…so, apparently the Cubs will NOT win the World Series.

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http://www.espn.com/blog/statsinfo/post/_/id/124833/why-the-cubs-wont-win-the-world-series

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16 Responses to “…so, apparently the Cubs will NOT win the World Series.”

  1. genrebuster Says:

    …and, an opposing viewpoint: http://www.businessinsider.com/nate-silver-world-series-model-chicago-cubs-2016-10

  2. Nemo Says:

    I’ve never heard of that outfit, but am very familiar with 538. It’s easy to say the Cubs won’t win-they’ve been vindicated 108 straight times. One of the great underrated satisfactions that will occur if the Cubs ever win is that these snarky assholes who write bullshit columns dismissing the Cubs because they’re the Cubs will have to find new jobs for the rest of their lives.

  3. genrebuster Says:

    Snarky assholes who don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground.

  4. erniesarmy Says:

    The Cubs are an easy target, but they have no one to blame but themselves.

    This organization has been a joke for decades … cough, cough, more than a century! Only a championship will stop the bullying.

  5. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Baez is clutch.

  6. erniesarmy Says:

    Javier Baez is the one player on that team that gives me confidence – a Derek Jeter – Manny Machado type – never quit hard-nosed player.

    Well, that’s 1. But it is a great 1. I like this a lot better than a 8-1, or 10-1, blowout. Cubs stayed in there on a night that could go either way, and they got the win. Haven’t won a 1-0 playoff game since 1906! (I got that from ESPN, the “source” LOL).

    Okay, Cubs, you got your foot on their throat, but can you choke them out? Give. Them. No. Life.

  7. Dave Says:

    Great win! If the wind is not blowing in that home run ball is over the Nuveen sign and bouncing off the building across Waveland Ave. He straight up MURDERED it! Feeling pretty good with Hendricks going tomorrow, he is certainly better than Samardzija.

  8. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Agreed Ernie. He’s the only hitter (along with Schwarber, but he’s on the shelve) whom I truly trust in these clutch situations. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen him do it before (e.g. Cardinals NLDS last year) but he comes through in big moments.

  9. Nemo Says:

    Indeed. Snarky asshole who are too lazy to do legitimate analysis.

    Lester looking like the guy we were excited to get. Baez is awesome again. Soler had some big hits last year, so be interesting to see if he gets a chance. I think being up 1-0 will be a bit of a psychological boost for Hendricks. Not a must win tomorrow, but would be very helpful.

  10. erniesarmy Says:

    Nemo; I agree. Lester has come up huge this year. He has developed into a genuine ace. I don’t know the name of the Cubs pitching coach this year. But, he deserves a lot of credit for the great starting pitching we’ve got this year.

    I usually don’t put a lot of emphasis on winning the first game in a series, but this game was huge. Not as much pressure to win game 2 on Hendricks shoulders. Nevertheless, they need game 2 to hold serve and put the pressure squarely on the Giants.

  11. Nemo Says:

    I don’t know the name of the Cubs pitching coach either Ernie-did not invest much of anything in regular season, but yeah, he’s done a great job.

    I do think it helps winning game 1 to break the losing streak after last year. So glad we are not playing the Mets.

  12. genrebuster Says:

    Hendricks gets drilled by ex-Cub Angel Pagan, he’s done….then Travis Wood homers…WTF?

  13. Dave Says:

    2-0. Don’t get cocky, Monday is Madbum time. Granted he threw almost 120 pitches in the Wildcard winner so perhaps he may be vulnerable. He is going to be under pressure on the brink of elmination with a Cub team likely playing very relaxed and out to have fun. Still there is that history where they win one and then win out, but if anyone can break that streak it is this Cubs team right here. Even the bullpen is holding up early on.

  14. Robert Nolting Says:

    chris Bosio is the cubs putching coach ricky diahreia wanted to bring in hos owen theo and jed told him no….

  15. dvxprime Says:

    Five stupid offensive penalties (4 holding plus one delay of game), a missed field goal, and a fumble in the 4th quarter. There’s your recap, FroDog.

    Fucking stupid ass Bears.

  16. erniesarmy Says:

    I’m sorry, I love the kid, but Anthony Rizzo is a huge choke! 0-11! Are you frikkin kiddin me?

    The team needs his bat, and he has spit the bit each time. Sad.

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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