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by Andy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4256
Views: 205872

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I don't think interest has waned. The Cubs now charge enough money that the difference between buying tickets today and getting them on StubHub a week out isn't very much, so naturally people are less desperate to get them when they first go on sale. That being said, I did get tickets to the two gam...
by Andy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3005
Views: 141503

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:if a game reaches the 12th inning, have pitchers hit and hitters pitch. Everyone clamors for Anthony Gose and Andrelton Simmons.

Jon Jay and his high-40s cheddar for Cy Young
by Andy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Basketball 2017-2018
Replies: 182
Views: 8304

Re: College Basketball 2017-2018

Notre Dame's involvement is that Demetrius Jackson had lunch with one of these agents once, possibly after he declared for the draft. I look forward to them receiving equal punishment to the most blatant offender in the case.
by Andy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 452
Views: 16072

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

Ainge really did put the C's in a great spot to stay competitive for awhile. Ainge was incredibly smart to refuse to ever give up any asset worth a damn for the last decade (that sounds like a backhanded compliment), waiting for other teams to stupid their way into giving him stuff. I can't stand h...
by Andy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4256
Views: 205872

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Random thought I just had...did Lester feel as fait accompli as Harper does right now? I can't quite place myself there but I remember there being a lot of talk that Theo would go after his old guy that offseason. Obviously, we weren't near as easy a sell as we are now, so that probably changes thi...
by Andy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Food Monstrosities
Replies: 962
Views: 30387

Re: Food Monstrosities

I've lived here for over a year and I've still experienced so little in regards to food. I think the only local "foodie" things I could recommend to people visiting is: 1) Brunch at Tweet in Uptown/Edgewater 2) Anything at Little Bad Wolf in Andersonville/Edgewater 3) CB&J or Duck Reu...
by Andy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4256
Views: 205872

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I buy almost all my tickets on StubHub, so I don't usually keep track of the Cubs' prices. I did go with my wife a couple years ago and we sat in the bleachers because the tickets were cheaper there, so it is probably a little closer to an accurate reflection these days, but for the most part you ca...
by Andy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4256
Views: 205872

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Not sure if this should be its own thread. A group of friends and I are looking to make a weekendish trip to Wrigley this year. I'm the only member of the group that has been before. We don't really care about a particular series. Would like to do Thurs-Fri-Sat, but I know there aren't many Thursda...
by Andy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 39590

Re: Sports Media Thread

So $1 per week for the Athletic? I always told myself I would never pay for sports content or any news content. But then I remembered I used to pay 35 cents daily for the Sun Times back in the day and that was garbage. You can usually get it for less than that; they pretty much always have some sor...
by Andy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4256
Views: 205872

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/sahadevsharma/status/964233350645886976 Joe you don't need to waffle here. Your first instinct is usually correct especially with something as obvious as this. Waffling, sure but I'm just glad you don't need to read much in to it to see he's clearly on the side so many are on th...
by Andy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 12327

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Who are you reading/talking to that looks at Contreras in a negative light regarding baserunners? Every time Lester pitches a national game, the broadcasters always make sure to at least briefly interrupt their obsessive yammering about the throwing yips to point out that Contreras is a magnificent ...
by Andy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 39590

Re: Sports Media Thread

Mannnnnnn, between Sahadev and Mooney, the Athletic's Cubs coverage is in a great great place. Worth the price alone (not to mention the Bears content too...Bulls coverage seems MEH). And I was a big anti-Athletic guy Totally agree. It was the CFB site that got me on board but the Cubs stuff is a h...
by Andy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which Cubs jersey(s) would you buy
Replies: 29
Views: 408

Re: Which Cubs jersey(s) would you buy

I have Rizzo, Bryant, Russell (meh) and Contreras shirseys. Debated Contreras and Javy and decided on the former. Only actual jersey is Santo because I'm poor. If I were to get another it'd be Rizzo. Also voted Contreras because he's fun as hell.
by Andy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3005
Views: 141503

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Maddux said Himes told him during the 92 ASB that he hadn't yet won 20 games or a CY so therefore he would not be paid commensurate to what he felt he was worth. Maddux then went on a rampage and ran away with the CY. I'm having a tough time finding details on a last ditch effort by either party. H...
by Andy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4256
Views: 205872

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I just realized this is the 20th anniversary season of the Sammy Sosa/Kerry Wood/Wild Card season. https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHC/1998-schedule-scores.shtml This will always be my favorite non-WS winning Cubs team. I was just a little too young to appreciate 1989, so seeing them do th...
by Andy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 452
Views: 16072

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

That was the worst real win of the year. Winding up with the 8th or 9th pick is going to suck. The draft lottery is still fixed, isn't it? It seems like the league will try to have the Bulls win since the Bulls being good helps ratings a lot. I'd have more hope for that scenario if there was a sure...
by Andy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 12327

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Sounds like Theo made one last call to Jake’s contingent before finalizing the Yu deal. Reportedly he asked if Jake would be willing to accept a similar deal and was told no. Where did you see this? Interested to read the article. Wouldn’t be surprised if Jake waits in to Spring at this point and w...
by Andy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3005
Views: 141503

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I do not recall him ever being more valuable than B. Harper? When was that? S. Castro was pretty valuable after his 2011-12 seasons, and then had a bad year in 2013. He bounced back in 2014, but missed some time due to injuries. Then it was pretty much downhill from there... I don't specifically re...
by Andy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 2101
Views: 83970

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Very sorry to hear this, Whole 9. You are not alone. Two different couples in my circle of family and friends have gone through this within the last few months. Everyone deserves the chance to be a parent and I hope you get that chance.
by Andy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 NFL Playoffs
Replies: 245
Views: 6610

Re: 2017-18 NFL Playoffs

Philly wasn't winning that game without Foles outplaying Brady and Pederson outcoaching Belichick. I'm in utter shock that both happened.
by Andy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 20823
Views: 637374

Re: Politics & Current Events

When is the last time the #1 non-incumbent candidate 2.5 years before an election was the nominee? Adlai Stevenson? Isn't Hillary Clinton the answer to this question, or am I missing something? I was thinking by non-incumbent he was also meaning "incumbent party." Yeah I figured if I had ...
by Andy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 20823
Views: 637374

Re: Politics & Current Events

SouthSideRyan wrote:When is the last time the #1 non-incumbent candidate 2.5 years before an election was the nominee? Adlai Stevenson?

Isn't Hillary Clinton the answer to this question, or am I missing something?
by Andy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 NFL Playoffs
Replies: 245
Views: 6610

Re: 2017-18 NFL Playoffs

I watch Jeopardy each day and it never ceases to amaze me how incredibly smart people can know absolutely nothing about a topic (sports) on which so many people have at least a passing knowledge. This category is an extreme example, but something like this happens probably about a third of the time ...
by Andy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 452
Views: 16072

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

Assume that just means like, top 3 protected right? Very slim chance they even fall out of the playoffs in the first place. Edit: Top 5, and apparently we threw in a second round pick. Whatever. We were probably going to sell that second rounder anyway. Their pick being top 5 this year seems wildly...
by Andy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 452
Views: 16072

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

The Bulls gave up 50 to CJ McCollum in 3 quarters last night. The tank is back on, baby.

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