Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #15)

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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #96)

Postby bukie » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:11 am

#96: Hector at the Bat




Why on the list? - Remember that Rondon was so automatic in the first half of the season prior to injury, the Cubs gave him a 4-out save opportunity in a one-run game even though he had to bat in the 8th. Of course, he retired all 4 batters his faced, because he had a negative FIP in May this year. Yes, he was so good, he broke FIP.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #96)

Postby Cubfanintheknow » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:14 am

Love the fan reax after Scissor's double. Cub fans are going crazy, The Reds fan in front has his mouth open in disbelief.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #95)

Postby bukie » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:00 pm

#95: You Cannot Run on David Ross



Why on the list? - The Cubs had historically great defense last year, and it counted up and down the roster. The Milwaukee Brewers stole a lot of bases this year, but this was not their day.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #95)

Postby rocket » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:55 pm

maybe we should just skip to number 1: ryan dempster doing the 7th inning stretch in character as harry caray
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #95)

Postby UMFan83 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:12 pm

rocket wrote:maybe we should just skip to number 1: ryan dempster doing the 7th inning stretch in character as harry caray


Really that beats out Bill Murray's Daffy Duck stretch in the first Cubs World Series home game in 71 years?
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #95)

Postby bukie » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:12 pm

Sorry, been fighting off a nasty case of nfluenza for the last week, and my phone isn't a good way to post these. I'll get caught up soon as I have a stable immune system.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #95)

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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #95)

Postby Bull » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:17 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:what kind of weirdo says influezna instead of the flu

The kind who has been on WebMD all day instead of doing his job updating this amazing list.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #94)

Postby bukie » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:38 am

#94: Lackey Dominates in First Start Against Cards



Why on the list? - This actually ended up being Lackey's best start of the season, just 3 starts in. His first start was a bit dubious in Arizona, though, for reasons mostly unrelated to his pitching. Nice to see him dominate the Cards early on here, as the Cubs went on to lose every other Lackey start against St. Louis this season.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #94)

Postby David » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:42 am

god it feels good to hear len and jd
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #93)

Postby bukie » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:22 am

#93: Marlins Beg Cubs to Take Free Runs, Cubs Oblige With Wild-Pitch-Off






Why on the list? - Up to the 8th inning, this was a miserable game. The Cubs generated no offense aside from two Lackey doubles, and the Marlins assembled a 4-1 lead before turning it to their unhittable back end of Rodney and Ramos. Fortunately, the Cubs didn't need hits to score any of the 4 runs they scored to come back and win.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #92)

Postby bukie » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:22 am

#92: Baez Makes an Impossible Play a Half-Second Slow



Why on the list? - Like Len said, that might be the greatest play in history if he gets it there about a half second earlier. Still, the play itself was unreal.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #92)

Postby Andy » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:43 pm

That play was a total I'm Javy horsefeathering Baez moment. As soon as I could tell the ball would fall to Baez I assumed he'd get the out.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #92)

Postby Bull » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:36 pm

Andy wrote:That play was a total I'm Javy horsefeathering Baez moment. As soon as I could tell the ball would fall to Baez I assumed he'd get the out.



The funny thing is, his range cost the Cubs an out here. With anyone else at third, Russel makes the play.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #91)

Postby bukie » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:29 am

#91: Mike Trout Can't Handle the Carl's Jr.



Why on the list? - Edwards came into a 2-0 game in the 8th with nobody out and runners on 2nd and 3rd with Trout up. He struck out Trout, got Pujols on a run-scoring grounder, and got Simmons on a grounder. There were other impressive outings for Edwards this season, but this was the highest WPA of them all.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #91)

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:35 am

Yessss this is why this series is great. I completely forgot about this awesome moment.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #90)

Postby bukie » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:37 am

#90: Coghlan has Just Enough Time to Hurt Cards



Why on the list? - The Cubs couldn't buy offense this game off Carlos Martinez, but in the 6th they finally loaded the bases with singles from Bryant, Rizzo, and Heyward. Coghlan worked the count full, then Martinez took his time delivering home. Coghlan tried to call time, but the ump ignored him, so he stepped back and and ripped a 2-run single, just for spite, probably.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #90)

Postby rocket » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:44 pm

bukie wrote:
Why on the list? - The Cubs couldn't buy offense this game off Carlos Martinez, but in the 6th they finally loaded the bases with singles from Bryant, Rizzo, and Heyward. Coghlan worked the count full, then Martinez took his time delivering home. Coghlan tried to call time, but the ump ignored him, so he stepped back and and ripped a 2-run single, just for spite, probably.


Hahaha, in the average terrible Cubs season this probably cracks the top 10, and this year there's 89 better plays
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #90)

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:31 pm

Pissed off Molina should have earned this clip extra credit
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #89)

Postby bukie » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:49 am

#89: Jason Heyward's Range is "Ball In Play"



Why on the list? - If there was going to be one spot in any park that was out of Heyward's range, it would be the 421 foot right-center corner at AT&T Park. Well, Span hit it there, and Heyward got it anyway. If the ball is in play, it's in Heyward's range.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #89)

Postby 17 Seconds » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:59 am

i think that is one of the best catches i've ever seen
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #89)

Postby Andy » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:54 pm

His insane break on the ball is what made that catch possible. That was probably the 'holy horsefeathers' defensive play of the year, which is saying something with this group.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #89)

Postby squally1313 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:39 pm

Andy wrote:His insane break on the ball is what made that catch possible. That was probably the 'holy horsefeathers' defensive play of the year, which is saying something with this group.

His route on that ball was absolutely perfect. On pretty much everything else you see hit that well towards a gap, the outfielders will end up underestimating the distance and then curving towards the wall to more or less follow the flight of the ball. Heyward met that one perfectly, on a pure straight line route, at a point that doesn't even exist in the 29 other ballparks. Insane.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #89)

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:20 pm

[expletive], this thread makes me want baseball so bad.

That catch is amazing, even though I thought Heyward might be crippled for a split second.
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Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #89)

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:04 pm

I totally thought he was dead after that.
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