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soxfan13
04-12-2006, 08:19 AM
"I want the challenge of trying to win here. I want to be on that team that wins a world championship in Chicago and sees the city go crazy" Mr. Lee didnt that team the White Sox already do that last year.:D:

Hangar18
04-12-2006, 08:22 AM
"I want the challenge of trying to win here. I want to be on that team that wins a world championship in Chicago and sees the city go crazy"

hahahahahaahahahah.
Typical cub fan/player. The moron doesnt realize it already happened.

Rocky Soprano
04-12-2006, 08:22 AM
Who the hell cares what the Cubs say.
:rolleyes:

JoeClutch24
04-12-2006, 08:22 AM
Mr. Baker said the same thing that he would "bring the trophy back to Chicago."

soxfan13
04-12-2006, 08:27 AM
I knew Hangar would love that quote LOL

batmanZoSo
04-12-2006, 08:34 AM
"I want the challenge of trying to win here. I want to be on that team that wins a world championship in Chicago and sees the city go crazy" Mr. Lee didnt that team the White Sox already do that last year.:D:
That quote irritated me a little bit when I heard it. If he wants to see the city go crazy, he shouldn't go back home on October 1st this year. :cool:

His and Baker's comments show a complete lack of acknowledgement of the championship that was won in Chicago last year. Do you think the Trib Co. has kind of ordered them to sweep that little factoid under the rug and act as if it never happened?

NonetheLoaiza
04-12-2006, 08:41 AM
I don't know, it depends on how you read it. To me, it sounds like he is acknowledging the fact that the White Sox won it last year, saw the results, and wants that to happen to the Cubs. That's my take, however.

soxfan13
04-12-2006, 08:45 AM
I don't know, it depends on how you read it. To me, it sounds like he is acknowledging the fact that the White Sox won it last year, saw the results, and wants that to happen to the Cubs. That's my take, however.

He should have said I want to be on a Cubs team that brings a world championship to chicago. He might of meant that but the way he said it it appears as if neither team has done it

Steelrod
04-12-2006, 08:46 AM
I don't know, it depends on how you read it. To me, it sounds like he is acknowledging the fact that the White Sox won it last year, saw the results, and wants that to happen to the Cubs. That's my take, however.
Assuming that you read it that either Sox or Cubs do not reside in Chicago!

Cuck the Fubs
04-12-2006, 08:53 AM
Do you think the Trib Co. has kind of ordered them to sweep that little factoid under the rug and act as if it never happened?

With the vast fiscal resources of the Tribune company, I have no doubt they purchased one of those mind erasers from the Men in Black movie with Will Smith...

Sat the entire Cubs franchise down and wiped their minds clean.

Simple:D:

soxfan13
04-12-2006, 09:02 AM
With the vast fiscal resources of the Tribune company, I have no doubt they purchased one of those mind erasers from the Men in Black movie with Will Smith...

Sat the entire Cubs franchise down and wiped their minds clean.

Simple:D:

:rolling: :rolling:

Frater Perdurabo
04-12-2006, 09:20 AM
I'm going to give Lee the benefit of the doubt on this. I think he was saying that he wants to be on a team that wins the World Series in Chicago, in front of the home fans. Technically, the Sox clinched the World Series on the road, in Houston, not in front of the home fans. None of the Sox "clinchers" took place at home in 2005: in Detroit to clinch the division, in Boston to win the ALDS, in Anaheim to win the ALCS and then in Houston.

The Cubs may be the most losing franchise and their fans may, on average, have the IQ of a radish, but I don't think Lee is patently stupid to intend to say something the way that some of you are interpreting it.

Tekijawa
04-12-2006, 09:24 AM
I think what he meant was that with 13 million a year he could rent out the Signature room for Games 4-7 of the World Series and he would watch the crowds all over chicago go nuts, where as last year that would have taken up a large portion of his pay check to do so. I don't think it has anything to do with him thinking that they have a shot in the nex 5 years.

soxfan13
04-12-2006, 09:24 AM
I'm going to give Lee the benefit of the doubt on this. I think he was saying that he wants to be on a team that wins the World Series in Chicago, in front of the home fans. Technically, the Sox clinched the World Series on the road, in Houston, not in front of the home fans. None of the Sox "clinchers" took place at home in 2005: in Detroit to clinch the division, in Boston to win the ALDS, in Anaheim to win the ALCS and then in Houston.

The Cubs may be the most losing franchise and their fans may, on average, have the IQ of a radish, but I don't think Lee is patently stupid to intend to say something the way that some of you are interpreting it.

