Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

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Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby vance_the_cubs_fan » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:25 pm

With everything shut down and not much else to talk about, I ended up back here. It's been awhile.

So, a light topic- who are your favorite Cubs from your life time. If you want to list five- fine. Ten- go ahead. Any criteria you wanna use- knock yourself out. This doesn't say best Cubs- though that can be your criteria, just favorite.

Here's mine:

1. Ryne Sandberg. Growing up he was my favorite, for a long time. I remember in my late teens when I at one time owned every card of his ever printed.
2. Sammy Sosa. I know he doesn't always get the love from the fan base, but in his best years, he was a joy for me to watch.
3. Greg Maddux- I liked him before he left, and honestly rooted for him during his Braves years. I was happy when he rejoined the team in his twilight years.
4. Kris Bryant- He's my favorite of the current group. I will admit, as much as I loved watching the Cubs win it all, there's fewer of this group in my favorites because I have less time to watch games as in the past.
5. Ryan Theriot- My LSU connection made me really like Theriot when he was a Cub.
6. Andre Dawson- Loved the Hawk and always will.
7. Mark Grace- Grace was another player that I saw play a lot and always liked.
8. Rick Sutcliffe
9. Kerry Wood
10. Aramis Ramirez
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Postby Tim » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:28 pm

Bill Buckner - my favorite player when I was a kid
Javy - absolutely the most fun Cub player ever

After that it gets really hard.
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Postby The Logan » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:41 pm

Don't know that I can rank them, but I can pick them based on the era/chronological order

1) Andre Dawson
2) Sammy Sosa
3) Aramis Ramirez
4) Anthony Rizzo/Javy Baez (hard to pick)
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:49 pm

Sandberg was when I was a kid, but that faded fast when he quit then came back and stunk and then turned into the quintessential "back in my day" guy.

Sammy, Baez and Bryant are at the top now.

Ramirez is an honorable mention for his trajectory, since I did not like him at first then grew to love him. Kerry Wood is also in the discussion.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:51 pm

1. Dawson
2. Javy
3. Geovany Soto
4. ARam
5. Hendricks
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Postby NOLA » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:01 pm

Vance, hope you made out ok with the horrible weather the last two weekends.

1. Javy
2. Shawon Dunston-loved him so much as a kid I named my dog Dunston
3. Hawk
4. Mark Prior-what could have been...
5. Jody Davis-my first favorite Cub
6. Mike Fontenot-if you listened to drive-time sports radio in NO you'd know why Theriot is not on this list.
7. Big Z
8. Michael Barrett
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9. Kerry Wood
10. Jim Bullinger-friends with his family
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Postby vance_the_cubs_fan » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:05 pm

NOLA wrote:Vance, hope you made out ok with the horrible weather the last two weekends.



Yes, nothing bad at my house. However, a girl who plays softball with my daughter lost their entire home last weekend. Tornado dropped a tree on it. They were all able to get out ok, but it was a total loss. But, yeah staying safe as I can during these crazy times. Thanks for asking!
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Postby NewUserName » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:06 pm

1st favorite was Rick Monday...then in somewhat chronological order

Dave Kingman
Bill Buckner
Leon Durham
Ryno
Dwight Smith
Grace
Sosa
Wood and Prior
Aram
Matt Murton
Javy and KB

Javy, KB and Ryno are easily my top 3 favorites of all time

Glad to see a post from Vance!!
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Postby Andy » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:11 pm

No particular order from someone who's only been a fan during the 21st century:

Javy
Rizzo
Lester
Hendricks
Aramis
Sosa
Bryant
Soriano
Fowler
Zambrano
Wood
Prior

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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:36 pm

Bryant, Yu, Hendricks, Wood and Sosa duh, Lee, Ramirez, Lilly, Barrett, Mamol, Prior
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Postby sneakypower » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:53 pm

Sosa, Grace, Dawson, Hendricks, Castro, Contreras, Wood, Rizzo, Zambrano

Sosa probably wins out
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:07 pm

NOLA wrote:Vance, hope you made out ok with the horrible weather the last two weekends.

