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

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  1. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yesterday was a beating. Good grief, Cubs!
     
  2. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    What about today though? Wells has flirst with a No-No and they dtill lose in 12. Gosh, only the Cubs.
     
  3. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Being a Cubs fan is what has turned me into a cynic like this.
     
  4. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    LOL, I shouldn't judge especially after my reaction to the 03 finish:p :p :D . You have to read Cubs Fans Guide to Happiness, Tim. It will make you smile and is designed to give laughs to the frustrated Cubs fans.
     
  5. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I cannot really say I am frustrated anymore. I am over that. I am just not at all expecting to see anything good this season. And I really haven't.
     
  6. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Well neither do I to be honest lol I am just talking about the general Cubs fan frustration. THe book is really funny I should post some samples from it
     
  7. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The Cubs have been winning but they have been winning ugly. After the second game of the Crosstown Classic's first round I found myself saying the Cubs didn't deserve that win. This truly is a depressing baseball season. I didn't expect a repeat of 2008's domination but I most certainly didn't expect this complete lack of energy or competition. Hopefully they can win a game in 9 innings
     
  8. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Still, 3 straight walk off wins is pretty impressive :p Though it makes you wonder why they were trailing before ;)
     
  9. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Why put yourself in the position where you need a walk off win lol. It depeltes your bench and bullpen
     
  10. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mike your post above perfectly sums up how I feel. I have WGN HD finally and I still cannot bring myself to watch them play, because it's just frustrating this year.
     
  11. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm sure last night was frustrating to Chicago fans, especially :p
     
  12. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Didn't watch. What happened?
     
  13. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Had 10 hits against Atlanta, but couldn't manage a single run.
     
  14. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Typical.
     
  15. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Last night was bad too. Why Kevin Gregg is still allowed to close really gets me
     
  16. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    [link=http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090627&content_id=5574664&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb]That's it[/link]

    The final straw I'm done caring for the rest of this season. I've seen plently of bad Cubs teams before but this one is by far the most offensive. The DeRo back to the Cubs rumors were the only thing that kept me going. I'm sure he'll have a very productive year with the Cardinals and lead them to an NL Central Championship and sign with them in the offseason. In a perfect world he would have never been traded but hey we've now got that wonderful new right fielder Milton Bradley to take his place who is the first bad sport Piniella has let walk over him. Jim Hendry should be fired for bringing that ass to Chicago.
     
  17. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yup it's pretty bad.
     
  18. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    And it's not the fact that the team is bad that offends me. I have no problem rooting for a bad Cubs team. The fact is that this Cubs team has no competitive fire what so ever. Piniella has no problem just sitting back and letting this happen, he obviously isn't in charge of the team right now as shown by the fact that he puts Bradley in the lineup after his tirade.

    I've heard arguments saying I should lay off Bradley and that Zambrano does the same thing. No it isn't. Zambrano's outbursts come out of a competitve spirit and he never goes into one because of the team. He holds himself to high standards and that is what he should do. Bradley on the other hand has a huge ego and is an all around bad sport. I'd rather have steroid using Sammy in #21 than him :p In all seriousness though he's scum and if he turns the season around and hits .300 I'll still consider him to be scum
     
  19. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree with you completely. It was the worst decision to bring in Bradley on the Cubs. And this followed the decision to let DeRosa go (I assume, I dunno the circumstances around his departure). I am still a Cubs fan but it's really difficult to care this year.
     
  20. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The Cubs organization has gone on record saying DeRosa was dealt to make room for salary and they tried to justify it by signing Aaron Miles whom I might remind is hitting a good even .200

    I can't think of one highlight of this season other than seeing Fergie Jenkins and Greg Maddux get #31 retired in their honor. Seven rookies on the roster right now and let's hope these kids can show these prima donnas the game at it's fundamental level. And I really don't want to damn the whole team, Derek Lee is hitting well as is Ryan Theriot but man it's like they don't care at all.
     
  21. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    After last season, can you blame them? I barely care at all.
     
  22. JediCouncilMember

    JediCouncilMember Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I've been finding it hard to care as well. It's weird too cause the NL is terrible (exception Dodgers) and the Cubbis are only 3.5 games out. There have been seasons where I'd kill for them to be 3.5 out by All-Star break, but not this year. Basically that's due to expectations since they should be a lot better, but I've been down on baseball as a whole lately so that probably ties into it too.

     
  23. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The Cubs have acquired Jeff Baker from the Rockies. Very good trade IMO especially since we only gave up a Single A prospect for him
     
  24. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    How are the Cubs doing? I'm seeing some Lol@thecubs stuff on facebook. Is there a specific reason for this?
     
  25. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The Cubs have been playing .500 baseball. The Lol@ The Cubs stuff probably came from White Sox fans
     
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