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FLASHBACK #1 …a walk down memory lane!

May 5, 2021

…Contreras just grounded into a DP to end the bottom of the 10th, missing a bases loaded opportunity to win the game.

So, here is an opportunity to revisit a most entertaining thread from 2008, when Fro was still a Cubs fan (!!). Big fun, ENJOY!!

https://firejerryangelo.org/2008/10/03/the-only-thing-that-makes-me-cry-in-this-world-is-the-baseball-team-that-plays-on-the-north-side-of-chicago/

Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop elects free agency after appearing in just two games this season

May 5, 2021

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31394780/chicago-cubs-reliever-pedro-strop-elects-free-agency-appearing-just-two-games-season

Sound off, my frendts!

chucky, the floor is yours: 1-2-3….go!

Will the Cubs ever hit again?

April 11, 2021

Bryant and Baez are the only starters hitting over .185.

WTF!

That. Is. All.

Where’s Pedro?

March 31, 2021

https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2021/03/31/the-2021-chicago-cubs-opening-day-roster-is-now-set/

Cubs prospect is a bust!

March 20, 2021

https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2021/03/20/cubs-prospect-arrested-after-police-found-21-pounds-of-meth-in-his-team-equipment-bag/

Jake Arrieta?

February 13, 2021

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30889515/chicago-cubs-jake-arrieta-reach-agreement-one-year-deal

I’m ok with this, if it happens. Not a bad move, IMOP. Thoughts?

Are the Cubs selling out?

January 24, 2021

https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2021/01/24/yes-ive-seen-the-bryant-hendricks-cubs-blue-jays-trade-rumor-sigh/

If they trade Bryant AND Hendricks, I’ll have to think thrice about Jed Hoyer, and the Cubs ownership. Are they trying to compete with the Bears?

Trading Hendricks makes no sense…he’s not a velocity pitcher, his ‘age’ should not be a factor. And they’ve traded Darvish already. What’s next?

Darvish and Caratini have been traded …who’s next?

December 29, 2020

I’ve been mostly distracted since the gig economy was disrupted 9 months ago. To be honest, it was hard (for me) to take this past season seriously.

Darvish was great this year in a 60-game season. Caratini was more than solid, and there are rumors that Contreras may be traded (?).

Salary dump? Tanking 2021 to build the farm and bounce back in 2022?

My frendts…what do you think?

Bye bye Theo.

November 17, 2020

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30336168/chicago-cubs-championship-architect-theo-epstein-steps-down

https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2020/11/17/breaking-theo-epstein-stepping-down-as-president-of-the-chicago-cubs-jed-hoyer-takes-over/

Having experienced the 2016 Cubs World Series Championship under Theo’s watch, I’ll always be grateful for his part in making it happen.

It will be interesting to see where he ends up….thoughts?

The ‘Toothpick Chomping Idiot’ strikes again…!

October 18, 2020

My frendts: consider this post a shout out to the individual who ‘inspired’ many of us to band together here at firejerryangelo.com and the many others who frequented the original Fire Dusty Baker site, firedustybaker.com

Fro Dog kept the site alive – by creating THIS site in August 2008 after “bobbyd” had mysteriously disappeared from the internet. I’ve often wondered what happened to bobbyd, and whether or not he was alive to enjoy the 2016 season when the Cubs finally won another World Series.

Here’s Fro’s 1st post from this site:
https://firejerryangelo.org/2008/08/01/hello-world/#comments

To be fair, you could say that the Astros overachieved…but it’s not the first time a Dusty led team has, only to fall short. This time, his team ‘teased’ the fans by losing the first 3 in a best of 7, only to win games 4-6 and even the series. But unlike the Red Sox, they couldn’t pull off the almost unthinkable…so here we are.

I don’t know Dusty Baker personally – by many accounts he’s a great guy’ – but some of the crap he spewed in 2003 when the Cubs were in control and yet self-imploded was too much for me. His mis-managment of the Cubs in the 2003 NLCS was EPIC.

After falling behind behind 2 games to none, the Cubs came back to win 3 in a row and were a mere 5 outs away in Game 6 at Wrigley Field from going to the World Series for the first time since 2008. The Marlins then scored 8 runs in the 8th inning, to defeat the Cubs 8-3. None of it was Bartman’s fault, I’ll forever give most of the credit to Dusty Baker (and some to Moises ‘piss hands’ Alou)…

https://www.reddit.com/r/Cubs/comments/84lmo7/did_moises_alou_piss_on_his_hands_or_was_that_an/

Yet there was a still a game 7…and we know how that went…BRUTAL:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_National_League_Championship_Series

Astros fans, no worries: Dusty promises that the Astros “will be back”…and he still has a way with words! bwahahahaha bwahahahahahaha hahahahahaha hahaha

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2084707416963/dusty-baker-astros-will-be-back-in-this-position-next-year-after-alcs-loss

And here’s another… https://theathletic.com/1837888/2020/05/26/stark-no-toothpicks-no-spitting-dusty-baker-on-the-strange-twist-in-his-last-hurrah/

If ‘toothpick chomping idiot’ seems overly harsh or malicious, please understand that it was merely a nod to those of you who’ve been checking in for more than a few years. Perhaps “Dustfuck’ would have been too harsh, and ‘Dustbin’ too blase (?).

We’ll see if the Braves can avoid a choke and win Game 7 (can’t pull for the Dodgers, due to Steve FUCKING Garvey). But given their postseason performance history, it will tough to bet on them should they prevail.

Thanks again to the 2016 Cubs (shout out to Joe Maddon and Theo Espstein) for winning the World Series.


Comments welcomed.