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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Andy » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:49 pm

TarzanJoeWallis wrote:I think the Hughes call of the Cubs eliminating the Cardinals from the NLDS is much better than his World Series winning call.

"I wish you could all be here right now" is an incredible Hughes line from that night.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:08 am

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WrigleyField 22 wrote:Crazy not even Joe Buck can stop the chills from happening.

Now play the Hughes call to watch me break down.

I alwAys thought the Pat Hughes call of the final out was pretty underwhelming.


yeah. i actually prefer the buck call.

Perhaps objectively speaking, but from an emotional standpoint, hearing Hughes call it brings the feels.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:31 am

The thing about Hughes making the call is who follows playoff baseball on the radio?
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Postby GaryWoods » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:34 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:The thing about Hughes making the call is who follows playoff baseball on the radio?


I do, for one. At least I did that series.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Andy » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:50 pm

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jersey cubs fan wrote:The thing about Hughes making the call is who follows playoff baseball on the radio?


I do, for one. At least I did that series.

Because of driving home late from work I listened to the Game 4 NLDS rally on the radio. Got home in time to see the clinching outs.
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Postby Old Style » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:31 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:The thing about Hughes making the call is who follows playoff baseball on the radio?

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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:43 pm

Old Style wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:The thing about Hughes making the call is who follows playoff baseball on the radio?

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[expletive], HE IS NOT BLIND!!!
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Postby Regular Show » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:48 pm

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jersey cubs fan wrote:The thing about Hughes making the call is who follows playoff baseball on the radio?

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Yeah, I was going to bring that up too.

I ton of people listen to Cubs games in the car. If I could listen to Pat Hughes and Ron Santo again I totally would take that over the TV broadcast (I know that sounds weird). I really miss Ron Santo...
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:10 am

I'm pretty sure someone could rig up a deal where you get audio of Santo screaming "yes" or "no" at random intervals over a Hughes broadcast. Should pretty much approximate him being in the booth.
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Postby Old Style » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:23 am

I know it’s sacrilege on this board but I much prefer Pat & Ron (even Coomer) to Len & JD. It has more of a feel of watching the game with your idiot friends instead of smart guys dictating the action to you.
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Postby abohnhoff » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:51 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:The thing about Hughes making the call is who follows playoff baseball on the radio?


I regularly overlay the radio broadcast with the tv footage using the MLB TV package.
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Postby javy knows my name » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:30 am

Old Style wrote:I know it’s sacrilege on this board but I much prefer Pat & Ron (even Coomer) to Len & JD. It has more of a feel of watching the game with your idiot friends instead of smart guys dictating the action to you.


I love this take. I don't agree with it, but I love it
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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:38 pm

According to Kaplan, Kris Bryant's service time grievance is going to be heard this week.

I can't imagine Bryant winning, since it would seem to open the door for grievances all over MLB.

Also, why did they wait 4 years to resolve this?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:43 pm

Irrelevant Dude wrote:According to Kaplan, Kris Bryant's service time grievance is going to be heard this week.

I can't imagine Bryant winning, since it would seem to open the door for grievances all over MLB.

Also, why did they wait 4 years to resolve this?

Yeah I can’t imagine him winning, what total BS with the timing of this for the remote chance he wins and becomes a FA after the year. I think this definitely ups the chances he’s moved.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:23 pm

Irrelevant Dude wrote:According to Kaplan, Kris Bryant's service time grievance is going to be heard this week.

I can't imagine Bryant winning, since it would seem to open the door for grievances all over MLB.

Also, why did they wait 4 years to resolve this?


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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:38 pm

I'm not sure what they can do to win the grievance unless the Cubs were dumb enough to leave evidence of someone in the Cubs FO stating that they were going to have Bryant start the season in AAA in order to circumvent the MLB's service time rules.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:52 pm

I kinda hope the Cubs DO get burned on this, but only if it changes the dumb service time rule into a not-dumb service time rule
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Regular Show » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:00 pm

Derwood wrote:I kinda hope the Cubs DO get burned on this, but only if it changes the dumb service time rule into a not-dumb service time rule


I kinda hope they get burned too, but even if the Cubs lose and KB is granted another year of service time it won't change the service time manipulation/shenanigans that teams do. That has to be negotiated in the next CBA discussion and this current agreement ends after the 2021 season. I hope this gets addressed and minor league pay (they honestly have a ton of things to negotiate).

It's going to be contentious...
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:06 pm

I have to be 100 percent honest: I hope we have him for two more seasons and not one. Not one part of me hopes he wins this hearing.

I will accept being called names.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:09 pm

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:I have to be 100 percent honest: I hope we have him for two more seasons and not one. Not one part of me hopes he wins this hearing.

I will accept being called names.

I feel this way too. Especially with the timing of this to potentially have 1 year left if he wins. If this went to arbitration in 2015/16 and he won its workable to plan around, but this would be a big blow. I also wish we knew what we’ve offered him over the years in extensions that he’s turned down.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:22 pm

I'm pretty much always in favor of labor over ownership IRL, but always in pro sports. If the Cubs lose a year of control, so be it. I'm cool with that short term pain if it can somehow contribute to structural change.
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Postby Derwood » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:43 pm

Maybe they can just cut him a check for $15 million or something and call it even
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:44 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:I'm pretty much always in favor of labor over ownership IRL, but always in pro sports. If the Cubs lose a year of control, so be it. I'm cool with that short term pain if it can somehow contribute to structural change.


I feel like I'm a good person. Sometimes I feel bad that I don't care at all about either the players or the owners, other than I wish good health for them.
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Not saying it will happen, but the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series does seem like the appropriate way to cap off this season and make the 30-for-30 even better.

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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:51 pm

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:
CyHawk_Cub wrote:I'm pretty much always in favor of labor over ownership IRL, but always in pro sports. If the Cubs lose a year of control, so be it. I'm cool with that short term pain if it can somehow contribute to structural change.


I feel like I'm a good person. Sometimes I feel bad that I don't care at all about either the players or the owners, other than I wish good health for them.

Yeah, this is definitely a don’t care thing for me other than I want my favorite team to be able to keep their very good player for an extra year because I like having very good players. The service time rules suck/have clear loopholes, hopefully they’re fixed in the next CBA and KB will be a reason they fix it (and good for him for leading the charge) but I want him to lose this case.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:22 am

The only thing I can think of that would lead to Bryant having a case is that the Cubs knew about Olt's broken hand and delayed the official diagnosis to buy time. I have to believe they are smarter than that, as medical records would clearly show when the exact injury was diagnosed.

Otherwise, it seems pretty cut and dry. The Cubs planned to keep Bryant in the minors for an undetermined amount of time. Olt got hurt. The extent of his injury wasn't immediately known. The timing of the diagnosis just so happened to coincide with Bryant's service time cutoff. Whether it was a day later or a month later is irrelevant. They had to make a move, and that move was to promote Bryant.
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