2016 World Series, Game 5: tick tock…tick tock…


I’d like to see some great pitching, great hitting and great defense from the Cubs.

I’d like to see them relax – in a good way – and fight back. Cleveland is simply outplaying them.

One game at a time. The Cubs are capable of winning 3 in a row…IF they win tonite.





13 Responses to “2016 World Series, Game 5: tick tock…tick tock…”

  1. chucky Says:

    Sorry genre, I don’t think it will happen. They’re cracking under the pressure, just like Ernie has been saying. It all ends tonight at Wrigley, but with the wrong team winning it.

  2. genrebuster Says:

    I hear you, chucky. Apparently in my world, hope still springs eternal.

    I know it’s just a poll, and has no bearing on the actual Game(s) to be played…but Nate Silver and staff are always interesting to read, they do their homework… http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-mlb-predictions/

  3. erniesarmy Says:

    Thanks for posting that Nate Silver article, it was interesting.

    They give the Cubs a 65% chance of winning tonight, and a 50-50 chance of winning on Tuesday. They give Cleveland the edge for game 7.

    If the Cubs do win games 5 and 6 (which they must do to stay in the thing), I think they will win game 7.

    But, I really think it ends tonight. Why? Because the Indians have those Cubs hitters scouted perfectly. Their pitchers aren’t making the mistakes the Giants and Dodgers were making. Cubs cannot handle the off-speed breaking stuff out of the zone, and the Cleveland pitchers are throwing nothing less – the Cubs better fix that in the off-season, because you know the rest of the league is watching – and the Cub pitchers seem to have forgotten how to pitch to the Indian batters, or they were given a horrible scouting report, which would not surprise me.

    Ever since game 1, the Indians have come into this series brimming with confidence. Losing game 2 didn’t diminish one wit their belief in themselves. On the other hand, losing game 3 took it out of the Cubs. That’s why game 4 was such a disaster, they left it out there for game 3, and now have nothing left.

  4. genrebuster Says:


  5. genrebuster Says:

    Fuuuuuuuucccccccckkkkkkkkkkkk yeah!

  6. erniesarmy Says:

    Genre, go to bed! 🙂

    Seriously though, I am so happy they at least prevented Cleveland from celebrating in Wrigley. These fans deserved at least one win in Chicago, and Chapman gave it to them. What a performance by their fireballing closer.

    Thank you Cubs for extending it at least for one more game.

  7. Dave Says:

    Gotta think we grabbed a little momentum here. Anyhooters, the fat lady ain’t singing yet, but these guys sure are.

    Great to see a WS game victory at Wrigley Field, I feel good about Arrieta and Schwarber’s bat with Tomlin on short rest. Fly that motherfucking W!!

    We taking this baseball season into November!

  8. Nemo Says:

    My sentiments exactly, Ernie.

    I walked past Wrigley on Friday night on my way to a concert and the results of Games 3 and 4 seemed unthinkable then.

    At this point, I just didn’t want to be embarrassed. Any more wins now will just be a bonus.

  9. Dave Says:


    And we got this guy as DH.

  10. genrebuster Says:

    Looking ahead to Game 6: there is now added pressure on Cleveland. Arrieta will be on the mound. Schwarber at DH.

    IF Arrieta has his good stuff, and the Cubs score early…then I like our chances.

  11. Nemo Says:

    I agree. But this article about the Cubs sucking at hitting breaking balls makes me concerned: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-cubs-continuing-curveball-crisis/

  12. chucky Says:

    Dave….I like my picture better.

    Seed of Chucky 4fa6c9dbcdc388ed13e9d400

  13. chucky Says:

    Shit, that didn’t work. Lets try this instead.



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