Open thread


Question for the Blackhawks fans: Can someone tell me why they re-signed Viktor Stalberg? To say he is useless is an understatement.

Whatever else is on your mind, feel free to discuss it.

43 Responses to “Open thread”

  1. Jimmy D. Says:

    I’ll take a stab at that one. My guess is that they re-signed Stalberg because….Jim Hendry was spear-heading the negotiations. How did I do?

  2. genrebuster Says:


  3. chucky Says:

    Get a load of this.

    “The federal perjury trial of former star pitcher Roger Clemens was declared a mistrial Thursday after the jury was shown a piece of evidence that was previously ruled inadmissible by the judge.

    US District Judge Reggie Walton scolded prosecutors for allowing the jury to see a piece of video of Clemens’ 2008 testimony to Congress which he had barred them from introducing in his pre-trial rules.

    “I don’t like making orders and lawyers not abiding by them,” Walton said to Assistant US attorney Steven Durham. “This clearly runs afoul of my pre-trial rules.”

    “I think a first year law student would know that you can’t bolster the credibility of a witness with clearly inadmissible evidence,” he added.

    Once the video was shown, defense attorney Rusty Hardin quickly motioned for a mistrial and the proceedings came to a halt.

    Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young award winner, was charged with federal perjury, obstruction and making false statements and faced possible prison time if convicted. The 48-year-old was accused of lying to Congress in 2008 by declaring under oath that he had never used steroids during his career.

    The barred piece of evidence was a portion of the video of Clemens’ testimony before Congress that involved a statement by the wife of Clemens’ former teammate Andy Pettitte. In the statement, Laura Pettitte recounted a discussion with her husband in which he said Clemens had admitted using human growth hormones.

    Walton said the statement from Ms. Pettitte was hearsay evidence and barred prosecutors from using it at trial.”

    Jesus fucking Christ! Get your fucking shit straight. Nail this fucking jerk-off! I really want to see this cocksucker do time. Serious time.

  4. Jimmy D. Says:

    Beautiful. Battle it out for 8 innings and look like things are on cruise control. Then, we bring in our c LOSER and it’s, Ball 4, Ball 8, Ball 12, bases loaded…nobody out. But wait, there’s more. Then, a bases clearing double. FUCK THESE RETARDED ASS-HAT, CUM GUZZLING DOUCHE NOZZLES!!!!

  5. Jimmy D. Says:

    Then, Marmol walks the next fucking batter too. 4 walks, a double and not one fucking out. How much of this shit does Ricketts need to see? Blow the mother-fucker up already.

  6. Jimmy D. Says:

    Thank God for Kerry Wood. What’s that? He walked the first batter he faced to load the bases? What is this…pop out to left, runner scores from 3rd. What’s that, a singe to drive in another run? I certainly hope that the fans at the game are letting these punk-assed non-professional scumbags have an earful of YOU SUCK!!!

  7. genrebuster Says:


    SOS! Ricketts is amazing…A BLISSFUL IDIOT at best!

    The WORST owner ever? Time will tell…so far, I’m not betting against it.

    Hendry. Kenney. Ricketts. These guys have no shame…they suck! Why anybody pays to support this organization at this juncture is beyond me. People: Take a break and spend your hard earned dollars elsewhere….then, things will change.

    The team stinks…BLOW IT UP.

    I can’t wait until Jim Hendry and Crane Kenney are fired. They are PATHETIC.

  8. Jimmy D. Says:

    6 walks, 3 hits and mercifully we throw out the greedy Ramirez at the plate to end the misery which is better known as THE GASPEN. Fuck ’em all.

  9. Pie in the Sky Says:

    I hate this team. Wow…

  10. erniesarmy Says:

    “I certainly hope that the fans at the game are letting these punk-assed non-professional scumbags have an earful of YOU SUCK!!!”
    Jimmy –

    Any “fan” that showed up to that game to put more $ in Ricketts pee-stained pockets are the ones who should be boooooood.

    I mean it; shame on any Cub fan that is serious about winning showing up at Wrigley!

  11. erniesarmy Says:

    Oh, and does anybody on this board remember October 2003?

    Eighth inning Cubs up 3-0, only five outs from going to the World Series since 1945, and the Florida Marlins put 8 runs on the board to end the dream.

    And who puts 6 runs on the board in the ninth to end the 2-0 gem Garza was throwing? That’s right Chuck, the Florida Freakin Marlins!

    They just love fried Cub for dinner … and breakfast … and lunch …

  12. Robert Says:

    On the other hand quazimodo or unvle fester ( u guys decide) said garza threw a great game and marshall looked good so it was a moral victory

  13. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    This team finds different ways to lose every game. It’s been going on for…well…the last century. I agree that the fans should be booed for showing up the fucking urinal that is Wrigley.

    Marmol is doing real well since he received that nice contract. I am just disgusted that this team didn’t have Rodrigo Lopez, Doug Davis and Ramon Ortiz to start the season. If that happened, I think I could have been sized for my World Series ring. I think we have still have a chance. All we need is a 19-game winning streak and we are back to .500 with still, a fighting chance.

    As Genre has said time after time…PATHETIC.

  14. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    If you guys want something to think of as “creepy” or “cursed”, I read this shortly after the game…

    Jack McKeon…General Manager of San Diego in 1984…Comeback
    Jack McKeon…Manager of Florida in 2003…Comeback
    Jack McKeon…Manager again this year…Comeback

    I hate this asshole.

