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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:17 pm

Banedon wrote:Yuck.



Anyone know if this concert venue is going to host any baseball games this year? :)
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Postby David » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:58 pm

this is from al yellon so take it with a grain of salt, but apparently wade davis is related to jody davis. had no idea.
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Postby Banedon » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:02 pm

David wrote:this is from al yellon so take it with a grain of salt, but apparently wade davis is related to jody davis. had no idea.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade_Davis_(baseball)

Davis is the second-cousin of former Major League Baseball player Jody Davis.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby biittner77 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:25 pm

Jo dy
Jo dy Davis
catcher without a beer.*

Those lines seem that much more ironic since he's related to a pitcher.


*I don't accept the notion that Harry Caray knew the meaning of the word peer or that he'd use it in this iconic song.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:24 am

it just occurred to me how perfectly hendricks's personality matches his pitching style
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:20 am



ha. ed lynch's daughter is at the game and is trying to arrange a meet up with sandberg in his comments.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:38 am

Who's this Hamano?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:06 pm

i can't decide which of these tweets makes me want to face palm harder

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Postby DiceMan4221 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:26 pm

David wrote:i can't decide which of these tweets makes me want to face palm harder


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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:59 pm

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/03/ ... lilly.html

MLBTR has a piece on the background of the Ted Lilly signing 11 years ago.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:54 pm

Unless I'm reading a tweet wrong the rotation will go Lester, Arietta, Lackey, Anderson, Hendricks.

Not that it matters much, but kind of weird to line up the ERA winner and 3rd place Cy Young voter as your 5th starter.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:57 pm

The logic I heard is they really wanted Lackey to pitch in the Cardinals series and they wanted to split up the lefties.

What bothers me more is Montgomery not getting starts from the get go.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:09 pm

Obviously they want to get Anderson some starts in while he's healthy and then flip him to a contender during the season.

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:12 pm

let's get the season going already. I need a new one of these

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Postby Bull » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:13 pm

Gets me every time.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:42 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:let's get the season going already. I need a new one of these



I didn't cry when we won (I was too exhausted and emotionally spent) but I just cried watching that video. Damn
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Postby mul21 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:15 pm

Bull wrote:Gets me every time.


Yep.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:48 pm



yessssssssss
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Proven Veteran » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:54 pm

David wrote:

yessssssssss
Oh man, I need to get one of those.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:59 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:let's get the season going already. I need a new one of these



This video continues to be the reason why I will forever be changed as a sports fan.

The Cubs won't be WS champs every season. But to get to experience even one, and to always have this video to watch............finally. It's all good.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian707 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:01 pm

David wrote:

yessssssssss



horsefeathers, I guess I am getting a jersey and a hat.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby davell » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:38 am



Schwarber walks into the draft room....

"Let's horsefeathering go. Get some horsefeathering players! Let's do this horsefeathers!" Walks out of the room.

Seriously. This man is awesome.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby NOLA » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:08 am

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/CSNMooney/status/846546343749308417

Schwarber walks into the draft room....

"Let's horsefeathering go. Get some horsefeathering players! Let's do this horsefeathers!" Walks out of the room.

Seriously. This man is awesome.

He taught the son of the Cubs catching instructor how to talk to girls. Are you horsefeathering kidding me?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:09 pm

Eat up the schadenfreude



A lot of significance right then, maybe a lot more consequence into the extended future for two powerful franchises, literally passing in the night.

A lot of everything.
Obviously and urgently, there was the Giants’ bullpen trying — and failing, utterly — to close out the ninth inning of Game 4 of the NLDS.

Directly and immediately, it was the end of the Giants’ season, and their even-year magic, when the bullpen gave up a 5-2 lead and the Cubs moved onto the NLCS with a 6-5 victory.

For history’s sake, this was about the Cubs grinding through the postseason to ultimately end their 108-year championship drought.

And now, a few months later, from the Giants’ long-term perspective, that series, game and inning feel like the beginning of something larger than anything the Giants have had to face since their three-title run began in 2010.

Basically, what the Giants (and all other teams) are looking at now: The dawning of a potential Cubs Era in the National League and baseball as a whole.

Which might not be too fun for anybody else, especially including the team that got used to winning World Series championships every other year.

This doesn’t mean Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner and Bruce Bochy can’t lead the Giants to another title this season or the next few seasons; they still have a great manager, some great players, a lot of money, and an aggressive front office.

But it will be geometrically more difficult now that the Cubs are established and aiming for more, and it all shifted with that blown ninth inning, because …

• The Cubs handed the Giants their first playoff elimination in the Bochy-Posey-Bumgarner period.

In October, from 2010-on, the Giants knew that if they just stayed alive in a series, they’d find a way to outlast the opponent. You know: “Championship blood.”

Until last October.

• The Cubs are young, strong, minting money and run by very smart people — and seem like a franchise poised to go on a big run.

They’re like what the Dodgers want to be.


After October, the Cubs do feel like a budding mini- or maximum-dynasty — they won 103 games last season, most in the majors since St. Louis won 105 in 2004 (and then the Cardinals got swept in the World Series by Boston).

For instance, 2016 NL MVP Kris Bryant is 25, Anthony Rizzo is 27, Addison Russell 23, and Kyle Schwarber, Willson Contreras and Javy Baez are 24.

In addition, the Chicago front office has the brainpower, will and money to fill whatever void necessary, such as the move to sign closer Wade Davis last offseason.

Comparatively, Posey turns 30 this month, Hunter Pence is 33, Brandon Crawford is 30, new-addition Mark Melancon will be 32 this month, Johnny Cueto is 31 and can opt-out of his contract this season, and the Giants finally had to re-do the back end of their bullpen.

Bumgarner is still only 27 but will be coming up on a monster contract soon enough.

This is not just a day-to-day challenge for the Giants, it’s an existential threat.

I’m sure all of the franchise’s top officials understand it.

I don’t think it changes how they approach this season — they’re good enough to take another swing at Chicago, for sure, and they almost had the Cubs last season.

But it probably filters into how the Giants plan for 2018, 2019 and beyond, and how they value 2017, as maybe one of their last chances to maximize the Posey/Bumgarner era just as the Cubs begin to flex their muscles.

Nobody should think that the Giants’ window has officially closed, but what happens if the Cubs just slam it shut themselves?
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