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Last Post 11/07/2016 07:52 AM by Spudly Crumpett III. 56 Replies.
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Spud

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10/12/2016 02:53 PM
Now that my Red Sox have been eliminated, I'll be routing for the Cubs. I honestly believe this is the year for them. GO CUBS!
Cosmic Kid

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10/12/2016 05:14 PM
KNOCK ON WOOD RIGHT NOW!!!!

I'll be honest...I'm not certain this is "the year". The series against SF exposed a lot of the team's flaws, stuff that has had me worried all year...reliance on the long ball, very little small ball play, a dodgy bullpen, and perhaps most importantly, too many runners left stranded in scoring position.

Through 8 innings last night, I had resigned myself that this was definitely not "the year".....I saw no chance of them winning last night, and facing Cueto again on Thursday was certain doom. But as a Red Sox fan from my youth (the days of Jerry Rice, Fred Lynn, Butch Hobson, et al) and a Cubs fan for too many years, I have been beaten into that world view. And I was so pissed off by the first 8 innings that I couldn't even enjoy the 9th!

But I mostly don't think this is "the year" simply because I never envisioned it this way.....I always saw a team that no one expected defying the odds to suddenly lift the curse. But man, I hope I am wrong. Getting past SF was huge and having TX and the Red Sox eliminated helps, but either Washington or LA will be tough and Toronto is playing unreal ball right now.

8 games to go!
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Dale

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10/12/2016 06:54 PM
Since the Cards are out I , this is what I have to say, Go CUBBIES!
longslowdistance

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10/12/2016 07:51 PM
Cubs have shown more resilience this year. Mentally tougher. Bodes well!


Cosmic Kid

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10/15/2016 11:16 PM
Good lord....I can't take many more games like this.

#flytheW

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Spud

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10/18/2016 06:53 AM
Those bats better wake up on the West Coast! What's up with 0 for Rizzo?
Cosmic Kid

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10/18/2016 09:43 AM
Two years in a row with Rizzo MIA in the postseason. Not good.

Expect some line-up changes today...I think they will sit Heyward and play either Soler or Contreras in the outfield. Personally, I'd like to see them play Almora, but we'll see.

They might even move Rizzo down in the line-up, but at some point he just has to show up at the plate. Same with Russell, but Rizzo is the team leader.

I like the puitching match-up tonight (Arrieta vs. Hill) but Cubs HAVE to muster some offense. No more long ball, either...string together some hits consistently over 9 innings and score runs.
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Spud

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10/19/2016 01:39 PM
You called it CK. This reminds me of the collapse of the Red Sox in 2011, which lead to the departure of Terry Francona. At least the Cubs made it post season. What a time for the bats to go silent. Still plenty of baseball to be played.
Cosmic Kid

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10/19/2016 10:34 PM
Wow...Rizzo and Russell showed up tonight big time!!

Guess all my praying to Jobu paid off, huh?
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Spud

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10/20/2016 08:55 AM
Bout friggin time! Would have liked to heard the locker room chatter before that game. Let's hope we keep the mojo going tonight.
Cosmic Kid

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10/20/2016 07:04 PM
Cubs gotta win tonight....I don't think they can win the series if they don't. Kershaw goes again in Game 6.

Just landed @ O'Hare....gonna sprint through the airport, jump in my car and get home ASAP!!
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Spud

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10/21/2016 06:58 AM
This smells like it's going seven. Lester pitched a hell of a game last night. Why can't we get pitchers like that :-) We're going to play a drinking game on Saturday. Every time Joe Buck says Kershaw you have to take a drink. We're probably going to get hammered. Go Cubs!
Cosmic Kid

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10/21/2016 08:04 AM
Oh yeah....this is definitely going 7.

Hendricks is tough @ Wrigley (league leading ERA), so tomorrow night is no "gimme" for LA, but I definitely give them the edge.

So that leaves Arrieta vs Hill fro Sunday. Hill was filthy the other night.

Definitely been a great series.
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Cosmic Kid

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10/23/2016 12:10 AM
Holy.

Schitt.

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Spud

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10/24/2016 06:57 AM
Yeah baby! Now four more wins to go.
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