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Postby biittner77 » Thu May 16, 2019 4:49 pm

If She did cheat on him, that would make him a cuckold. Which is a funny word.
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Postby Old Style » Thu May 16, 2019 4:50 pm

biittner77 wrote:If She did cheat on him, that would make him a cuckold. Which is a funny word.

I think that's only if he is forced to watch.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby biittner77 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:28 pm

Old Style wrote:
biittner77 wrote:If She did cheat on him, that would make him a cuckold. Which is a funny word.

I think that's only if he is forced to watch.


That only happens with birds.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Fri May 17, 2019 3:42 am

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17 Seconds wrote:i don't want to be a dick but missing extended time for a divorce seems odd to me


If more people could do it, more people would.


i'm not blaming him at all, i just don't remember ever hearing about a player missing time for a divorce. i just assume that half of the team is going through a divorce at any given time. almora has had like 3 since zobrist played his last game.
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Postby Andy » Fri May 17, 2019 4:14 am

17 Seconds wrote:
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17 Seconds wrote:i don't want to be a dick but missing extended time for a divorce seems odd to me


If more people could do it, more people would.


i'm not blaming him at all, i just don't remember ever hearing about a player missing time for a divorce. i just assume that half of the team is going through a divorce at any given time. almora has had like 3 since zobrist played his last game.

I have no idea of your level of sarcasm there but I'm almost sure Almora has only been married the one time
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Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Fri May 17, 2019 4:17 pm

Not every baseball player's divorce is like John Lackey's, where he doesnt care if his ex dies or not.

I trust Ben Zobrist that he knows whether he would be useful to the Cubs right now. Im guessing they'd all rather have him away getting better mentally than him taking at bats with his mind focused elsewhere.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri May 17, 2019 4:22 pm

I don’t think Ben cares about whether he’d be useful to the Cubs right now
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Postby Omar » Fri May 17, 2019 9:07 pm

https://www.tmz.com/2019/05/17/sammy-so ... -12-years/
Sammy Sosa says it's time to finally come back to Chicago ... the legendary Cub tells TMZ Sports he's looking to return to Wrigley after a 12-YEAR hiatus

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"I haven't gone back to Chicago yet, but I will," Sosa says.

Sammy -- who says he's still a HUGE Cubs fan -- tells us he's been happy living out his life in Miami in the meantime ... saying that's actually the reason why he's yet to make an Illinois return.

"I haven't had the time to go to Chicago, but I will."

By the way, Sosa also tells us he hasn't had many opportunities to speak with Mark McGwire over the past couple of years ... but he says a reunion with the Cardinals legend is also in his plans soon
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Postby Old Style » Fri May 17, 2019 9:10 pm

That's a busy 12 years, Sammy.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CoolHandLuke » Tue May 21, 2019 3:24 am

So, Oneri Fleita was a substitute teaching assistant in my classroom today...
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Postby NewUserName » Thu May 23, 2019 2:30 pm

Is it me or does Joe seem very reluctant to pitch Chatwood? It seems he has earned a bit more trust
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Postby squally1313 » Thu May 23, 2019 2:39 pm

NewUserName wrote:Is it me or does Joe seem very reluctant to pitch Chatwood? It seems he has earned a bit more trust


This is far from a fully formed thought, but it seems like with Montgomery essentially piggybacking with Darvish for now, Chatwood is by default the long man, and needs to be saved for those situations where the starter doesn't go deep. With the way Lester, Hendricks, Q, even Hamels (besides last night) have been pitching, there hasn't been a lot of need for him. It's possible Chatwood isn't ready for/used to things like pitching back to back, as he's never had to do that in his career, so if you bring him in for an inning, he might be unavailable the next day, and trying to piece together 6 or 7 innings without Chatwood and Monty is pretty daunting right now.

If he continues to pitch like this, he'll get more opportunities. And I think if Darvish shows he can pitch into at least the 5th or 6th consistently, that will free up Monty and give Joe more flexibility to use both of them.
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Postby soccer10k » Thu May 23, 2019 4:06 pm

I’m fine with Chatwood where he is. Still don’t fully trust him. He’s got a 5.13 FIP and a .225 BABIP allowed, and he’s still walking too many, though he’s way better than last year - 5.7 per 9 vs 8.2. He was at 4.2 per 9 in his career before coming to Chicago. His xFIP is only 4.22 and someone smarter than me can tell us if that or FIP is more predictive going forward.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bull » Thu May 23, 2019 4:24 pm

squally1313 wrote:
NewUserName wrote:Is it me or does Joe seem very reluctant to pitch Chatwood? It seems he has earned a bit more trust


This is far from a fully formed thought, but it seems like with Montgomery essentially piggybacking with Darvish for now, Chatwood is by default the long man, and needs to be saved for those situations where the starter doesn't go deep.


I like Chatwood following lefty starters and Monty following righty starters. It can really exploit weaknesses in lineup construction and gives Monty and Chatwood either the chance to face lots of same-handed hitters, or forces the opposing manager to burn up his bench.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Thu May 23, 2019 5:38 pm

Browsing fangraphs and see this article
https://tht.fangraphs.com/whats-in-the-infield-skin/

The cover pic is such an unbelievably odd choice. Out of the billions of pics available they chose a pic of the mid-2000s Cubs, although I love seeing ARam and D-Lee as much as the next fella, warming up in what appears to me to be a spring training game with a dude named Blanco (although not Henry, I don't even recall this guy wearing number 59) manning SS.

So completely random.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu May 23, 2019 5:40 pm

Andres Blanco! I remembered someone!
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Postby Banedon » Thu May 23, 2019 5:42 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Andres Blanco! I remembered someone!


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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Thu May 23, 2019 6:21 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Andres Blanco! I remembered someone!
Ah. He played 50 games for us in 2009. Good catch.
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Postby Andy » Thu May 23, 2019 7:17 pm

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Sammy Sofa wrote:Andres Blanco! I remembered someone!
Ah. He played 50 games for us in 2009. Good catch.

I saw him homer at Wrigley Field once, so I'll never forget him.
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Postby Schwarber Fan » Fri May 24, 2019 2:03 am

I remember Blanco making a ridiculous defensive play against the Mets. He extended his big league career on his glove alone.
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Postby BigSlick » Fri May 24, 2019 6:05 pm

Was Andres Blanco the "runs gloved in" guy?

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Postby Derwood » Fri May 24, 2019 6:11 pm

BigSlick wrote:Was Andres Blanco the "runs gloved in" guy?

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Fri May 24, 2019 7:50 pm

Cesar Izturis didn't always use a glove to get it in either

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpC5bdyYwCU&feature=youtu.be
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