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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:42 pm

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Old Style wrote:What's bad about cup snakes?

(I almost want to punch myself in the face for even asking that question.)


From what I can tell on the videos, the goal is to get them to five or six feet long. At that point, they're pretty unstable and usually leaking leftover beer all over the place. It's entertaining, and far from the worst thing that's happened in the bleachers, but I get the Cubs not being huge fans.


The other problem is fans sitting a few rows away start throwing their cups towards where the snake is forming so they can add on. Don't really like fans throwing things in general.
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:41 pm

This is random but I was just looking at the postseason OPS of most of the Cubs that have played multiple postseasons with the team during this run and its amazing that we'd had a moderate level of postseason success including a championship and 6 series wins.

Schwarber 1.016
Ross .858
Bryant .743
Contreras .716
Rizzo .690
Baez .662
Russell .596
Zobrist .589
Almora .508
Happ .476
Montero .428
Heyward .323
LaStella .071
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby squally1313 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:59 pm

UMFan83 wrote:This is random but I was just looking at the postseason OPS of most of the Cubs that have played multiple postseasons with the team during this run and its amazing that we'd had a moderate level of postseason success including a championship and 6 series wins.

Schwarber 1.016
Ross .858
Bryant .743
Contreras .716
Rizzo .690
Baez .662
Russell .596
Zobrist .589
Almora .508
Happ .476
Montero .428
Heyward .323
LaStella .071


Not sure how to find this and too lazy to do the work, but I'd guess the average runs scored in the playoffs is lower than in the regular season.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby The_Achiever » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:00 pm

Russell being that low is kind of surprised. Had some big games in 2016....
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:04 pm

UMFan83 wrote:This is random but I was just looking at the postseason OPS of most of the Cubs that have played multiple postseasons with the team during this run and its amazing that we'd had a moderate level of postseason success including a championship and 6 series wins.

Schwarber 1.016
Ross .858
Bryant .743
Contreras .716
Rizzo .690
Baez .662
Russell .596
Zobrist .589
Almora .508
Happ .476
Montero .428
Heyward .323
LaStella .071

well, the mets series probably had a lot to do with that. They were also shut out multiple times vs the Dodgers and Indians in 2016, and did very little against the Dodgers in 2017. You face a slew of great pitchers in the post season, so it's not that unexpected.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:07 pm

You missed Fowler at .755, which helps a small bit.
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Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:12 pm



I'll always love Z but goodness was he a hot head. For as annoying as this season has been, at least they (sans Russell) aren't dislikable like the 2004 Cubs.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:28 pm

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I'll always love Z but goodness was he a hot head. For as annoying as this season has been, at least they (sans Russell) aren't dislikable like the 2004 Cubs.

I watched those shenanigans from a restaurant in Little Italy.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby squally1313 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:30 pm

LOL at both those calls from the Edmonds strikeout, and then Zambrano still being in the 8th inning of a game we were losing 5-3. Different game.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:46 pm

Did you catch young Albert Pujols in that video? He was probably only about 34 then.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby 17 Seconds » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:53 am

is there anywhere to see 2003-2004 regular season cubs highlights? i remember they used to have them going back to 2004 on mlb.com but they removed them a long time ago.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby NotSoSober » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:02 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Thed Hoyerstein wrote:

I'll always love Z but goodness was he a hot head. For as annoying as this season has been, at least they (sans Russell) aren't dislikable like the 2004 Cubs.

I watched those shenanigans from a restaurant in Little Italy.

I liked Z but this was a bitch move. You wanna do something like that then throw down, don't just walk off into the clubhouse immediately
Edit: Especially if you're more than content to punch your catcher instead of Jim Edmonds
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby itisallpartoftheplan » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:42 am

17 Seconds wrote:is there anywhere to see 2003-2004 regular season cubs highlights? i remember they used to have them going back to 2004 on mlb.com but they removed them a long time ago.


There is a decent amount of full Cubs games from 03-04 on you tube.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:32 pm

Random question RE: Lee Smith. His tenue with the Cubs was a few years before I started actively following the team so I don't know a ton about him other than the basics. In the video tribute WGN showed in the pre-game yesterday, they mentioned that the Cubs traded him to Boston in 1987 per his request. Does anyone know the circumstances behind him asking to be traded?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby squally1313 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:45 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Random question RE: Lee Smith. His tenue with the Cubs was a few years before I started actively following the team so I don't know a ton about him other than the basics. In the video tribute WGN showed in the pre-game yesterday, they mentioned that the Cubs traded him to Boston in 1987 per his request. Does anyone know the circumstances behind him asking to be traded?


