GirlieView (07/21/2016)

Published on July 21st, 201621 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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Organizational Recap – A Series Win and a Trade

Published on July 21st, 201612 comment

The Cubs took care of business with another series win and made a deal to hopefully help solidify the bullpen, but at the expense of a fan favorite farmhand.

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Organizational Recap: Missed Opportunities, but Jake is Back

Published on July 20th, 201649 comment

That was a tough loss to stomach, but there was a positive: Jake is BACK!!!

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The Reserve Clause

Published on July 19th, 201628 comment

When I started the day yesterday, I had no idea that I would be writing about the reserve clause for today’s Afternoon Quickie. But Sherm brought it up yesterday morning. We were commenting on the behavior of ball player’s and it was his theory that players today are more motivated by money than by a love of the game or loyalty to a team. He argued that it used to be better. I countered that it probably isn’t much different today than it was before because there have always been bad teammates, greedy owners and other jerks in the game.

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Organizational Recap: Balancing the Books

Published on July 19th, 201641 comment

This past week, Pat Hughes mentioned that the Mets were coming to town and that it was time for the Cubs to balance the books with them. Things have been heavily shifted to the Mets side lately, with them winning 8 in a row against us dating back to last year. Last night the Cubs answered that and took game one decisively.

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