Open thread.


81 Responses to “Open thread.”

  1. MadCityMac Says:

    I guess the good news is that my water sales are going through the roof. The bad news is I can barely keep up with all the people who are running out before their scheduled delivery day- why the hell didn’t I finish college? Because I’d be an unemployed sportswriter with all the papers downsizing! I guess Roy Haliday could take a cue about hydration?

  2. chucky Says:

    This weather is batshit crazy. I’m just glad I finally got my power turned back on. (Actually, it came back Friday night.) I don’t mind staying in hotels, but not under these circumstances. All I can say is ComEd…keep that goddamn power on!!!!!!

  3. Fro Dog Says:

    Good thing I finished all my deliveries for the store on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday is going to be hell. Chucky, I read your last post about the ComEd disaster. I am just glad I didn’t deal with any of that shit.

    Last year was a different story. Around the 4th of July, the assholes shut off my power because they said I didn’t pay my bill. It turned out that by some fucked up reason, I was paying for the empty apartment next door for the previous four months (The bills were only $20-$30 a month) and it took them five days to get it back on because their offices were closed for the holiday. Luckily, my parents only lived five minutes away so I went there for that time.

    That being said, I’d rather have a 100 degree day than have a 10 degree day with three feet of snow on the ground like we had in February.

  4. Jimmy D. Says:

    No “W” for you Garza. 3 hits, 0 runs over 7 beautiful innings, but that’s never gonna get you a “W” with the gas pen you’ve got behind you. The only “flame” throwing going on is our pitchers getting “lit” up. FUCKERS!!! ALL OF ‘EM!!!!

  5. Jimmy D. Says:


    I forgot to post this for you. On Wednesday night, June 29th, I took my wife and went down to Milwaukee for the opening night of Summerfest. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard about Summerfest, but it’s an awesome 10 days of terrific music on the waterfront. Anyway, the night we went (I’ll get to the headliner in a minute), we saw a Rush tribute band (not bad), some other miscellaneous acts were playing throughout the afternoon, and then that night Hall and Oates was on one of the stages…as was Meatloaf. Now, the reason we went down there was to catch Peter Gabriel; it was amazing. No guitars, no drums, no synthesizers. Just Peter, his daughter, Melanie, and Ane Brun…along with the New Blood Orchestra (a 46 piece compilation of absolutely amazing talent). They played for nearly 3 hours and could have played for another 3. Don’t know if you’re a fan or not, but it was a spectacular show.

    Jimmy D.

  6. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Well like I said previously, we just needed Sean Marshall to implode. Pretty soon Jeff Samardzija will lead our bullpen in ERA.

    Lets look at a real team in Philadelphia. They lose their closer, their backup closer, and what do they have? Antonio Bastardo mauling people down. Philly has had a ton of injuries to key players yet they have 60 wins and just plug and play. The Cubs? But but injuries! Weather! Wind blowing in! Too cold! Umpires hate us!

  7. Robert Says:

    Another reason moe should be gone …soriano did not know he had a no trade clause in his contract…can his ass now

  8. erniesarmy Says:

    I just love this Cubbie ballclub … don’t you Genre?

  9. genrebuster Says:

    Ernie, they make me sick. But I am LOVING every time that they lose and hope it continues…because that is the only way things will change.

    A PATHETIC situation! As usual.

    Jimmy D, believe I would have enjoyed that show.

  10. Excuses Says:

    1. It’s too cold outside…That’s why we couldn’t score
    2. It’s too hot outside…That’s why we couldn’t stop the other team from hitting all of those homeruns.
    3. If my pitcher had time to warm up, he could have done better.
    4. It’s the umpires fault we lost that game, not the pitcher for walking in runs after a bad call.
    5. We have too many injuries. When we get everyone back, we will be ready to go.

  11. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Ah come on guys. It’s all Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney’s fault. The veterans are playing pretty damn good though!

  12. genrebuster Says:

    Ok…can we officially agree that Quade just MIGHT be a complete idiot?

  13. Robert Says:

    He was moes hire

  14. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    The forecast for Friday near Wrigley Urinal calls for a 100% chance of shitty baseball.

