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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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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.

Open thread

May 8, 2018

UNLEASH THE FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT.

And I thought Ryan Pace was going to trade away picks for a punter! (2018 Draft Review)

April 29, 2018

The excuses are over for Ryan Pace. In fact, they were over when he took over. I wasn’t pleased with contract extension at the end of last season. And while I am not a fan of trading away draft picks as he traded up in the second round, he was still able to walk away with seven picks. Looking at the selections, I still wish the Bears would have added help in the secondary and more on the offensive line, but this will do. Roquan Smith was the Butkus Award Winner for best defensive player in college. Of course, it would be so “Bears” if he and the others either got hurt all the time or sucked. It’s the Bear way.

This isn’t a post meant for pessimism/criticism. That being said, history is not on our side. We shall see what happens. Share your thoughts in the thread.

Roquan Smith – Linebacker

James Daniels – Center

Anthony Miller – Wide Receiver

Joel Iyiegbuniwe – Linebacker

Bilal Nichols – Defensive Tackle

Kylie Fitts – Defensive End

Javon Wims – Wide Receiver

Cue Yeti…

April 22, 2018

yeah, right…the season just started.

Arrieta, so far. Darvish?  pfffft.

Arrieta 2018

GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
3 3 0 0 17.2 11 6 4 1 6 16 2 0 86.3 0.96 .180 2.04

Thoughts?

The schedule is out for the Bears.

April 19, 2018

Here it is, folks. This is not looking good. And what’s with networks always wanting Bears vs. Packers in Green Bay for the whole world to see? It’s the same shit everytime. “Packers win easy.” Every. Fucking. Time.

Here’s the prediction machine courtesy of yours truly: 4-12. Wins against the Cardinals, Jets, Vikings and Giants. The Bears always have one game every year where nobody expects them to win and they end up doing so. I pick the home game against the Vikings for that. Everything else is, as it stands now, common sense.

Share your thoughts in the thread. The Draft is next weekend.

Open thread.

April 12, 2018

Greetings. I am back. It was a good time in New Orleans. Well, until Saturday. It became very cold, windy and rainy. I ended up getting a bit of a cold because of it and thus, had a tough time enjoying the rest of the weekend.

I’ll be busy again with work these next few weeks. I do plan on putting another thread up for the NFL Draft in two weeks. That shall be interesting.

Fire away, folks.

Heading back to New Orleans

April 4, 2018

Hanging out with Chucky in 2014

Greetings to you. I want to once again apologize for not posting much these last couple of months. Work has just been hectic and as mentioned before, our sports’ lives just really suck right now. The Bears are making moves and getting ready for the Draft, but that’s still weeks away. The Bulls and Blackhawks have been absolutely lousy and will thankfully, be finishing up their campaigns very soon.

I will be having my annual WrestleMania trip this weekend and it’s a familiar place for me as I went to the one in New Orleans four years ago. This will be my seventh WrestleMania and fifth in a row. It’s really my only few days away from work every year.

I will gladly post some pictures (appropriate ones) when I get them. Maybe I will even run into Chucky again.

And they’re off…..

March 31, 2018

It would be refreshing to see the Cubs get off to a good start this year…which made last night’s 17 inning 2-1 loss very disappointing, especially against the Marlins.

Your thoughts on the Cubs welcomed here. Will they return to the WS in 2018?

The Bears are doing that dumb thing again where they spend a bunch of money on free agents.

March 21, 2018

Forget drafting and developing players. Well, whoever they get ends up being hurt anyway. But already signing players with a history of injuries in the NFL? Come on.

Call me pessimistic, but it is what it is. And so far in the Ryan Pace disast-ERA, it’s more common.

I know, it’s the NFL. Everyone gets hurt. It’s just how it is these days and it’s unfortunate.

Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton are the big signings for this team. The Bears need to be smart (good joke) and not trade away draft picks just to move up like last year. Keep the picks and get as many players as possible. It’s a dart board, but they need to get some bullseyes.

What could be an under-the-radar signing is a new kicker in Cody Parker. He came from the Dolphins. The history of kickers on this team in my lifetime is a vile one. I mean, I had early memories of Kevin Butler and as much as I can’t stand this next guy, Robbie Gould’s first few years were really good. It was the last few that made me not miss him.

The thread is yours. Throw your thoughts into it. And apologies to all for not posting much lately. With work going crazy and a lousy winter in sports for Chicago, my desire has not been there. I’ll try to post more in the next month as the NFL Draft is in late April.