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by Sammy's Boombox
Wed May 03, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1548
Views: 77685

Re: The Cardinals

I don't know how you guys work in customer service. In my experience, these customers are the perfect storm of anger and stupidity I'm actually surprised at how rarely I get an angry customer, and when I do get an angry one I'm usually able to help them out and make their day. Most of the people I ...
by Sammy's Boombox
Wed May 03, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1548
Views: 77685

Re: The Cardinals

I don't know how you guys work in customer service. In my experience, these customers are the perfect storm of anger and stupidity I'm actually surprised at how rarely I get an angry customer, and when I do get an angry one I'm usually able to help them out and make their day. Most of the people I ...
by Sammy's Boombox
Wed May 03, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1548
Views: 77685

Re: The Cardinals

I too take support calls from customers. I am convinced 50% of Americans can't find their state on a map and 75% have no general idea of where the time zone boundaries are.

However, foreigners often seem to know US states and time zones pretty well. It's baffling to me.
by Sammy's Boombox
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 1367
Views: 49849

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Man, that guy is waving that gun around with his finger on the trigger and most of the time it's pointed right at the cashier. There is no amount of money that I would not just hand over to somebody with a gun, but even if you cooperate they can easily accidentally kill you.
by Sammy's Boombox
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: random rants
Replies: 470
Views: 19281

Re: random rants

Wife said I could go to the *potential* game instead of the wedding!

Then, I was asked to actually be in the wedding...

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by Sammy's Boombox
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1548
Views: 77685

Re: The Cardinals

I'm not one to defend the Cardinals or Carpenter, but the strike 2 call was a lot worse than that graphic shows.
by Sammy's Boombox
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: There's no tying in baseball!
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

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: 470
Views: 19281

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: 44
Views: 1301

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: 44
Views: 1301

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: 470
Views: 19281

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: 2681
Views: 120107

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
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1548
Views: 77685

Re: The Cardinals

#StLOL
by Sammy's Boombox
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1548
Views: 77685

Re: The Cardinals

Yeah, somehow I doubt they were this bothered by the decades of mostly futility before 2015. Yeah, I can't imagine they were crying over the Cubs tanking when the Cubs were, you know, tanking. It was fine when they sucked on purpose until that netted positive results later I specifically remember C...
by Sammy's Boombox
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff
Replies: 382
Views: 22584

Re: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff

I wonder what affects that will have on pitchers warming in 72 degree weather and then coming out to pitch in 40 degree weather.
by Sammy's Boombox
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff
Replies: 382
Views: 22584

Re: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff

I'm officially pumped for that banner raising now.
by Sammy's Boombox
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: STH Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 6080

Re: STH Thread

I'm a season ticket holder, but apparently I'm also spot 32,175... I haven't received a line status update since I bought mine for the first time 5+ years ago.
by Sammy's Boombox
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff
Replies: 382
Views: 22584

Re: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff

Bucket list item: sit in the front row just past the dugouts. Those seats are crazy close.
by Sammy's Boombox
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: random rants
Replies: 470
Views: 19281

Re: random rants

Every woman in my family (except my wife and mom thank goodness) get involved in every shopping/amazing product pyramid scheme imaginable. It's amazing none of them are rich yet.
by Sammy's Boombox
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Incredible MLB The Show 17 Intro Video
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Incredible MLB The Show 17 Intro Video

https://youtu.be/bTMbj4WrnQw

I didn't see this posted anywhere else and didn't know where to put it. I think this video puts into perspective how different baseball is for us now, and I love it.
by Sammy's Boombox
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now complete!)
Replies: 544
Views: 24386

Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #10)

Well, crap...

I was taking care of a 1 week old and a 2 year old at the time I was reading his post and totally missed it. Apologies.
by Sammy's Boombox
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now complete!)
Replies: 544
Views: 24386

Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #10)

Please don't take this as a complaint, Bukie, because this is all awesome. One moment that I'll never forget that is not on this list was seeing Arrieta, Lester and Lackey walk out to the bullpen during Game 7. https://youtu.be/vxUViM4HfSw This shows part of it, but there was also a shot of the reli...
by Sammy's Boombox
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Game 7 Documentary - Reign Men - On CSN Tonight (3/27)
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Cubs Game 7 Documentary - Reign Men - On CSN Tonight (3/27)

Set it to record about a week ago and put an extra hour on because of the Blackhawks game. But since we have a new baby both my mom and mother-in-law were over last night and somehow them watching American Housewife on demand made it stop recording 5 minutes in... We're supposed to be able to record...
by Sammy's Boombox
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff
Replies: 382
Views: 22584

Re: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff

1907, 1908, 2016 and BFIB.
by Sammy's Boombox
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is
Replies: 352
Views: 16941

Re: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is

Banedon wrote:Congrats!

Your pic is a little cut off...here's the whole thing.

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Ha! Looked forever to find one that showed the whole thing. Thanks

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