Cubs vs. Dodgers – Game 1 – 10/01

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Wednesday – 5:30 p.m. Tbs – Ryan Dempster vs. Derek Lowe

40 Responses to “Cubs vs. Dodgers – Game 1 – 10/01”

  1. chucky Says:

    Good start by Dempster. I hope he keeps it up.

  2. Nemo Says:

    Nothing for the Dodgers-yet. But they are working Dempster hard and he’s on pace to be done in 5 innings or 6 if he doesn’t get the goddamn pitch count under control.

  3. Bonk Says:

    Fucking umpire’s squeezing the shit out of him.

  4. Frank Says:

    Would everyone be happier if I walked out in front of a train?

  5. Nemo Says:

    Yeah, but he was squeezing Lowe, too.

  6. Nemo Says:

    would that mean we wouldn’t have to see any more of your commercials, Frank?

  7. 100 fucking years Says:

    FUCK YOU RYAN DEMPSTER

  8. AndersonvileAl Says:

    Anyone notice that Larry Rothsfuck didn’t call the bullpen until right before Dempster gave up the grand slam? Nice coaching, dipshit. Oh, and I’m glad that we gave that extension to Piniella. He’s only good in the regular season. He’s about to go 0-for-4 in the postseason with the Cubs.
    Oh, and big surprise, DP Lee grounds into a DP.

  9. erniesarmy Says:

    Ryan Dumpster showed up to pitch for the Cubs this evening. You keep falling behind and walking people, eventually you will get hurt.

    Just the kind of “clutch” performance we have all come to expect from the Cubs.

  10. erniesarmy Says:

    Look at Marshall, same as Dumpster, wild and out of the strikezone. This game will get ugly fast.

  11. AndersonvileAl Says:

    Jeff. S has been the same way. Maybe Rothsfuck should get off his @$$ and work on some mechanics, don’t you think?

  12. Bonk Says:

    If the Fag TV guy did get hit by a train it would be closest he would’ve ever come to getting a laugh out of me.

  13. Fro Dog Says:

    After Saturday, this site will be all Bears and Bulls talk until February.

  14. erniesarmy Says:

    Manny hits it out, 5-2 Dodgers.

    This ballgame is over! Cubs trail 1-0. This was the crucial game, I told my son whoever wins this game wins the series.

    Cubs will be one and done.

    The pressure of not having won in 100 years is too much for a team like this. Only a team like the 1976 Cincinnati Reds – the ‘Big Red Machine” – could overcome 100 years of failure, and the Cubs have nowhere near that type of talent.

  15. Fro Dog Says:

    In fact, no Cubs talk anymore. I might as well stop being a fan. I can’t take this anymore.

  16. AndersonvileAl Says:

    Hey the Bears finally held on to a fourth-quarter lead …

  17. Fro Dog Says:

    Yes AndersonvileAl. They did.

    I wonder if the Bulls are going to bounce back from last year and get back into the playoffs.

  18. Nemo Says:

    Blackhawks look poised for a good season.

  19. AndersonvileAl Says:

    I think the Blackhawks will make the playoffs and maybe even win a series

  20. Fro Dog Says:

    At least that organazation is trying to win.

  21. Nemo Says:

    And finally cares about the fans.

  22. chucky Says:

    I wish I hadn’t said anything. This sucks ass.

  23. Chris1998 Says:

    This is a total lack of professionalism and lack of maturity. The Cubs hitters walking to home plate with their heads down. FOR GOD’S SAKES, IT SEEMS LIKE THEY DON”T EVEN FUCKING CARE! Dempster with the sweaty hands, Soriano looking like a fool at the plate. Who the fuck cares about Opening Day? It never means anything at the end anyway. Especially with Piniella’s teams (Oh, except for 1990). Zambrano will probably blow a gasket tomorrow night, then it will be over…

  24. Nemo Says:

    Cubs are 9-20 in playoffs dating back to 1984. 7 straight playoff losses dating back to the Bartman game. Scored early and quit scoring. AGAIN. Couldn’t keep the pitch count and the walks down. AGAIN. 4 runs on one hit.

