It's Tyler Colvin Bobblehead Giveaway Night at Wrigley!

It absolutely freaks me out how talented the artisans are who individually hand-craft bobblehead dolls.
The patience and skill involved...I think at Northwestern and Stanford you can get a degree in bobblehead.
If they made a tv show about it, the opening would borrow from "Kung Fu", and the student would have to walk across rice paper and snatch the pebble from that old blind dude's hand. 
And that's before they can even think about picking up a paintbrush or sitting at a potter's wheel or blowing glass or whatever.

That's my collection up above.

Probably it's worth thousands of dollars.
I'm hoping that "Antiques Roadshow" comes through Chicago, because I know they'll have a bobblehead expert who can tell me for real just how much I'm sitting on here.
But even if we're talking 20 - 30 grand, I'd NEVER sell them.
They mean so much, and I know my children will be thrilled to have these valuable heirlooms.
And I CAN'T WAIT to get the Colvin one tonight!
It says they'll give them away for free to the first 10,000 fans...imagine the time and care that went into making 10 THOUSAND of these things!
They probably started back when Tyler was in highschool or something, just on the chance that he'd make it to the Cubs.

How about Big Z last night?
Man, we could use about 20 starts like that, right?
And my bobblehead-man Tyler Colvin hits the game winning double in the bottom of the 10th!
Cubs 1 Padres nothin'.

Man, looking at the weather, I hope it doesn't rain tonight.
You do not want to be that guy on "Antiques Roadshow" who has to answer "yes" to the question, "Has this bobblehead ever been exposed to moisture?"

ComPLETELY ruins the value.  


ugly weather in Chicago allegedly, I assume a DH tomorrow since Padres don't come back to town.

Otherwise they both have an off day on June 23rd with Padres between games in Boston and Atlanta, while Cubs are at White Sox and going to Royals.

I'm 30 miles due West of downtown Chicago and the weather forecast here is rain, rain, and more rain. AccuWeather says 1.46 inches of rain coming. I've never seen a specific forecast like that before. But it does show temps in the high 30's/low 40's out here and rain and thunderstorms all day/night.

think he's missing some key points, but nonetheless, Hendry will have lots of payroll options this offseason.

Hendry... or whoever the Cub GM is this off season.

Ed Lynch!

Who's going to fire Hendry? Ricketts wouldn't know what to do next.

I heard that Hendry's contract adds value to the sale price of the team.

If the Cubs actual attendence is 2 million and they don't win 80 games, Hendry is gone. Based on the Soriano deal I wouldn't want Hendry negotiating with Pujols and Fielder anyway.

Who's the hot candidate for GM next year?
Hahn on sox?

Fill/Phil me in.

Castro SS, Barney 2B, Byrd CF, Ramirez 3B, Peña 1B, Soriano LF, Colvin RF, Soto C, Russell P

That was great!

and called...

Day/night doubleheader tomorrow...

had their 2nd child today, a baby girl.

two in one day



from personal experience, I can tell you that it is actually possible, although it didn't happen in this case.

Garza goes Game 1 tomorrow, Russell the nightcap so they can burn the bullpen with the day off Thursday

Wells and Cashner to start throwing programs on Friday, towel-less throwing programs.

est. 2 more weeks before Wells is back for Cubs, 4 weeks for Cashner according to Levine;

if there are no setbacks...

2 weeks is over a week too long.

they can't continue with this russell thing unless he shows he can throw 80+ pitches without stinking up the place after his next start.

Ortiz, anyone?

I wonder how far off Jay Jackson is. Probably farther than Wells.

