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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby biittner77 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:01 pm

UMFan83 wrote:So Trump's latest comments about the Cubs/Ricketts are basically an admission that he has no dirt on the Cubs and that he just talks (or tweets) out of his ass right?

TRUMP: Look, they are spending vicious … I don’t even know these people. Those Ricketts. I actually said they ought to focus on the Chicago Cubs and, you know, stop playing around. They spent millions of dollars fighting me in Florida. And out of 68 counties, I won 66. I won by 20 points, almost 20 points. Against, everybody thought he was a popular sitting senator. I had $38 million dollars spent on me in Florida over a short period of time. $38 million. And, you know, the Ricketts, I don’t even know these people.

HIATT: So, what does it mean, “They better watch out”?

TRUMP: Well, it means that I’ll start spending on them. I’ll start taking ads telling them all what a rotten job they’re doing with the Chicago Cubs. I mean, they are spending on me. I mean, so am I allowed to say that? I’ll start doing ads about their baseball team. That it’s not properly run or that they haven’t done a good job in the brokerage business lately.


This could be real or it could be made up and neither would surprise me.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:12 pm

I would love to see Trump attack the Cubs for not being run well, and then Theo starts working "small hand" references into all of his interviews.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:16 pm

DiceMan4221 wrote:I would love to see Trump attack the Cubs for not being run well, and then Theo starts working "small hand" references into all of his interviews.


He can hire Wes Welker as his speech writer.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:26 pm

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DiceMan4221 wrote:I would love to see Trump attack the Cubs for not being run well, and then Theo starts working "small hand" references into all of his interviews.


He can hire Wes Welker as his speech writer.

That is EXACTLY what I had in mind. Best foot forward, etc.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:00 pm

i thought this was interesting just because of the source



wasn't olbermann (not saying he was wrong) very outspoken about making fun of the cubs and their management/ownership as recently as last year?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:04 pm

I won't defend Trump but Olbermann is an insufferable idiot.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:11 pm

I thought BP related content was supposed to be good:

http://wrigleyville.locals.baseballpros ... d-company/
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:51 pm

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/artic ... leid=28725

Speaking of goofy BP content, Watt looks at the roster and the #1 song at the time each was born. I feel old. Except for the Rizzo/Heyward one. I'm not sure I've ever heard that song.

Soler's is very fitting.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby abmillis » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:51 pm

David wrote:http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28725

Speaking of goofy BP content, Watt looks at the roster and the #1 song at the time each was born. I feel old. Except for the Rizzo/Heyward one. I'm not sure I've ever heard that song.

Soler's is very fitting.


Soler's could not be more perfect.

another observation: "I Will Always Love You" was number 1 for a long time.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:56 pm

Now do the Cardinals and tell me who was born when Crash Test Dummies were hot
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:21 pm

abmillis wrote:
David wrote:http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28725

Speaking of goofy BP content, Watt looks at the roster and the #1 song at the time each was born. I feel old. Except for the Rizzo/Heyward one. I'm not sure I've ever heard that song.

Soler's is very fitting.


Soler's could not be more perfect.

another observation: "I Will Always Love You" was number 1 for a long time.


Oh yeah, I was only 11 but I remember my mom playing the Bodyguard soundtrack on repeat for like 4 months straight, wanted to bang my head against the wall towards the end of that run.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:26 pm

i mean it's an amazing song so
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby The Logan » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:33 pm

As awful as he is in the batter's box and as much as we groaned at his signing probably being just an appeasement for Jon Lester to come here, I grow to like David Ross more and more each day.

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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:23 am

The difference between the worst possible backup C and an average backup C is so negligible that I like that we have an old funny dude that everyone on the team loves.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:06 pm

Bunts Lick Butts wrote:The difference between the worst possible backup C and an average backup C is so negligible that I like that we have an old funny dude that everyone on the team loves.


Yeah I mean it is what it is and I'm not crying about our situation, but the reality was that we had a cheapish, good hitting backup catcher already when we signed Ross. I think most people were excited about the possibility of Joe matching up Montero and Castillo favorably and give us above average production from the catchers all year, maybe even the best in the league. But once the Ross signing became reality, it was kind of annoying knowing that he was basically killing Welly's trade value, and not because he was a necessarily better player. But that was then, this is now, I think we'll be OK.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:36 pm

Is this the "worst" realistic lineup we can put out there, assuming a 4 man bench?

CF Fowler
SS Russell
1B Rizzo
RF Soler
LF Schwarber
3B Baez
2B LaStella
C Ross
P Lester
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:40 pm

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:Is this the "worst" realistic lineup we can put out there, assuming a 4 man bench?

CF Fowler
SS Russell
1B Rizzo
RF Soler
LF Schwarber
3B Baez
2B LaStella
C Ross
P Lester


Unless you can convince Montero or Ross to play 1B for the first time in their careers. But I guess you said realistic.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:13 pm

wait, LaStella is still a thing?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:14 pm

Brian wrote:wait, LaStella is still a thing?

I wouldn't be surprised if he's our primary PH this year, even with at least 1 Heyward/Fowler/Schwarber/Baez/Soler/etc. on the bench everyday.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby NOLA » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:27 pm

The good today: Heyward and Rizzo
The bad: everything else
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:47 pm

MURT HURT today
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:25 pm

UMFan83 wrote:MURT HURT today

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:51 pm

DiceMan4221 wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:MURT HURT today

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He also had a diving catch to end the game and preserve the tie
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