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artcr1715
Artcr1715  (Level: 100.1 - Posts: 165)
Thu, 29th May '08 1:22 AM

CUBS WIN!

Does anyone here know the Chicago Cubs are the only MLB team to have not lost three or more games in a row? I think that is quite aewsome!

donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.8 - Posts: 5087)
Thu, 29th May '08 2:35 PM

Come on - almost a hundred years and you still think they can win?

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.7 - Posts: 2301)
Thu, 29th May '08 3:15 PM

I've decided the way to fix the curse. Get a goatherder to bring 20,000 goats, give each fan attending the game a goat to sit with and.....watch the Cubbie win the series!!! Trust me on this; I'm psychic.

asdibbens
Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Thu, 29th May '08 3:22 PM

The truly weird thing is that the other team tied with them for the best record in baseball right now is Tampa Bay. The world is upside down, but I like it!

donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.8 - Posts: 5087)
Thu, 29th May '08 3:25 PM

I double-checked my calander and , yes, it's still May. When the Cubs and Rays are back on the bottom in September, we'll talk about the world series again.

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Thu, 29th May '08 7:15 PM

I have watched the Cubs play on TV and at the park since 1951. I have learned everyway conceivable to lose a game. I even saw a play that involved two live baseballs. I have "not" been a real supporter of them since 1984, they gave it away to the Padres. Of course Cocaine had something to do with it (right #10). Getting back to the Cubs. I honestly believe that their fans are not really interested in winning as much as being seen at the park. Up until the early 70's, it cost $1.00 to sit where these idiots are paying $35.00 a game. I don't care about capitalism, that is too much. I think you can still get a good seat with the Dodgers for less than ten bucks, that is great. Housing that was ready for demolition is now priced in the low millions around the park. These fine homeowners should've been around when some of the countries largest drug cartels were just down the street. Real Cubs fans, like myself cannot go to games because we don't have the ticket connections from corporate agencies
These fans will never see things I have seen at that park. Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Stan Musial, Pete Rose, Ralph Kiner were some of the greats I have seen there. I even saw the Cisco Kid and Fonzie there. Enjoy your $8.00 beers, I remember mine that cost 35ยข , and I had plenty of them.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Thu, 29th May '08 8:16 PM

Blah, blah, blah.

I'm with ya...CUBS WIN!!

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Thu, 29th May '08 8:43 PM

I was trying so hard to work in a good Pittsburgh Pirate reference.... I just cant say anything beyond, "Its such a nice park"
GO PENGUINS!

donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.8 - Posts: 5087)
Thu, 29th May '08 11:48 PM

Don't worry. The Pirates will win the World Series long before the Cubs.

asdibbens
Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Fri, 30th May '08 12:15 AM

Doubtful. The Pirates haven't had a winning season in something like 11 years. The same thing that is being said about the Cubs was said about the Red Sox and White Sox for years and years. The powers that be in baseball, though, would love to see the Cubs in the World Series. They know the ratings would be incredible.

Yes, it is just the end of May, but tonight's game finished the first third of the season and they have the best record in baseball (TB lost). Not that that means so much at the moment, but sweeping the Diamondbacks was particularly impressive as was this latest string of come from behind wins (and winning tight ballgames). The road heavy schedule coming up will be the real test.

On another note, I went to Dodger stadium all the time during the 15 years I lived in L.A. It may have been good deal versus Wrigley, but it's the law of supply and demand. In L.A., there were far fewer actual baseball fans. When the Cubs were in town, there were always more of us than Dodger fans. The usual comment was Dodger fans came in the third inning, left in the seventh. There were season tickets seats up for grabs for almost every game where I worked.

Wrigley Field is just like Disneyland and a lot of other entertainment venues - they keep raising the prices until they actually see a drop off in attendance. It is a business, after all.

asdibbens
Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Fri, 30th May '08 6:02 PM

The Cubs spot the Rockies an 8 run lead, take out 4 of their best players and still win. Things are looking pretty good.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Fri, 30th May '08 7:26 PM

And...Blah, blah, blah.

CUBS WIN.

