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by Sammy's Boombox
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 2017 Game Thread for teams that aren't the defending World Series Champions
Replies: 146
Views: 3584

Re: 2017 Game Thread for teams that aren't the defending World Series Champions

I often stay up late to catch one more Mike Trout AB before going to bed. Last night was the third time this season he has rewarded me with a HR in that last AB. This one was to RF and was beautiful.
by Sammy's Boombox
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/21 World Champion Cubs (Lester) @ Reds (Adleman) 6:10 WGN
Replies: 263
Views: 2539

Re: 4/21 World Champion Cubs (Lester) @ Reds (Adleman) 6:10 WGN

I just hit record on the Reds broadcast. Please let me enjoy going back to watch it
by Sammy's Boombox
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/21 World Champion Cubs (Lester) @ Reds (Adleman) 6:10 WGN
Replies: 263
Views: 2539

Re: 4/21 World Champion Cubs (Lester) @ Reds (Adleman) 6:10 WGN

The last time the Cubs played extras in Ohio was probably more fun than tonight is going to be.
by Sammy's Boombox
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/21 World Champion Cubs (Lester) @ Reds (Adleman) 6:10 WGN
Replies: 263
Views: 2539

Re: 4/21 World Champion Cubs (Lester) @ Reds (Adleman) 6:10 WGN

That was ball 4 if he doesn't swing. Same with KB to end last inning.
by Sammy's Boombox
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/21 World Champion Cubs (Lester) @ Reds (Adleman) 6:10 WGN
Replies: 263
Views: 2539

Re: 4/21 World Champion Cubs (Lester) @ Reds (Adleman) 6:10 WGN

Just went back and watched because I was putting the kids to bed. What an ump show.
by Sammy's Boombox
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/21 World Champion Cubs (Lester) @ Reds (Adleman) 6:10 WGN
Replies: 263
Views: 2539

Re: 4/21 World Champion Cubs (Lester) @ Reds (Adleman) 6:10 WGN

Not sure I'll stop worrying about Bryant until I actually see him swing the bat.
by Sammy's Boombox
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: There's no tying in baseball!
Replies: 41
Views: 804

Re: There's no tying in baseball!

Guess I'll be a meathead traditionalist on this issue. I don't like the idea. The Cubs' record shows lots of ties back in the 40s through 60s, as do the records of most other teams. Obviously some were due to lack of lights, but lots of others were just called as ties after 10 innings or whatever. ...
by Sammy's Boombox
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: random rants
Replies: 445
Views: 17712

Re: random rants

Why do people do dumb things like schedule weddings in October? Don't they know that's when posteseason baseball occurs? I've skipped out on 2 weddings I should have been at due to Cubs postseason games, but I just found out one that I absolutely cannot miss is going to be Oct. 21. If scheduling ho...
by Sammy's Boombox
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: There's no tying in baseball!
Replies: 41
Views: 804

Re: There's no tying in baseball!

But the impact lasts longer than a game. The bullpen is taxed, so the next game we have to run the starter longer. I'm not saying any pitcher is breaking just because of lengthy games...like you said, it doesn't happen frequently enough. But I just don't see the upside. What's to gain? By the 13th ...
by Sammy's Boombox
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: There's no tying in baseball!
Replies: 41
Views: 804

Re: There's no tying in baseball!

I heard on the radio (so not sure about source) that there were 99 games last year in MLB that exceeded 10 innings. That works out to just over 1 per month per team. Leave baseball alone. That said, if forced to choose I would much rather have ties after 12 innings than the dumb rule where each team...
by Sammy's Boombox
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Rants
Topic: random rants
Replies: 445
Views: 17712

Re: random rants

Why do people do dumb things like schedule weddings in October? Don't they know that's when posteseason baseball occurs? I've skipped out on 2 weddings I should have been at due to Cubs postseason games, but I just found out one that I absolutely cannot miss is going to be Oct. 21. If scheduling hol...
by Sammy's Boombox
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 2536
Views: 112443

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Flipping between games and the Brewers broadcasters said Craig Counsell thought the Brewers played a very good series, but the Cubs showed why they're the World Champs. Said the Cubs extended ABs by their ability to fight off good pitches that usually lead to outs instead of foul balls. Just thought...
by Sammy's Boombox
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/21 World Champion Cubs (Lester) @ Reds (Adleman) 6:10 WGN
Replies: 263
Views: 2539

Re: 4/21 World Champion Cubs (Lester) @ Reds (Adleman) 6:10 WGN

I think the number one thing I want to see from a Cubs player is for Heyward to hit a line drive HR to left center field followed closely by a 3 BB night from Baez.
by Sammy's Boombox
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 2017 Game Thread for teams that aren't the defending World Series Champions
Replies: 146
Views: 3584

Re: 2017 Game Thread for teams that aren't the defending World Series Champions

A ton of good umps get washed out in the minors and we're stuck with morons like Bucknor and West.
by Sammy's Boombox
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/18 Brewers (Nelson) @ World Champion Cubs (Anderson) 7:05 CT WGN
Replies: 164
Views: 2213

Re: 4/18 Brewers (Nelson) @ World Champion Cubs (Anderson) 7:05 CT WGN

Rebuild strategy #1.

If Javy knows their name, trade them.
by Sammy's Boombox
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/14 - Pirates (Cole) vs. World Champion Cubs (Hendricks) - 1:20 - WGN/MLBN
Replies: 186
Views: 2588

Re: 4/14 - Pirates (Cole) vs. World Champion Cubs (Hendricks) - 1:20 - WGN/MLBN

Derwood wrote:left Hendricks in there one inning too long


Disagree. The first two batters reached on a bloop and a broken bat single that probably should have been a double play.
by Sammy's Boombox
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/14 - Pirates (Cole) vs. World Champion Cubs (Hendricks) - 1:20 - WGN/MLBN
Replies: 186
Views: 2588

Re: 4/14 - Pirates (Cole) vs. World Champion Cubs (Hendricks) - 1:20 - WGN/MLBN

Duke Silver wrote:
Sammy's Boombox wrote:I'm a lot more relaxed watching games after winning a title, but bad umpiring will still set me off big time


What will we have to complain about when we finally get robot umps?


By then Theo will be long gone and we will suck again
by Sammy's Boombox
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/14 - Pirates (Cole) vs. World Champion Cubs (Hendricks) - 1:20 - WGN/MLBN
Replies: 186
Views: 2588

Re: 4/14 - Pirates (Cole) vs. World Champion Cubs (Hendricks) - 1:20 - WGN/MLBN

I'm a lot more relaxed watching games after winning a title, but bad umpiring will still set me off big time

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