Matt Garza: We’ll always have the muppets

So I guess Matt Garza was online trawling for information about himself yesterday afternoon, because he may have popped over to LOHO and taken a gander at my favorite muppet representation of him.

How do I know this? Because he tweeted this at me:



Which, I mean, okay, I started it.  Though I maintain that the mad muppet bomber is FUNNY, while telling a woman she looks like a pig is not. I mean, he could have told me I looked like Animal or Scooter and it wouldn’t have been nearly as mean.  And that pig isn’t even a ginger!

What really makes me laugh, though, is that yesterday afternoon, at the height of trade rumors about where he was going, Matt took the time to find the photo, upload it, and tweet it back to me. Thus continues the spate of Cubs who get really pissy with people on Twitter.



Whatever. No it doesn’t.

Anyway, rumors continue to abound this morning, with more and more beat writers tweeting that a deal is “close,” though Yahoo’s Tim Brown says the teams haven’t gotten to the point of exchanging medical information yet. Speculation has three young players coming back this way (two arms and a position player), possibly some combination of Mike Olt, C.J. Edwards, and Neil Ramirez. Sounds like the Rangers are unwilling to let Martin Perez or Luke Jackson go.

We’ll keep you updated as the day goes on.  . .

And hey, baseball is back tonight! Jeff Samardzija heads to the hill tonight in Denver. First pitch is at 7:40 pm CT.

43 thoughts on “Matt Garza: We’ll always have the muppets

  1. Doc Blume says:


    I still think the greatest Cub/Muppet of all time was Matt Murton…

  2. gravedigger says:

    the cubs should really hire you to teach their moron players what to do/not do on social media.

    1. juliedicaro says:

      I’m really surprised by how they let them run rampant on there. Especially after the Ian Stewart thing.

      1. Doc Blume says:

        Yep…there obviously is a chapter or two missing in the “Cubbie Way” book that they give to all the players.

        That said, seeing Garza’s attitude through all this, and in his 2 1/2 years on the team, I really exemplifies everything we had hoped Carlos Zambrano would have been.

        1. juliedicaro says:

          No doubt he seems like a fun guy. Always on the top step of the dugout — I like that.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I second the motion!!

    1. juliedicaro says:

      What’s the motion?

  4. Dawn Strand says:

    So fun!! Garza really is a clubhouse clown and seems like a nice guy. I bet he will be missed for many reasons other than his great arm.

    1. gravedigger says:

      I was kinda thinking… is there any possibility he was joking and just coming out wrong, instead of trying to be an antagonistic asshole? I mean, I doubt it, but I wonder.

      1. juliedicaro says:

        I think he was kinda joking, kinda pissy. This morning, he’s been calling people names on his account and complaining about people with “turbines” getting through airport security before him. Uhhhh.

        1. gravedigger says:

          I want to bring a turbine to the airport and see how far I get with it.

          Why are stupid people so drawn to twitter?

          1. juliedicaro says:

            We really need that like button.

        2. Doc Blume says:

          Damn engineers.

  5. Doc Blume says:


    I miss the “like” button.

    1. gravedigger says:

      I totally forgot about bringing the like button over. maybe i’ll do that tonight.

  6. Anonymous says:

    What this I read about Cubs Executives hassling a bear?

    1. juliedicaro says:

      That bear is an asshole. And I don’t think he ever has that costume washed.

  7. ncsujuri says:

    For the record I always thought Ms. Piggie was hot if only a bit high maintenance. Plus I think he (Garza) was just joking.

    1. Doc Blume says:

      she’s got nice eyes.

    2. juliedicaro says:

      Eh– like I said, her hair isn’t even the same color as mine.

      1. Doc Blume says:

        Do you even have blue eyes?

        1. juliedicaro says:

          No, I have green eyes.

          1. Doc Blume says:

            Red hair and green eyes and you are Italian?

              1. Doc Blume says:

                Sicilian’s have green eyes?

    3. NotAgain says:

      I agree. I mean, besides Janice, can anyone name a female Muppet without looking?

      1. Doc Blume says:

        I always thought Gonzo might have been a woman.

      2. juliedicaro says:

        I think a couple of the rats are women.

  8. Doc Blume says:

    Hey, Mark, do you think you could move the “recent comments” sidebar box closer to the top of the page?

    1. Doc Blume says:

      And I’m also noticing no quick way to get back to the LOHO homepage.

      1. gravedigger says:

        I need to discuss with Julie on the first one. We might end up not doing headlines on team sites. I think I have a way to do that, but need to figure out with her.

        On the second, I’ve been noodling that. On the back end, we don’t actually have individual sites anymore, so the posts don’t actually tie back to a page. Been noodling this one – hoping to figure something out soon.

        BTW, unread comments should be working now by highlighting in blue!

        1. Doc Blume says:

          Yes…unread comments are working properly again! Big win!

      2. juliedicaro says:

        I’ve been clicking on the post link on the right sidebar.

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is the new look,or is the site still being worked on?

    1. gravedigger says:

      It is basically the new look, but there’s still a lot of tweaking to be done.

  10. Doc Blume says:

    Garza trade is reportedly 99% done with the Rangers. Teams are going over medical records now.

    Six players involved…which would indicate that the Cubs are giving up another player.

    Report is that the Cubs will be getting minor leaguers Neal Ramirez and Mike Olt in the trade.

    1. NotAgain says:

      $h!t I’m going to have to just drop him with no compensation/trade in my NL-AL-only league unless someone decent comes over from them. It’ll prob be all minor-leaguers, though.

  11. sloanpeterson2 says:

    Well, I really wanted to create a new password today. Aside from that,the new layout does read better on my dumbphone/Ipad…

    1. gravedigger says:

      We’re also working on a mobile version of the site.

      You should be able to request a new password now. We were having issues earlier but believe we’ve resolved it.

      1. johnnywest333 says:

        I guess you don’t like me anymore Mark, I don’t have admin permissions and my recent Threads are gone. :( I guess I’m back to being just a blogger. I feel so average again hehe. :P

  12. sloanpeterson2 says:

    Is owned by the cubs? My dear sister has been sent a “save the cubs” online petition, supposedly from,thus believes itnis real…

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