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Monthly Archive: September 2016

Friday

30

September 2016

28

COMMENTS

Thursday

29

September 2016

62

COMMENTS

GirlieView (09/29/2016)

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GirlieView is a VFTB recap column on alternate Thursdays. We give our readers props for having timely and funny quotes from the past two weeks of VFTB commentary. Join us for a few good laughs!

Thursday

29

September 2016

36

COMMENTS

Too Bad the Rains Never Came

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Have you ever wondered if Theo Epstein is related to Brian Epstein, the guy who managed the Beatles? I never gave that a moment of thought until I saw the headline announcing that the Cubs have extended Theo’s contract five years. My first thought was “FANTASTIC”. My second thought was, “Gee, I wonder if Theo is related to Brian Epstein?”

Tuesday

27

September 2016

140

COMMENTS

Monday

26

September 2016

36

COMMENTS

The good coffee tastes bitter today

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We interrupt this captivating and enjoyable baseball season to bring you back to earth – there is no greater dose of reality and life’s frailty than the death of a young person. When that person is an athlete, or has celebrity, it seems to loom larger, but really all it is doing is bringing to mind the simple fact that life is much, much bigger than baseball or sports or blogs or anything else. All of those things make up life – pieces of it, anyway, but there is no greater example of the sum being so much greater than […]