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  1. chucky Says:

    Who’s going to watch the Bears beat down this Sunday? I’m on the fence. I really DON’T want to see Jimmy Clauson play. And the rest of the team doesn’t do a hell of a lot to motivate me into watching. Anybody thinking the same as me?

  2. Nemo Says:

    NO FUCKING PLATE DISCIPLINE!!! 3 strikeouts on 57 foot pitches! Soler trying to hit a walkoff with 2 strikes when a medium depth fly ball would have tied it!! The ball almost hit Montero on his strikeout! THAT IS NOT HOW TO COME FROM BEHIND!! What happened to the patience? Especially against a pitcher having such a good year?! We’re gonna have one game against the Pirates and if Arrieta can’t pitch a complete game shutout, I don’t know that I like our chances.

  3. erniesarmy Says:

    Nemo: No plate discipline because they don’t have the experience. Cubs are a good young team with potential, and nothing else. These kinds of losses are what happens to young inexperienced teams.

    I will make a prediction: Cubs will play @ Pittsburgh for the wild card and lose 3-2 or 2-1. Arrieta will pitch well enough to win, but errors (Castro!) and inexperience will seal the deal.

    Next year get another pitcher, strengthen the bullpen, get rid of Castro!, and who knows that may get them through.

    But, as all Cub fans know, wishing and hoping isn’t the same as doing.

    2003: Cubs 3 – Marlins 0; only five more outs and they are in their first world series since 1945! I’ll believe only when they do!

  4. erniesarmy Says:

    Well, Chucky, being a Packers fan myself …

  5. Nemo Says:

    I hear ya, Ernie-with the exception of Montero. I expect they will be better next year. But, you never know with the Cubs-playoffs are not a sure thing for us like the Cardinals, have to make the most of our opportunities.

  6. genrebuster Says:

    Ernie….as much as I want to believe otherwise, I think your prediction has merit…tick tock.

  7. Nemo Says:

    All right gentlemen. It’s a start.

  8. chucky Says:

    Nemo…’s weird that they’d lose that patience yesterday. Lately they’ve been pretty damn good with being patient. They’ve driven a lot of pitchers out of the game in the fourth or fifth inning because of a rising pitch count. I’m hoping they can do the same for that one game playoff in Pittsburgh.

    Ernie…..I might be joining you if the Bears don’t at least play better football, even if they lose. I’m trying like hell to be patient, and I know it take a lot of time to wipe the shitstain off the underwear of the Bears left before by that goddamned Marc Trestman. But c’mon, this is just fucking stupid. And Fox is already really starting to get on my fucking nerves.

  9. Nemo Says:

    Yeah, Chucky, I mean the odds are very high that we are going to be facing that pitcher again in the playoff. He’s already been used a lot. Even if making him throw more pitches yesterday did not result in a win, it still builds up his seasonal pitch count. Maybe he tires just a bit earlier in the playoff to make a difference.

    Regarding the Bears, I might have it on in background-the season is already lost. I won’t get really mad unless they do something monumentally stupid-which is possible. Just hoping Fox is evaluating young players well and that Pace makes good draft picks at this point.

  10. dvxprime Says:

    Sooo…after coughing up 79 points in two home games, they’re only down by two field goals at the half in Seattle.

    Jimmy Clausen…I remember when he went to his National Signing Day party in a stretch limo. Went to Notre Dame, did just enough to get drafted, and look at him now. 5 for 9, 22 yards.

    There’s gotta be a soccer game on somewhere.


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