1. Javy
2. Shawon Dunston-loved him so much as a kid I named my dog Dunston
3. Hawk
4. Mark Prior-what could have been...
5. Jody Davis-my first favorite Cub
6. Mike Fontenot-if you listened to drive-time sports radio in NO you'd know why Theriot is not on this list.
7. Big Z
8. Michael Barrett
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9. Kerry Wood
10. Jim Bullinger-friends with his family

I very, very nearly put Jim Bullinger on my list as a joke, no kidding. I had a lot of baseball cards of him, for whatever reason.
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Postby Bertz » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:55 pm

Maddux is number 1 by a mile. From the Hendry era obviously Lee and Ramirez are tops. Prior and Wood too.
Rich Harden weirdly stands out as well, his second half of 2008 was just the coolest.

From this era probably Willson, Javy, Dex, and Hendricks. Yu's probably my favorite right at this moment, but he needs to be produce for longer for him to be a guy I really look back on and think about.
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Postby TarzanJoeWallis » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:47 pm

I loved the obscure guys when I was a kid...

Tarzan Joe Wallis (hence the name I use)
Jerry White
Miguel Dilone (hated Preston Gomez for not using him)
Tim Hosley
George Mitterwald
Pete LaCock
Rodney Scott

Of the star players...

Andre Dawson (my all time favorite)
Dave Kingman
Jose Cardenal
Rick Monday
Bill Buckner
and a bunch of others (including the entire 2016 team)
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Postby NOLA » Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:37 pm

Honorable mention for Carl Edwards Jr? I always loved that guy and really wanted him to be the closer.
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Postby cl smooth » Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:48 pm

ryno
sosa
ramirez
wood
prior
grace
dawson
dunston
baez
contreras

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Postby Old Style » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:03 pm

Tim wrote:Bill Buckner - my favorite player when I was a kid
Javy - absolutely the most fun Cub player ever

After that it gets really hard.

Yikes. Not only do we have the same name but we have the exact same answer.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:36 pm

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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:36 pm

Aramis Ramirez - that he was bagged-on by horsefeathers like Kaplan made me love him even more
Javy - simply the most exciting Cubs player I have ever watched; I have loved him since his "I can do whatever the horsefeathers I want" to the Angels bench during (I think) the spring of his first pro year.
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Postby Backtobanks » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:43 pm

Since I'm an old-timer:

Banks
Santo
Williams
Dawson
Sandberg
Maddux
Jenkins
Buckner
Ramirez
Wood
Sosa
Grace
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Postby Tim » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:46 pm

Backtobanks wrote:Since I'm an old-timer:

Banks
Santo
Williams
Dawson
Sandberg
Maddux
Jenkins
Buckner
Ramirez
Wood
Sosa
Grace

<checks list>Not a single player from the greatest stretch of Cubs baseball ever who was either developed or acquired under Theo.</checks list>

Yep, checks out.
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby David » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:55 pm

Sammy
Javy
DLee
Aramis
Rizzo
KB
Wood
Lester
Schwarbs (his playoff contributions cement it)
Brian McRae (just for the logan - but he really was one of my favorites at one time)
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Postby David » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:00 pm

Backtobanks wrote:Since I'm an old-timer:

Banks
Santo
Williams
Dawson
Sandberg
Maddux
Jenkins
Buckner
Ramirez
Wood
Sosa
Grace


holy horsefeathering horsefeathers how on brand lmao
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Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Postby MWV » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:30 pm

As a kid, Dawson and Sandberg. I also really liked Vance Law. He was only a cub a couple of years, and was only any good for one of them, but he wore dorky aviator glasses like I did.
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Postby vance_the_cubs_fan » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:30 pm

I see no matter how long I've been away, some things are the same.
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