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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:52 pm

Man, I wish Puig was my dad.
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Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:56 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Man, I wish Puig was my dad.


#PuigMyDad
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:01 pm

Now, if Cubs fans are pissed at Puig because Theo and co. can't figure out Cuba to save their lives, OK, THAT I understand.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:16 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Now, if Cubs fans are pissed at Puig because Theo and co. can't figure out Cuba to save their lives, OK, THAT I understand.

Eloy and Torres are Cuban, aren’t they? And beautiful Jorge
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby treebird » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:17 pm

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Sammy Sofa wrote:Now, if Cubs fans are pissed at Puig because Theo and co. can't figure out Cuba to save their lives, OK, THAT I understand.

Eloy and Torres are Cuban, aren’t they? And beautiful Jorge


the first two are not cuban and the last guy sucks
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:29 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Now, if Cubs fans are pissed at Puig because Theo and co. can't figure out Cuba to save their lives, OK, THAT I understand.

Eloy and Torres are Cuban, aren’t they? And beautiful Jorge


Eloy is Dominican and Torres is Venezuelan. Close enough to Cuba.
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Postby Regular Show » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:28 am




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Good drawing.
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Postby NonProfitCow » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:42 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Man, I wish Puig was my dad.

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Postby Regular Show » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:52 pm



Definitely think the season should be shorter. I used to be against it, but now I think a 154 game schedule with more days off is better.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:59 pm

If anything, nature is going to force it to happen eventually. Too many cold weather teams/teams without domes or retractable roofs means that the first month+ of the season is just going to become more and more of a challenge to schedule (and make up later in the season).
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Postby Tim » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:46 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:If anything, nature is going to force it to happen eventually. Too many cold weather teams/teams without domes or retractable roofs means that the first month+ of the season is just going to become more and more of a challenge to schedule (and make up later in the season).

Why will it become more of a challenge?
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:24 am

Tim wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:If anything, nature is going to force it to happen eventually. Too many cold weather teams/teams without domes or retractable roofs means that the first month+ of the season is just going to become more and more of a challenge to schedule (and make up later in the season).

Why will it become more of a challenge?


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Because the first few weeks are just going to be more and more of an issue of dealing with extended ending of winter-type conditions slamming right into rainy spring.

Then summers are just getting hotter, plus throw in the chaos of climate change impacting rainfall and storm strengths.

The upside, I guess, is that going long won't really be an issue since it stays warmer longer...but it would be really surprising if they don't look to somehow curtail or roll back the start of the season. I don't know if that's actually shortening the season, or going back to playing scheduled double headers or what, but something is going to have to change. What the Cubs dealt with this year will end up becoming the norm, or worse.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bertz » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:10 am

They really ought to push back the season a week or two. Early November is generally better weather than late March/early April. A lot of older sportswriters raise hell at the idea of November baseball, but who gives a horsefeathers about them?
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Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:11 pm

If they schedule all of the games in the first month+ in warm weather areas and domes can we get around this little hiccup and continue to destroy the planet for the next generation?
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Postby Derwood » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:08 pm

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:If they schedule all of the games in the first month+ in warm weather areas and domes can we get around this little hiccup and continue to destroy the planet for the next generation?


All those teams will complain about having to have more road games in the second half
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Postby Derwood » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:36 pm

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Why is MLB assigning Hernandez to postseason games when a) he is annually voted as one of the worst umpires in the league and b) has an active lawsuit against MLB for racial discrimination?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:39 pm

Derwood wrote:Why is MLB assigning Hernandez to postseason games he has an active lawsuit against MLB for racial discrimination?


are you suggesting he should be prevented from working because he's suing the organization that employs him for discrimination?
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Postby Derwood » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:41 pm

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Derwood wrote:Why is MLB assigning Hernandez to postseason games he has an active lawsuit against MLB for racial discrimination?


are you suggesting he should be prevented from working because he's suing the organization that employs him for discrimination?


I’m suggesting that he sucks for multiple reasons and shouldn’t be allowed to umpire important games ever
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Derwood wrote:Why is MLB assigning Hernandez to postseason games he has an active lawsuit against MLB for racial discrimination?


are you suggesting he should be prevented from working because he's suing the organization that employs him for discrimination?


I’m suggesting that he sucks for multiple reasons and shouldn’t be allowed to umpire important games ever


it's good legally speaking from the MLB perspective to not only put him in high-profile games but then to watch him fail pathetically in them
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:11 pm

and great for the pro-robot ump crowd
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:00 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:and great for the pro-robot ump crowd

True. Best case scenario is all Cub games have robot umps and all non-Cub games have Angel and West.
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