Author: John Hayes

Congrats to the Chicago Cubs, from a Dodgers Fan

The LMBF Civil War ended last night in bloody fashion, as the best regular-season pitcher of this generation failed to change his postseason narrative yet again. The Game 6 loss doesn’t fall squarely on Clayton Kershaw’s shoulders, however, as sloppy defense and baserunning and a lack of offensive production culminated in one of Los Angeles’ worst games of the season at the most inopportune of times. And just like that, my ticket to Game 4 of the World Series in L.A. was swiftly refunded… The Cubs have returned to the Fall Classic for the first time in 71 years,...

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FS1 CARRIES ON THE CURSE!!!

During a pitching change, FS1 aired a clip stating that Alex Gonzalez (NOT Dodgers’ 1B Adrian Gonzalez) was the next scheduled batter. Cubs’ fans know Alex Gonzalez all too well, as the shortstop committed an infamous error in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, leading to an 8-run inning for the Marlins and an eventual series loss for the North Siders. It appears that FS1 is attempting to troll the Wrigley faithful…or is the curse at play once again? Share this:PrintTweetEmailLike this:Like...

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LMBF Civil War: Episode 1

Alright, Cubs fans, you won Game 1. After the Dodgers tied it up at 3-3 in the top of the 8th off the hardest thrower in baseball, Joe Blanton decided to self-destruct. (I also blame Nick Anton, the Cubs’ secret weapon.) Too many hanging sliders, too many exuberant Cubs fans in the bar where Brian, Pete, and I watched the game. In a game where both teams proved their resiliency, the Cubs simply executed better in a critical moment of the game. That’s all it took to give Chicago a Game 1 victory. 3-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw...

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Civil War: Why the NLCS May Tear LMBF Apart

October baseball has touched down in Chicago and Los Angeles once again, bringing with it a fresh batch of iconic playoff moments and renewed hope for a long-coveted World Series title. The Cubs are trying to shatter a curse older than time itself. The Dodgers are looking to win a ring for their icon in his final season in the broadcast booth. Both teams are hungry and resilient. And so are their fans, which is why Let Me B-Frank may not survive this series… Yes, our blog is based out of Chicago, but our team features contributors from all...

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Baseball's Regular Season Comes to a Close

Today is the final day of MLB’s regular season. With it, we say good-bye to Jose Fernandez, Vin Scully, and another forgettable season for the White Sox. We say hello to exciting wild card matchups in both leagues and the potential for the Cubs to end their 108-year World Series drought. Whether your team finished with the best record in baseball or dead last in their division, the 2016 season was nothing short of memorable.   Share this:PrintTweetEmailLike this:Like...

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Our Lady’s Sons Podcast: September 30

Week 4 has been a roller coaster for Notre Dame football. Matt and John cover Brian Kelly’s postgame comments, the potential for Notre Dame’s new-look defense under Greg Hudson, and the outlook for the rest of this 2016 season. Tune in each Friday morning for the Our Lady’s Sons Podcast, bringing you everything you need to know about Irish football in 20 minutes or less! https://www.letmebfrankblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/our-ladys-sons-podcast-9-30.m4a https://media.blubrry.com/let_me_b_frank/p/www.letmebfrankblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/our-ladys-sons-podcast-9-30.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSShare this:PrintTweetEmailLike this:Like...

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Let Me B-Frank Podcast: September 28

John returns and Pete is sent out on an important LMBF assignment. The guys discuss the deaths of Jose Fernandez and Arnold Palmer and how both will shape sports moving forward. They give a breakdown of the NFL, including a wacky play in the Packers-Lions game by rookie Ty Montgomery. Both John and Brian give their top 5 karaoke songs and encourage others to share theirs! https://www.letmebfrankblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/let-me-b-frank-9-28.m4a 1:00 Jose Fernandez and Arnold Palmer 7:07 NFL talk 9:59 Ty Montgomery Play 13:25 Are the Bills back? 19:59 The poor Cleveland Browns 24:52 Top 5 (Karaoke Songs) 30:07 Celeb Tweet 32:52...

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Rest in Peace, Arnold Palmer

Multiple sources have reported that golf legend Arnold Palmer has passed away at the age of 87. We will update this post as soon as more information becomes available. The LMBF community extends its thoughts and prayers to Arnold Palmer and the Palmer family at this time. Share this:PrintTweetEmailLike this:Like...

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Thank You, Vin

“It’s time for Dodger baseball! Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good evening to you, wherever you may be.” Do you remember your grandpa’s voice? If you’re fortunate to still have a grandfather who’s alive, take a moment and call him. Whether the voice that comes through the other end of the line is raspy or deep, crystal clear or slightly jumbled, you can immediately picture countless memories of times spent with your family patriarch as soon as his first words hit your ears. It’s truly amazing how the human mind can so quickly turn the audible into the...

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Rest in Peace, Jose Fernandez

The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that Marlins’ ace Jose Fernandez was one of three people killed in a boating accident off Miami Beach early Sunday morning. Fernandez was only 24 years old. Fernandez was originally scheduled to start today against the Braves, before his start was pushed back to tomorrow to make room for fellow pitcher Adam Conley. The Marlins have cancelled today’s game. One of the most exciting pitchers in baseball, the young superstar was entering the prime of his life. A Cuban native, Fernandez settled in Tampa Bay in 2008 and became a U.S. citizen last...

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