How the Cubs Bullpen Should Look in Second Half

Published on July 15th, 201628 comment

The past month, the Cubs have faltered in all aspects of the game. But, the lack of bullpen consistency is perhaps the most glaring issue for the team as they limp into the second half. With the trade rumors starting to brew, let’s take a look at an ideal bullpen for the Cubs as they try to secure the NL Central.

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First Half Awards

Published on July 13th, 201617 comment

We’ve made it to the All-Star break and it is very evident that the Cubs need to get it figured out. However, Elijah Knepper has decided to not talk about Jason Heyward, or Andrew Miller, or whoever else. Instead, he takes an attempt at handing out awards for the first half of the season.

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I Love Bryan Adams

Published on July 13th, 201667 comment

After the second straight day of attacks on one of my favorite musicians, I feel it’s important to Make A Stand. These sort of attacks tend to Cut Like a Knife, and though many of you may not be fans, it’s important that he can Depend on Me.

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I Don’t Know Who Bryan Adams Is

Published on July 12th, 201640 comment

Yesterday, Sherm wrote that he hates Bryan Adams. I can go Sherm one further. I don’t know who Bryan Adams is. I don’t know what he looks like. I would not recognize his voice. I can’t name any of his songs. I know that he is a rock musician only because the context in which Sherm mentioned him makes that plain.

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I Hate Bryan Adams

Published on July 11th, 201654 comment

I hate Bryan Adams. It’s true. Summer of ’69? Are you kidding me? I hate the song and I hate him. And today when I decide to NOT watch the game? That song is playing when I get in the car. Now I hate Sirius XM, too.

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Organizational Recap: I Hate Baseball Right Now

Published on July 10th, 201640 comment

I’m to the point now where I don’t know what to say anymore. I grow tired of waking up after going to bed angry at a loss and then having to try to come up with something to say that hasn’t already been said 20 or 30 times in the last two months. Since their 27-8 start to the season, the Cubs have played sub-.500 baseball to the tune of 25-27. It’s not fun to watch. It’s not fun to write about, and it’s certainly not fun to talk about, which is why Sherm sent me a text last night saying he couldn’t possibly write any thoughts for the post without cursing. To quote him “I hate baseball right now.”

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One More With Velo (is all I am asking for)

Published on July 8th, 201632 comment

How many clichés have you heard regarding pitching in baseball? You can never have enough, TINSTAAP, pitching and defense wins championships… …none of them are wrong.  However, I do take […]

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Organizational Recap: Rain Delay Theater

Published on July 8th, 201635 comment

I’m not sure what to say anymore. I want this team to win so badly that the way they are playing is causing so much frustration. Last night sucked again and now we need to focus on finishing strong against the Pirates, who have a much easier schedule in the 2nd half than they did in the 1st half.

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GirlieView (07/07/2016)

Published on July 7th, 201627 comment

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!

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