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Postby javy knows my name » Thu May 17, 2018 7:10 pm

hahahahahahahah!!
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Postby PackLandVA » Fri May 18, 2018 1:22 am

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/997122557743681536?s=19



In other news, Jim Cantore, Maria LaRosa and Alexandra Wilson have been missing since Wednesday.
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Postby Duke Silver » Sat May 19, 2018 7:59 pm

Finally figured out how to break the Duke Curse.



That was before his homer.



I just need to preface everything with "Somehow."
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Postby The Logan » Sat May 19, 2018 8:10 pm

Somehow Jason Heyward: Somehow Somehow SOMEHOW FOR CHRISTS SAKE SOMEHOW
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Postby David » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:47 pm

he might be insanely good now?
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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:51 pm

David wrote:he might be insanely good now?


I hope he keeps up that .443 wOBA

Assuming he doesnt, even a drop off from that level makes him an all star caliber player
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:57 pm

This is sneakily one of the funniest NSBB threads ever.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:26 am

duke snider? now that's a sight for sore balls
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17 Seconds wrote:duke snider? now that's a sight for sore balls


He hasn’t even used his Twitter since mid may of ‘19. Nothing bad happened, right?
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itisallpartoftheplan wrote:
17 Seconds wrote:duke snider? now that's a sight for sore balls


He hasn’t even used his Twitter since mid may of ‘19. Nothing bad happened, right?


He was gone for a while before he popped into the Is Duke Silver Dead? thread in February of last year.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2620&hilit=duke+silver&start=30

I was legitimately relieved and happy when he popped into that thread. Total starlin gif reaction from me at my breakfast table.

I could be wrong, but I feel like I remember him saying something about the Ricketts being owners/Addison Russell being on the team as dampening his enjoyment of the cubs before he basically stopped posting.
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Postby sneakypower » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:09 pm

currently 5th in fWAR

also he's been top-20 in baseball since the 2nd week of his recall last year (better than Trout!), playing at an 8-win pace

feast your eyes upon this
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he might yet be a star, but then again guys like Mark Canha and Tommy Edman are right there with him in that timeframe too so it still may just be flash in the pan hot streak
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:20 pm

Edman is a flash in the pan, but Canha(over 7 fWAR in his last 1000 PA) is probably a decent comparison of Happ's potential caliber.
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PosterToBeNamedLater wrote:
itisallpartoftheplan wrote:
17 Seconds wrote:duke snider? now that's a sight for sore balls


He hasn’t even used his Twitter since mid may of ‘19. Nothing bad happened, right?


He was gone for a while before he popped into the Is Duke Silver Dead? thread in February of last year.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2620&hilit=duke+silver&start=30

I was legitimately relieved and happy when he popped into that thread. Total starlin gif reaction from me at my breakfast table.

I could be wrong, but I feel like I remember him saying something about the Ricketts being owners/Addison Russell being on the team as dampening his enjoyment of the cubs before he basically stopped posting.


Yeah, Duke said the Cubs being run by and employing turd humans completely turned him off to following them, and killed the fun of talking about them. Good for him.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:37 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:
PosterToBeNamedLater wrote:
itisallpartoftheplan wrote:
He hasn’t even used his Twitter since mid may of ‘19. Nothing bad happened, right?


He was gone for a while before he popped into the Is Duke Silver Dead? thread in February of last year.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2620&hilit=duke+silver&start=30

I was legitimately relieved and happy when he popped into that thread. Total starlin gif reaction from me at my breakfast table.

I could be wrong, but I feel like I remember him saying something about the Ricketts being owners/Addison Russell being on the team as dampening his enjoyment of the cubs before he basically stopped posting.


Yeah, Duke said the Cubs being run by and employing turd humans completely turned him off to following them, and killed the fun of talking about them. Good for him.


this is not what happened. he disappeared after they blew the division to the brewers in 2018 and then briefly came back when it looked like the cubs were good again early last season. his personality was always tied to the cubs winning. i know he was plenty appalled at the off-field stuff (all of us here are), but he didn't stop following the cubs because of it.

tree, on the other hand, appears to have legitimately quit the cubs after the russell stuff. i remember he said something about us all being complicit if we continued following the cubs after that, and then he basically bolted. he's better than us for it.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:47 am

17 Seconds wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
PosterToBeNamedLater wrote:
He was gone for a while before he popped into the Is Duke Silver Dead? thread in February of last year.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2620&hilit=duke+silver&start=30

I was legitimately relieved and happy when he popped into that thread. Total starlin gif reaction from me at my breakfast table.

I could be wrong, but I feel like I remember him saying something about the Ricketts being owners/Addison Russell being on the team as dampening his enjoyment of the cubs before he basically stopped posting.