    Can someone please fire Jim Hendry?

  15. genrebuster Says:

    Matt. Apparently not. And, your forecast will be accurate through the end of the season. If not longer.

    Tom Ricketts is a bonafide asshole.

  16. Jimmy D. Says:

    Did anybody else notice that of the 33 W’s that the Houston Astros have on the season, roughly half (give or take a couple) of them came at the expense of the Schlubs?

  17. Robert Says:

    Come one come all to the great urinal this weekend and see the two worse teams in baseball this weekend when the flubs make an asstro of them self

  18. Nemo Says:

    Hey Jimmy D,

    Saw the set list for the Peter Gabriel show and it looks like it was awesome. I read about the tour in the early spring and I guess I forgot about it before tix went on sale and now it’s over-damn!

    Phil Rogers has a good column arguing the Cubs need to bring Pat Gillick in to overhaul things:–20110722,0,4080270.column

  19. genrebuster Says:

    Dear God: Please blow this crappy team up.

    Screw Ramirez and his no-trade clause. Hendry should be jailed for the excessive no-trade clauses alone.

    Ricketts continues to be an idiot asshole, time to erect his statue, right next to the trough. Ready, aim….FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Nemo Says:

    Is it true that Hendry’s contract has a billion dollar buyout? Is that why they won’t fire him?

  21. GOD Says:

    Mr. genrebuster,

    I just happened to be reading this forum today and rather than killing people with a tsunami, I thought I would grant a wish. So, is your wish to blow the Cubs up? Or maybe you would prefer something else, like a World Series Championship?

  22. Satan Says:

    I swear I have nothing to do with the franchise you all deal with. It’s God’s fault.

  23. chucky Says:

    God….Just blow them up. Even you can’t make this team win a fucking World Series.

  24. chucky Says:

    Satan…Can I be a fan of yours?

  25. genrebuster Says:

    God. Please don’t toy with us long-suffering fans, life is hard enough as it is. Admit it, Chucky is right!

    Of course we prefer a WS Championship. People have been preferring that for 103 years.

    Thank You for not creating any more Tsunami’s (I thought Mother Nature) was behind that, my bad).

    Satan. Thank You…but I never suspected that you had anything to do with it.

  26. E=mc2 Says:

    Greetings and salutations to all:

    Even God cannot argue with SCIENCE.

    Extensive data supports the theory that dismantling the Chicago Cubs baseball organization will yield more positive results. That in turn will increase the possibility of them having success on the field and into the post season.

    Fondly, Albert

  27. Nemo Says:

    The Cubs are a very scientific team-they replicate the same pathetic results over and over and over.

  28. genrebuster Says:

    Good point.

    Sounds like Gillick is interested in Crane Kenney’s job…

  29. Robert Says:

    This guy is walking down the street and sees a lamp he rubs the lamp a genie comes out and says you get one wish…..the guy goes i want piece between me and my ex wife ….the genie says thats to complicated do you have another wish …the guy goes yeah i want the cubs to win the world series ….the genie goes what is your exes name

  30. Yeti Says:

    Peace. Too. Ex’s

  31. genrebuster Says:

    Yeti….a kinder & gentler “Mitch”.

  32. Robert Says:

    Yeti is very knowledgeable uses stats for his posts….if u want to see the villiage idiot go to cbssportsline and look up kansas boyd….that guy trirs to use stats and when u prove him wrong he starts calling people names

  33. Yeti Says:

    You. Tries. You.

  34. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Oh look. Another blown save. That is something we rarely see.

    I really hope Gillick gets a position in this pathetic franchise. The guy turned around and put World Series winners in Toronto and Philadelphia and nearly did it a third time with Seattle in the early 2000’s.

    But considering who owns the team, it probably won’t happen. Wishful thinking though.

  35. chucky Says:

    C’mon Matt! These guys are serviceable. Get with the program here. And it netted a win for John Gayblow too.

  36. Tom Ricketts Says:

    We’re on our way! Our 3rd win in a row! Gee whiz, this is real fun owning a baseball team! I met my wife in the bleachers!

