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GirlieView (06/12/2014)

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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 2014 Season = 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

  • Long time lurker, first time poster…
  • I had to think about that, but I’ll go with Rizzo right now.
  • I am not sure I have a favorite cub, I am rooting the hardest for Olt. Hit the Ball Darn it!
  • Old Milwaukee Light in the cooler…help yourselves!
  • Ryan Braun light beer sounds like punishment.
  • Houston has won 6 games in a row leaving the cubs alone for the first pick in the 2015 draft. So we have that going for us. When is the last time the cubs have won 6 in a row?
  • Cite your spreadsheet and get back to us.
  • How in the hell did the cubs hit him? Another baffling thing about this team.
  • Hello Kim099 What brings you around here? Just an FYI, Seymour likes to take his dates to Subway, CAPS batch cooks eggs and oatmeal, Jswan is busy with 2 small children and I like a nice chewy Cab to go with my steak. My wife usually goes with a salad or fish which is OK by me, I love a nice piece of fish also. Mark your calendar for the VFTB spring training weekend next March. We hope to see you there.
  • Raker, you might want to click on her photo and read some of the posts before you get too excited about a new member.
  • I have some bad news my friends of VFTB. Our new visitor the other day, Kim , I don’t think she is a sincere Cubs fan
  • I think she’s a he.
  • I did not catch that EVW. Good thing I didn’t tell he/she where we would be dinning next March at the VFTB spring training weekend.
  • I try to be on my toes all the time.
  • How many Subways are there?
  • There are currently 32 Subways in Mesa AZ alone. I’ve been to several.
  • The one by the retirement community really hooks it up with the banana peppers.
  • The Chrissy Ruth’s in Scottsdale is nice. I brought my son there on our first father son spring training trip back in 2005. We ate like the ball players eat after a busy day of spring training. He had a mini filet medium rare, I let him taste my Caymus cabernet and then he fell asleep at the table. We put 2 chairs together and the waiter brought a table cloth to cover him up and let him sleep while Capn Obvious and I finished off the cab while talking Cubs baseball. It is one of my most favorite memories.
  • So I’m correct on the take that you have given alcohol to minors in public, that one such minor drank enough to pass out, and that you showed your concern by covering him with a shroud instead of a trip to the ER. Father of the year material .
  • Carbon dating definitively set the Shroud of Scottsdale in the Atkins Diet epoch. Doc gets a pass here.
  • Curses… the one person who appreciates sciences here is my undoing.
  • Veras gets the ol’ DFA. Perhaps he should track down Marmol and Gregg and start pitching a sitcom.
  • With both Rondon and Wright having babies in May is seem that they, or at least their wives, were focusing on something other than baseball last September.
  • Maybe they were trying to help Theo and Jed in the prospect department.
  • Joe, good to see you took some time to “dork out”
  • If someone else is willing and you can get back a huge amount of booty for him, make the deal.
  • I’m all for more booty.
  • When you’re team isn’t very good, it’s nice to have an off day.
  • Apparently if you get the game winning hit, it means you’ve turned the corner on your season.
  • While watching last night’s game I noticed that Arrieta wears Carlos Marmol’s old number (49) on his jersey. Based on this, I became convinced there was no chance of victory for the Cubs, fortunately they surprised me with a victory afterall. Perhaps Jake might want to consider another number going forward.
  • Obviously I wasn’t listening to Len’s call of the Coghlan at bat but I would assume it went something like, “Ball 1. Jimmy Buffett is in town next week, great seats still available. Strike 1 on the outside corner. I love that Margaritaville. Curve ball outside, 2-1.” DeShaies, “that’s a tough curve ball on a lefty hitter.” Len, “How many hits does Jimmy Buffett have?” DeShaies, “The Cubs just not getting much offense tonight, we need a base runner here.” Len, “Sirius XM radio has it’s own station devoted to Jimmy Buffett, I love listening to XM, the Bruce Springsteen station is pretty good to, love that sax player. There’s a deep drive, that could be, it’s outta here, 1-1 tie game. Why they took the Led Zeppelin station off XM I will never know, those guys are the best ever.” Deshaies, “A rare lefty lefty home run for Coghlan.” Len, “I hope we don’t go into extra innings, Boy George is on Jimmy Falon tonight.”
  • Of your OPS+ is significantly lower than Forrest Gump’s IQ, you should forfeit your spot on the 40-man roster.
  • Maybe filling the roster with a bunch of 5’10” utility men wasn’t a great idea.
  • The Jim Hendry mediocre middle infielder roster syndrome strikes again. It’s a second strain of the dreaded MMIRS.
  • It has already spread to the outfield. Lord have mercy.
  • That’s a 3rd generation strain, MMORS.
  • Pat and Coomer are pretty good. It’s hard to call them Pat and Ron since Santo was the Ron I always think when I say Pat and Ron.
  • Though every game I watch, I want the Cubs to win, I also look at the standings and don’t want the Cubs to move out of that first place draft order. Kind of schizophrenic, I know.
  • Testing… I’m trying to get my picture back
  • Hey. There it is.
  • Hey, maybe our new visitor will like that picture. Good thinking.
  • It’s bigger and clearer than ever.
  • This team sweeping a series from anyone aside from St. Mary’s School for the Blind or my 8U USSSA team brings the blind squirrel theorem to mind.
  • “Welcome to beautiful Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs, the winningest team in baseball in the month of June.”
  • Kendry lost $6.4M by not accepting the Seattle deal back in the spring.
  • Ego combined with a shady agent whispering lies in his ear is the likely reason.
  • Ken must have a very dry morale right about now.
  • I appreciate your wordplay, sir.
  • I appreciate your use of the word “sir”.
  • Get a room, you two.
  • 40 draft rounds and not one Carlos taken by the Cubs. We’re turning the corner.
  • I saw Yogi Berra at Don and Charlies in Scottsdale a few years ago. He was definitely lost.
  • You must have been lost as well, unless Don figured out how to make a Cold Cut Combo.
  • Chicken Schnitzel on rye, toasted. Seymour asked Don if he can pay an extra $1 for a bag of chips and a fountain drink. “You do the combo here Don?”
  • Isn’t this just a rehash of a comment I made a week or so ago? Can I get a contributor shout out here?