Yeah, Duke said the Cubs being run by and employing turd humans completely turned him off to following them, and killed the fun of talking about them. Good for him.


this is not what happened. he disappeared after they blew the division to the brewers in 2018 and then briefly came back when it looked like the cubs were good again early last season. his personality was always tied to the cubs winning. i know he was plenty appalled at the off-field stuff (all of us here are), but he didn't stop following the cubs because of it.

tree, on the other hand, appears to have legitimately quit the cubs after the russell stuff. i remember he said something about us all being complicit if we continued following the cubs after that, and then he basically bolted. he's better than us for it.

Duke very clearly stated the reasons he was paying less and less attention to the Cubs. It was very obviously related to the racist trump supporting owners and russell situation.

There’s a lot of names I’d put in the box “personality tied to Cubs winning” before him.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:54 pm

I hate those [expletive] win or lose!
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Good article, honestly laughed out loud at the title too
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Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:53 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
17 Seconds wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Yeah, Duke said the Cubs being run by and employing turd humans completely turned him off to following them, and killed the fun of talking about them. Good for him.


this is not what happened. he disappeared after they blew the division to the brewers in 2018 and then briefly came back when it looked like the cubs were good again early last season. his personality was always tied to the cubs winning. i know he was plenty appalled at the off-field stuff (all of us here are), but he didn't stop following the cubs because of it.

tree, on the other hand, appears to have legitimately quit the cubs after the russell stuff. i remember he said something about us all being complicit if we continued following the cubs after that, and then he basically bolted. he's better than us for it.

Duke very clearly stated the reasons he was paying less and less attention to the Cubs. It was very obviously related to the racist trump supporting owners and russell situation.

There’s a lot of names I’d put in the box “personality tied to Cubs winning” before him.


he stated it like we've all stated it, but it's not the reason his online presence disappeared. he was just as high on the cubs in early 2019 as he ever was, and that was well after the ownership and russell stuff had been established. he quit nsbb in particular right after the cubs blew the division to the brewers in 2018. it wasnt about ownership. his gimmick only worked when the cubs were dominant.

look at his twitter over the first 2 months of last season before the cubs started turning bad again. that's a hardcore cubs fan.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:03 pm

17 Seconds wrote:he stated it like we've all stated it, but it's not the reason his online presence disappeared. he was just as high on the cubs in early 2019 as he ever was, and that was well after the ownership and russell stuff had been established. he quit nsbb in particular right after the cubs blew the division to the brewers in 2018. it wasnt about ownership. his gimmick only worked when the cubs were dominant.

look at his twitter over the first 2 months of last season before the cubs started turning bad again.

what gimmick?
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Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:06 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
17 Seconds wrote:he stated it like we've all stated it, but it's not the reason his online presence disappeared. he was just as high on the cubs in early 2019 as he ever was, and that was well after the ownership and russell stuff had been established. he quit nsbb in particular right after the cubs blew the division to the brewers in 2018. it wasnt about ownership. his gimmick only worked when the cubs were dominant.

look at his twitter over the first 2 months of last season before the cubs started turning bad again.

what gimmick?


I guess you dont remember the game threads from 2018
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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:51 pm

I’m in a chat with Aaron/Duke on Twitter. Last I talked to him was around spring training. He’s even disappeared from there since, though he seemed like he was going to be talking more here/there for the upcoming season before the shutdown. The main reason he went dark was because of Russell and Ricketts but he also was helping coach a HS football team and taking it seriously and his job seemed to be pretty time consuming. Hope he’s doing alright, wherever he is.
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Postby David » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:13 pm

17 Seconds wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
17 Seconds wrote:he stated it like we've all stated it, but it's not the reason his online presence disappeared. he was just as high on the cubs in early 2019 as he ever was, and that was well after the ownership and russell stuff had been established. he quit nsbb in particular right after the cubs blew the division to the brewers in 2018. it wasnt about ownership. his gimmick only worked when the cubs were dominant.

look at his twitter over the first 2 months of last season before the cubs started turning bad again.

what gimmick?


I guess you dont remember the game threads from 2018


not being a completely insane spaz about individual baseball games isn't a gimmick
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Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:20 pm

David wrote:
17 Seconds wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:what gimmick?


I guess you dont remember the game threads from 2018


not being a completely insane spaz about individual baseball games isn't a gimmick


i admit I'm a game thread spaz but that wasnt it at all. imb isnt a game thread spaz but he probably remembers what I'm talking about. I just think its funny to suggest that he left because of morals when that's not at all what happened. he quit after 2018 because he dug into his "cubs are gods and the brewers cant possibly beat us" shtick too hard and then didnt want to deal with it after they lost. like I fully admit my part and being a child, but he left because he was mad about the brewers stuff, it was obvious. It's not even neccesarily an insult, he had plenty of reason to be annoyed.
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:28 pm

Honestly makes me happy that 2 prominent Cubs posters may or may not have quit following the Cubs due to all the off the field horsefeathers. It shows that these actions do have an effect in the bottom line, even with non-casual fans, even if I personally don’t have the balls to quit.
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