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by squally1313
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 30398
Views: 1462553

Re: Politics & Current Events

Eh, I'm (cautiously) with OMC on this one. Trump is much more similar to the slack jawed idiots than the young/online kids at the rally. His brain doesn't work beyond like 'oh, AOC kinda sounds like A-OK'. It's not like he needs to be communicating in hand signals to let racists know he's a white su...
by squally1313
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1540
Views: 120375

Re: Addison Russell

That's kinda besides the point, isn't it? Unless you're assuming/implying that Russell is some sort of incredibly unique outlier amongst baseball players, much less athletes in general who are expected to memorize schemes/playbooks/etc, this is something everyone who plays is expected to be comforta...
by squally1313
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 20217

Re: Trade targets 2019

With Willy back tomorrow there almost has to be a trade or Vic being sent down in the next ~24 hours. I suppose they could go 3 catchers and send Bote down and have Willy play OF. But I’m guessing a Vic trade or send down is more likely. Have we given up on the idea of punting Descalso into the sun...
by squally1313
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1540
Views: 120375

Re: Addison Russell

Regardless of intentions, that is an all time terrible "WELL, ACKSHUALLY..." He's clearly going to continue playing baseball for the Cubs. I know you've gotten to the point of just hating the team and hoping they are bad, but if he's going to play, I'd rather him play well and still have ...
by squally1313
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1540
Views: 120375

Re: Addison Russell

Social media fights about Russell will ultimately turn on how good he is w/ the bat once he comes back. Cynical, I know, but I've seen way too many pathetic horsefeathers for whom the results of their fav sportsball team is the top priority. Well, I was maybe wrong about this as it his horrendous o...
by squally1313
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6202
Views: 477315

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Edwards down, maybe Wick up? His season has been handled wonderfully so far.
by squally1313
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6202
Views: 477315

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Random question RE: Lee Smith. His tenue with the Cubs was a few years before I started actively following the team so I don't know a ton about him other than the basics. In the video tribute WGN showed in the pre-game yesterday, they mentioned that the Cubs traded him to Boston in 1987 per his req...
by squally1313
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 30398
Views: 1462553

Re: Politics & Current Events

Agreed with all of that, but also have no problem with the Dem candidates talking policy at this point to try and distinguish themselves from the other Dem candidates. They aren't going up against Trump yet. When they do, agree that the conversation should shift.
by squally1313
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6202
Views: 477315

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

LOL at both those calls from the Edmonds strikeout, and then Zambrano still being in the 8th inning of a game we were losing 5-3. Different game.
by squally1313
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6202
Views: 477315

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

This is random but I was just looking at the postseason OPS of most of the Cubs that have played multiple postseasons with the team during this run and its amazing that we'd had a moderate level of postseason success including a championship and 6 series wins. Schwarber 1.016 Ross .858 Bryant .743 ...
by squally1313
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 20217

Re: RE: Re: Trade targets 2019

If we’re going after a Marlin I’d go after Anderson. I’d be willing to pay a decent amount too. 334 xwoba Cooper is 374 I think Anderson would be more coveted also due to lack of track record for Cooper. Yeah I get Cooper is doing better but I’m just an Anderson fan and think he’d fit the team dece...
by squally1313
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 30398
Views: 1462553

Re: Politics & Current Events

CyHawk_Cub wrote:Just one of many examples. Saying nothing would have been "better."

An all time ratio going on though. Currently 13.6k replies to 323 RTs.
by squally1313
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 30398
Views: 1462553

Re: Politics & Current Events

He's a gas station clerk, not a cop or city official, I don't need him to lose his job. What kind of punishment do you think is fair for questioning someone's citizenship and telling them to go back to their country? None? For a gas station clerk? I'm going to say a suspension is pretty good. Suspe...
by squally1313
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 30398
Views: 1462553

Re: Politics & Current Events

I for one am shocked that Trump's band of idiot followers are repeating Trump's rhetoric and again feel emboldened to be outwardly racist. https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/17/20698592/police-investigate-video-of-naperville-clerk-telling-customer-go-back-to-their-country I just can't do this hors...
by squally1313
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 30398
Views: 1462553

Re: Politics & Current Events

I for one am shocked that Trump's band of idiot followers are repeating Trump's rhetoric and again feel emboldened to be outwardly racist. https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/17/20698592/police-investigate-video-of-naperville-clerk-telling-customer-go-back-to-their-country A video posted to social ...
by squally1313
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4867
Views: 370186

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I'm on the fence for that one. The Marisnick play is definitely more dangerous, but he showed what seemed to be genuine remorse almost immediately afterwards (what that's worth will vary for people), and what he did was a split second decision and a play that was probably legal for at least some of ...
by squally1313
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-16-19
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-16-19

The Duane Underwood conversion to relief looks like it's bearing fruit. He converted May 31st and his first appearance sucked, but since June 1st: 13 Gs, 19 IP, 15 H, 5 BB, 0 HR, 25 K 1.89/2.11 ERA/FIP I dont have anything on his groundball rate since the switch, but given how the ball is flying in...
by squally1313
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6202
Views: 477315

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

What's bad about cup snakes? (I almost want to punch myself in the face for even asking that question.) From what I can tell on the videos, the goal is to get them to five or six feet long. At that point, they're pretty unstable and usually leaking leftover beer all over the place. It's entertainin...
by squally1313
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Robel Garcia promoted
Replies: 15
Views: 1195

Re: Robel Garcia promoted

His Ruthian start is more than likely a Jake Fox/Bryan LaHair-esque apparition. This being said, when you’re a contender, having such a thing is quite valuable. That and the fact that he’s not Daniel DeScalso makes him alright in my book. Yep. He's shown more of an eye than I thought, but eventuall...
by squally1313
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Journalism Thread
Replies: 248
Views: 35309

Re: Journalism Thread

What the horsefeathers is he doing in Chicago
by squally1313
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Martin Maldonado to Cubs
Replies: 75
Views: 2050

Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

I've thought about this trade more......and I'm still annoyed we sold so low on Monty for a backup catcher we could've had for $2 million in the offseason. I'm not questioning that Maldonado fits an important need, and is good to have with Willy on the IL. And I figured we'd be trading Monty anyway...
by squally1313
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6202
Views: 477315

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Do we want to talk about Cubs vs Barstool? No? Alright cool. Some Twitter searching isn't getting me much anywhere, how do I get a little more context without clicking a barstool link? Apparently the new thing for Barstool type people in the bleachers is making long piles of empty beer cups ("...
by squally1313
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6202
Views: 477315

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Do we want to talk about Cubs vs Barstool? No? Alright cool.
by squally1313
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 30398
Views: 1462553

Re: Politics & Current Events

You guys. Everyone is overreacting. This is just a common phrase Trump uses all the time. White, black, doesn't matter.

by squally1313
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bears offseason
Replies: 525
Views: 38055

Re: Chicago Bears offseason

And we were already pretty good at it...


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