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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:46 pm

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I'm going to this game; how early do people need to show up to make sure they get one? I usually don't care about the giveaways, but I'll be damned if I miss this.

If gates open at 5:05 you should honestly try to get there by 5:30.


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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:53 pm

It makes more sense when using military time.
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Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:31 pm

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jersey cubs fan wrote:https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk0Rv10BdRO/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1h35h9ezyerdz


I'm going to this game; how early do people need to show up to make sure they get one? I usually don't care about the giveaways, but I'll be damned if I miss this.


I will pay for a ticket, a nachos and a couple beers if you can pick one up for me and ill also heart all of your posts for a month
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby CubInOK » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:07 pm

Baez is an All-Star starter.
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:44 pm

O/U on how many NL teammates' names Javy will know is 6. What say you?
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Postby OleMissCub » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:08 am

It seems to be a daily occurrence that I pause, take a moment, and thank the baseball gods that we didn't trade Javy a few years ago.
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Postby Brian707 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:41 am

CyHawk_Cub wrote:O/U on how many NL teammates' names Javy will know is 6. What say you?


I will bet the farm on the under
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Postby TMan92 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:41 am

CubInOK wrote:Baez is an All-Star starter.


It is amazing to me that he is getting a ton of grief on this when Bryce Harper is on the team. Do people even look at at statistics?
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Postby KingCubsFan » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:49 am

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CubInOK wrote:Baez is an All-Star starter.


It is amazing to me that he is getting a ton of grief on this when Bryce Harper is on the team. Do people even look at at statistics?

Is he? He’s 0.2 WAR behind Albies with 76 less plate appearances. And he can play SS and 3B. Hardly an outrageous decision by the fans.
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Postby Duke Silver » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:56 am

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CubInOK wrote:Baez is an All-Star starter.


It is amazing to me that he is getting a ton of grief on this when Bryce Harper is on the team. Do people even look at at statistics?

Is he? He’s 0.2 WAR behind Albies with 76 less plate appearances. And he can play SS and 3B. Hardly an outrageous decision by the fans.


Tied after today in fWAR. And I still think Javy isn't valued properly defensively because of his Javy Tags and other ridiculous plays like the Puig DP the other day.
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Postby OleMissCub » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:03 am

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It is amazing to me that he is getting a ton of grief on this when Bryce Harper is on the team. Do people even look at at statistics?

Is he? He’s 0.2 WAR behind Albies with 76 less plate appearances. And he can play SS and 3B. Hardly an outrageous decision by the fans.


Tied after today in fWAR. And I still think Javy isn't valued properly defensively because of his Javy Tags and other ridiculous plays like the Puig DP the other day.


Yeah, on the one hand I have faith in advanced metrics which seem to indicate that he is a sub-par fielder but damnit if my own eyes don’t show the exact opposite.
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Postby CubInOK » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:00 am



Conversations with Baez would involve him switching from English to Spanish twice in the same sentences and him calling whoever he's talking to the wrong name.
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Postby Banedon » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:09 am

TMan92 wrote:
CubInOK wrote:Baez is an All-Star starter.


It is amazing to me that he is getting a ton of grief on this when Bryce Harper is on the team. Do people even look at at statistics?


I mean, fans are gonna always be mad if their favorite player doesn't make the team, so I get that some extent. But most national media types that I saw last night seemed to think that this was the right choice. Didn't even give it too much conversation, honestly.
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Postby Regular Show » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:56 pm

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It is amazing to me that he is getting a ton of grief on this when Bryce Harper is on the team. Do people even look at at statistics?

Is he? He’s 0.2 WAR behind Albies with 76 less plate appearances. And he can play SS and 3B. Hardly an outrageous decision by the fans.


Tied after today in fWAR. And I still think Javy isn't valued properly defensively because of his Javy Tags and other ridiculous plays like the Puig DP the other day.


Yeah, I don't understand why he doesn't accrue more value on defense. He definitely passes the eye test and most baseball scouts/execs believe he's excellent defensively. I really think the gulf between Russell and Baez on defense is overstated and not that large.
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Postby davell » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:20 pm

I remember a year or two back, that Cameron or Sullivan had said that Javy's extra stuff(tags, slides) probably equaled about another .5 WAR.
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Postby Regular Show » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:18 pm



Also features Willson in the video. Pretty cool.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:59 pm

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ba ... story.html

Cubs slugger Kris Bryant is expected to be activated before Wednesday’s game against the Giants, and Javier Baez doesn’t envision any problems.

“I’ll bat wherever,” said Baez, who batted in the third spot while Bryant was recovering from left shoulder inflammation the past 2 ½ weeks. “I’ll bat 12th in the lineup if I have to.”


Odds that Baez genuinely thinks there is anywhere between 9 and 20 batters in a lineup given his face/name blindness? Pretty damn good.
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Postby sneakypower » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:56 pm

Regular Show wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:
KingCubsFan wrote:Is he? He’s 0.2 WAR behind Albies with 76 less plate appearances. And he can play SS and 3B. Hardly an outrageous decision by the fans.


Tied after today in fWAR. And I still think Javy isn't valued properly defensively because of his Javy Tags and other ridiculous plays like the Puig DP the other day.


Yeah, I don't understand why he doesn't accrue more value on defense. He definitely passes the eye test and most baseball scouts/execs believe he's excellent defensively. I really think the gulf between Russell and Baez on defense is overstated and not that large.

he probably deserves a few runs that are credited to Contreras for CS (and possibly Schwarber's OF assists? do IF get any credit for relay throws there?)

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Nothing but incredulity at his fearlessness and slide.

haha yeah this was such a treat, Rod Allen spends the whole AB saying "i'd be careful about throwing over to first here" and waxes poetic about Javy's baserunning and the time he stole home on Matz, talking about nothing else but warning against a steal of home and then Baez promptly does just that and Allen goes silent for a brief moment as if he were throwing up his hands
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Postby ScrubMD » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:40 am

It’s like someone edited his attributes on a video game and maxed out his lovable points.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:23 pm

Javy is THE most convincing data point that we are living in a simulation.
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Postby UMFan83 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:25 pm

I don’t think “Javy doesn’t know names” is a meme anymore. It’s just real life.
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Postby PackLandVA » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:33 pm

Some baseball jerseys have the players' names on the back. All baseball jerseys have numbers on the back.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:19 pm

UMFan83 wrote:I don’t think “Javy doesn’t know names” is a meme anymore. It’s just real life.

It never was just a meme
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Postby OleMissCub » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:31 pm

How much longer until Javy passes KB and Rizz in popularity in Chicago? Has it already happened?
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