaras.

  • Eddie Von White

    – Chesterton, Indiana – that’s where I am from…who knew?
    – I like the LIzzie’s posted early in the morning like this – it gets my day off on the right foot.
    – My favorite Cub is Ted Lily – just hired by the front office (does that count)?

    • Seymour Butts

      And I was born in Anderson.
      I did not know Lizzies last name before this, but for some reason had a clue to an apparently different person who has a Mackinac Island blog. Isn’t mystery fun.
      Fav current Cub: Jeff Samardzija. He’s one of a few that I’ve actually had a conversation with. A mutual friend hooked us up. He’s from Indiana and was raised a Cub fan. This is the kind of guy we want to root for.

      • PLCB3

        Even though he played football at Notre Dame?

      • Seymour Butts

        Especially because he did.

      • PLCB3

        But I hate Notre Dame! I like Ohio State.

      • Why should that have any bearing on who Seymour likes or doesn’t like?

      • Doc Raker

        That question is off limits Lizzie, it is the 11th rule of VFTB. “Don’t ask CAPS to be logical.”

      • Eddie Von White

        Exactly. How often does the home town boy get to play professionally for the team he grew up loving? Not often. I hope you advised Jeff to cut his obnoxious hair. I fear it is going to get in the way of his fastball.

      • Ugh that hair! But yes, he’s the hometown boy!

    • How long since you’ve been here Eddie?

      • Eddie Von White

        I moved from there when I was 13 years old, which is over 40 years ago. But those first 13 years of my life made me an unapologetic Cub fan. I have family all over the place in that area. My grandparents lived on Howe Road just west of town. My mom is from Porter and my dad from Chesterton. I go back about once a year or so for family reunions and such. That will always be home to me.

      • So exciting! We’re right off 1100N near the Brassie Golf Course (not sure how long it’s been here.)

      • Eddie Von White

        Its a small world. I would bet we know some of the same people.

      • Indeed! In fact I even know you have a big birthday coming up! Word gets around about you!! 🙂 Hehehehehe.

      • Eddie Von White

        Oh wow!

  • Eddie Von White

    – Chesterton, Indiana – that’s where I am from…who knew?
    – I like the LIzzie’s posted early in the morning like this – it gets my day off on the right foot.
    – My favorite Cub is Ted Lily – just hired by the front office (does that count)?

    • Seymour Butts

      And I was born in Anderson.
      I did not know Lizzies last name before this, but for some reason had a clue to an apparently different person who has a Mackinac Island blog. Isn’t mystery fun.
      Fav current Cub: Jeff Samardzija. He’s one of a few that I’ve actually had a conversation with. A mutual friend hooked us up. He’s from Indiana and was raised a Cub fan. This is the kind of guy we want to root for.

      • AC0000000

        Even though he played football at Notre Dame?

      • Seymour Butts

        Especially because he did.

      • AC0000000

        But I hate Notre Dame! I like Ohio State.

      • Why should that have any bearing on who Seymour likes or doesn’t like?

      • Doc Raker

        That question is off limits Lizzie, it is the 11th rule of VFTB. “Don’t ask CAPS to be logical.”

      • Eddie Von White

        Exactly. How often does the home town boy get to play professionally for the team he grew up loving? Not often. I hope you advised Jeff to cut his obnoxious hair. I fear it is going to get in the way of his fastball.

      • Ugh that hair! But yes, he’s the hometown boy!

    • How long since you’ve been here Eddie?

      • Eddie Von White

        I moved from there when I was 13 years old, which is over 40 years ago. But those first 13 years of my life made me an unapologetic Cub fan. I have family all over the place in that area. My grandparents lived on Howe Road just west of town. My mom is from Porter and my dad from Chesterton. I go back about once a year or so for family reunions and such. That will always be home to me.

      • So exciting! We’re right off 1100N near the Brassie Golf Course (not sure how long it’s been here.)

      • Eddie Von White

        Its a small world. I would bet we know some of the same people.

      • Indeed! In fact I even know you have a big birthday coming up! Word gets around about you!! 🙂 Hehehehehe.

