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We Believe… We Always Have

So it’s been a while since I’ve updated. Sheesh, I need to get on the ball here. I’ll talk about my Twins beating up my poor Cubbies tomorrow. Tonight I want to focus on one thing:

We Believe, The Movie. Directed by John Scheinfeld.
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They had a Chicago Premiere Friday night at the Chicago Theatre. There was an invite only showing at 7:30 which I did see Sean Marshall leaving. And there was a public one at 10:30. I was in attendance for the 10:30 one. 
This movie was so fantastic. It wasn’t like Chasing October which followed another unsuccessful Cubs season. It was a combination of the history of Chicago, the history of the Cubs, the 2008 season, some of the players and more famous fans of the Cubs, and the best part of Chicago baseball: the Cubs fans. 
I felt connected with the movie. It explained everything my life was about. I realized after watching the movie that I really do have a special relationship with this team. It’s something extraordinary. There are good times and bad and we survive them all. Best part is, Cubs fans return year after year to cheer on their team, hopeful of a new winning season. 
The celebrity fans were absolutely hilarious! And the profiles of the players were great. They kept DeRo and Woody in there (as they should). It was fun to see the players views on their teammates and hear straight from them about things. I got to hear Fukudome talk for the first time. He talked in Japanese but he said a phrase that Theriot taught him, “Sorry your honor, I’m not from this country.” haha And they talked about the players feelings towards the wonderful “Go Cubs Go” song. (There is also a fabulous part about Steve Goodman in the film)
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They also recapped some of the important games from the ’08 season including the 9-1 game against the Rockies in which we came back to win, Z’s no hitter, our 10,000th win, and our division clinching game. 
Overall it really explained how us Cubs fans work. It was great to see a movie about us and our dedication to this team, our love. 
I would recommend this to every Cubs fan. Every single one of them needs to see this movie. And if you’re not a Cubs fan but like baseball then I also recommend this to you. 
Whether or not we won last year (and we should’ve, trust me… that World Series should’ve been ours… but we choked, of course), the Cubs fans return every year in full force. Ready for another year of excitement and disappointment. 
I am Stephanie and I love the Cubs. 
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Randy Wells Can’t Catch A Break

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Randy Wells cannot catch a break. The kid goes 7 HIT LESS innings and he can’t get a win. Ridiculous. And he got his first major league hit! Congrats kid!

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Wells, R 7.0 2 2 1 0 4 1 1.69

THAT SHOULD GET YOU ONE IN THE WIN CATEGORY. So what happened?

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They happened.

Lou called to the bullpen in the 8th inning. Wells gave up a SOLO home run… solo. He was only at 83 pitches. Sooooooooo you put in Carlos Marmol. Who then (with one guy already on first) walked a guy, gets a guy to line out, than hits a guy… yup bases loaded with 1 out. Then what happens? He walks ANOTHER guy to bring in a run. Than a sac fly to score another. Next thing you know, it’s 5 to 3.

All the while Randy is sitting in the dugout watching his first big league W go down the drain.

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Then our wonderful closer is brought in to finish the game. Did I ever mention how much I dislike Kevin Gregg??

I’m watching the bottom of the ninth unfold nicely. The first guy flies out. The second guy should have struck out but it was a wild pitch so he’s on first. Okay, no big deal. Oh wait… this is Kevin Gregg we’re talking about. Next guy flies out. SWEET. 2 outs! WRONG. Next guy comes up and homers… yeah, homers. With one guy already on that ties the game at 5.

I dislike Kevin Gregg.

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Gregg’s bad day is everyday. Found that at http://www.cubby-blue.com. Love it.

We need a serious make over in the bullpen. Jim Hendry best be out there lookin’. Or else…


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I found this hilarious picture on http://www.cubby-blue.com.


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Zambrano is suspended 6 games for his little burst on the field and then he misses the flight to Atlanta? Come on Zambrano. Get your act together. He’s probably going to be fined and he’ll have to apologize to the team.

And all these injuries. Really guys?! I’m starting to think your faking it. Miles, Freel, Harden, Ramirez, Bradley… come on now.

And for a minute there I was scared that I might have to see Mark DeRosa in a Cardinals uniform. PHEW, I don’t think that will be happening. Or at least I hope not. I’m still mad we traded him. It was a terrible decision. I’m going to the Sox & Cleveland game with my best friend on friday. She’s a sox fan. I just want to see DeRo.

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In other news:

I made the mistake of watching I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here yesterday. I thought Dog the Bounty Hunter was supposed to be on it but I guess I was wrong. And Spencer and Heidi Pratt need to be eaten by a dragon in the jungle.

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I had the game on my kitchen tv while I watched Men Vs. Wild with Will Ferrell. It was hilarious.

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And with that I draw this entry to a close. Good night &

GO CUBS!

Rain, Rain, Go Away! The Chicago Cubs Won Today!

Thank goodness. The bats were ALIVE! Marshall was fantastic!

The offense lit it up in the short 5 1/2 inning game tonight! 5 different Cubs had RBIs!

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Ryan Theriot! I have to plug him in whenever I can 🙂 He went 1 for 3, with a RBI & crossing the plate once!

Hoff!

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No, not that one.

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He went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs tonight!

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And Fukudome hit a solo shot tonight!

Most of everyone had a great night at the plate. I ❤ it when we hit the ball 🙂

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And our pitching. Maybe it’s only good news because we didn’t have to dip into the bullpen. Sean Marshall went 5 innings only giving up one earned run and four hits while striking out six. FABULOUS! Love it. Poor kid was disappointed when the rain came. I would be too pitching as awesome as he was.