    PATHETIC. PATHETIC. PATHETIC. PATHETIC. PATHETIC. PATHETIC.

  25. erniesarmy Says:

    The series isn’t over yet Fro, but I wouldn’t want to bet any money on the Cubs at this point.

    The intense pressure of this organizations failings is unlike any other pressure in major professional sports. For them to overcome it is going to take some hard-headed mental toughness, and a whole lotta luck.

    They still have a chance.

  26. Nemo Says:

    Another tight strike zone like tonight and Zambrano will lose it and it will be over. I’d start Lilly or even Harden. The fans in Chicago will boo Zambrano if he starts losing his composure and that will only exacerbate the problem. Dis-fucking-aster!

  27. Fro Dog Says:

    Did anyone catch Lou’s press conference after the game?

    He said and I am paraphrasing: “It is only the first game…Let’s get them tomorrow.”

    YOU SAID THAT LAST YEAR AFTER GAME ONE AGAINST ARIZONA AND HOW DID THAT TURN OUT YOU STUPID FUCK?

  28. AndersonvileAl Says:

    Stupid ass Dave Kaplan keeps complaining about the fans. Who cares? Who fucking cares?

  29. Nemo Says:

    Blame the fans?! Yeah, that’s plausible.

  30. Fro Dog Says:

    Blaming the fans? What were they suppose to cheer about?

    I seriously cannot take this crap anymore as a fan.

  31. ksmc2000 Says:

    I was bitching about the way Piniella handled the final eight games of the regular season all last week. After the clincher, Lou decided to have extended spring training and an audition for middle relief. He gave the regulars far too much time off, and now they are out of sync offensively. What he should have done is keep playing like you are still fighting for a playoff spot to keep the starting lineup sharp. Anybody that says don’t play the regulars for fear of injury is full of fucking shit. Those are the chances that you have to take. Now you have a starting lineup that hasn’t played together for a fucking week-and-a-half, and will wait until two outs in the ninth of the elimination game to wake up.

  32. ksmc2000 Says:

    Also….

    What in the fuck was Lou thinking with starting Fuckudummy, and batting him second. He picked the first fucking game of the playoffs to “tweak” his lineup.

    YOU GO WITH GOT YOU THERE!!! You fucking dipshit.

  33. brainfuckers Says:

    I’m officially done…… This is just an exact replay of last year….they’ll lose this series 3-0…. I can’t take this shit anymore…..what a fucking embarassment… starting fukudome… soriano lead-off…no offense…etc… I’m done watching this meltdown. I refuse to put myself through this year after year….You guys are a bunch of good guys in here, good luck to you all… I’m sorry that i’m bailing, but after 24 years of this, I have finally reached the end.

  34. Nemo Says:

    i really think Zambrano needs to be pushed back. let Lilly or Harden go today. zambrano would be better on the road.

  35. armycubsfan Says:

    I’m still gonna be optimistic here and say that yes it was only game 1. We do need big Z to show up huge tonight, or I will drastically change my opinion. A loss tonight by the Cubs and they don’t even deserve to play game 3.

    However if they did manage to lose tonight and win Game 3, a phenomenon like the 2004 Boston Red Sox could end up happening. With that kind of momentum, we could at least roll through the rest of this series and the NLCS. Wishful thinking I know, but this postseason seems like some crazy things could happen.

  36. Fro Dog Says:

    brainfuckers,

    I was feeling the same way last night. 17 years and it is not much as most fans but it is enough to just give up. Enough is enough.

    armycubsfan,

    Only the crazy things that happen in the postseason happen AGAINST the Cubs. Not in their favor.

  37. genrebuster Says:

    First, it is only one game….you need 3 to win.

    That said, here are my concerns:

    1. The Dodgers played GREAT baseball in September. The Cubs were MEDIOCRE. Coasting/backing into the playoffs is NOT a good thing, especially against a team that is hot and a manager like Joe Torre, who is one of the best.

    2. Manny Ramirez has proven himself–time and again–to be a big game player. He is a WINNER and LEADER, some say he’s a weirdo but it works and I’d love to have him on my team, especially when the chips are down. LA is a completely different team since he arrived and anybody that doesn’t see that or didn’t expect it is a damned fool. The Cubs DO NOT have a proven, “clutch” player like Manny…at least, not until somebody emerges in that role.

