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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #84)

Postby Tim » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:46 am

God, I love these.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #83)

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:06 am

bukie wrote:#83: Chapman Get 3 Outs on 3 Pitches



Why on the list? - Chapman is renown for missing bats, so the Cards decided they wouldn't wait around for strikeouts, each hitter swinging away at the first pitch they saw. That didn't work either. Notable for being the Cardinals, and the most impatient inning against Chapman in his career.


I don't want to like this because Chapman is human garbage, but I think it's OK because of Baez with the 2 great snags like it's nothing.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #84)

Postby Moller » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:56 pm

bcl412 wrote:I think the Wood play is my most watched highlight of the regular season. I think it's because the Mariners game was definitely my favorite regular season game. Actually it's one of my favorite Cubs games ever just because it was so weird (kind of like the Steve McMichael game)


Totally agree - just the way that the whole team reacted to it was fantastic. Making plays but staying loose.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #84)

Postby squally1313 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:18 pm

bcl412 wrote:On another note weird feeling to not have as much attachment to regular season games now because we won the friggin' World Series

We started talking about Schwarber last night after seeing those pictures of him looking like the effing hulk, and I went to find some highlights of his dongs, which sadly brought me back to 2015. I realized while watching that it was almost a completely different experience watching highlights of the 2015 team. Still incredibly fun, but just doesn't come with the happiness of knowing where 2016 ends up.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #84)

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:15 pm

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bcl412 wrote:I think the Wood play is my most watched highlight of the regular season. I think it's because the Mariners game was definitely my favorite regular season game. Actually it's one of my favorite Cubs games ever just because it was so weird (kind of like the Steve McMichael game)


Totally agree - just the way that the whole team reacted to it was fantastic. Making plays but staying loose.


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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #84)

Postby David » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:12 pm

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bcl412 wrote:On another note weird feeling to not have as much attachment to regular season games now because we won the friggin' World Series

We started talking about Schwarber last night after seeing those pictures of him looking like the effing hulk, and I went to find some highlights of his dongs, which sadly brought me back to 2015. I realized while watching that it was almost a completely different experience watching highlights of the 2015 team. Still incredibly fun, but just doesn't come with the happiness of knowing where 2016 ends up.


That's why it's so horsefeathering great that he got to play in the WS. In like no time he became an indelible and real part of the 2016 team. He's never gonna feel like he was just along for the ride.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #84)

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bcl412 wrote:On another note weird feeling to not have as much attachment to regular season games now because we won the friggin' World Series

We started talking about Schwarber last night after seeing those pictures of him looking like the effing hulk, and I went to find some highlights of his dongs, which sadly brought me back to 2015. I realized while watching that it was almost a completely different experience watching highlights of the 2015 team. Still incredibly fun, but just doesn't come with the happiness of knowing where 2016 ends up.


That's why it's so horsefeathering great that he got to play in the WS. In like no time he became an indelible and real part of the 2016 team. He's never gonna feel like he was just along for the ride.

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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #82)

Postby bukie » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:52 am

#82: Javy Pulls a Reverse Bartman



Why on the list? - This one stood out to me, diving into the stands to take one back from the Marlins. It's no dancing on the wall or amazing tag, but it's a good measure of focus and concentration and timing to dive right when he needed to to make the play.
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Postby bukie » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:13 am

#81: Hail Szczur!



Why on the list? - Broke open a tight game, Szczur had his fair share of clutch hits, especially early on in the season. The forgotten Cub in the postseason, he still contributed plenty to the team during the regular season. Also, I suppose I should mention one of the best pun matchups of 2016...

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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #81)

Postby biittner77 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:17 pm

81. Now we've reached the Bon Jovi point of this series.
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snoodmonger wrote:Schwarber dong was as swaggy a dong as you're gonna see, fellas. If he'd dropped the bat cleanly, it would've jumped up and flipped itself.

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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #81)

Postby bukie » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:43 am

#80: The Jason Heyward Game





Why on the list? - I mean, Heyward was responsible for all 3 runs in an extra-inning win against the Giants, including the walk-off single in the 13th. Wasn't especially pretty in any AB, but he came through 3 times.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:52 am

What a cool dude.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #80)

Postby David » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:57 pm

Bonus: I think that's the game after which Cueto said we'd see who really had the coconuts in October.
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Postby bukie » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:29 pm

#79: MLB, Meet Albert Almora



Why on the list? - Technically Almora made his debut the night before with a PH appearance, but this was his first MLB start, and yes, Phillies, he's a pretty good defender.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #78)

