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thechico
04-13-2006, 10:47 AM
CHICAGO—Despite their impressive 4-2 start and the fact that their pitching and offense appears to be clicking on all cylinders, Cubs manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that he has "no doubt" that his team will be able to turn things around in time to miss the playoffs.

"I know things look good right now, and you hate to see Cubs fans get encouraged early, but I'm certain that things will straighten themselves out and we'll be in third place by early May," Baker said at a press conference Wednesday. "With the talent and drive we lack, it's foolish to think that this team can continue playing at this rate all year."



From http://www.theonion.com/content/node/47426



***Do not quote an entire article. Next time you will get a nice vacation.***

Rocky Soprano
04-13-2006, 10:53 AM
And this is in the SOX Clubhouse because?

thechico
04-13-2006, 10:55 AM
And this is in the SOX Clubhouse because?
Ummmmmm. It's anti-cub and it's funny? :wink:

spiffie
04-13-2006, 10:55 AM
Dude, What's the Score?

Palehose13
04-13-2006, 10:56 AM
Dude, What's the Score?

All over it. :cool:

MarySwiss
04-13-2006, 10:56 AM
Wow, that was fast!

itsnotrequired
04-13-2006, 10:58 AM
Wow, that was fast!

10 minutes? The mods are starting to slip a little.:redneck

spiffie
04-13-2006, 10:58 AM
All over it. :cool:
Good to have you back on the trigger PH13 :D:

thechico
04-13-2006, 11:06 AM
But nobody enjoyed it tho.

spiffie
04-13-2006, 11:18 AM
But nobody enjoyed it tho.
Just be happy no one moved it to the Roadhouse since you went and copied an entire copyrighted article.

MarySwiss
04-13-2006, 11:21 AM
Just be happy no one moved it to the Roadhouse since you went and copied an entire copyrighted article.

Yeah, it really should be edited way down.

SOecks
04-13-2006, 11:37 AM
Great find there. Funny as hell.

Iwritecode
04-13-2006, 11:57 AM
Ummmmmm. It's anti-cub and it's funny? :wink:

Right. Because anti-Cub = Sox. :rolleyes:

Vernam
04-13-2006, 12:44 PM
This is choice stuff, especially the sidebar about Prior. But I take issue with the statement that this will be their 98th year without a championship. This is the 99th year! Next year will make 100. The media are subtly trying to give the Cubs an extra year to avoid hitting the dreaded centennial mark.

Vernam

gobears1987
04-13-2006, 12:46 PM
funny, the best part is the sidebar though about Prior's arm falling off

SoxandtheCityTee
04-13-2006, 09:05 PM
The guys at the Onion (many former Midwesteners) know their sports cliches and the Cub fan psyche. I like the part about the "disappointing" sweep of the Cards.

viagracat
04-13-2006, 09:20 PM
If you're worried about Cub overload, just wait until 2008, the CENTURY MARK! They'll be the first, last and only franchise in MLB to achieve such a dubious distinction. You know the media will be all over it. It'll be fun and frustrating at the same time...:redneck

lostletters
04-14-2006, 03:02 AM
Seriously check http://www.theonion.com/content/node/47426
out. So true.

GoSox2K3
04-14-2006, 08:51 AM
...his plan to rush injured stars Mark Prior and Kerry Wood back to action in time to inflame their injuries and cause enough arm damage to make them miss the entire season, and the fact that his son Darren is now older and larger than he was in the 2002 playoffs, and therefore capable of more effectively obstructing the basepaths while his team is trying to score.

:rolling: :rolling:

Chez
04-14-2006, 09:33 AM
funny, the best part is the sidebar though about Prior's arm falling off

I agree. If Prior's arm fell off, Harry Caray's restaraunt would buy it, blow it up and make pasta sauce out of it!

rowand33
04-14-2006, 01:19 PM
I was just going to post on this. Hilarious.

I love this:

"Sure, other teams may look just as awful on paper, but the Cubs have all the intangibles—the inability to play as a cohesive unit, management that always seems to make the wrong moves, a storied history of crushing, tragic defeats despite favorable odds," said Chicago-area resident Matt Grant. "No winning streak can get that lose-at-any-cost mentality out of our Cubbies' heads."

Dan Mega
04-14-2006, 01:28 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69398

Thome's Homey
04-14-2006, 07:46 PM
Hey, it'd be awesome if someone were to make a duplicate thread on this subject!

:redneck

ChiSoxIn06
04-17-2006, 10:54 PM
A buddy of mine sent me this in an email...I found it amusing.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/47426

LuvSox
04-17-2006, 10:55 PM
Are we getting beers for this one too? If so, I'll have a Becks.

cheeses_h_rice
04-17-2006, 10:58 PM
Wow (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69470). Hilarious! (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69398)

Ol' No. 2
04-17-2006, 11:06 PM
Expect another one next week with the Cubs Promotional schedule.

ChiSoxIn06
04-17-2006, 11:09 PM
ah..hell...sorry just delete this...didnt know it was already posted.

LuvSox
04-17-2006, 11:10 PM
Expect another one next week with the Cubs Promotional schedule.

Dusty Baker Not Worried About Cubs Promotional Schedule

Ol' No. 2
04-17-2006, 11:12 PM
Dusty Baker Not Worried About Cubs Promotional Schedule

:rolling::rolling::rolling::rolling::rolling:

MarySwiss
04-17-2006, 11:13 PM
EDIT: Yikes, too fast on the "Submit" key.

MarySwiss
04-17-2006, 11:14 PM
A buddy of mine sent me this in an email...I found it amusing.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/47426

What our fellow posters are trying to say--in their own inimitable way--is if something seems likely to have been posted before, do a search. We've already seen this. (That does not mean it wasn't funny, however.)

southsidesoxfan1
04-18-2006, 03:26 PM
Truth be told, freakin hilarious!

Linky (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/47426)

QCIASOXFAN
04-18-2006, 03:29 PM
LMAO! Cubs move Prior to 60 game DL after right arm falls off! Thats awesome!

Ol' No. 2
04-18-2006, 03:31 PM
Truth be told, freakin hilarious!

Linky (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/47426)Did you happen to notice this at the top: April 13, 2006?

Coincidentally, that was the exact same day this thread was started:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69470

southsidesoxfan1
04-18-2006, 03:48 PM
Opps, my bad! So that's what the search function is for. Oh well, Mods - delete please!:redface:

CaptainBallz
04-18-2006, 04:31 PM
This is getting to "Cubs Announce 2006 Promotional Schedule" status...