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meanwhile, back in Wrigleyville…..

October 26, 2017

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/21170994/chicago-cubs-fire-hitting-pitching-third-base-coaches

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The best team in the NL is going to the 2017 World Series.

October 20, 2017

It doesn’t always happen…but no surprise here. NOTHING was easy for the 2017 Chicago Cubs, they never clicked, (as discussed here,  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2017-cubs-never-clicked/ )

The Cubs were fortunate to win the division and make the playoffs. It was obvious to anybody who knows baseball that the pitching was suspect. Hitting was all or nothing at all, much of the season.

There will be some big changes next year. I hope they can shore up the bullpen, and IF he returns (unlikely?) get Wade Davis some help, before his arm falls off…ha ha ha ha.

Now that they have won a World Series, it sure feels different (as Fro and I “discussed” recently via text). I’ve enjoyed the success they’ve had these past 3 seasons, and hope they can make it to the post-season a 4th year in a row.

You KNOW that Theo wants another WS ring with the Cubs…………………….

As Dave posted in the previous thread: “Good season for the Cubs. I can’t complain too much, its been a nice 3 years. Just have to fill in the holes like we did after the 2015 season.”

All the Best, my FRENDTS!

Cubs are not looking good…wait ’till next year?

October 17, 2017

Guys…I apologize for not posting more; my plate is pretty full.

Not looking good…Happ just dropped the ball after hitting the wall. The Cubs can’t pitch or hit (again) and I’m not “feeling it”.

That said, somebody has to win 4 before this series is over, which could happen tomorrow…it’s starting to feel like Cubs-Mets (2015).

The floor is yours, my frendts.

p.s. Walks do NOT clog the bases…the Cubs’ bullpen SUCKS.

 

 

The Iceman Pitcheth…….what a game!

October 13, 2017

“I’ve always known he’s got a lot of mettle in his soul,” Ben Zobrist, who scored two runs for Chicago, said about Davis. “The guy just shows up. He’s got ice in his veins.”

Stepping up when it really counts (again).

October 7, 2017

I’m glad Maddon started Kyle Hendricks last night.

I believe that he’s the current “ace” of the Chicago Cubs starting pitchers. What a great performance last night. Like Greg Maddux, he can be overpowering, without a crushing fastball.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-cubs-ace-kyle-hendricks-haugh-spt-1007-20171006-column.html

Deja vu, all over again.

September 30, 2017

………from the archives! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

chucky Says:

Right here Ernie. All I can say is this:\

THANK FUCKING GAWD THAT FUCKING, GODDAMNED TOOTHPICK EATING ASSHAT IS FUCKING GONE FROM CHICAGO!!!!!!!!!!! I miss that motherfucking asswipe as much as much as I’d miss having VD. Dusty, you are a worthless bag of fuck, and you don’t deserve to be in a major league ball park unless you bought a fucking ticket. And I might even question that, you fucking shit sucking goddamn HACK!!!!!

How was that Ernie?

 

12 games to go.

September 19, 2017

 

My Frendts, Ladies and Gentlemen: hats off to Mike Montgomery. Couldn’t have come at a better time. And how about Wade Davis?

(does anybody miss Aroldis Chapman? Not me, although I appreciate what he did with the Cubs last year).

Yes, tonite the “great” Cubs pitching – and bullpen (!) – showed up, and the crappy ones stayed home. The bats were almost non-existent, but they have been very heated of late….one run was enough.

Since being swept by the Brewers, the Cubs are 7-0. Hard to know which Cubs team is going to show up, but they have been playing really well since the All Star break. This 7 game winning streak couldn’t have come at a better time.

 

….Brewers-Cubs and Brewers-Cards may tell the tale.

Thoughts?

 

 

 

43-45….31-15.

September 1, 2017

The Cubs are playing much better since the all-star break.

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…shades of K Fucking G!

August 17, 2017

…..sorry, my frendts!

kevin-gregg

I didn’t watch the game, but kept up with closing moments on-line. They gagged, but didn’t choke. They live another day.

Something is “off” with this Cubs team. Does the loss of Dexter Fowler have anything to do with it?

 

Wake up….or go to sleep!

August 5, 2017

I’m skeptical that this Cubs team can do it.

Wade Davis has not been “lights out” recently…some of his recent saves were a little too dramatic (for me). He blew a non-save opportunity and lost; a game where they had fought back from a large deficit.

The pitching is inconsistent, at best…as we’ve learned through the years, walks do NOT clog the bases (cue Carl Edwards Jr.). The hitting is inconsistent…chasing bad pitches isn’t going to get it done (cue Javy Baez).

Daniel Murphy. That guy is reminding me of Steve Garvey (barf) . I believe that there are a few here among us who know what I mean…

I had a feeling that the Cubs would “relax” after their series opening drubbing of Arizona. Losing that series was bad enough…if they lose this series to the Nationals, I don’t like their chances of winning the division and making it to the playoffs. I think our good friend ernie previously stated the same.

The standings are tightening up…and everybody is gunning for the 2016 WS champs.

Question. Who is the “clubhouse leader”?