    3. Soriano had a terrible September and October started off more of the same. He didn’t come through last year WHEN IT REALLY MATTERED. Soriano, DP Lee and A-Ram went 2-12 last night. If these so-called “big name” players don’t wake up NOW, the Cubs will be done quickly. Of course, DP Lee contributed yet another ground out DP…do we really need this guy back next year?

    4. Dempster has been great most of the year…but what the hell is he doing walking 7 batters? Maybe a better question is WHAT THE FUCK is larry Rothschild doing to earn his paycheck? I know Larry can’t pitch…but how is he helping these guys to prepare? Dempster walks 3 batters…and then gives up a Grand Slam! This is completely unacceptable. What a time to CHOKE.

    5. I only watched part of the game…the Dodgers appeared CALM and FOCUSED from the outset…as the game wore on, the Cubs looked like a beaten, dejected team (maybe I imagined that part). In the end, they looked like LOSERS…but it wasn’t LOVEABLE. BARF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6. IF the Cubs lose tonite, I fully expect them to lose this series. I just don’t believe that they have the HEART to come back from a 2-0 deficit. I believe that the Red Sox team that came back from 3-0 against the Yankees had a lot more heart than this current Cubs team. Would love to be wrong, of course.

    7. It’s past time for Zambrano to get his emotional shit together. I agree with pretty much everything that was said about him last night (Baseball Tonite). Zambrano is a talented guy…that talent AND $1 (or so) will get you a cup of coffee. I want Z to succeed but I AM SICK AND TIRED of his emotional outbursts on the mound. He will NEVER be the ACE of any staff unless he learns to control his emotions. Maybe the guy is just not very smart (?)…

    8. Lou Piniella. Sorry, but I think it was a huge mistake to announce a contract extension right before the playoffs begin. What is it with Hendry? What is this guy’s problem? Why the need to make a decision like this now? ”It’s not a hard call for me at all,” general manager Jim Hendry said. ”But to get that approval under the circumstances [with the team’s pending sale], I’m very grateful to [owner] Sam Zell for allowing that to happen. That’s something you wouldn’t normally expect.”

    For now, Hendry is the GM of “the Cubbies”…I want a GM for “The Cubs”.

    9. The bullpen. ‘Nuff said.

    IF this post-season ends badly, then that and the Cubs mediocre performance in September would seem to be reason to take a closer look at Piniella–AND Hendry–before extending anybody’s contract. Rothschild should be gone regardless, too much carnage under his watch.

    I’ll have much more to post later…hopefully more positive stuff.

    In the meantime, I hope that the Cubs players realize that time is running out. NOW is the time to Relax, Focus and play Smart baseball. Make the other team beat you. There really is nothing to fear, because most people EXPECT the Cubs to lose. And if the Cubs lose, it will just be SOS (all over again)…”same old shit”. If the Cubs lose, the world won’t come to an end… there will just be a few less sheeple and a few more embittered fans when the dust clears (the less sheeple part would be a positive).

    WAKE UP. It’s time to play ball. There is NO CURSE. What we have here is a team/franchise that has been mis-handled and mis-managed for so many years. PATHETIC.

    The Cubs players still have a relatively rare opportunity to win a World Series and make so many people happy…it’s a dream and it’s worth fighting for.

    tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…

  38. Nemo Says:

    The team fucking gave up after the grand slam-it was only 4-2 with 5 more chances to bat.

    Didn’t help that the bullpen was perfect-perfect as in all pitchers gave up a run. And we thought Marshall and Marquis deserved spots. Imagine what happens when Howry and Cotts pitch. Would love to have had Hoffpauir yesterday instead of dp lee and 11 bullshit pitchers.

    Start Lilly or Harden tonight-Zambrano will blow up tonight.

  39. Tony Taylor Says:

    Genrebuster,

    Well said. Right on the money. The new owners should consider naming you president of the franchise.

  40. Nemo Says:

    Congrats to Tampa for its first ever playoff win. Knock the shit out of the Sox!!!!

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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