So if the Cubs have a chance to win the world series in game 6 on the road Lee would say hey lets lose this game so we can win it at home in front of our home fans not even the Sox did that

MisterB
04-12-2006, 09:33 AM
With the vast fiscal resources of the Tribune company, I have no doubt they purchased one of those mind erasers from the Men in Black movie with Will Smith...

Sat the entire Cubs franchise down and wiped their minds clean.

Simple:D:

http://www.kernel.uky.edu/1997/summer/0703/mib.gif
"Now, if you all could look right...here."

Cuck the Fubs
04-12-2006, 09:34 AM
Now just photoshop Hendry's and Baker's face onto that photo and you have the answer:tongue:

Frater Perdurabo
04-12-2006, 09:36 AM
So if the Cubs have a chance to win the world series in game 6 on the road Lee would say hey lets lose this game so we can win it at home in front of our home fans not even the Sox did that

That also would be patently stupid of him to say during the World Series. No serious ballplayer with an IQ above 51 would ever entertain such a thought, much less say it.

This EARLY in the season, however, ask any ballplayer what their ultimate baseball pipedream would be and they would say, "Winning the World Series in front of the home fans." Once you get to the Series, though, you want to win it as quickly as you can and you never suggest tanking a game just to win it in front of the home crowd. Lee probably could have phrased his quote better, but there's no way he "forgot" about the White Sox winning it all.

FYI, the World Series is played in 2-3-2 format. So, if you lose Game 6 on the road, you play Game 7 on the road as well. (Likewise, if you lose Game 6 at home, you play Game 7 at home.)

Think about it. The only way the Cubs could "top" the White Sox amazing 11-1 post-season would be for:

1. The AL to win the All-Star game (giving games 1, 2, 6 and 7 to the AL city, and 3, 4 and 5 to the NL);
2. The Cubs to sweep through the NLDS and NLCS;
3. The Cubs to sweep the World Series and win Game 4 in Chicago.

sox420fan
04-12-2006, 09:36 AM
If Lee wants to win a World Series, he should have jumped to an American League team.

Frater Perdurabo
04-12-2006, 09:37 AM
If Lee wants to win a World Series, he should have jumped to an American League team.

Agreed!

soxfan13
04-12-2006, 09:43 AM
That also would be patently stupid of him to say during the World Series. No serious ballplayer with an IQ above 51 would ever entertain such a thought, much less say it.

This EARLY in the season, however, ask any ballplayer what their ultimate baseball pipedream would be and they would say, "Winning the World Series in front of the home fans." Once you get to the Series, though, you want to win it as quickly as you can and you never suggest tanking a game just to win it in front of the home crowd. Lee probably could have phrased his quote better, but there's no way he "forgot" about the White Sox winning it all.

FYI, the World Series is played in 2-3-2 format. So, if you lose Game 6 on the road, you play Game 7 on the road as well. (Likewise, if you lose Game 6 at home, you play Game 7 at home.)

Think about it. The only way the Cubs could "top" the White Sox amazing 11-1 post-season would be for:

1. The AL to win the All-Star game (giving games 1, 2, 6 and 7 to the AL city, and 3, 4 and 5 to the NL);
2. The Cubs to sweep through the NLDS and NLCS;
3. The Cubs to sweep the World Series and win Game 4 in Chicago.

I know its 2-3-2 I was exagerating I should have written that whole comment in teal. I understand what you are saying about winning for the home fans which happen to be Cub fans, but he said the city of chicago not the Cub fans. The whole thing of him saying I want to be on the team that brings a World Championship to Chicago is what bothers me slightly because like i said the White Sox already did that:smile: I still love arguing with all my favorite people in the world you White Sox Fans LOL

batmanZoSo
04-12-2006, 09:46 AM
That also would be patently stupid of him to say during the World Series. No serious ballplayer with an IQ above 51 would ever entertain such a thought, much less say it.

This EARLY in the season, however, ask any ballplayer what their ultimate baseball pipedream would be and they would say, "Winning the World Series in front of the home fans." Once you get to the Series, though, you want to win it as quickly as you can and you never suggest tanking a game just to win it in front of the home crowd. Lee probably could have phrased his quote better, but there's no way he "forgot" about the White Sox winning it all.

FYI, the World Series is played in 2-3-2 format. So, if you lose Game 6 on the road, you play Game 7 on the road as well. (Likewise, if you lose Game 6 at home, you play Game 7 at home.)