Me.

spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 159.0 - Posts: 667)
Fri, 30th May '08 9:37 PM

O HUM! This thread brings back memories of 1978. Cubs were winning in May and June but faded after the all star game. In the end the goat will always be the winner.

nsinuosblufyxn
Nsinuosblufyxn  (Level: 106.3 - Posts: 274)
Sun, 1st Jun '08 6:15 PM

7 games @ home - 7 wins

in avg, rbi, hits, & runs cubs are #1 in the NL right now



just b/c some people don't like the cubs (no world series win in the past 100 yrs) doesn't mean they don't have a chance - they didn't have a bad season last yr & this is Lou's second season coaching.
so, given Pinella's record managing, plus their current record, I don't see how anyone can predict the cubs having no chance at the world series (unless Lou's presence is being totally disreguarded-not to mention that there's crapload of positive reasons in reference to the players that I don't feel like listing).

Barring a lot of unexpected injuries, the Cubs have just as good of a chance for the world series as the other top teams do, right now.

Bunny

spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 159.0 - Posts: 667)
Mon, 2nd Jun '08 12:14 PM

I would love to see the Cubs in the WS. Remember this about Lou. He coached Seattle to 116 wins in the 2001 season and a hasty exit in the playoffs.

nsinuosblufyxn
Nsinuosblufyxn  (Level: 106.3 - Posts: 274)
Mon, 2nd Jun '08 5:59 PM

part of that is b/c law of averages tells us that he probably shouldn't win every game / division championship / world series he goes to, but I look at from the perspective that he has had his loss & the Cubs haven't won a world series in a very long time.

Eventually it'll happen. The owner is actually making sure Lou gets good players in all the positions or else he probably wouldn't have gotten Pinella as the coach in the first place.
This year does look much better than it has in many years. The talent is undeniable on both ends of the spectrum. And they might not get there this year, yet, it is not time to throw that sentiment out there. Maybe I am not as confident in my psychic abilities as some who say their team will undoubtedly make it. But even though they haven't gotten there in 11 yrs, I won't make it a point to downplay that other team's chances so early in the season.


{The fact also remains that the Cubs almost always sell out @ home but when they don't it is usually very close. There are teams with much better past records than the Cubs who don't come near to selling out for home games, but if the Cubs are the visiting team at those particular places then the sell out or near sell out is much more likely. And this is on a consistant basis.
There is also a history of the passionate but friendly rival between the Cubs & Card's - no brawling fans trying to beat the hell out of each other.
It seems that Cub fans are satisfied to support their team b/c their sense of self doesn't depend on the fact that the Cubs haven't won in a century - the fans have fun watching / attending games.}

The Cubs & their fans don't deserve the 'it will never happen' predictions from non-Cubbie fans right now.
(As soon as Cubs were out of it, I rooted for the Red Sox & was elated when they won.)

If you don't follow the teams this affected, you may not be aware: but somewhere around the beginning of the season (not an exhibition game) Cubs were shown on TBS --> even though the Braves were playing against a different team simultaneously. The Braves station didn't air their own team's game. I've been watching since around 1995 / '96 & that's never happened that I recall, not with any team.


Bunny




kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.2 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 2nd Jun '08 6:21 PM

TBS now shows a national game of the week on Sunday afternoon.

asdibbens
Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Mon, 2nd Jun '08 7:18 PM

It was interesting to hear Buster Olney, a senior sportswriter for EPSN, talk briefly about the Cubs on the Mike & Mike show today. He said that much of the second-guessing and doubting of the Cubs is very similar to what was being said before the Red Sox won. He basically told Cub fans to just relax because they have a really good team. He stopped short of saying they were definitely World Series bound, but thought that the Cards were currently the only team with a realistic shot at stopping them - which, of course, will make for some extremely intense I-55 games this year.

jorboo
Jorboo  (Level: 39.1 - Posts: 141)
Mon, 2nd Jun '08 9:42 PM

I love the Cubs!

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 3rd Jun '08 1:12 AM

Blah, blah,blah.

CUBS WIN!!

Totall cherishing this moment...

Me.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 3rd Jun '08 1:14 AM

Totally...my keyboard sucks


artcr1715
Artcr1715  (Level: 100.1 - Posts: 165)
Tue, 3rd Jun '08 2:28 PM

Holy Cow!!!

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win!
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Don't forget about Harry Caray.