  37. genrebuster Says:

    uh…that’s so kewl.

  38. Pie in the Sky Says:

    All we gotta do now is go 50-12 for the rest of the season and 90-72 should win the NL Central.

    Go Cubs!

  39. Pie in the Sky Says:


  40. Yeti Says:

    Oh yea…


  41. I really do suggest Says:

    That Robert use spell check on his posts. If a guy makes fun of you all the time for misspellings and typos, perhaps you should make a modicum of effort to get things correct.

  42. genrebuster Says:

    “modicum”…nice. 😉

  43. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    It turns out Hendry is telling the media that they can contend for next year so he’s not going to trade anybody.

    Can someone please fire this looney tune?

  44. genrebuster Says:

    ha ha ha h ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ….

    …..”wait ’till next year”!!!!!

    Ricketts is a damned fool.

  45. genrebuster Says:

    “I really do suggest”, question: would you really care if one of us made fun of YOU all the time? I doubt it…and hope not.

    Mitch Cumstein was more entertaining at correcting bad grammar and spelling than anybody who has posted here since. Too bad the original archives are out of reach…”that would learn ya”

  46. Robert Says:

    Quade said in his pre game interview he still thinks the cubs will contend this year

  47. MadCityMac Says:

    Robert, I want some of the shit that Quade is smoking.

  48. chucky Says:

    Bases loaded. 0 outs. Soriano grounds in a force play at home. 1 out. Derwood Barney grounds into a double play. 3 outs.

    Contend for what? Last place, which would give them the worst record in MLB. Fuck this team…..again.

    Mac…I’m not so sure you want what Quade is smoking. Think about it. Do you want to be that fucking whacked out?

  49. MadCityMac Says:

    Chucky, probably not- crack is whack, according to Whitney Houston, and she should know! And Quade’s not just smoking pot!

  50. MadCityMac Says:

    It’s come down to “wait ’til next century”, when we’re all long gone, dead, and burried. Ricketts is a flying douchecopter, and I can see him hanging onto this franchise and making it a bigger joke than it already is (is that really possible?), then handing it over to his in-bred idiot offspring. They’ll hire Crane Kenney’s and Moe Hendry’s kids to sign Milton Bradley Jr. to a lifelong contract! Kill me now!

  51. Robert Says:

    This team cant hit with men on base remember last winter when we signed jaramillo….moe said it is like getting the top free agent….how have the rangers done since he left

  52. genrebuster Says:

    Hendry is an excellent judge of talent.


    “Douchecoptor”…. hahahahahahaha. Great image.

  53. Jimmy D. Says:

    Not just a “douchecoptor”, but a “flying douchecoptor”. I almost wet myself when I read that. That was a good one, Mac!!!

  54. Jimmy D. Says:

    Oh yeah, one more thing. Mac, you fucking retarded piece of monkey shit. Learn how to spell buried before someone initiates an assault on your spelling and grammar. I can’t really say anything about the douchecoptor thing (whether or not it’s spelled correctly) as I can’t find it in Webster’s. However, douche bag is clearly in the dictionary.

  55. Col. Kurtz Says:

    the horror……..

  56. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Douchecoptor = Urban Dictionary.

    If not, it should be inserted.

  57. chucky Says:

    “flying douchecopter”?


    Thanks for getting my morning started off right, Mac! I owe you one.

  58. Nemo Says:

    First (and best) definition of “douchecopter” – The pinnacle of douchebaggery- urban dictionary, 2007. Can we insert Ricketts picture in there? “This is Captain Ricketts, I am your douchecopter, I will be flying your beloved franchise to the ultimate heights in douchebaggery.”

    Hey, check out the accompanying video to this article about the free agent wideout the Bears just signed-A must see for all you Lebron “fans” —

  59. Nemo Says:

    Not sure if Fro allows posting of images in comments (or if this is the right embed code for WordPress), so we’ll see if this works.

  60. Nemo Says:

    Guess not, the code didn’t even show up. Let’s try a direct link:

  61. legenrebuster Says:

    (cough cough)…Jay Cutler strikes again!

