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Postby David » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:29 pm

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Wait. So when was Marquis Grissom on the Cubs? I don't remember that transaction at all.


he was signed to a minor league deal in the offseason before 2006 and didn't make the team
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:33 pm

Man, it is genuinely astonishing for a team to act like a Jacque Jones signing is a jersey and press conference-type thing. The guy was objectively horrible for the two seasons right before he signed, and was middling before that except for the massively obvious outlier of him kicking ass 2002. That Hendry and the Cubs though signing him for 2006 was this big thing was beautifully insane.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby SouthSideRyan » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:40 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
David wrote:also i have zero recollection of marquis grissom ever being a cub (even on an ST invite)


My dad still lamely jokes about the "all French outfield" the Cubs could have had between Marquis, Pierre and Jacque to this day.

horsefeathers, he intentionally started calling Murton "Moo-tone" to try and make it sound French.

Dad jokes.


Does he enjoy Cherry Pie?
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Brian » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:55 pm

If I had the means and motivation I'd start a bootleg shirt company that just sold Jim Hendry Cubs jersey photo shirts

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Postby Brian » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:56 pm

slightly off my just thought up brand, but this might need to be included

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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:08 pm

I still can't believe the Milton Bradley saga was a thing that actually happened.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:46 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Man, it is genuinely astonishing for a team to act like a Jacque Jones signing is a jersey and press conference-type thing. The guy was objectively horrible for the two seasons right before he signed, and was middling before that except for the massively obvious outlier of him kicking ass 2002. That Hendry and the Cubs though signing him for 2006 was this big thing was beautifully insane.


his first homer was pretty cool
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Postby 17 Seconds » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:51 pm

i just went through the same youtube process as you and almost posted that

i wonder if he is still passionate about jacque jones
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Postby cl smooth » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:46 am

Brian wrote:slightly off my just thought up brand, but this might need to be included

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and here we have a pair of shaved balls putting its hands on barney gumble and ted cruz.
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Postby NonProfitCow » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:46 am

UMFan83 wrote:I still can't believe the Milton Bradley saga was a thing that actually happened.

I was pissed when the Cubs signed him. horsefeathers hit .316 .425 .557 .982 over the 2 years before.
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Postby biittner77 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:05 pm

Jacques Jones or Delino DeShields? Those were the days my frent.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:16 pm

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UMFan83 wrote:I still can't believe the Milton Bradley saga was a thing that actually happened.

I was pissed when the Cubs signed him. horsefeathers hit .316 .425 .557 .982 over the 2 years before.


I was a big time scumbag and very clearly remember thinking, "Who cares how nuts he is? He's figured it out!"
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:20 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
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UMFan83 wrote:I still can't believe the Milton Bradley saga was a thing that actually happened.

I was pissed when the Cubs signed him. horsefeathers hit .316 .425 .557 .982 over the 2 years before.


I was a big time scumbag and very clearly remember thinking, "Who cares how nuts he is? He's figured it out!"


I feel like all any of us were worried about were injury concerns...
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Postby David » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:45 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
NonProfitCow wrote:I was pissed when the Cubs signed him. horsefeathers hit .316 .425 .557 .982 over the 2 years before.


I was a big time scumbag and very clearly remember thinking, "Who cares how nuts he is? He's figured it out!"


I feel like all any of us were worried about were injury concerns...

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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Tim » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:53 pm

I would not want to revisit that thread.
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Postby Bertz » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:12 pm

I'm willing to be shown wrong, but I don't remember his really bad off the field stuff being a known when he was signed. There was stuff like an altercation with an umpire and some fights with teammates, but I think the DV stuff came out at the end, possibly when he was already on the Mariners.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:15 pm

It was known he had really bad off field stuff, it was just swept under the rug and considered unrelated to baseball by many at the time.
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Postby David » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:19 pm

Apparently Bog Nightengale (heard this on a Score update) is saying that Harper is down to the Giants and Phillies, so hope is still alive.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:22 pm

Bertz wrote:I'm willing to be shown wrong, but I don't remember his really bad off the field stuff being a known when he was signed. There was stuff like an altercation with an umpire and some fights with teammates, but I think the DV stuff came out at the end, possibly when he was already on the Mariners.


Wikipedia sources an article from 2005 that mentions the police were sent to his house multiple times that August about domestic violence, but he wasn't charged with anything, and especially given the times I don't think that was more than a footnote for most people. The stuff that got him arrested started in 2011, after his one Cubs season in 2009.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:33 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Bertz wrote:I'm willing to be shown wrong, but I don't remember his really bad off the field stuff being a known when he was signed. There was stuff like an altercation with an umpire and some fights with teammates, but I think the DV stuff came out at the end, possibly when he was already on the Mariners.


Wikipedia sources an article from 2005 that mentions the police were sent to his house multiple times that August about domestic violence, but he wasn't charged with anything, and especially given the times I don't think that was more than a footnote for most people. The stuff that got him arrested started in 2011, after his one Cubs season in 2009.


Yeah, like jersey said, there was definitely worse stuff than his baseball antics out there before the Cubs got him, but it was mostly ignored or brushed aside, as that kind of stuff typically was with pro athletes seemingly short of it escalating to horsefeathering murder.

Like, people were legitimately more furious about him trying to go after Ryan Lefebvre than his wife calling the police on him multiple times.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:53 pm

Oh, that old son of a bitch, Milton Bradley.

*checks internet*

This may be the oldest I have ever felt knowing he's 4 years younger than me.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:05 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Oh, that old son of a bitch, Milton Bradley.

*checks internet*

This may be the oldest I have ever felt knowing he's 4 years younger than me.


I would have figured "old man" David Ross would have been more of a tipping point.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:08 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Oh, that old son of a bitch, Milton Bradley.

*checks internet*

This may be the oldest I have ever felt knowing he's 4 years younger than me.


I would have figured "old man" David Ross would have been more of a tipping point.

Nah, he's older than MB.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:28 pm

Milton Bradley was another half ass move by this half assed franchise during their half assed 2000s. He was yet another OF meant to cover skipping on Beltran, and also the FO’s attempt to show they were hip to the fancy OBPs and OPSs the kids were going crazy for. I remember wanting to like the move because he could play, but not having a good feeling overall because he was a dick and made of glass.
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