      • Eddie Von White

        Oh wow!

  • Doc Raker

    My favorite Cub is Ryne Sandberg, my current favorite Cub is Starlin Castro because his swing is so fluid and he is such a good natural hitter.

    I go from being zipped out of the Lizzie’s to being CO MVL with Jerry over in Wisconsin. What a turn around. Carrie Muskrat called and wants to interview me about what made the difference. I just have to tell her this isn’t a sprint, it is a marathon and you have to keep grinding and put yesterday behind you. No one is going to go through a long season without some kind of adversity or slump. You just have to get back to fundamentals and keep hacking, something has to fall in, a bloop, a duck snort, seeing eye ground ball or maybe you square one up for the 450 foot jack. It’s good to be back.

    Going to spring training next week, can’t wait.

  • Doc Raker

    My favorite Cub is Ryne Sandberg, my current favorite Cub is Starlin Castro because his swing is so fluid and he is such a good natural hitter.

    I go from being zipped out of the Lizzie’s to being CO MVL with Jerry over in Wisconsin. What a turn around. Carrie Muskrat called and wants to interview me about what made the difference. I just have to tell her this isn’t a sprint, it is a marathon and you have to keep grinding and put yesterday behind you. No one is going to go through a long season without some kind of adversity or slump. You just have to get back to fundamentals and keep hacking, something has to fall in, a bloop, a duck snort, seeing eye ground ball or maybe you square one up for the 450 foot jack. It’s good to be back.

    Going to spring training next week, can’t wait.

  • PLCB3

    I’m not sure who my current favorite Cub is. But all-time, it’s without a question Woody. He’s the reason I’m a Cubs fan.

  • AC0000000

    I’m not sure who my current favorite Cub is. But all-time, it’s without a question Woody. He’s the reason I’m a Cubs fan.

  • PLCB3

    LIzzie, what do you like to cook? Have you ever made ratatouille? I made it a few weeks ago, so good.

    • No, I haven’t made it. I used to share a lot of recipes here, I can’t remember why … I think Joe was sharing his iPod and I shared my kitchen.

      • PLCB3

        You should bring it back. I love cooking, and learning new recipes. Ratatouille is awesome. It’s healthy, and delicious. If I hadn’t called my dad before making it, I would have screwed it up really badly though.

      • Doc Raker

        Have you ever cooked Louisiana hot links on the grill? Those are good. I always cook some kind of sausage on the grill as an appetizer when I am grilling. Usually Louisiana hot links or italian sausage.

      • PLCB3

        Never had Lousiana hot links, but I love grilled Italian sausage

      • No reason to set myself up for a repeat of the negative comments you left about my recipes the first time around.

  • AC0000000

    LIzzie, what do you like to cook? Have you ever made ratatouille? I made it a few weeks ago, so good.

    • No, I haven’t made it. I used to share a lot of recipes here, I can’t remember why … I think Joe was sharing his iPod and I shared my kitchen.

      • AC0000000

        You should bring it back. I love cooking, and learning new recipes. Ratatouille is awesome. It’s healthy, and delicious. If I hadn’t called my dad before making it, I would have screwed it up really badly though.

      • Doc Raker

        Have you ever cooked Louisiana hot links on the grill? Those are good. I always cook some kind of sausage on the grill as an appetizer when I am grilling. Usually Louisiana hot links or italian sausage.

      • AC0000000

        Never had Lousiana hot links, but I love grilled Italian sausage

      • No reason to set myself up for a repeat of the negative comments you left about my recipes the first time around.

  • Dusty Baylor

    My favorite Cub? Larry Biittner. He lost a ball in his hat for a triple…and took it in stride. He also threw me a ball once in batting practice. I don’t have a current favorite. I’d like to see who’s going to be here a couple of years before I get attached.

    • That’s probably a good plan Dusty. I don’t think we can count on long-term for any of them!

    • That’s probably a good plan Dusty. I don’t think we can count on long-term for any of them!