  62. chucky Says:

    Nemo….I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. Nemo Says:

    Well chucky, douchecopter is not a banned word on, so you can personalize your Cub jersey that way-but then you’d have to give mlb and the Cubs your money. Would be sweet to personally hand one to Ricketts though.

  64. robert Says:

    quade is right the cubs can contend…for most pathetic franchise in sports there competition is from the nfl the bengals… the nba its the clippers….not sure who it would be in hockey with the thrashers moving to winnepeg

  65. Pie in the Sky Says:

    2 off-days with the Houston Astros sandwiched in-between.

    Basically 5 off-days. They have 13 games against divisional rivals including the first 6 against their most hated ones.

    Look how they respond! Then again, why would they waste Matt Garza against the Astros? Well, they’ll just have to put up with Randy Wells now… lol.

  66. MadCityMac Says:

    Robert, I’m going with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Haven’t won the Cup since1967, and just don’t seem to ever put it together to even make the playoffs. They are now the Original 6 team with the longest drought of not winning the Cup.

  67. Nemo Says:

    Speaking of pathetic franchises, Espn’s annual list just came out last month. Bengals ranked dead last at 122. Leafs 120, Cubs 112-behind the Wizards, Lions, and Clippers among others:

  68. genrebuster Says:

    I hear you Mac…but 1967 sounds a little better than 1908!

    Ha ha…err, wait a minute….nothing funny about not winning a WS in 103 – soon to be 104 – years.

    On a positive note, Cubs are 20 games under again…keep losing, as it’s the only way that the IDIOTS who control this team will ever get a clue as there are too many sheeple willing to support this organization “no matter what”…might as well eat shit.

    I see Fukufome has been traded…(yawn).

  69. chucky Says:

    About goddamn time Fuc-u-do-me was sent packing.

  70. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Does Mike Quade still think we have a chance to contend?

  71. genrebuster Says:

    if he does, he’s delusional.

    I’m tired of Quade’s bs regardless.

    Clean house. Trade Ramirez and Zambrano while they are worth something. Or is it too late (haven’t been keeping up)?

  72. Robert Says:

    When Marlon Turd heard about the trade he said can i go to….if they had any balls they would release that donkey….another player moe just had to have….can then cane his ass now

  73. Nemo Says:

    Paul Sullivan’s article yesterday: “Zambrano said the club hasn’t approached him about waiving his no-trade clause, while club sources said there is no interest in him, making the clause irrelevant.”

    Today’s Sullivan article on trade options:,0,6725994.story?page=1&track=rss

  74. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Well I’m starting to see why this blog is titled “Fire JERRY ANGELO – Fire Jim Hendry

  75. chucky Says:

    Pie…Were you around when it was Fire Dusty Baker several years ago? Some of those debates got outright vicious. Even some of the nasty dialog that happens here now doesn’t compare. Of course, anybody who was in favor of keeping Baker around didn’t have the sense god gave a sack of doorknobs. And those were the people who got real nasty with us.

  76. erniesarmy Says:

    I see the “fans” are still showing up to the commode called Wrigley; 39,000 to 41,000 per game is not going to make Ricketts pee in his diapers and do what has to be done.

    So, get used to years and years of losing Cub fans (real fans). In my opinion the only option now is to dump em and find another team.

  77. chucky Says:

    My new team, in honor of Bobby “the Brain” Heenen, will be the Toledo Mud Hens.

  78. MadCityMac Says:

    …..not to mention Max Klinger!

  79. genrebuster Says:

    Hell yes!

  80. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Chucky: Nope. I just found this blog searching for some rants against Hendry and Quade. I would have definitely been on the “Anti-Dusty” side though. Couldn’t stand him in Chicago.

  81. genrebuster Says:

    Pie, you would have enjoyed the old site. It got pretty intense at times….but was not over-run with juvenile idiots…(thankfully, we haven’t had much of that here lately).

    21 games below .500! But, you’re still contending, Quade! Hip hip hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Keep up the great work.



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