Art

artcr1715
Artcr1715  (Level: 100.1 - Posts: 165)
Wed, 4th Jun '08 11:49 PM

Best record in the majors.... more than just luck. The Cubs are for real!

phitzy1
Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Thu, 5th Jun '08 12:18 AM


(shhhhh, don't jinx it...this could be the year)

artcr1715
Artcr1715  (Level: 100.1 - Posts: 165)
Fri, 6th Jun '08 9:42 PM

Cubs won again on Thur. They are still playing the Dodgers and they are playing again tonight, Fri. The game is on WGN at 9:30 central.

artcr1715
Artcr1715  (Level: 100.1 - Posts: 165)
Tue, 10th Jun '08 7:43 PM

The cubs are still the best team in the majors!!

donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.8 - Posts: 5087)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 2:30 AM

CUBS LOSE ... CUBS LOSE

Look, it's the middle of June and the Cubs lose Zambrano with a sore shoulder, their bats aren't as hot (the Boo Jays don't count) and they're playing less than .500 ball on the road. Good thing they're going back to Wrigley.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 6:54 AM

Duh! Your manager is a former Yankee! Of course those lovable losers are doing better.

artcr1715
Artcr1715  (Level: 100.1 - Posts: 165)
Mon, 23rd Jun '08 7:55 PM

The Cubs are 32 and 8 at home and onlt 5 under .500 on the road. They are for real!!

spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 159.0 - Posts: 667)
Mon, 23rd Jun '08 8:41 PM

Cubs were swept by the Rays.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Mon, 23rd Jun '08 9:36 PM

Okay, Cubs- the Baltimore Orioles are coming into ChiTown for a three game series at Wrigley field [inter league play].

You better roll over for my Birds !!!!!

Cub fans- you'll have to wait until the Orioles leave town before winning again.







donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 23rd Jun '08 10:07 PM

Come to think of it, a Cubs/Tigers World Series sounds good to me.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Tue, 24th Jun '08 11:37 PM

Well now- the Cubbies 14 game home field wining streak has ended!

Their best at home streak since 1890. Very impressive.

My Orioles are to blame- the O's win tonight [June 24] 7-5.

Yippeeee

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 24th Jun '08 11:38 PM

Puke puke puke

Bill and I will continue to post useless CUBS nonsense until they win the World Series.

Bottom of the 9th almost killed me...

Me.

asdibbens
Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Tue, 24th Jun '08 11:58 PM

That was rough. The bottom of the 8th, too. I didn't get pinch hitting Murton for Edmonds. Sometimes playing the righty/lefty match-ups just doesn't work, especially when you are trading out a veteran who just hit a homer in his last at bat for someone who still hasn't readjusted to playing in the majors again.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Wed, 25th Jun '08 12:11 AM

Have I mentioned how MUCH I hate YORK peppermint patties?



alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Wed, 25th Jun '08 12:25 AM

Chickf- well keep an open mind- next time you're at Wrigley- buy a pattie at the concession stand.
Strike three!




alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Thu, 26th Jun '08 5:49 AM

I have kept an open mind- and congratulate the Cubs for their June 25 win against the Baltimore Orioles [7-4].

The series is now 1 game apiece; the "rubber" game is this afternoon [Thursday].
The Cubs have won 15 of the last 16 home games at Wrigley Field.

Go Orioles!



spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 159.0 - Posts: 667)
Thu, 26th Jun '08 12:46 PM

Since this seems to be an ongoing post let me express myself. I love the city of Chicago, even like the Cubs. Sort of like the song "Cheap Seats" or the lovable mutt. The Cubs have the Pinella touch. One of the best seasons ever then a total collapse in the post season. Just ask the Seattle fans. It is easy for one to predict defeat but when it comes to the Cubs it is history. The Red Sox came so close many times but the Cubs only 1984( what a heartbreak that was) and 2003. Just waiting to see what will send the cubbies on vacation this year. A fan reaching for a foul ball (ouch that hurt), Pinella over using his star players down the stretch or giving them too much rest because the divison is already won. Perhaps a power failure or a blown call at first (like in 1985 WS game 6). Something WILL happen it is like waiting for the other boot to drop.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Thu, 26th Jun '08 10:01 PM

The Baltimore Orioles prevailed today at Wrigley- winning 11-4. Orioles leave town winning 2 out of 3, so I'm happy!

That being said- I am rooting for the Cubs to make the National League Playoffs.
If they accomplish that, we'll see how far they can go.

If their pitching holds up, they should be able to win their division.

Go Cubs and

Go Orioles

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Thu, 26th Jun '08 10:43 PM

Puke.

Bring on the SOX!!

Someone has to give a lifelong Cubs fan a break? Jello...GOD...you listening?

Me.


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