Same lineup as last night, hopefully they are as productive. All hands on deck, gonna be a lot of pitching changes and it could be an epic chess match. I’m nervous as hell, I was never like this for the Bulls and Blackhawks titles because they seemed like such a sure thing, but this…this is the Cubs…in the World Series…in Game 7, the last possible baseball game to be played this year!
I’m not going to predict this one. I predicted Cubs would win WS 4-1. And I predicted the Indians would win game 5. I’m done predicting.
I’m still steamed about Maddon bringing in Chapman with a 7-2 lead! 3-2 makes sense. He may have just burned out his closer for the biggest game for the Cubs in 108 years! All to “preserve” a 7-2 lead in the seventh. Even if the Cubs win tonight, I still think it was a stupid move.
I hope, for the sake of the players and all of us die-hard Cub fans, that his dumb move doesn’t come back to bite him tonight.
Okay. 12 Outs to go. Joe Maddon, can we please stop making panicked decisions? Hendricks could’ve easily taken that game into the seventh or eighth. Show some faith in your potential Cy Young pitcher. Geez.
Bunt with two strikes. Um, okay? Again, mismanaging by Maddon. Baez is perfectly capable of a sac fly…
I’m done watching. They can still win but I’m tired of watching Maddon dictating the results. I’m not a Maddon hater but he’s letting his boys down big time. LET THEM PLAY. This is the type of shit where the team will lose confidence in him in future seasons because he has shown ZERO confidence in his players.
Doesn’t help that he always uses Chapman with runners on. How many times have we seen him fail with inherited runners? We have other relievers…USE THEM. Or just stick with Lester for that 3rd out. You’re telling me he couldn’t get that out? Come on, Maddon.
Maddon has put his players in uncomfortable positions for most of the night. They can only overcome so much. I still can’t believe he pulled Hendricks just because he allowed a controversial base-runner. Just fucking dumb.
After I wrote my last post, I walked away, but my wife kept watching. After awhile I hear her walking around in the basement and I figured she was getting ready to come up and that the Cubs had lost the game. Then I checked the score on my phone only to see that the Cubs were batting in the 10th. I figured the app just hadn’t updated, but when I turned the game back on, we were trying to rally in the 10th. Just WOW!!! I mean, I totally thought that we had lost. Frustrating we couldn’t put it away in the top of the 10th. Bottom was scary, but none of it matters now!!!!
No more stupid goat talk! No more dismissing the Cubs because they are the Cubs! No more Bartman talk!! The kids are veterans now. This will come easier next time.
ernie, pie, nemo, chucky, dvx, jimmy, and the rest of youse….we all doubted this team…but I think we can agree it was worth “hanging in”…Dave, you stayed level-headed through it all and managed to help me keep it on the tracks….thank you, sir!”
I would enjoy hearing from any “old-timers” and long-time fans who used to frequent the sites… 🙂
Haha!! You thought I was sane, that’s cute. When Chappie gave up the homer in the bottom 8th and we did not score in the top 9th I was nervous, pacing about like a crazy person. The choke was coming, Chappie was gonna give up a walkoff bomb and the home team would win. Believe me I am a realist, an eternal optimist, but yes, a realist. But when Chappie shut’em down in the bottom 9th and I saw Schwarber was leading off for the 10th, I was like yes, the Cubs are going to win the World Series. We will score next inning and Montgomery is gonna come out and throw his funky ass curveballs and end it. Of course Joe threw Carl Edwards JR out there first (He’s good, Fro, I promise you.) and he got two outs before running into issues, but then it was Montgomery. Lets wait until next year, and win another shall we?