  15. Robert Says:

    Evidentally poppa joe will end moes tenure as gm and has his eye on brian cashman

  16. genrebuster Says:

    High Alert: It has been confirmed that a FLAMING PISSANT is in charge of the Cubs.

    Ernie. I, too thought about that game in October 2003…when I pulled up the score last night and learned that the Marlins had scored 6 in the 9th.

    Jack McKeon OWNS the Cubs.

    No secret that this team SUCKS the big one. That said, I believe the Quade experiment has FAILED.

    Dear God, please blow this puke-hole of an organization up. Time to start over.

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

  17. E=mc2 Says:

    Good morning ladies and gentlemen.

    I sympathize with you all. Extensive data overwhelmingly indicates that the owner of the Chicago National League ball-club is a very foolish man.

    Lesson #1- Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Wait till next year. Unfortunately, at this point in time my data suggests that you can expect more of the same.

    Fondly, Albert

  18. legenrebuster Says:

    (cough cough cough cough cough)

  19. Robert Says:

    Is carlos marmol the spanish word for kevin gregg

  20. Pie in the Sky Says:

    The Cubs just signed another over-30 pitcher: Dave Bush, former Milwaukee Brewer. 5.79 ERA with Rangers in 17 games this year. Hasn’t had an ERA below 4.00 since his rookie season in 2004.


  21. genrebuster Says:

    Pie, only Jim Hendry knows for sure….

  22. Jimmy D. Says:

    Christ, there’s another total pile of steaming shit. His better (mind you I didn’t say best, because he was never that good) days are long behind him. I saw him rehad a couple of years ago here in Appleton and he didn’t top 88 mph on the gun…I could’ve hit that jack-wagon!!!

  23. Robert Says:

    How soon till we sign fernsndo valenzuels

  24. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Has a team ever not won three consecutive games in a season before? I’m starting to believe they may not even do that.

  25. genrebuster Says:

    Welcome back, Lil Z.

    Keep stinking it up, Cubbies!



  26. Yeti Says:

    Who is fernsndo valenzuels?

  27. Jimmy D. Says:


    I don’t know who he is, but I’m sure that if Hendry signs him….then, he can’t pitch.

    C’mon, you’re being too critical of typing skills. He obviously misspelled the name. It’s supposed to read Mark Prior.

    Jimmy D.

  28. Mavis Beacon Says:

    Now Robert…you must practice your typing more. Practice makes perfect!

  29. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Bleh, Ke$ha’s made a fortunate out of her inability to properly spell song titles (or her name for that matter). Keep doing yo thang, Robert.

  30. erniesarmy Says:

    That’s it Cubbies keep losing, don’t let us down.

    Somebody let me know when “Gomer” Ricktetts gets a beer thrown in his face at Wrigley.

    That’s his new name, “Gomer” as in Gomer Pyle – “Goolllyyy Sergeant that’s some baseball team ya got thar!”

  31. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    You know what pisses me off the most? Saturday in Chicago was the perfect day to have Wrigley Urinal half-full. Instead, the stupid shows up in herds including full bleachers.

    Can someone please tell me how stupid these people can be when they keep showing up to the games? This is the problem.

  32. robert Says:

    ok yetti it was Fernando Valenzuela

  33. genrebuster Says:

    Yeti knew that…or else, he’s not much of a baseball fan.

    Matt, there is no explanation for the gross stupidity that Cubs fans continue to exhibit by continuing to support this owner and his team. As I’ve stated, over & over & over….TRULY PATHETIC.

  34. chucky Says:

    Two batters….two runs scored.

    Fuck this team.

  35. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Woody Woody Woody

  36. Pie in the Sky Says:

    I think Samardzija has a better ERA than Marmol and Wood now… LOL. Just need Marshall to implode.

  37. Robert Says:

    Talks are the yankees want sean marshall and are willing to take soriano to make that happen….question is do you want jim hendry making any moves

  38. chucky Says:

    Robert…..At this point, do you think it really matters? i understand your point, but I think the situation is so hopeless that it won’t make a difference.

    Did any of you see some of the people who went to that shithole today. Goddamn these people don’t even qualify as sheeple! They’re more like entry-level life forms that just crawled out of the primordial ooze. I don’t even want to claim to be from the same planet as them.

  39. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Robert – I’d give Soriano away for nobody if the other team would pay at least 40% of his remaining contract. It’d be hard for even Hendry to screw up a trade involving Soriano in my book.

    Chucky – Yeah, and probably wonder why they never have any money… SPEND WISELY!

  40. erniesarmy Says:

    “Did any of you see some of the people who went to that shithole today.”
    You are so right, Chucky.

    The good news – The Cubbies lost again.

    The bad news – Wrigley was 91% full (39,000)

    Keep it up Cub “fans” Gomer won’t have to do anything with those kinds of numbers.

  41. genrebuster Says:

    Hell yes, I want Jim Hendry making a move. I want him to move his ignorant fat ass out of the Chicago Cubs front office…I want him to leave Chicago and never return. How’s that for “a move”?

  42. Yeti Says:

    I point it out because he types like a 5 year old all the time

  43. Robert Says:

    At least i dont live and die by stats…..aka calling kevin gregg a servicable closer


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