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Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Wed, 1st Oct '08 4:17 PM


Today may start an historic event in Chicago history, a Cubs World Series Winner. I saw my first game in 1951 and haven't been the same since. I have attended hundreds of games and have some wild memories, but no "cigar". I hope for Kelly and the millions of others that share the enthusiasm that she has, they get a winner. As a true Cubs fan, I hope the Tampa Bay Rays sweep the boys from 35th street. Good luck Kelly and to all the boys from Addison Street.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4583)
Wed, 1st Oct '08 8:49 PM

I'm not a Cubs fan, but I wasn't a Red Sox fan either - but I LOVE an underdog story.

So GO CUBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alvandy  (Level: 242.1 - Posts: 7733)
Wed, 1st Oct '08 11:02 PM

Tonight wasn't the Cubs night. The LA Dodgers won this one.

But Cub fans [Kelly et al] - don't despair- tomorrow is another day.

[I hope the Tampa Bay Rays; Philadelphia Phillies; and LA Angels win their series too.]

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Wed, 1st Oct '08 11:22 PM

SOB...SOB, still crying in my beer.

The GOOD NEWS? On my way down to the game, got a call from work...WON TWO TICKETS TO TOMORROWS GAME!! YIPPEEE FOR ME!! They can't keep me away. Daddy's looking out for me.

Suffice to say, I'll be there again tomorrow, freezing my butt off, but happy as a clam. If you're listening god, I'll BE HAPPIER WHEN THE CUBS WIN. There, that's my prayer.


Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Wed, 1st Oct '08 11:31 PM


Strangely, I am very calm about things. Perhaps it's the benadryl I had to take because one of the neighbors was burning something and my asthma and allergies flared up. I still think they can put things together and win the series. This was kind of a wake up call that it isn't going to be a cake walk. And the regular line up was a little rusty from the time off.

Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Wed, 1st Oct '08 11:38 PM

Oh, forgot to say that the announcers on TBS really suck. Tony Gwynn was okay, but the play-by-play guy was just awful. He kept screwing up all these facts that he was throwing out trying to sound like he knew what he was talking about - which, you know, is a particularly stupid thing to do when the people who are actually watching the game are the fans who actually know every little factoid.

Why can't they just allow the regular channels handle the post season games as well? Ugh...

Donleigh  (Level: 156.8 - Posts: 5487)
Thu, 2nd Oct '08 1:10 AM

Could one of you Cubs fans 'splain to me what Piniella was doing? 108 pitches? Dempster had 80+ pitches by the 5th inning. It's October, been a long 162 games, and Piniella leaves him in?! It will be a very short series if this keeps up.

Go Rays.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Thu, 2nd Oct '08 7:26 AM

Donna, Pitch count had nothing to do with that off-speed pitch he grooved for a four run swing. As a rule, pitchers are probably the best conditioned players on all teams, especially starters. I'll never understand why the issue of pitch count ever came up as a way to gauge the effectiveness of the pitcher. If you're tired, tell the coach. Usually, a good catcher will tell the manager before anyone. Pitch count, Saves, blown saves, holds, quality starts and a bunch of other useless statistics determine who pitches next ??? How about the guy that knows and understands the game ??

Kaufman  (Level: 270.3 - Posts: 3942)
Thu, 2nd Oct '08 5:56 PM

Maybe I'm an old goat, but I remember when starters routinely pitched 7 or 8 innings on three days' rest. Are their arms glass now or something? Bah, I bet they're even in better condition than their predecessors a generation ago. I too doubt that was a factor with Dempster, and I expect Sabathia to do just fine tonight in Philly.

Donleigh  (Level: 156.8 - Posts: 5487)
Fri, 3rd Oct '08 1:22 AM


Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Fri, 3rd Oct '08 1:24 AM

Good lord.




Alvandy  (Level: 242.1 - Posts: 7733)
Fri, 3rd Oct '08 7:06 AM

Chickf- The Cubs have a great pitcher [Harden] going Saturday.
It's now "one game a time mentality"
Lou Piniella hasn't given up- don't you!

It would help if the Cubbies defense stiffens up though. Four errors by four different infielders- ugh!

Barb1111  (Level: 114.9 - Posts: 215)
Fri, 3rd Oct '08 8:18 AM

Sabathia went down in a blaze of PHIRE!!! Last night's game was the most exciting one I have ever attended.

Go Fightin' Phils!!

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Fri, 3rd Oct '08 10:37 AM

Told ya they should have brought a goat.....

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