Think about it. The only way the Cubs could "top" the White Sox amazing 11-1 post-season would be for:

1. The AL to win the All-Star game (giving games 1, 2, 6 and 7 to the AL city, and 3, 4 and 5 to the NL);
2. The Cubs to sweep through the NLDS and NLCS;
3. The Cubs to sweep the World Series and win Game 4 in Chicago.

Number 1 is a given. The other two should be in deep pink.

As for Lee, he's not saying that he wants to win a World Series on a Chicago field, specifically. He's just saying that he wants to bring a World Series to the Cubs, but in doing so, he uses the phrasing of "Chicago" rather then specifying the north side. That just comes off arrogantly to me and I don't care for it. :cool:

There are two teams in Chicago and one of them already brought a World Series here. Say you want to be the one who helps bring a World Series to the north side.

Douche bag. :wink:

Layla
04-12-2006, 09:48 AM
"I want the challenge of trying to win here. I want to be on that team that wins a world championship in Chicago and sees the city go crazy" Mr. Lee didnt that team the White Sox already do that last year.:D:

I wouldn't know Derek Lee if I ran into him on the street, but I'm taking a different perspective on it.

Seems to me, he's saying that he wants to win the WS and be a participant (rather than an observer) seeing the city go nuts.

Had he used the phrase "finally wins a world championship", yeah we could all call him out on it.

viagracat
04-12-2006, 09:49 AM
Actually Lee seems to be a decent, reasonably intelligent guy, so I will go with the assumption that what he meant (is it possible Cub-Times hack Mike Kiley misquoted him?) was that he'd like to be playing on a team that wins the WS in Chicago. As someone else posted earlier, most players worth a damn have that pipe dream this time of the year.

Having said that, if I jut got a raise to $13 million a year, I might say something stupid too. :rolleyes:

soxfan13
04-12-2006, 09:50 AM
I wouldn't know Derek Lee if I ran into him on the street, but I'm taking a different perspective on it.

Seems to me, he's saying that he wants to win the WS and be a participant (rather than an observer) seeing the city go nuts.

Had he used the phrase "finally wins a world championship", yeah we could all call him out on it.

I know I am just stirring the pot LOL

Hangar18
04-12-2006, 09:53 AM
The Cubs may be the most losing franchise
and their fans may, on average, have the IQ of a radish,
but I don't think Lee is patently stupid to intend to say something the way that some of you are interpreting it.

Yes, Cubs most losing franchise, pathetic also
Yes, their fans are some of the dumbest ive ever met, incredible just how different both fanbases really are
Disagree, im starting to get the feeling, in interviews ive seen of him, that he may not be the smartest guy around. He rubs me like the stereotypical big-dumb-jock you see in the movies, an updated version of Sammy or Farnsworth. For him to say something even remote without acknowledging what happened on October 26 2005, tells me hes not that bright.

Frater Perdurabo
04-12-2006, 09:56 AM
Number 1 is a given. The other two should be in deep pink.

I thought about deeppink, but I realized that it wasn't my pipedream, but rather a nightmare! Sometimes pipedreams come true, like the 2005 White Sox going wire to wire and 11-1 in the postseason! Teal indicates my sarcasm, because as you inferred, the other two ain't gonna happen!
:bandance:

Frater Perdurabo
04-12-2006, 09:59 AM
Disagree, im starting to get the feeling, in interviews ive seen of him, that he may not be the smartest guy around. He rubs me like the stereotypical big-dumb-jock you see in the movies, an updated version of Sammy or Farnsworth. For him to say something even remote without acknowledging what happened on October 26 2005, tells me hes not that bright.

I don't have the benefit of getting to see many interviews with Lee, as the only Chicago news I get is WGN, and that's only when I'm free at 9:50 p.m. So, I'll have to take your word for it, Hangar.
:smile:

Hangar18
04-12-2006, 11:48 AM
I don't have the benefit of getting to see many interviews with Lee, as the only Chicago news I get is WGN, and that's only when I'm free at 9:50 p.m. So, I'll have to take your word for it, Hangar.
:smile:


yeah, he first got here and was really really quiet, not much to say about anything, and I can see why. I dont think hes that smart at all. Right now, him signing is like winning the lottery, hes going to put it in Cruise Control and jake it the rest of the way, he knows hes Got It Good here in Chicago. The fans automatically loved him without him having had to prove anything, the Media automatically loved him without him having had to prove anything. Hes already got his WS ring, and he earned it on a team that was a TRUE UNDERDOG, it was IMPRESSIVE what the Marlins did in 03, Beating 2 teams with HUGE PAYROLLS and both with excessive media attention, one for winning 26 World Championships, the other for losing.