Lizard

  • Let’s all have a moment of silence for one of the great characters of the game, Don Zimmer

Shout Outs

  • Big shout out to SouthKakalakiCubsFan for his first 2014-season Lizzie this week! Welcome!!

MVL

  • Congratulations to Doc Raker our Most Valuable Lizzie-er this time! Way to go Doc!

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

1. Doc Raker
1. jswanson
3. Seymour Butts
4. Eddie Von White
5. Joe Aiello
6. Chuck
6. Doug S.
8. Dork
9. Chet West
9. Jerry in Wisconsin
9. Mark From Toronto

Chit Chat

Anyone have any exciting vacation plans this summer?

  • Doug S.

    If you call a baseball trip to Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago, 7 games in 10 days exciting, I’m doing it.

  • Doug S.

    If you call a baseball trip to Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago, 7 games in 10 days exciting, I’m doing it.

  • Doc Raker

    A big thank you to Lizzie for recognizing my genius.

    Let’s celebrate my genius. Batched cooked eggs at CAPS place for our new visitor friend. Everyone else can meet me at Don and Charlie’s for some Bushmills and Schnitzel.

    • Doug S.

      Are shirts optional?

      • Chuck

        Sun’s out, guns out!

      • Seymour Butts

        Yes everybody can rock out…

      • Go on.

      • Seymour Butts

        Oh, that’s ok, you got it.

      • PLCB3

        Those were the best lifeguarding days. In 2011 I guarded 16 hours on the hottest day of the year without a shirt.

      • Doc Raker

        No shirt no shoes no service.

  • Doc Raker

    A big thank you to Lizzie for recognizing my genius.

    Let’s celebrate my genius. Batched cooked eggs at CAPS place for our new visitor friend. Everyone else can meet me at Don and Charlie’s for some Bushmills and Schnitzel.

    • Doug S.

      Are shirts optional?

      • Chuck

        Sun’s out, guns out!

      • Seymour Butts

        Yes everybody can rock out…

      • Go on.

      • Seymour Butts

        Oh, that’s ok, you got it.

      • Doc Raker

        No shirt no shoes no service.

  • Chuck

    My vacation this summer will be my two whole weeks without youth baseball. During that span I plan on building a bridge for the backyard and organize the garage including finding a happy home for all my tools.

    I got to spend my lunch break watching my son hit a double and get the save for his High School team. Good times.

    • Doc Raker

      Nice, gap shot, down the line?

      • Chuck

        Down the 3rd Base line. Good line drive.