    • Doc Raker

      Larry Biittner was at camp when I went in 2007. Seymour, is Biittner still going to camp? He was nice, I remember his opening day walk off home run in Wrigley Field back about 40 years ago.

    • Doc Raker

      Larry Biittner was at camp when I went in 2007. Seymour, is Biittner still going to camp? He was nice, I remember his opening day walk off home run in Wrigley Field back about 40 years ago.

    • PLCB3

      How do you lose a ball in your hat? I heard during a game 15 years ago that if you deliberately use your hat to catch the ball it’s a 3-base penalty. If you throw your glove at it, it’s a 2-base penalty.

      • Dusty Baylor

        Biittner was playing RF….there was a ball hit to the gap in deep right…he dove for the ball, partially knocking it down, His hat came off. The ball rolled into it. He scrambled around looking for the ball…finally heard everyone screaming at him , and picked it up and threw it in.

      • PLCB3

        I see. I don’t think that that would qualify as a penalty. Remember when Livan Hernandez couldn’t get the ball out of his glove so he just threw the glove to 1B?

    • AC0000000

      How do you lose a ball in your hat? I heard during a game 15 years ago that if you deliberately use your hat to catch the ball it’s a 3-base penalty. If you throw your glove at it, it’s a 2-base penalty.

      • Dusty Baylor

        Biittner was playing RF….there was a ball hit to the gap in deep right…he dove for the ball, partially knocking it down, His hat came off. The ball rolled into it. He scrambled around looking for the ball…finally heard everyone screaming at him , and picked it up and threw it in.

      • AC0000000

        I see. I don’t think that that would qualify as a penalty. Remember when Livan Hernandez couldn’t get the ball out of his glove so he just threw the glove to 1B?

  • Bill Fell

    Love to be mentioned this early in the season! I feel honored

  • Bill Fell

    Love to be mentioned this early in the season! I feel honored

  • Doc Raker

    Prayers to Rich Hill and family.

    • Joining in the prayers. Poor guy.

      • PLCB3

        Indeed. What a shame.

  • Doc Raker

    Prayers to Rich Hill and family.

    • Joining in the prayers. Poor guy.

      • AC0000000

        Indeed. What a shame.

  • Mark_from_Toronto

    Can’t really say I have a favourite current Cub. If anything, I’d like to see Castro and Rizzo get better, but wouldn’t necessarily call either a favourite. Just realized this means there really isn’t any current players I would choose if I were going to buy a new Cubs jersey as all of the jerseys I currently have are players that are no longer on the team (Dempster, Lee, Soriano, and Zambrano – yes I know I’ve now lost a lot of creditability based on some of these choices).

    • PLCB3

      I had Lee Ramirez Soriano Fukudome Soto and Zambrano shirts in 2008. I donated them all away a couple years ago. I decided to only buy legends at they time. I now have Sandberg, Dawson, Woody, and Santo

      • Doc Raker

        Hey, I know a guy who made a Hee Sop Choi tee shirt for himself when he first came up. Don’t know if he wears it much these days.

  • Mark_from_Toronto

    Can’t really say I have a favourite current Cub. If anything, I’d like to see Castro and Rizzo get better, but wouldn’t necessarily call either a favourite. Just realized this means there really isn’t any current players I would choose if I were going to buy a new Cubs jersey as all of the jerseys I currently have are players that are no longer on the team (Dempster, Lee, Soriano, and Zambrano – yes I know I’ve now lost a lot of creditability based on some of these choices).

    • AC0000000

      I had Lee Ramirez Soriano Fukudome Soto and Zambrano shirts in 2008. I donated them all away a couple years ago. I decided to only buy legends at they time. I now have Sandberg, Dawson, Woody, and Santo

      • Doc Raker

        Hey, I know a guy who made a Hee Sop Choi tee shirt for himself when he first came up. Don’t know if he wears it much these days.

  • Jerry in Wisconsin

    Wow, I go away for a birthday weekend and come back to find I have my first lizzard and MVL. Thanks to all!

  • Jerry in Wisconsin

    Wow, I go away for a birthday weekend and come back to find I have my first lizzard and MVL. Thanks to all!