Cubs heading towards the break on a positive note…(so far).

July 5, 2018 by

Javier Baez steals home again as Cubs rally for sixth straight comeback win

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24000138/javier-baez-steals-home-again-chicago-cubs-rally-6th-straight-comeback-win

The bats have come alive (Chili Davis appears to be an upgrade). Lester is pitching like an ace. Bullpen has been better of late.

If the pitching staff gets healthy and settles down, I like their chances. Milwaukee is playing well but they have to prove that they can go the distance.

Hoping that Hendricks returns to a better form, and that Darvish doesn’t turn out to be a bust.

My frendts, what do you think?

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Open thread

July 2, 2018 by

FIRE AND PASSION!

Hello? Is it me that you’re looking for?

June 22, 2018 by

First, I want to apologize for not posting much in the last few months. I feel as I’ve written this before, but my life has been fairly time-consuming. In addition, the landscape of Chicago sports has made it difficult for me to give a damn lately. As I mentioned in the winter, lousy teams equal lousy interest. I couldn’t believe that the last thing I posted was an open thread back in early May.

It’s not just here, however. Many websites that were very popular many years ago have gone away. One thing I will guarantee is that this website will never go away. I just remember how this place was many years ago with tons of people here. The rise of social media (which I don’t have nor want to get into) has been the “discussion board” of sorts while sites like these are not being as popular. That’s fine and dandy. I’ll stay in the dark corner of the internet.

I think when the Fall arrives, so will more topics. The Bulls just had their picks for the Draft. They selected Wendell Carter Jr. from Duke and Chandler Hutchison from Boise State. Both players are supposed to help the Bulls to contend in the years to come. I’ll believe it when I see it.

The Blackhawks have their selection of draft picks starting tonight. I am praying they turn things around and get back to being contenders. That window is closing.

Of course, this is all for you to discuss. I’ll try to post another open thread next week. For those who are still around, it’s appreciated. Thank you very much.

Captain Hook?

June 11, 2018 by

Interesting article…I am a Joe maddon fan…but I would have left Hendricks in yesterday…(to be clear, the photo is from a different game).

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-cubs-pirates-20180610-story.html

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Thoughts? Ernie, don’t hold back! 🙂

Cubs thread

June 2, 2018 by

What do you think?

The Cubs are playing well…largest run differential in NL, but they still trail the Brewers and Cards/Pirates are 1 1/2 back.

I’ll start. Arrieta. Was it too soon to part ways?

(from http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/30145/jake-arrieta)

News: Arrieta (5-2) picked up the win Tuesday, throwing seven shutout innings with five strikeouts while allowing six hits and two walks against the Dodgers. (Wed May 30)

Spin: Arrieta wasn’t in much trouble most of the night, as all six hits allowed were singles. He’s now struck out 12 and gone 13.2 innings without allowing a run over the last two starts, and finishes May with a microscopic 0.90 ERA over five starts and 30 innings. His 6.2 K/9 is still significantly down from past years — 8.7 K/9 was his lowest mark in four full seasons with the Cubs — but he’ll carry a tidy 2.16 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into his next start Sunday against the Giants.

Open thread

May 8, 2018 by

UNLEASH THE FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT.

And I thought Ryan Pace was going to trade away picks for a punter! (2018 Draft Review)

April 29, 2018 by

The excuses are over for Ryan Pace. In fact, they were over when he took over. I wasn’t pleased with contract extension at the end of last season. And while I am not a fan of trading away draft picks as he traded up in the second round, he was still able to walk away with seven picks. Looking at the selections, I still wish the Bears would have added help in the secondary and more on the offensive line, but this will do. Roquan Smith was the Butkus Award Winner for best defensive player in college. Of course, it would be so “Bears” if he and the others either got hurt all the time or sucked. It’s the Bear way.

This isn’t a post meant for pessimism/criticism. That being said, history is not on our side. We shall see what happens. Share your thoughts in the thread.

Roquan Smith – Linebacker

James Daniels – Center

Anthony Miller – Wide Receiver

Joel Iyiegbuniwe – Linebacker

Bilal Nichols – Defensive Tackle

Kylie Fitts – Defensive End

Javon Wims – Wide Receiver

Cue Yeti…

April 22, 2018 by

yeah, right…the season just started.

Arrieta, so far. Darvish?  pfffft.

Arrieta 2018

GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
3 3 0 0 17.2 11 6 4 1 6 16 2 0 86.3 0.96 .180 2.04

Thoughts?

The schedule is out for the Bears.

April 19, 2018 by

Here it is, folks. This is not looking good. And what’s with networks always wanting Bears vs. Packers in Green Bay for the whole world to see? It’s the same shit everytime. “Packers win easy.” Every. Fucking. Time.

Here’s the prediction machine courtesy of yours truly: 4-12. Wins against the Cardinals, Jets, Vikings and Giants. The Bears always have one game every year where nobody expects them to win and they end up doing so. I pick the home game against the Vikings for that. Everything else is, as it stands now, common sense.

Share your thoughts in the thread. The Draft is next weekend.

Open thread.

April 12, 2018 by

Greetings. I am back. It was a good time in New Orleans. Well, until Saturday. It became very cold, windy and rainy. I ended up getting a bit of a cold because of it and thus, had a tough time enjoying the rest of the weekend.

I’ll be busy again with work these next few weeks. I do plan on putting another thread up for the NFL Draft in two weeks. That shall be interesting.

Fire away, folks.