  • Chuck

    My vacation this summer will be my two whole weeks without youth baseball. During that span I plan on building a bridge for the backyard and organize the garage including finding a happy home for all my tools.

    I got to spend my lunch break watching my son hit a double and get the save for his High School team. Good times.

    • Doc Raker

      Nice, gap shot, down the line?

      • Chuck

        Down the 3rd Base line. Good line drive.

  • PLCB3

    No vacation for me this summer since I just started a new job.

    • Congrats CAPS…get after it buddy. Keep the VFTB rants to your lunch breaks and off-hours, and good luck with your career.

    • Doc Raker

      Good luck at the pizzeria. Are you head saucie’ or head cheesie’?

      • PLCB3

        My pizza days were over 3 years ago. I sell insurance now.

      • Doc Raker

        Noble, any particular kind?

      • PLCB3

        The company is called Combined Insurance. They sell health, life, accident, and disability. Haven’t made any sales yet but I am confident things will get better.

      • Doc Raker

        Don’t sell, help people fill their needs.

      • My former Edward Jones guy did that, but also took satisfaction in filling the needs of my friends and family. Maybe you should look into that, CAPS.

      • Doc Raker

        My State Farm guy brings me lunch of batched cooked Rabbitt Ragu Pappardelle Pasta. Plus, if some A hole slips and falls on my property I have $1M of coverage for any liability I may incur through our flawed justice system.

      • My former Edward Jones guy did that, but also took satisfaction in filling the needs of my friends and family. Maybe you should look into that, CAPS.

      • Doc Raker

        My State Farm guy brings me lunch of batched cooked Rabbitt Ragu Pappardelle Pasta. Plus, if some A hole slips and falls on my property I have $1M of coverage for any liability I may incur through our flawed justice system.

      • PLCB3

        Easier said than done. Lots of people don’t want to be bothered and see what we have.

      • That doesn’t make sense. Are your rates competitive?

      • PLCB3

        Yes our accident and sickness protector for an individual is less than a dollar a day. For a family, it’s less than a monthly cell phone bill. Our income protector is about the cost of a bundled phone cable and internet bill.

      • That is cool, but I don’t think I’d make it long without my cell phone and internet.

      • Doc Raker

        Have you tried advertising with a funny looking animal that speaks in an accent? Like that funny looking Geico reptile and the talking Duck for Aflac?

      • PLCB3

        Our company is exactly like Aflac. We don’t do any advertising though. We don’t pay a duck. We roast that duck and no advertising means more money in the customer’s pockets.

      • Well, you certainly picked up on the inane insurance guy lingo quickly.

      • AC0000000

        Easier said than done. Lots of people don’t want to be bothered and see what we have.

      • That doesn’t make sense. Are your rates competitive?

      • AC0000000

        Yes our accident and sickness protector for an individual is less than a dollar a day. For a family, it’s less than a monthly cell phone bill. Our income protector is about the cost of a bundled phone cable and internet bill.

      • That is cool, but I don’t think I’d make it long without my cell phone and internet.

      • Doc Raker

        Have you tried advertising with a funny looking animal that speaks in an accent? Like that funny looking Geico reptile and the talking Duck for Aflac?

      • AC0000000

        Our company is exactly like Aflac. We don’t do any advertising though. We don’t pay a duck. We roast that duck and no advertising means more money in the customer’s pockets.

      • Doc Raker

        Noble, any particular kind?

      • AC0000000

        The company is called Combined Insurance. They sell health, life, accident, and disability. Haven’t made any sales yet but I am confident things will get better.

  • AC0000000

    No vacation for me this summer since I just started a new job.

    • Congrats CAPS…get after it buddy. Keep the VFTB rants to your lunch breaks and off-hours, and good luck with your career.

    • Doc Raker

      Good luck at the pizzeria. Are you head saucie’ or head cheesie’?

  • Jerry in Wisconsin

    Has anyone else noticed that West Toronto in Wisconsin is tied for 9th?

  • Jerry in Wisconsin

    Has anyone else noticed that West Toronto in Wisconsin is tied for 9th?

  • Darlin_Starlin

    I think I’m one of the youngest people who comments here and this is my first time I’ve fallen for prospect love. I regularly watch the live gameday updates of Kris Bryant’s at bats. The dude rakes.

    • Doc Raker

      Send a card and show you care.

    • Doc Raker

      Bryant does rake for sure, he is up to .350 BA with lots of power. The pitchers in AA are petitioning to have the Cubs promote him ASAP to get him out of the league. I gotta believe he will be in Des Moines soon, maybe even Wrigley.

