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Cubs New Year’s Resolutions for 2023 and Beyond

In Facepalm by Rice Cube113 Comments

Well, well, here we are at the end of 2022, and it’s been fun to hang out with all you jabronis here at Obstructed View, very much appreciate you letting me rant on a semi-regular basis about the Cubs and baseball. The Cubs, of course, have done what they could and/or wanted to since they missed out on a bunch …

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Sports and Sustainability

In aside, Facepalm, Uncategorized by Rice Cube8 Comments

I’ve been on a sustainability kick, what with driving my gasoline-powered car way less (we’ll probably sell it at some point) and switching over to my electric car. It’s been disappointing to realize that maybe only 10% of the stuff I throw in the blue bin actually gets recycled, and if only a few billionaires pooled their resources to set …

Daily Shrug Random Hot Stove Open Thread Edition

In Facepalm by andcounting315 Comments

David Ross is rumored to be the new Cubs manager, according to anonymous sources attending the press conference introducing him as the new Cubs manager. Lester Strode is out as bullpen coach, which bothers Bruce Miles. Word is he was offered a different position with the team. You should probably take a drink every time you shrug while reading Cubs …

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Yearly Facepalm – 10/16/18

In Facepalm by myles469 Comments

Chili Davis is gone. It appears that like offensive coordinators for the Bears or Defense Against the Dark Arts professors, nobody can last more than a year in this position. The Cubs fired John Mallee because Chili Davis was an “all-star coordinator,” and then fired him because he led the Cubs from the all-star talent level to the dumpster in …

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The Scrap Heap

In Facepalm by berselius147 Comments

I thought about making this a daily facepalm post, but the 'daily' in it stretches the incredulity even beyond our level of discreditedness. So I have revived its predecessor instead. Cubs Hires I had been waiting for the Cubs to hire Jim Hickey as the new pitching coach to write a new post, but they took something like four weeks …

OV Sesquiannual Facepalm 11.18.15: Cubs opening a hardware store

In Facepalm by berselius158 Comments

Cubs pulling in some serious hardware In a move that shocked no one outside a few BFIB and Edinson Volquez backers, Kris Bryant was the unanimous winner of the NL Rookie of the Year award. Joe Maddon won the Manager of the Year award, and the only disappointment was that he was live at his bar for the announcement rather than …

Daily Facepalm, 10.14.2015 – Random NLDS Championship Observations

In Facepalm by andcounting180 Comments

(dying laughing) at the Oakland Athletics twitter account for posting this video last night. .@kschwarb12's home run just landed… in Oakland. @Cubs @MLB https://t.co/62SVMxsQ9H — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) October 13, 2015 The Cubs are in the NLCS. They defeated the Cardinals. When it mattered. This is not a drill.   We sing the praises of Thoyer and Joe, but we …

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Daily Facepalm 4.2.15 – Roofing, boarding, framing, we do everything

In Facepalm by berselius

Rooftops fighting a losing battle Rulings have started happening on the roofies’ lawsuit against the Cubs, and it’s looking good for the team. Brett dusted off his lawyer hat (wig?) to take a look at the ruling. Here’s my precis of his precis of the ruling: the rooftops are fucked. There’s still plenty more rodeo to go on here but …

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Daily Facepalm 4.1.15 – Roster taking shape

In Facepalm by berselius

  This week’s cuts Lake, Schlitter, and Rosscup were sent to AAA today. This follows the much more ballyhooed cuts earlier this week of Bryant and Russell (both expected) and Baez (a little unexpected). I was on team Baez-to-AAA but was definitely in the minority in that among the Cubs Twittersphere. He’s 22, it’s not like this is ending his …