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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 pm

Omar wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Mitre#Legal_troubles


horsefeathers that guy. He was always one of my favorite obscure Cubs, mostly due to the fact that he managed to outpitch Roy Halladay at a game I went to at Wrigley in 2005. But screw him.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:58 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:I had high hopes for both Sergio Mitre and Micah Bowie.


Wait, I am getting Mitre confused with Rueben Quevedo

Ron Santo once got Ruben Quevedo confused with Ruben Quevedo.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:05 am

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He was also only on the team for like 1 month.

You're only off by about 4 years, but who's counting.


He was on the '03 Cubs for one month. He was your favorite Cub in '03 because of what he did in 1996?

If Starlin Castro came back to the Cubs for 1 month in 2020 you think it’d be weird for him to be a fan favorite?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:07 am

ConstableRabbit wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:You're only off by about 4 years, but who's counting.


He was on the '03 Cubs for one month. He was your favorite Cub in '03 because of what he did in 1996?

If Starlin Castro came back to the Cubs for 1 month in 2020 you think it’d be weird for him to be a fan favorite?

You, in April 2004: lmaoooo how is Greg Maddux your favorite?!
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby 17 Seconds » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:13 am

ConstableRabbit wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:You're only off by about 4 years, but who's counting.


He was on the '03 Cubs for one month. He was your favorite Cub in '03 because of what he did in 1996?

If Starlin Castro came back to the Cubs for 1 month in 2020 you think it’d be weird for him to be a fan favorite?



ConstableRabbit wrote:
ConstableRabbit wrote:
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He was on the '03 Cubs for one month. He was your favorite Cub in '03 because of what he did in 1996?

If Starlin Castro came back to the Cubs for 1 month in 2020 you think it’d be weird for him to be a fan favorite?

You, in April 2004: lmaoooo how is Greg Maddux your favorite?!


but castro and maddux were actually good
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:17 am

17 Seconds wrote:
ConstableRabbit wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:
He was on the '03 Cubs for one month. He was your favorite Cub in '03 because of what he did in 1996?

If Starlin Castro came back to the Cubs for 1 month in 2020 you think it’d be weird for him to be a fan favorite?



ConstableRabbit wrote:
ConstableRabbit wrote:If Starlin Castro came back to the Cubs for 1 month in 2020 you think it’d be weird for him to be a fan favorite?

You, in April 2004: lmaoooo how is Greg Maddux your favorite?!


but castro and maddux were actually good

That’s a whole different conversation. There are a lot of average to bad players who are people’s favorite player.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sosa21MVP » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:26 am

Mike Harkey ftw
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:56 am

He’s definitely looked quieter and less stabby/reachy back there early on.

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Omar » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:26 am

Rich Hill was my favorite but only because he was a hunk
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Postby CubinNY » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:56 am

Omar wrote:Rich Hill was my favorite but only because he was a hunk

I remember when he was having his control issues and the Cubs AA team was in West Tenn. my wife and went to see him pitch in Jackson. He was awful. He threw one so high the catcher didn’t even make an attempt. He could not throw a strike.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:11 am

ConstableRabbit wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:You're only off by about 4 years, but who's counting.


He was on the '03 Cubs for one month. He was your favorite Cub in '03 because of what he did in 1996?

If Starlin Castro came back to the Cubs for 1 month in 2020 you think it’d be weird for him to be a fan favorite?


Very.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:19 am

Fortunately the pen is already in midseason form.....
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby champaignchris » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:25 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:Fortunately the pen is already in midseason form.....


Is Kimbrel’s stint as Cubs’ closer effectively over? How can the team put him back out there in a high leverage situation?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby squally1313 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:35 pm

champaignchris wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:Fortunately the pen is already in midseason form.....


Is Kimbrel’s stint as Cubs’ closer effectively over? How can the team put him back out there in a high leverage situation?


I mean, someone has to pitch the 9th. Give him a few chances at the 6th/7th inning, let him work on disguising the curve ball a little more. Walks are up across baseball, people are still finding their footing.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CubinNY » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:28 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:Fortunately the pen is already in midseason form.....

No kidding. Last night was too much for me. I went to bed expecting the worst and hoping for the best. I was mildly surprised they ended up winning.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Regular Show » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:15 am




Umm, I think these plays should be reviewable? It could be very important in a playoff series.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:56 pm

Regular Show wrote:Umm, I think these plays should be reviewable? It could be very important in a playoff series.


I think the reason it’s not reviewable is that too many things happen dependent on the original call after. Imagine this identical play happens in the bottom of the 9th of a tie playoff game. You review it and see it hit the ground, but what’s the ultimate call? If the call on the field was no catch Bryant is going to ensure he gets the lead runner, can we assume he would’ve been out or that there would be a double play?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Regular Show » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:34 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Regular Show wrote:Umm, I think these plays should be reviewable? It could be very important in a playoff series.


I think the reason it’s not reviewable is that too many things happen dependent on the original call after. Imagine this identical play happens in the bottom of the 9th of a tie playoff game. You review it and see it hit the ground, but what’s the ultimate call? If the call on the field was no catch Bryant is going to ensure he gets the lead runner, can we assume he would’ve been out or that there would be a double play?


I know and that's why I have it as a question instead of a statement...

It's difficult to breakdown and determine how to properly rule it, but maybe it needs to be ruled like interference or something like that? If every team is told all catches/trap plays are reviewable now then maybe players will be told to react based on what they think happened. It's complicated no doubt. I'm not exactly sure how to determine this exact play or what should happen, but I feel like all catches should be reviewable.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Regular Show » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:22 am



I'm all-in on David Bote getting more playing time.
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Postby David » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:32 pm

please don't let boob confirm that story
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