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by squally1313
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6494
Views: 521956

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Little Slide Rooter wrote:Is it me or has the story arc of the Epstein-Era Cubs been that of Ryan from The Office?


Weird that this is coming up in multiple threads, but Jim is definitely the right answer here.
by squally1313
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)
Replies: 98
Views: 6191

Re: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)

Sammy Sofa wrote:How did this thread not make it out of April?!?

Because most of the people here have spent the last 4 months turning the whole board into this thread.

(Don't worry, I'm basically at that point now)
by squally1313
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5037
Views: 407304

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

The Cubs are definitely Jim once you watch the show enough. Likable and pathetic in the early seasons, peaked in like season 3, and then slowly revealed himself to be the huge horsefeathers that, looking back, he kinda always was. Right now they're in "bought his parents house for them to live ...
by squally1313
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 392
Views: 37118

Re: It's Maddoning

I can 100% see a scenario where Maddon gets canned, the front office decides that it was the manager who sucked, not the players, and come back next year with essentially the same roster and (probably) a worse manager. Oh I think that’s very likely and I was thinking of an offseason today where tha...
by squally1313
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Stand Up Comedy and Comedians are Awesome Chit Chat
Replies: 325
Views: 42283

Re: Stand Up Comedy and Comedians are Awesome Chit Chat

Is this just like a convoluted 'stick to sports' argument?
by squally1313
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Stand Up Comedy and Comedians are Awesome Chit Chat
Replies: 325
Views: 42283

Re: Stand Up Comedy and Comedians are Awesome Chit Chat

I skipped it because those jokes sounded not really that funny to me. This is my outraged face.
by squally1313
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5037
Views: 407304

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

why stop there? Surely you can slice it down a little further to squeeze more of an advantage out for the Cubs The Cubs having a relatively poor season this year and being poorly run more recently than the Dodgers doesn't make the fact they were a half step better over a very long time horizon. Def...
by squally1313
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 31191
Views: 1591153

Re: Politics & Current Events

SouthSideRyan wrote:
Derwood wrote:The re-vote in NC House 9 is razor thin (Bishop [R] is up by 1 point with 67% reporting).

Trump and Romney both won that district by 12 points


Seems to make more sense to compare the results to 2018.


You know why they're doing this special election right?
by squally1313
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Nico Hoerner: A New Hope
Replies: 39
Views: 1566

Re: Nico Hoerner: A New Hope

It’s kinda crazy that the Cubs added a hitter who has had one of the most unbelievable months of hitting in history, and lost like 6 games in the standings Just COBS Magic I mean, he's had the 7th best wOBA in baseball since he was acquired (and was 8th for the month of August). He has a 3.8% BB ra...
by squally1313
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83031

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

You know who's an interesting guy to look into coming into the offseason is Starling Marte. Has two more options at $24m total for the Pirates, who may think they're just a little far away from contending to pay that money. He'd look pretty nice in center next year.
by squally1313
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83031

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

If this last month+ is a real breakout, then absolutely. More likely though is it's just a nice hot streak. He's cut his K rate to 25% this year, which is great, but if homeruns continue to be as cheap in 2020 as they have been in 2019, at 25% his offensive ceiling is still limited to like a 120 wr...
by squally1313
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83031

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I think for me the Schwarber question is really a juiced ball question. If you think the 2019 ball is the new normal, that makes his prodigious power much less valuable and he simply doesn't do enough other stuff to make him more than an average player. And that comes with some pretty annoying limi...
by squally1313
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83031

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Even Edith Cox would be embarrassed by worrying about PH numbers, B2B. What the hell. My point is that while he's great at what he does (mash HRs against RH pitching), he has many flaws - lefties, defense, etc. So now we're dropping the whole pinch hitting thing into an all encompassing "etc&q...
by squally1313
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Stand Up Comedy and Comedians are Awesome Chit Chat
Replies: 325
Views: 42283

