“Some important changes from last season and not sucking may finally bring the Cubs to the promised land….”

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http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/gallery/chicago-cubs-world-series-nl-champs-5-reasons-they-can-win-091616

I’ve only glanced at this for now, but I’m thinking that some of you will have an interesting response…(?)

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13 Responses to ““Some important changes from last season and not sucking may finally bring the Cubs to the promised land….””

  1. erniesarmy Says:

    They’ve been here before. But, they haven’t gotten past the NLCS (NL Pennant) in 71 years. I want to see them pass that goal before anyone starts talking about World Series championships.

    Maybe this is the year they finally get past that barrier. But, until they do this is all blowing smoke!

  2. erniesarmy Says:

    Anybody on this site watching this game? Bases loaded and nobody out, and this offense can’t score at least one lousy run? Are you freakin’ kiddin’ me?

    Arrieta can’t get past the fifth inning anymore. I would go with Lester, Hendricks, and Lacky for starting pitchers in the playoffs. Arrieta has totally lost his concentration. Long relief is about all he’s good for now.

    I’ve heard predictions that this team is a “lock” for the World Series. Whatever they’re smoking, it’s not strong enough.

  3. genrebuster Says:

    I didn’t see the game…but I wonder if Arrieta is “tired”…..?

  4. genrebuster Says:

    Not so encouraging (wonder what Boreass thinks>).

    “Arrieta (17-7), the 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner, gave up four runs — three earned — four hits and four walks in six innings. He is 3-2 with a 4.58 ERA and 21 walk in his last six starts.” …..

    http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/professional/baseball/mlb/chicago_cubs/brewers-blast-arrieta-central-champ-cubs/article_f557cb77-50d4-5995-9074-1dd09b64177a.html

  5. erniesarmy Says:

    Cubs lose again to the lowly Brewers 3-1, and they also, again, had the bases full with no outs, and couldn’t get even one in.

    I don’t see any mental toughness in this team. They fall behind and then game over. One team in baseball that has mental toughness is the Boston Red Sox; even when they’re behind by five or more runs, the game is not over, and everyone knows it.

    If they don’t get that turned around before these playoffs start, I am making a prediction right now; elimination in the Divisional Round. They won’t even make it to the NLCS.

    Genre: Tell Boras, “Good luck” with that contract you want for Jake “the Choke” Arrieta.

  6. dvxprime Says:

    1) To hell with 100 wins, as long as the Cubs get all this bullshit out of their systems before the playoffs (and without finishing the season on an extended losing streak)

    2) To hell with the Cubs pitchers being strikeout artists during the playoffs. Three ground ball outs or three pop flies per inning, and we’re good.

    3) Everybody on the Cubs “upping their game” come October. That means base running, fielding, and all the other fundamental shit that needs to be tight for playoff baseball.

    4) A little luck/fate helps too. Somedays it’s better to be lucky than good.

  7. genrebuster Says:

    I’m not worried about the last 2 games. They won the division, running away with it. A fucking beatdown. The regular season is over. Bring on the playoffs….

    A little “luck” will be fine with me (too).

  8. genrebuster Says:

    Boras is an asshole…he wouldn’t like the amount I would approve!

  9. dvxprime Says:

    A bit early for MNF, and off topic, but I present this:

    http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/there-arent-any-great-teams-in-the-nfl-091916

    And, why, you ask, are there no great teams in the NFL?

    1) The players are built like Tarzan but are soft as Jane. Go to any sports bar with NFL Sunday ticket and see how many times a meat wagon catches your eye. Meat wagons cart seriously injured players off the field. Read the paper on Monday and see how many players will be lost for half the season or more.

    2) The last collective bargaining agreement cut out a lot of off-season workouts and practices, plus pre-season two-a-days. The result? These overpaid motherfuckers are less skilled and trained than ever before, meaning lots of turnovers, penalties, and broken games. That explains why you see more FGs than TDs in more and more games.

    3) The players are bigger dumbasses that ever before. On-campus dumbassity + players not really going to class + social media…and there you go.

    The result? “Eli Roth presents NFL Torture Porn Football.”

  10. erniesarmy Says:

    Saw this on another Cubs fansite: “I did some pre and post AllStar break comparisons. They were 1st in runs scored before, and they are ranked 8th after.”

    This is par for the course for this franchise. Great guns for awhile, and then they start tailing off as the season wears on. Then, when it’s time to up the ante, they crap their pants.

    Already behind the pathetic Reds 1-0 after 3 with only 1 hit! Don’t be surprised if the Reds sweep the Cubs.

    DVX is right about the modern NFL player. I’ve been watching football since 1963, and I have never seen so many season ending injuries, dumb plays, political posturing, and poor offensive play calling in my life over the past ten or twenty years. And with that idiot Goodall as commissioner, I am seriously contemplating dropping NFL football.

  11. genrebuster Says:

    Goodell is pure shit.

  12. Pie in the Sky Says:

    At least we don’t have to hear DraftKing & FanDuel commercials every two seconds telling us about how their game is all skill & not gambling.

  13. erniesarmy Says:

    I’m glad the Cubs are doing to the Reds what they should have been doing with the Brewers – kicking their butts. It’s one thing to lose to the Cardinals or Pirates, but the Brewers? No excuse.

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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