    • Doc Raker

      Bryant does rake for sure, he is up to .350 BA with lots of power. The pitchers in AA are petitioning to have the Cubs promote him ASAP to get him out of the league. I gotta believe he will be in Des Moines soon, maybe even Wrigley.

  • Mark_from_Toronto

    No real vacation plans for me. I have a week off next week and just plan to play some golf (which I consider about 4 hours of vacation each round) and get some things done around the house. On a positive note, at least I’ll be able to stay up and watch entire Cubs games next week since I won’t have to get up the next morning for work…then again, I’m not so sure that’s a positive afterall.

  • Mark_from_Toronto

    No real vacation plans for me. I have a week off next week and just plan to play some golf (which I consider about 4 hours of vacation each round) and get some things done around the house. On a positive note, at least I’ll be able to stay up and watch entire Cubs games next week since I won’t have to get up the next morning for work…then again, I’m not so sure that’s a positive afterall.

  • Doc Raker

    Vacation plans: Daughter has a school trip to Australia, son has a USA hockey camp in Colorado Springs, baseball in San Diego for a week in July and Team California Inline hockey goes for a three peat in Fort Wayne Indiana in August.

  • Doc Raker

    Vacation plans: Daughter has a school trip to Australia, son has a USA hockey camp in Colorado Springs, baseball in San Diego for a week in July and Team California Inline hockey goes for a three peat in Fort Wayne Indiana in August.

  • PLCB3

    The next GirlieView is going to be on my birthday! Woohoo!

  • AC0000000

    The next GirlieView is going to be on my birthday! Woohoo!

  • SouthKakalakiCubsFan

    Woooo Hooooo!!!!! Thanks for the shout out

  • SouthKakalakiCubsFan

    Woooo Hooooo!!!!! Thanks for the shout out

  • Doug S.

    This world cup thing is sure screwing up my baseball watching at the sports bars.

    • Chuck

      You are going to the wrong bars.

    • PLCB3

      The Red Sox screwed with my ability to watch the Buckeyes at bars even when they weren’t playing last October.

  • Doug S.

    This world cup thing is sure screwing up my baseball watching at the sports bars.

    • Chuck

      You are going to the wrong bars.

    • AC0000000

      The Red Sox screwed with my ability to watch the Buckeyes at bars even when they weren’t playing last October.

  • Eddie Von White

    I get Raker’s Lizzie strategy: flood the blog with Lizzie prospects and by sheer volume of prospects you’re guaranteed some of them will succeed in MLL (Major League Lizzie). It’s just like Theo and Jed’s game.

    • Doc Raker

      That’s been Jswan’s M O for about……ever……..like………..for sure.

      • Eddie Von White

        I have renewed optimism for the Cubs – it appears the system works. Forget about Theo and Jed – you and Jswan should be in the front office.

      • Doc Raker

        Thank you for recognizing my genius, I am sure your life will be fuller and happier now that you recognize my wisdom. If only Seymour would do the same he would finally be happy, instead he is out trying to save the planet one Prius at a time.

      • Eddie Von White

        I will be much fuller and happier as soon as I eat.

      • Doc Raker

        I know the feeling…………….

      • Doc Raker

        I know the feeling…………….

  • Eddie Von White

    I get Raker’s Lizzie strategy: flood the blog with Lizzie prospects and by sheer volume of prospects you’re guaranteed some of them will succeed in MLL (Major League Lizzie). It’s just like Theo and Jed’s game.

    • Doc Raker

      That’s been Jswan’s M O for about……ever……..like………..for sure.

      • Eddie Von White

        I have renewed optimism for the Cubs – it appears the system works. Forget about Theo and Jed – you and Jswan should be in the front office.

      • Doc Raker

        Thank you for recognizing my genius, I am sure your life will be fuller and happier now that you recognize my wisdom. If only Seymour would do the same he would finally be happy, instead he is out trying to save the planet one Prius at a time.

  • Dork

    I just got back from a camping trip with my son and have to add honey to my condiment list. For those keeping track at home.

    • Doc Raker

      Where does honey fall on your spreadsheet of condiments? Ahead of or behind Agave syrup?

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  • Dork

    I just got back from a camping trip with my son and have to add honey to my condiment list. For those keeping track at home.

    • Doc Raker

      Where does honey fall on your spreadsheet of condiments? Ahead of or behind Agave syrup?

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