Re: Stand Up Comedy and Comedians are Awesome Chit Chat

https://twitter.com/EKANardini/status/1169613118084919296 Here's the CEO of Barstool ("we have a female CEO so we can't be sexist") tweeting in support of the founder of Barstool going on Fox News to tell people who didn't like stand up to "stay in your corner and be miserable"....
by squally1313
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Technology Chit-Chat
Replies: 916
Views: 74687

Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Do you notice the same lag if you use YouTube TV on different platforms? I've noticed that can make a difference and that Roku in particular can have a lag(I sometimes pull a game up on my phone when watching it at my parents' place just to be 2 pitches ahead). If you're able to hard-wire the inter...
by squally1313
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Technology Chit-Chat
Replies: 916
Views: 74687

Re: Technology Chit-Chat

See above. An OTA antenna won't work without a TV tuner, which monitors don't have. Heck, some companies (I'm looking at you, Vizio) are now selling large models of "TV's" that aren't even TV's, just giant monitors Ok, not that similar of a question. This is for my normal TV. Dropped the ...
by squally1313
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Technology Chit-Chat
Replies: 916
Views: 74687

Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Somewhat similar question (not to take away from that one). Overall very happy with YoutubeTV, especially the part where I found out my sister already had it and hadn't shared it with anybody else, so it's free. But I've noticed the Cubs games are at least a couple minutes behind normal cable. Not ...
by squally1313
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Technology Chit-Chat
Replies: 916
Views: 74687

Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Somewhat similar question (not to take away from that one). Overall very happy with YoutubeTV, especially the part where I found out my sister already had it and hadn't shared it with anybody else, so it's free. But I've noticed the Cubs games are at least a couple minutes behind normal cable. Not ...
by squally1313
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Technology Chit-Chat
Replies: 916
Views: 74687

Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Somewhat similar question (not to take away from that one). Overall very happy with YoutubeTV, especially the part where I found out my sister already had it and hadn't shared it with anybody else, so it's free. But I've noticed the Cubs games are at least a couple minutes behind normal cable. Not a...
by squally1313
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 31191
Views: 1591153

Re: Politics & Current Events

Did he...was that....trying to take a shot at the Chappelle argument?
by squally1313
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83031

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I still think the best move is to sign Castellanos and listen to offers for Schwarber. He's fun to watch when he's on a roll, but he can't hit lefties, can't pinch hit, and needs to be replaced defensively in close games. He's a great option for being a DH/platoon OF in the AL. Why can’t he pinch h...
by squally1313
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Nick Castellanos is a bad mother[bleep]
Replies: 52
Views: 2429

Re: Nick Castellanos is a bad mother[bleep]

Move Contreras to 1B, trade Rizzo for baller CF, thank me tomorrow. I appreciate Sofa's level of fandom where he knows enough about the Cubs to conclude that they all suck, but just assumes there are infinite create a players in the MLB universe of every conceivable skill set ready (and available) ...
by squally1313
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Nick Castellanos is a bad mother[bleep]
Replies: 52
Views: 2429

Re: Nick Castellanos is a bad mother[bleep]

I think because of his age he gets at least 4 years, somewhere between 4-5 years guaranteed and $16-18 in AAV makes sense to me and I absolutely do that for him. Have to remember there’s a lot of guys with his profile available this offseason too which should keep him a little cheaper. JD can opt o...
by squally1313
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Nick Castellanos is a bad mother[bleep]
Replies: 52
Views: 2429

Re: Nick Castellanos is a bad mother[bleep]

So what does a hypothetical Castellanos signing look like? 3/$45m? 4/$60m? I think because of his age he gets at least 4 years, somewhere between 4-5 years guaranteed and $16-18 in AAV makes sense to me and I absolutely do that for him. Have to remember there’s a lot of guys with his profile availa...
by squally1313
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Stand Up Comedy and Comedians are Awesome Chit Chat
Replies: 325
Views: 42283

Re: Stand Up Comedy and Comedians are Awesome Chit Chat

You're still missing the point. It's not "outrage". It's criticism. It's people saying they don't like the special, and explaining the reasons why. Yeah IMO, "outrage" has been weaponized along the lines of "snowflake" and "SJW" to the extent, when used, it a...

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