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JoeyCora28
01-13-2011, 12:36 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=caple/110112_misery_index&sportCat=mlb

Read #15... Not anything we already didn't know, but nice to hear anyway.

DSpivack
01-13-2011, 12:50 PM
Caple said that the 1954 Indians set a record with 111 wins. They did not, the 1906 Cubs did at 114 which was then broken by the 2001 Seattle Mariners with 116 [though with 8 more games on the season and thus with an inferior winning percentage]. Oddly enough, none of those three teams won the World Series.

Also, he mentions the 2014 HOF Draft Class with Maddux and Glavine as 'automatics'. Frank Thomas isn't?

ewokpelts
01-13-2011, 12:52 PM
it was the AL record. which was broken by the 1998 yankees, who won 112 games AND the world series

Fenway
01-13-2011, 12:53 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=caple/110112_misery_index&sportCat=mlb

Read #15... Not anything we already didn't know, but nice to hear anyway.

I love that he featured the Greenville, SC park :smile:

Red Sox fans annoying other fans? Not us :tongue:

SI1020
01-13-2011, 12:55 PM
The 1906 Cubs went 116-36 in the regular season and lost the World Series 4-2 to a White Sox team that was 93-58.

DSpivack
01-13-2011, 12:58 PM
it was the AL record. which was broken by the 1998 yankees, who won 112 games AND the world series

He didn't say AL-record, though, just regular season record.

tebman
01-13-2011, 01:08 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=caple/110112_misery_index&sportCat=mlb

Read #15... Not anything we already didn't know, but nice to hear anyway.


:thumbsup:

RedHeadPaleHoser
01-13-2011, 01:28 PM
I like him because he's said the same thing since 2005 - we suffered, we kept it to ourselves. We won, and we didn't throw it in everyone's faces.

downstairs
01-13-2011, 02:38 PM
Also, he mentions the 2014 HOF Draft Class with Maddux and Glavine as 'automatics'. Frank Thomas isn't?

Yeah, seems nuts to me. The three of them should be automatic first-ballot.

It is wild to consider how crowded the ballot is going to be in 5 years.

FielderJones
01-13-2011, 03:36 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=caple/110112_misery_index&sportCat=mlb

Read #15... Not anything we already didn't know, but nice to hear anyway.

Also # 27 ... and we mean that in the nicest possible way, Fenway. :wink:

cws05champ
01-13-2011, 04:44 PM
I like him because he's said the same thing since 2005 - we suffered, we kept it to ourselves. We won, and we didn't throw it in everyone's faces.
I don't think that's truly the case....I think we tried to get attention when we were suffering but the Sox and their fans were mainly more ignored by local and national media more than anything.

As for throwing it in peoples faces...maybe not Nationally but certainly to Cubs fans and teams in the AL central. I'm guilty as charged...b

doublem23
01-13-2011, 04:51 PM
We won, and we didn't throw it in everyone's faces.

I'm from the North Side so... I threw it in a lot of people's faces. :cool:

Marqhead
01-13-2011, 05:31 PM
I'm from the North Side so... I threw it in a lot of people's faces. :cool:

All of my good friends are Twins fans, so I threw it in a lot of people's faces.