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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:46 pm

David wrote:This is horsefeathering cool


That is so cool.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian707 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:24 pm

I just picked up his book from Amazon. Apologize if this was posted before as the book has been out for about 3 months

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47tNInVqmbE


Link to book
https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Produ ... 1467129145
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby chopsx9 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:37 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:
David wrote:This is horsefeathering cool


That is so cool.

No jerseys or baseball caps in 1938 I guess? LOL
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:40 pm

Brian707 wrote:I just picked up his book from Amazon. Apologize if this was posted before as the book has been out for about 3 months

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47tNInVqmbE


Link to book
https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Produ ... 1467129145


Let us know what kind of dirt he has on Roast
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:08 am

David wrote:This is horsefeathering cool



That's quite the parade of scumbags.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:58 am

Look at those littering slobs
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:22 pm

what have you done tim?

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:38 pm

well that sent me down a rabbit hole, the message board in question seems to have sub-forums to discuss all the local sports talk radio shows, sounds like a real fun place
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Banedon » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:41 pm

Brian wrote:well that sent me down a rabbit hole, the message board in question seems to have sub-forums to discuss all the local sports talk radio shows, sounds like a real fun place


Yeah, I've come across it before...a number of years ago when I was listening the Score a whole lot more. It's a cess pool.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:45 pm

which thread on this board would draw the biggest negative reaction from its target/topic on twitter?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:46 pm

David, how many accounts do you have there?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:56 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:which thread on this board would draw the biggest negative reaction from its target/topic on twitter?



@jarrieta34

It's really something when people on a message board that calls my friend a seal every day positions themselves as victims.

I'm speechless.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:29 pm

Brian wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:which thread on this board would draw the biggest negative reaction from its target/topic on twitter?



@jarrieta34

It's really something when people on a message board that calls my friend a seal every day positions themselves as victims.

I'm speechless.

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:14 pm

Brian wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:which thread on this board would draw the biggest negative reaction from its target/topic on twitter?



@jarrieta34

It's really something when people on a message board that calls my friend a seal every day positions themselves as victims.

I'm speechless.

Or just about any Cubs player, even many of the really good ones.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:23 pm

Rizzo, Heyward and Javy gold glove finalists.

Javy winning over Wong is the only thing I care about.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:52 pm

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... 8-yankees/

538 still has the Cubs as the 19th best World Series champion ever and 2nd best in the last 20 years, with this years Red Sox one spot above. It seems like by their rankings ELO gets a much bigger emphasis than they should as the Cubs are significantly better than this year's Sox in pythagorean record and WAR.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:04 pm

UMFan83 wrote:https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2018-red-sox-are-baseballs-best-champions-since-the-1998-yankees/

538 still has the Cubs as the 19th best World Series champion ever and 2nd best in the last 20 years, with this years Red Sox one spot above. It seems like by their rankings ELO gets a much bigger emphasis than they should as the Cubs are significantly better than this year's Sox in pythagorean record and WAR.

538's obsession with ELO is amazing to me. For baseball it could make sense, if it wasn't so random and dependant on pitching match ups. That they use it for football almost exclusively with 16 game seasons where the results of rosters that no longer exist greatly effect future ELO ratings...gross. Pythag and WAR are a much better indicator of talent levels.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Banedon » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:36 pm



If the embed is being weird: https://streamable.com/p3pmm
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:42 pm

I would punch that bear right in his grundle
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:48 pm

HE NEEDS TO BE A FAT BEAR.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:49 pm

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The Cubs’ transaction list under Epstein and Hoyer reads like a work of fiction, a wish-fulfillment list composed in hindsight.

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:24 pm

VB’s hired Andy Haynes to be their hitting coach. So we need to find a new assistant hitting coach (hire someone close to Bryce imo). Hyde withdrew or isn’t in consideration from any HC Jobs so the rest of the staff appears to be staying in tact.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CubinNY » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:34 pm

PTR is back. I hope the Ricketts have enough money for Christmas presents.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:34 am

I was flipping through Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski and found a really interesting part. Apparently in the early 2000’s one club (AC Milan) funded an in-house medical outfit that found, by studying a player’s jump it “could predict with 70% accuracy whether he would get injured soon.” They tested many other more and less obvious things, eventually on a daily basis. This is easily over a decade ago as the book mentions their 2007 championship squad being full of 30+ starters thanks to this research.

Think the Cubs have their own in-house medical outfit doing similar research? I do!
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:01 pm

I genuinely can't tell if you're (rightly) slamming the Cubs or praising them.
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