On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

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Postby The Logan » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:47 pm

We gonna talk about this?

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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:07 pm

The opening agility drills and squats:
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The head-on, slow-build, sprint footage:
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Postby cl smooth » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:34 pm

watching rizzo's gut flying in the wind:

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love you, tinyface, but don't forget about your core.
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Postby big ball chunky time » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:29 pm

Still got tiddies
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Postby 17 Seconds » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:44 pm

i really hope rizzo can maintain like an .800+ ops into his mid 30s and stay with the cubs forever on reasonable deals
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Postby NOLA » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:54 pm

Of course he works out to Twisted Sister.
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Postby PackLandVA » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:18 am

I’d imagine he’ll look much quicker during the TOOTBLANs! So there’s that.
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Postby weis21 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:23 pm

Wait, why are we picking on Rizzo again? Just 2020 mentality? I'm mean at this point i'm down for horsefeathering whatever i just need to learn the rules.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:08 pm

He asks, a week later.
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Postby David » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:12 pm

man i resisted so many times making a comment about that rizzo's core thing but this thread just keeps popping back up and i just cant do it anymore SPOT TRAINING IS NOT A THING



but still great GIF usage
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Postby weis21 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:50 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:He asks, a week later.

Sorry I haven't been refreshing my browser every 5 minutes due to the pandemic and life and such things. I haven't been on here as much as I used to lately due to circumstances.

Was trying to just be a part of the conversation, I guess. My bad.
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Postby Derwood » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:40 pm

weis21 wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:He asks, a week later.

Sorry I haven't been refreshing my browser every 5 minutes due to the pandemic and life and such things. I haven't been on here as much as I used to lately due to circumstances.

Was trying to just be a part of the conversation, I guess. My bad.


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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:47 pm

Pan-what-ic?
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:19 pm

Brian wrote:

That really was the exact day that things turned around for the Cubs.
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Postby David » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:44 pm

I remember sensing the tide turning in late 2014. First, IIRC, it was Alcantara (lol) and Hendricks getting called up around the same time. Then Javy which was super exciting until he started striking out in 80% of his PAs. Then Soler came up and did crazy awesome things. Rizzo had turned it around after a really crappy 2013 and Starlin was showing signs of life. Oh, and Arrieta was pitching like a Cy Young contender while nobody was looking.

It was this weird sort of fun payoff to actually paying attention to the team while they sucked ass to sort of see the tidal wave of awesome just starting to form at the end of that year (even though, as tends to happen, some of the guys who were doing well at that point ended up being not so great and other guys ended up being awesome).

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Postby Brian » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:40 pm

I looked up the box score, and on top of Hendrick's debut it was Alcantara's 2nd day in the big leagues. He went 4/5 (after in 0-fer in his debut).
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Postby David » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:12 pm

Brian wrote:I looked up the box score, and on top of Hendrick's debut it was Alcantara's 2nd day in the big leagues. He went 4/5 (after in 0-fer in his debut).


i knew they were right around each other, but i couldn't remember who was first.
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:15 pm

David wrote:I remember sensing the tide turning in late 2014. First, IIRC, it was Alcantara (lol) and Hendricks getting called up around the same time. Then Javy which was super exciting until he started striking out in 80% of his PAs. Then Soler came up and did crazy awesome things. Rizzo had turned it around after a really crappy 2013 and Starlin was showing signs of life. Oh, and Arrieta was pitching like a Cy Young contender while nobody was looking.

It was this weird sort of fun payoff to actually paying attention to the team while they sucked ass to sort of see the tidal wave of awesome just starting to form at the end of that year (even though, as tends to happen, some of the guys who were doing well at that point ended up being not so great and other guys ended up being awesome).


100% this. I felt like I was in on a secret and it was so much fun.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:20 pm

Biggest thing I remember from that season was rushing home from work and watching Javy's debut in a season where I watched almost no games.

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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:39 pm

Jake was the icing on the cake for me to believe they were really gonna be special once they added KB and hopefully a TORP in FA. He was just nasty and he almost no-hit the Cardinals IIRC, which just kind of gave you chills.
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Postby David » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:47 pm

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Jake was the icing on the cake for me to believe they were really gonna be special once they added KB and hopefully a TORP in FA. He was just nasty and he almost no-hit the Cardinals IIRC, which just kind of gave you chills.


almost no hit the red sox too. i think he had a few of those that year.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:57 pm

Jake’s run is still horsefeathering insane. Don’t think we’ll ever get that feeling again where you know pitcher is going 7+ and if the offense gets to 2-3 runs we are going to win. I remember games we scored 1 in the first he started and it was like “well this is over.”
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:20 am

Cubswin11 wrote:Jake’s run is still horsefeathering insane. Don’t think we’ll ever get that feeling again where you know pitcher is going 7+ and if the offense gets to 2-3 runs we are going to win. I remember games we scored 1 in the first he started and it was like “well this is over.”


One of those games was the 2015 Wild Card game that singlehandedly ended the Pirates' mini-window. It felt well in hand at 1-0 in the first, then Schwarber making it 3-0 in the third felt like a dagger.
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Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

Postby Splendid Splinter » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:40 am

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Jake’s run is still horsefeathering insane. Don’t think we’ll ever get that feeling again where you know pitcher is going 7+ and if the offense gets to 2-3 runs we are going to win. I remember games we scored 1 in the first he started and it was like “well this is over.”


One of those games was the 2015 Wild Card game that singlehandedly ended the Pirates' mini-window. It felt well in hand at 1-0 in the first, then Schwarber making it 3-0 in the third felt like a dagger.


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