Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)

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Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:42 am

Each new season deserves its own negativity thread, and this one doubly so.

Theo Epstein was never building for sustained success. He was building a small-market Golden Generation plan with some bad pitching acquisitions tacked on to max out the payroll. Three years of tanking, four years of good, now we're back to mediocre again. Happening to win the WS in one of those 4 playoff appearances (two of which needed the WC game) was luck. The farm system can't produce pitching, Kris Bryant's shoulder hurts, and Addison Russell abuses women. The Cubs are owned by part of the elite corporate structure propping up the fascist uprising in this country.
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Postby The Logan » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:46 am

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Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:46 am

“This year is really a reckoning in a lot of ways. We do have a lot to prove. It sounds funny coming off 95 wins, but I feel like we underperformed. And I think you’re going to see a really highly-motivated group of players out there. Whether we have a big offseason or a more nuanced offseason. You should judge us on how we play next year.”

On dealing with high expectations:

“That’s the way it should be. We’re the Chicago Cubs. We’re a big-market team and the days of being defined by losing are over. We went from sort of an assumption that we wouldn’t win to clear high expectation of winning, and we’d want it no other way. That comes with a responsibility and that comes with accountability. I get that. I cherish it, honestly. And our players, a lot of them got it already. And now the ones who didn’t, really understand it based on how last year went.
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:51 am

Props to Ricketts for having that preternatural sense knowing spending more on this team was akin to burning buckets of Benjamins. That's a mark in the win column for downtrodden owners.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:57 am

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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:00 am

Is this the thread where we are allowed to say karma’s a bitch?
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Postby Duke Silver » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:31 am

What do normal people do during the summer?
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:51 am

Duke Silver wrote:What do normal people do during the summer?

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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:55 am

Damn, that one place looks cold in the summer.
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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 WrigleyField 22 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:57 am

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Damn, that one place looks cold in the summer.

Covering my bases deep into the WS.
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:58 am

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Damn, that one place looks cold in the summer.

Covering my bases deep into the WS.


That's genius. Good work.
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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 Duke Silver » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:04 am

I see my summer going more like this:

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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:04 am

You can however sleep on the ground and eat off sticks in the summer too (but you still must wear plaid)
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Postby abmillis » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:08 am

I want interim manager Mark Loretta for the home opener. If we are going to suck, let's just get weird with it.
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Postby PackLandVA » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:09 am

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Postby itisallpartoftheplan » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:25 am

9 years ago today Heyward started the process of suckering us into signing him.

Luckily he’s good at speeches.
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Postby Backtobanks » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:45 am

itisallpartoftheplan wrote:9 years ago today Heyward started the process of suckering us into signing him.

Luckily he’s good at speeches.


Time for another speech. If his speech can turn this year around he will be worth his contract (almost :lol: ).
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:59 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:What do normal people do during the summer?

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Postby Derwood » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:45 pm

What monsters let their 7 year old drink coffee?
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Postby Derwood » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:46 pm

Cubs are getting hammered hard in the national media over their off season, and deservedly so.

If Theo's cunning plan was to ask the players what went wrong, are we surprised that they all said "well, definitely not us, boss!" ? Did Theo really think that turning over the coaching staff but keeping the same roster was the magic solution to the 2018 problems?
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Postby weis21 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:31 pm

Derwood wrote:What monsters let their 7 year old drink coffee?

mugs are capable of holding other liquids
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:36 pm

weis21 wrote:
Derwood wrote:What monsters let their 7 year old drink coffee?

mugs are capable of holding other liquids

kids are clearly drinking schnapps
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Re: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)

Postby Hunter » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:52 pm

So come July, which impending free agents are we going to trade off? Are we even going to be able to get anything of value in return?
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Postby CubinNY » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:11 pm

I see this as a sign that the universe is righting itself. The 2016 Cubs messed up the timeline by winning and now things are coming back to homeostasis. Obviously, it sucks for us, but this is our natural predicament in life as Cub fans. horsefeathers owners, mediocre teams, Wrigley fun.
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:39 pm

CubinNY wrote:I see this as a sign that the universe is righting itself. The 2016 Cubs messed up the timeline by winning and now things are coming back to homeostasis. Obviously, it sucks for us, but this is our natural predicament in life as Cub fans. horsefeathers owners, mediocre teams, Wrigley fun.


Going to have to get a lot worse to reach homeostasis. I can sustain myself on 2016 for at least another 20 years.
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