And ya know, someone told me that I was a Theriot bandwagon fan. He said I only liked Ryan Theriot because he was cute. I got really upset at that. I have been watching him play since he was a freshman at LSU. I was 9. I don’t watch baseball for the hot guys. I watch it because I love the sport. When I became a Theriot fan I wasn’t like, “Oh, he’s cute.” Shortstop was always my position and when I got to watch LSU play, I became a Theriot fan. Not every female watches baseball because some of the guys are good looking. Well, that was my little rant. True Theriot fan since age 9 🙂

I hope we go out there and get another win tomorrow!!

GO CUBS!

 

Finally… Oh Wait, We Lost… Again

But the bats did finally come alive. It only took them 7 games.

We lost yet again. And I should be upset but I’m not. I have been a terrible person to everyone the past few days and it is def because the Cubs have not been playing well. But tonight they scored 8 runs!! And we probably would have won if Ryan Dempster had been pitching like he normally does, ya know, 6 innings with only a couple earned runs. But unfortunately for us (& the gatorade machine) Dempster didn’t have his good stuff and he didn’t pitch well. He gave up 6 earned runs tonight.

To continue on the pitching note, let me state: I hate out bullpen. I may have said it before but I would like to say it again. Something needs to be done. I hope Jim is out there looking for trades. I think it should be our #1 priority before the trade deadline. Cotts blows, that hasn’t changed. Heilman is still terrible, again, nothings changed there. Thankfully Patton came out and pitched well for not having pitched in a game in 2 weeks. Oh, and Ascanio did well too.

Our bats are back! Let’s hope they are here to stay.

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Ryan Theriot! Oh how I do love Ryan Theriot. ❤ He may have went 2 for 24 on the road trip but he will always be my guy. He went 3 for 5 tonight with 3 doubles and 2 RBIs!

Bradley went 2 for 5 with 4 RBIs! Soto and Freel both had RBIs. It was a good night for Cubs offense. First in a long while.

Hahaha, and Ted Lilly! Got ejected from a game he wasn’t even playing in! Let’s face it, that ump was sooooo inconsistent. He was terrible (for the record, I hate MOST if not ALL umpires). And when Ted Lilly said something from the dugout he was ejected! I ❤ Ted Lilly.

I think umps should have to take a test or something (maybe they do, I don’t know). Where a committee has to watch them call balls and strike in a simulated game and then their fate should be decided that way. Because some of these umpires are just terrible.

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Mr. T is my hero. He sang the 7th
inning stretch today. It was hysterical. He more of shouted it to
everyone rather than singing it. When there’s a good video of it, I’ll get it up.

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Get well soon DLee & Bobby Scales!
Both have the flu. 😦
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And Carlos Marmol is in New York
awaiting the birth of the newest
edition to the Marmol family!

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Happy Memorial Day.
Thank you to every man and woman who has served or is serving in every branch of our armed forces.
Thank you. We are so proud.

Let’s hope, pray, for a win tomorrow!
GO CUBS!

Major Pain

UGH. WTF. I can’t even talk about it I’m so frustrated. It’s annoying. Are they trying? Do they care as much as I do? Maybe I’m over reacting. I am.

It’s still early. Even though every game is important.

The past week for me has been pretty rough. I’ve been dealing with some personal issues. The Cubs aren’t helping. Baseball is something I’ve always looked forward to but now I can’t even watch the full game b/c it’s so frustrating!

I’m a Cubs fan and I’m used to disappointment but not piled on top of all the personal stuff I’m dealing with.

Go Cubs!
please stop skidding out of control

Seriously?

Quick note: follow me on twitter. cubsjunkie

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Offense? What’s that? Oh, you need that to win a game? Pshhh, who knew?

Pathetic. Ouch, kinda harsh. But I have a nice temper and I’m very critical. Why were the guys so impatient? They kept swinging at the first pitch or the second pitch. No one was taking deep counts. Pineiro only threw 92 pitches over 9 innings… 92 freaking pitches. A 3 hit complete game shut out… nice guys, really nice.

I’m too flustered to talk about it… I need to go clean something.

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GO CUBS!

Aren’t Walkoffs the Greatest?!

Unfortunatly I didn’t get to watch the game today. It was my little sister’s birthday so we went to chuck e cheese. But believe me, I had the phone on gameday.

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That’s my sister! ❤

So Wells pitched great! Second outing and the guys just can’t get him a W. He went 6 innings with 4 hits and 4 strikeouts. What’s a guy gatta do?! I think we should keep him in the rotation when Z gets back. Marshall will be nice in the bullpen.

Kevin Gregg.. PSH. I can’t stand this guy. I really can’t. I don’t know if other Cubs fans feel the same but blow a four run lead in the ninth? No, that’s not what a closer is supposed to do. Then they put in Heilman who is not perfect and has no room for error inheriting bases loaded with no outs. I almost questioned my faith… almost.

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And just after I commenting on Jane’s blog about the beauty of a walkoff.. we have one. Our offense didn’t cross the plate until the sixth but Fons got the job done with Scales on and a single to right field.

CSN’s poll question today was “Who do you want to be the Cubs everyday third baseman with Aramis out?” And my answer is Bobby Scales. I like this guy. I think he’s good offensivly and he gets the job done. Thumbs up to Bobby Scales.



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That was a quickie 😉 but I have to go sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and get my ankle checked out. There is some suspicious brusing and swelling that I def didn’t notice until last night when my ankle was screaming in pain.

until tomorrow,
GO CUBS!!

And PS – my buddy Brenton looked up the article about Ryan Theriot in the Sun. The guy is very sarcastic about associating Riot with roids but really? Must we connect the two? That’s spoiling Ryan Theriot’s good name. Shame on you journalist. I’m sure your feeling the heat for it.

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