Postby bukie » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:23 pm

#78: Kyle Hendricks, Master of Baserunning



Why on the list? - Don't see this very often. Hendricks scores the go-ahead run against the Rockies by running over the plate and missing it entirely, then casually walking back to touch so as not to draw suspiciion.
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Postby bukie » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:30 pm

#77: Kyle Hendricks, Master of Pitching



Why on the list? - Kicking off a weekend where the Cubs could lock up the NL Central with a sweep in St. Louis, Hendricks casually takes a no-hitter into the 9th where it's broken up by a HR. Cubs win anyway, NBD.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #78)

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:08 pm

bukie wrote:#78: Kyle Hendricks, Master of Baserunning



Why on the list? - Don't see this very often. Hendricks scores the go-ahead run against the Rockies by running over the plate and missing it entirely, then casually walking back to touch so as not to draw suspiciion.


i dont recall this at all, how awesome
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Postby UMFan83 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:30 pm

I love this thread!

Wonder when the first playoff highlight shows up. Something that's not a big moment but makes the list because it was awesome and it was in a playoff game. Like when Pence fell like an idiot diving for a Kris Bryant fly ball in game 2 of the NLDS.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #77)

Postby soccer10k » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:12 pm

bukie wrote:#77: Kyle Hendricks, Master of Pitching



Why on the list? - Kicking off a weekend where the Cubs could lock up the NL Central with a sweep in St. Louis, Hendricks casually takes a no-hitter into the 9th where it's broken up by a HR. Cubs win anyway, NBD.


Maddon getting tossed to make sure the reliever got time to warm up was amazing. Hey Joe West, you won't let us have a mound visit? Cool, I'll just argue with you for a couple minutes and get what I want anyway.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #84)

Postby 17 Seconds » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:28 am

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bcl412 wrote:On another note weird feeling to not have as much attachment to regular season games now because we won the friggin' World Series

We started talking about Schwarber last night after seeing those pictures of him looking like the effing hulk, and I went to find some highlights of his dongs, which sadly brought me back to 2015. I realized while watching that it was almost a completely different experience watching highlights of the 2015 team. Still incredibly fun, but just doesn't come with the happiness of knowing where 2016 ends up.


i feel like 2015 was just the beginning part of the world series run. the fact that they won it all in 2016 kind of solidified the cardinals series (and the wild card) as "mattering" in my mind. i'll always see it as part of the same ride. it feels like the mets series didn't even happen. the cards series was where their full potential was reached, they just had to wait a little while for the coronation.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #76)

Postby bukie » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:11 pm

#76: Rizzo Makes the Catch and Sticks the Landing From the Ledge



Why on the list? - There were about 10 things that could have gone wrong with that effort, but Rizzo calmly stepped onto the ledge, reached into the crowd, hopped back over the tarp, and landed safely. That was a much more difficult catch than Rizzo made it look.
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Postby bukie » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:16 pm

#75: Contreras Wastes No Time



Why on the list? - There were concerns that Contreras was ready for big league action. However, first major league AB, on Sunday Night Baseball, capacity crowd, standing ovation, one pitch, gone to CF. Fans everywhere instantly fell for Contreras, and he continued to impress all season long.
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Postby bukie » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:56 pm

#74: Cubs Finally Break Through in 13th Against Pirates




Why on the list? - For those who don't remember this game, it was also the game Soler tied it in the 9th with a HR, then the Cubs had about a billion chances to win in the 10th, 11th, and 12th, including two separate instances where Baez was thrown out at the plate when he would have won the game if safe. The Pirates ran out of decent pitchers eventually, though, and they ran out of luck eventually too, being the first of a string of teams making poor decisions to intentionally walk the bases loaded in front of Miguel Montero, who takes it personally each time. This was the first of Montero's winning hits of the year.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #76)

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:52 pm

bukie wrote:#76: Rizzo Makes the Catch and Sticks the Landing From the Ledge



Why on the list? - There were about 10 things that could have gone wrong with that effort, but Rizzo calmly stepped onto the ledge, reached into the crowd, hopped back over the tarp, and landed safely. That was a much more difficult catch than Rizzo made it look.


The dude in the stands with the random '89 Batman logo t-shirt still cracks me up.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #77)

Postby rocket » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:11 pm

bukie wrote:#77: Kyle Hendricks, Master of Pitching



Why on the list? - Kicking off a weekend where the Cubs could lock up the NL Central with a sweep in St. Louis, Hendricks casually takes a no-hitter into the 9th where it's broken up by a HR. Cubs win anyway, NBD.


my wife for whatever reason decided this season that kyle hendricks is her favorite cub, and she was more nervous late in this game than she was for any of the playoff games.
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