I definitely wasn't following the team back then (on account of being born two months before the trade), but based on the two links below, he was getting either internal or media criticism about being too heavy and it having an adverse impact on his knees. There's a quote in there about just requesting to be traded, not necessarily to Boston.

http://archive.boston.com/sports/baseba ... te_closer/

https://web.archive.org/web/20070105194 ... Smith_1957
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Postby squally1313 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:00 pm

Edwards down, maybe Wick up? His season has been handled wonderfully so far.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:06 pm

UMFan83 wrote:This is random but I was just looking at the postseason OPS of most of the Cubs that have played multiple postseasons with the team during this run and its amazing that we'd had a moderate level of postseason success including a championship and 6 series wins.

Schwarber 1.016
Ross .858
Bryant .743
Contreras .716
Rizzo .690
Baez .662
Russell .596
Zobrist .589
Almora .508
Happ .476
Montero .428
Heyward .323
LaStella .071


is "moderate" being said tongue in cheek here?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Banedon » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:20 pm

squally1313 wrote:Edwards down, maybe Wick up? His season has been handled wonderfully so far.


They must be getting pretty fed up with Carl. Back for one bad outing and he's out.
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:23 pm

squally1313 wrote:Edwards down, maybe Wick up? His season has been handled wonderfully so far.

I mean, he’s been all over the place all season. If he can’t be trusted to come into a high leverage situation without major control issues, he’s going to be treated like just another guy.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:39 pm

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squally1313 wrote:Edwards down, maybe Wick up? His season has been handled wonderfully so far.

I mean, he’s been all over the place all season. If he can’t be trusted to come into a high leverage situation without major control issues, he’s going to be treated like just another guy.
For his career he has a 5.27 FIP in high leverage. It's actually amazing that Joe keeps pushing that square peg in where he doesnt fit. Several stats take a severe nosedive in HLS with Carl. Just a quick example

L/M/H

KBB - 3.03/2.40/1.59
HR/9 - .71/.53/1.48
K% - 34/35.4/26.7
LOB% - 93.0/73.8/35.9
FIP - 2.86/3.0/5.27

And of course he needed to be bailed out by Montgomery in G7. Couldnt even be trusted to get Michael Martinez out.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby champaignchris » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:27 pm

squally1313 wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Random question RE: Lee Smith. His tenue with the Cubs was a few years before I started actively following the team so I don't know a ton about him other than the basics. In the video tribute WGN showed in the pre-game yesterday, they mentioned that the Cubs traded him to Boston in 1987 per his request. Does anyone know the circumstances behind him asking to be traded?


I definitely wasn't following the team back then (on account of being born two months before the trade), but based on the two links below, he was getting either internal or media criticism about being too heavy and it having an adverse impact on his knees. There's a quote in there about just requesting to be traded, not necessarily to Boston.

http://archive.boston.com/sports/baseba ... te_closer/

https://web.archive.org/web/20070105194 ... Smith_1957


I was only thirteen at the time, but my recollection was that it was a, “If you don’t like me, trade me,” more than any particular desire to be away from the Cubs.

That was a spectacularly bad trade by the way. Neither pitcher acquired by the Cubs was still on the team by the end of 1989. The Cubs got Luis Salazar for Schiraldi. So I supposed that’s something.

The Cubs had already traded away future HoF closer Dennis Eckersley away for nothing. They signed Goose Gossage to close in 1988. He was over the hill and awful. They traded away Jamie Moyer AND Rafael Palmeiro for Mitch Williams in 1989. He was pretty good in 1989 and then completely lost his horsefeathers in 1990 and was traded for table scraps. They signed Dave Smith to close in 1991. He was awful, posted a 6.00 ERA and lost his job before the year was half over. They went closer by committee in 1992, with predictable results. Finally, they signed Randy Myers to close in 1993 and he was ok for a few years.

In those five seasons between the trade and signing Myers, fat Lee Smith with the bad knees pitched 385 innings with a 2.76 ERA and got 175 saves.
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