Chicago Cubs

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Strilo, Nov 16, 2006.

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  1. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    [image=http://homepage.mac.com/strilo/misc/cubs.jpg]

    They are a legacy team in the MLB. They are world famous. Along with the Yankees and the Red Sox, they were the only baseball team with merchandise I saw people wear in Europe. Some say they are cursed, others not. Many love them, many do not. They are my favorite team in Major League Baseball. They will always be, no matter if they win or lose. They are the Chicago Cubs. No Sports forum would be complete without a discussion thread for this time. So let's get it started.
  2. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    Drac39, will like this thread.


    As they always say "There's always next year." :p
  3. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Yes I knew Mike would be one of the regulars in this thread.
  4. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    i feel obligated to make the rival thread :p

    So do you think the cubs will do better this year with a new manager?
  5. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Hard to say. I do like Lou a lot. I have hopes for sure.
  6. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I'd like to get to a game in Wrigley some time, but I don't know when.
  7. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    I've been to 2 Cubs games before. One when I was really young and then during April or so of my Junior or Senior year in H.S.(Can't remember which) I went with my brother. we were in the outfield bleacher seats. great time. fans are very lively... and drunk there
  8. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    That's something else about the Cubs. Wrigley Field is one of the legendary fields in baseball.
  9. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    even though I'm a White Sox fan, i'll admit that Cubs fans are better than most White Sox fans
  10. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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  11. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    i'll probably get crucified for that statement
  12. MasterP Force Ghost

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    Well Wirgley usually gets more people at their games than we do. [face_frustrated]
  13. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    yeah. those bums. how bout that White Sox thread MasterP? or do I have to do the honor myself?
  14. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Do you know what would be totally awesome? If I could get some Cubs fans posting in the Cubs thread..... ;) :D
  15. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    *waves*

    I'm more of a casual fan, but I still have my Mark Grace jersey. :p
  16. Jedi_Mark Jedi Grand Master

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    Even if the Cubs get Soriano, Zito, and Schmidt I will have a difficult time being a fan again.
    None of these will happen though you heard it here first.

    I will wait until the Tribuine sells...
  17. Herman Snerd Force Ghost

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    Born and raised a Cubs fan, yet another thing to blame my parents for. [face_plain] ;)


    Been to Wrigley Field several times for games and there's just this incredible feeling being in the ballpark I haven't gotten from other places. I've been to the old Busch Stadium as a kid and was at the new Busch Stadium this year (Cubs won in 14 innings) as well as the Colorado Rockies' field. None of them quite match up. Maybe it's my favoritism and nostalgia.

    Maybe it's singing the seventh inning stretch with Harry Carey when he's three sheets to the wind. Who knows. ;)

    All I do know is that when somebody wants to bring a goat into the ballpark you say 'Yes!'
  18. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    I've been to Chicago 4 times and have never been able to catch the Cubbies at home. :( Though, I did see them play the Sox at Comiskey in 1997.
  19. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    I agree that the Tribune needs to sell to someone who cares about baseball and the game and the Cubs. But I am a fan and that means I am a fan forever. I've been a Cubs fan since I was like 3 and I don't stop rooting for my team just because they are losing. I am a fan no matter what. :)


    Good to know yer a fan Herman! I can sorta blame my mom for the same thing. I've only seen them play in Seattle. Someday I will see them play at Wrigley. I have to be the only Cubs fan who cannot stand Harry Carey. I mean I respect him. But he said some of the dumbest things... and I don't need to know what people's names would be backwards. I was a fan of Thom Brennamen and Steve Stone.
  20. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    Amen! Those two had the best on-air banter. I loved Harry, but sometimes I couldn't wait for him to get back on the radio. :p
  21. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    That is exactly me, my mom, my dad ... funny.
  22. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    I was at the Dodger game in April in which Derek Lee collided with Rafael Furcal. :p
  23. Herman Snerd Force Ghost

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    For the last 5-10 years of his career, Harry was basically this doddering old man who, despite how behind the game he was, you almost couldn't help but love the guy. He had great presence and personality, something a lot of announcers lack - like Chip Carey. :p


    It was always fun to watch Steve Stone try and keep Harry centered during the last three innings when it was obvious Harry had enjoyed a little too much Budweiser during the middle innings.
  24. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Oh for sure he had character and charisma that many commentators lack.
  25. Shackleton Force Ghost

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    This is definitely the spot for me. I grew up only 1 mile south of Wrigley Field so my entire family is devoted Cubs fans (for his HS graduation, my parents got my brother a signed jersey of Ernie Banks). Even though I hail from western New York now, being a Cubs fan will never die out.

    I definitely have a lot of fun memories of Wrigley Field. These include going there with my third grade class to see a game as well as being there and hearing Ozzy Ozbourne's "attempt" (if you even want to classify it as one :p) of singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame.

    EDIT: One other memory that I have is of a clinic that the team put on a long time ago that let kids run around on the field, pose for pictures on the pitchers mound/home plate as well as walking up and down the dugouts.
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