2 weeks is 3 more starts for Russell and he was expected to go up to 75 tonight which is 8-9 innings against the Padres :)

20th vs. Padres x2 - Garza/Russell
21st - Off Day
22nd vs. Dodgers - Dempster
23rd vs. Dodgers - Zambrano
24th vs. Dodgers - Coleman
25th vs. Rockies - Garza
26th vs. Rockies - Russell
27th vs. Rockies - Dempster
28th @ DBacks - Zambrano
29th @ DBacks - Coleman
30th @ DBacks - Garza
1st @ DBacks - Russell
2nd @ Dodgers - Dempster
3rd @ Dodgers - Zambrano
4th @ Dodgers - Coleman
5th - Off Day
6th vs. Reds - Garza
7th vs. Reds - Dempster
8th vs. Reds - Zambrano
9th - Off Day

Based on his last game, 75 pitches would get Russell into the early 2nd inning :)

for this: Koyie Hill 8 AB's

He has Hill on a pace to get maybe 90 PA's this year. That would be no small change. It's a 67% cut compared to the last two years.

Here's hoping the diminished playing time is an omen that KH should fear. FEAR The Q-Ball Koyie.

vs. Falcons
@ Saints
vs. Packers
vs. Panthers
@ Lions
vs. Vikings
@ Bucs (London)
@ . Eagles
vs. Lions
vs. San Diego
@ Oakland
vs. Kansas City
@ Denver
vs. Seahawks
@ Packers
@ Vikings

someone check the power crystals, 0/2 so far tonight

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  • Reds pitching meeting tomorrow:

    "Hey coach...maybe we should walk Bryant?"
    "No...keep challenging him with fastballs! What kind of man are you?! The Cubs walked Harper, and look what happened there! They got teased for it, by one of the Nat players! Is that what you want?"

    billybucks 1 hour 5 min ago view
  • How can I get that feature? I think it woudl be a win-win for all involved.

    billybucks 1 hour 9 min ago view
  • Ian Happ is hitting.733 after 5 games at Tennessee. He went into tonight's game hitting .667 -- and went 3-for-3 to raise his average.

    2-for-3, including a bomb, for LaStella at Iowa. Pierce Johnson very bad -- 2IP, 5ER. Pitching prospects not looking so hot -- Underwood has been awful.

    Did Jiminez get hurt? I noticed he came out early yesterday.

    billybucks 1 hour 57 min ago view
  • Contreras keeps hitting/walking like this, and Miggy keep up the poor D and lack of offense - the kid could be the #1 catcher very soon.

    billybucks 2 hours 3 min ago view
  • it doesn't hurt that the Cardinals lose the KC and the Pirates lost too.

    Cubster 2 hours 3 min ago view
  • ...still trying to process what I just saw. From both KB and Jake. Walking Billy Hamilton twice is a cry for help. I think the nudie photos are messing with Jake's head.

    billybucks 2 hours 6 min ago view
  • Hopefully Peralta's time on the Cubs roster will be shorter than R. Soriano's.

    Cubster 2 hours 22 min ago view
  • it took 9 pitches for peralta to give up his 1st cubs homer. neat.

    crunch 2 hours 27 min ago view
  • damn...totally missed that ruben quevedo died on june 7th. he was only 37...heart attack.

    he threw some really horrible games for the cubs in 2000 and followed it up by doing the same for 3 season for the brewers.

    crunch 2 hours 34 min ago view
  • Holy Kris Bryant what?!

    Ryno 2 hours 35 min ago view
  • Hitting 3 HR, 2 doubles in a game. Never been done in mlb history per Len/Bob.

    Cubster 2 hours 47 min ago view
  • walks? this is baseball, not a nature hike. he needs to get his head in the game.

    in my opinion, he would have been better off hitting 2 homers rather than walking twice. /moneyballs

    crunch 2 hours 50 min ago view
  • Rizzo: 2-3, homer, double, 2 walks - meh

    Eric S 2 hours 53 min ago view
  • in other news, the site seems to be eating about 50% of my comments...which is probably a good thing in hindsight.

    Rob G. 2 hours 55 min ago view
  • The Tucker Barnhart reactions after each Kris Bryant HR are kind of priceless.

    Rob G. 2 hours 58 min ago view
  • ...but, he's also good at home runs, too.

    also, rizzo.

    crunch 3 hours 2 min ago view