Archive for June, 2018

Hello? Is it me that you’re looking for?

June 22, 2018

First, I want to apologize for not posting much in the last few months. I feel as I’ve written this before, but my life has been fairly time-consuming. In addition, the landscape of Chicago sports has made it difficult for me to give a damn lately. As I mentioned in the winter, lousy teams equal lousy interest. I couldn’t believe that the last thing I posted was an open thread back in early May.

It’s not just here, however. Many websites that were very popular many years ago have gone away. One thing I will guarantee is that this website will never go away. I just remember how this place was many years ago with tons of people here. The rise of social media (which I don’t have nor want to get into) has been the “discussion board” of sorts while sites like these are not being as popular. That’s fine and dandy. I’ll stay in the dark corner of the internet.

I think when the Fall arrives, so will more topics. The Bulls just had their picks for the Draft. They selected Wendell Carter Jr. from Duke and Chandler Hutchison from Boise State. Both players are supposed to help the Bulls to contend in the years to come. I’ll believe it when I see it.

The Blackhawks have their selection of draft picks starting tonight. I am praying they turn things around and get back to being contenders. That window is closing.

Of course, this is all for you to discuss. I’ll try to post another open thread next week. For those who are still around, it’s appreciated. Thank you very much.

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Captain Hook?

June 11, 2018

Interesting article…I am a Joe maddon fan…but I would have left Hendricks in yesterday…(to be clear, the photo is from a different game).

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-cubs-pirates-20180610-story.html

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Thoughts? Ernie, don’t hold back! 🙂

Cubs thread

June 2, 2018

What do you think?

The Cubs are playing well…largest run differential in NL, but they still trail the Brewers and Cards/Pirates are 1 1/2 back.

I’ll start. Arrieta. Was it too soon to part ways?

(from http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/30145/jake-arrieta)

News: Arrieta (5-2) picked up the win Tuesday, throwing seven shutout innings with five strikeouts while allowing six hits and two walks against the Dodgers. (Wed May 30)

Spin: Arrieta wasn’t in much trouble most of the night, as all six hits allowed were singles. He’s now struck out 12 and gone 13.2 innings without allowing a run over the last two starts, and finishes May with a microscopic 0.90 ERA over five starts and 30 innings. His 6.2 K/9 is still significantly down from past years — 8.7 K/9 was his lowest mark in four full seasons with the Cubs — but he’ll carry a tidy 2.16 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into his next start Sunday against the Giants.