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Cubs open 2018 in Miami

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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:17 pm

Back to 6 games against the White Sox including a 3 games at GRate the 2nd to last week of the season. That is the first thing that jumped out at me

Edit: Also 10 game road trip to start the season? Geez
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:21 pm

Have the Brewers approved of this schedule? Just want to make sure they don't have any major objections.
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:25 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Back to 6 games against the White Sox including a 3 games at GRate the 2nd to last week of the season. That is the first thing that jumped out at me

Edit: Also 10 game road trip to start the season? Geez

8 of 10 in a dome.
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby Enn Tea » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:43 pm

Oh sweet, i get to see an opening day in person. :D
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby Bruno7481 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:24 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Back to 6 games against the White Sox including a 3 games at GRate the 2nd to last week of the season. That is the first thing that jumped out at me

Edit: Also 10 game road trip to start the season? Geez


The 6 games as opposed to 4 is likely due to Inter-league rotation being AL Central v. NL Central.

I've not looked at other teams that have these protected rallies to test that theory though.
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:33 pm

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UMFan83 wrote:Back to 6 games against the White Sox including a 3 games at GRate the 2nd to last week of the season. That is the first thing that jumped out at me

Edit: Also 10 game road trip to start the season? Geez

8 of 10 in a dome.

they also finish with 16 of 19 in chicago.
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby Bull » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:52 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Back to 6 games against the White Sox including a 3 games at GRate the 2nd to last week of the season. That is the first thing that jumped out at me

Edit: Also 10 game road trip to start the season? Geez

8 of 10 in a dome.

I'm most excited about this. No stupid opening day followed by an off day.
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:36 pm

horsefeathers Monday home openers forever
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby Brian707 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:47 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:horsefeathers Monday home openers forever



Banner raising on Monday, Ring night on Wednesday
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby Andy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:40 pm

Bruno7481 wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Back to 6 games against the White Sox including a 3 games at GRate the 2nd to last week of the season. That is the first thing that jumped out at me

Edit: Also 10 game road trip to start the season? Geez


The 6 games as opposed to 4 is likely due to Inter-league rotation being AL Central v. NL Central.

I've not looked at other teams that have these protected rallies to test that theory though.

That's exactly what it is. Since Houston went to the NL, the crosstown series has only been 3 games in Central vs. Central years.
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:46 pm

Pretty unfair to the Brewers that they might not even play in Miami this weekend and even if they do it will be a damaged stadium and the next time we go it's going to be re-built and refurbished like new.
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby David » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:58 pm

Praise jeebus a real opening day
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:04 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Pretty unfair to the Brewers that they might not even play in Miami this weekend and even if they do it will be a damaged stadium and the next time we go it's going to be re-built and refurbished like new.


"I don't care if the dolphin statue has impaled itself between SS and 3B, you can't just change the venue to entirely new city a few days before the game. If the Cubs got to play a series here, then we are too."
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby Omar » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:12 am

At first glance, is anyone noticing an excessive amount of 4-game series?

are they doing that to lower the travel?
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby mul21 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:19 am

I get Cubs Cards on my birthday in STL.
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby Brian707 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 pm

Omar wrote:At first glance, is anyone noticing an excessive amount of 4-game series?

are they doing that to lower the travel?



I think it is the same as this year.
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby Derwood » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:32 pm

mul21 wrote:I get Cubs Cards on my birthday in STL.


This butthole team manages to NEVER play on my birthday









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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:25 pm

The Cubs and Marlins will be the first scheduled game on Opening Day, at 11:30 AM ET, broadcast on ESPN:



(Edit: Just read the fine print..ESPN broadcast will be blacked out in Chicago, so guessing Len and JD on the call)
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:43 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/MLBBruceLevine/status/933070015527563264


That's actually pretty cool. Cubs making a guest visit to the Grapefruit League
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby Omar » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:57 am

Cubs in Colorado on 4/20?

horsefeathers yeah
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:09 pm

Omar wrote:Cubs in Colorado on 4/20?

horsefeathers yeah

Maybe I'll make a bday trip for myself and see my sister out there too.
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Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

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