If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

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It would partially ruin it, but it would still hold significant meaning to me
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If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

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Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

Postby Bertz » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:39 am

If they were on the Astros level, thatwould partially ruin it for me. If they were on the Red Sox level, that would change almost nothing. I am betting that more teams than not were doing something along the lines of what the Sox were doing.
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Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:40 am

We already have to accept that the Ricketts-owned Cubs that happily employed Chapman and Russell won the WS. Why would I possibly give a horsefeathers about some good ol' baseball cheating? I WISH that was the worst thing they were known for these days.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:44 am

If it was the Cubs

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Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:46 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:We already have to accept that the Ricketts-owned Cubs that happily employed Chapman and Russell won the WS. Why would I possibly give a horsefeathers about some good ol' baseball cheating? I WISH that was the worst thing they were known for these days.


well the ricketts stuff is obviously more important than stupid baseball stuff, but it's a lot easier to separate that from the actual sports stuff. cheating is kind of hard to separate from the game itself, although I tend to agree that all teams probably try to cheat and the astros were either more brazen than other teams or just are the ones who happened to get caught.
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Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:58 am

I’d be annoyed by the “Cubs haven’t won a World Series without cheating in 112 years” for like 3.6 seconds but I’d get over it
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Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

Postby big ball chunky time » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:40 am

it would mean significantly less to me and I would never discuss it with a non-cubs fan
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Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:51 am

I'd demand Maddon be fired for his role in it.
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:42 pm

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Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

Postby Andy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:15 pm

big ball chunky time wrote:it would mean significantly less to me and I would never discuss it with a non-cubs fan

Yeah, I think this is about where I land. I'm taking more amusement than I should in what's happening to the Astros right now and it would definitely horsefeathering suck if the Cubs were getting the same treatment.
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Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

Postby Named After Maddux » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:15 am

If it was something to the extent of the Astros, then I would be truly devastated. If it was something like the Red Sox, It'd feel a bit cheapened, but I can't say it would bother me too much other than hearing teams with a little-brother complex (WS, MIL) rag on the Cubs needing to cheat to win a title. While I disagree with what Boston did, that still feels like a small jump from scouting prior to the game and relaying it from the basepaths. It is over the line and they deserve punishment, but of the information available on Boston's infractions they appear much more minor. Alex Cora is really likely going to face the wrath of MLB far more for his work in Houston than Boston.

But like I mentioned, something so pervasive as the Astros cheating scandal where it almost definitely turned the tides of several playoff (especially World Series) games and resulted in a gutting of top executives and the Manager/coaches would be terrible to think about.
My head would spin if I had to figure out which incredible hits in Cubs history were likely tainted.
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Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:37 am

finally, a sobering thought exercise to distract us from the relentless good news train that is being a cubs fan
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Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

Postby Andy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:07 pm

For whatever it's worth

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Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:08 pm

Andy wrote:For whatever it's worth



WHO COULD ARGUE WITH RAFAE-I MEAN, RIZZO SAYING IT LIKE THAT?!?
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