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Who’s ANGRY today?

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16 Responses to “Open thread.”

  1. Pie In The Sky Says:

    Dusty Baker.

  2. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    You beat me to it. He’s done it again people. How sweet it is!

  3. MadCityMac Says:

    The Toothpick Chomping Prick gacks away another one; way to go Dustfuck!!

  4. genrebuster Says:

    Thanks for jumping in, Fro…got in from Nashville earlier today…just saw the ball scores….

  5. Nemo Says:

    JESUS FUCKING CHRIST!!!! I have to live through another fall of miracle wins from ANOTHER mediocre Cardinals team?!?!! If it wasn’t for the extra wild-card, these douchenozzles wouldn’t even BE in the playoffs. They lose a hall of fame manager, a hall of fame player, and they do the SAME FUCKING SHIT?!?!? Was it 2005 when the Cubs lost Derrek Lee and shit the bed the rest of the season? How do the Cardinals keep overcoming shit?!?! Won’t somebody finish these cuntnuggets off!?! I hate to have to root for the Yankees in the WS. FUCK, if the Cardinals are in again-and I KNOW they will be-I won’t even watch. Thank god the Bears are doing okay. TICK-FUCKING-TOCK!!!!!!!!

  6. Pie In The Sky Says:

    The Nats would have finished them off if they had Stephen Strasburg. But nooooooooooo…

  7. genrebuster Says:

    I guess the Cardinals are doing something right. Fanboys and girls (ie., the entire Ricketts family), take note. Better yet, just go away….crawl under a rock and let Theo handle the Cubs.

    …have they killed Kenney yet?

    Thanks again for the PATHETIC season of Cubs baseball…BARF.

  8. Nemo Says:

    The Cardinals fired Walt Jocketty just one year removed from winning the World Series when he had his first losing season in 8 years. The new GM doesn’t miss a beat-finishing 10 games above .500 every year, 3 times in the playoffs, and on the verge of a second world series. There is no rebuilding or restocking with the Cardinals-they are always ready to go. Yes, I know they have a better farm system, but they make trades and free agent acquisition too. It’s more than just a better farm system. For them, firing a GM is like the Cubs firing an usher for not wearing their depends-just drive up to the retirement home and get a new one. Easily replaced-no big deal.

    I’ll give Theo his 5 years, but if the Cubs aren’t a legitimate organization that can consistently put out a playoff contender by then, the whole damn organization should FOLD. Not change stadiums, uniforms or nicknames, but FOLD. At least we wouldn’t have to put up with this bs year after year after year. Baseball was my first sport as a kid and the Cubs have absolutely killed my interest, let alone love, of the game.

  9. genrebuster Says:

    Nemo. I agree with everything you just posted. Same for me, too (baseball first sport, etc).

  10. Nemo Says:

    Genre,

    I never thought I could become so indifferent about baseball. Before 1984, I never expected the Cubs to win. After that, I knew it was possible, but I never really demanded it. When the Cubs were particularly bad, I didn’t pay attention, but I was not really angry about it. 2003 was the beginning of the end for me. Another choke in 2004. Then the Sox. Then the Cards (my town being 3/4 Cardinal fans). I just can’t deal with it anymore. You know, I don’t demand the WS every year like Yankee fans. Just once. Once. Give us something for our years of loyalty. Something to be proud of. Just once. Give me a reason to go to a Cubs game in St. Louis and be respected instead of mocked. To be hated because we were so good, instead of so inept and pathetic. To be proud instead of embarrassed and ashamed. To not want to knock the teeth out of every smart ass who trashes the Cubs-because deep down I know what he says is basically true. Just once.

    The playoffs were always a big deal for me. I always took sides and who I rooted for in the WS was my favorite team for the week and I was disappointed if they lost. I was excited about the Orioles and the Nats this year, hoping the new teams would give me something to root for. Something to enjoy. Some enthusiasm. I like to root for teams that have been down for a long time. I sympathize with them (except the Sox, of course), Now, it’s Yankees and Cards. What’s the point of the regular season? I feel like my choices are abandon baseball altogether or become a Cardinal fan. It burns me up seeing everyone in red every fucking October now.. I bet there are more Cub fans here, just waiting for a reason to come out of the woodwork. I guess I am the world’s biggest Giants fan this week, but I won’t bother watching.

  11. chucky Says:

    Damn. Well said Nemo. You are 100% correct. What sucks for is not just the goddamn Cubs sucking as hard as they did, nbut who’s left in the playoffs now. There is only one team i can even remotely give a shit about now. That is San Francisco. I hate the Cardinals(and their toothless, inbred fans), I loathe the Yankees (there’s something about Jeter that makes me want to kick him in the fucking nuts), and I can’t stand Detroit (nuke that shithole city already). I’m basically indifferent to the Giants. I just don’t care.

    And fucking fanboy WILL get kicked in the fucking nuts……someday. If, for no other reason, just for general purposes.

  12. DVXPrime Says:

    Nemo, I couldn’t have said it any better myself (both of your posts).

    I remember waaay back when (1981-ish) when you had to be…wait for it… A DIVISION CHAMPION…to have the right and the privilege of competing for the pennant, and the World Series generally ended the week before Halloween. Now? Fuck that.

    It boggles my mind. Between the All-Star Game deciding which league has home advantage during the World Series, and now TWO Wild Card teams…good grief, does a division title mean anyhting anymore? Does 100 wins mean anything? Thanks to those fortunate bastards caling themselves thr St Louis Cardinals, you can be mediocre for for four months then turn into a juggernaut just in time to snag the last wild card spot, and then go on an epic World Series run.

    If the Cards win the Series this year, I will blood-choke the first Cards fan calling them a “dynasty”. Or I may just give up on baseball for good at that point. Dammit, baseball just doesn’t have any standards anymore.

  13. Pie In The Sky Says:

    Yup. That’s why I don’t watch much regular season baseball. After 2008, what’s the point? 98 wins, swept in playoffs? I think there’s some stat where since 1986, only 2 top seeds from the NL have won the WS. One was during a strike-shortened season. It’s something bizarre like that.

  14. genrebuster Says:

    Nemo, Thank You another GREAT post. Very eloquent.

    I couldn’t have said it better myself:

    “You know, I don’t demand the WS every year like Yankee fans. Just once. Once. Give us something for our years of loyalty. Something to be proud of. Just once. Give me a reason to go to a Cubs game in St. Louis and be respected instead of mocked. To be hated because we were so good, instead of so inept and pathetic. To be proud instead of embarrassed and ashamed. To not want to knock the teeth out of every smart ass who trashes the Cubs-because deep down I know what he says is basically true. Just once.”

  15. genrebuster Says:

    On a different note, I’ll be happy when Bud Selig is GONE.

  16. Nemo Says:

    Thanks, guys.
    I’m so full of anger, depression, and sadness over baseball right now, I’m glad that I could churn out a decent paragraph expressing my feelings on the losing every single year-forever-problem.

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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