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SpartanSoxFan
07-16-2006, 08:39 PM
Flubbs pitching gives up 2 grand slams and a 2 run home run...

...IN ONE INNING!!!!! LMAO!!!!

Mets up 13-5 in the 6th. Makes me feel less embarrassed by the Yankees blow out the other day.

robertks61
07-16-2006, 08:39 PM
Fans litter field, ESPN goes to commercial!

jenn2080
07-16-2006, 08:41 PM
They may have went to commercial but they still showed it and said something about it. Make it the 2nd time on national television that Cubs fans little the field. CLASSY!

whitesoxfan
07-16-2006, 08:41 PM
If any of you guys think we have had problems lately, just turn on ESPN. Two Grand Slams in one inning for the Mets, and an 11-run 6th inning. I don't think the Cubs have ever had that happen to them.

jenn2080
07-16-2006, 08:42 PM
They also gave up a 2 run HR right after the second Grand Slam

thomas35forever
07-16-2006, 08:42 PM
I called the first grand slam by Floyd. This is one of the saddest displays by the Cubs ever.

Brian26
07-16-2006, 08:43 PM
Just absolutely fantastic viewing right now. The inning is STILL going on. Baker looks like he's going to cry, and I don't blame him. Ramirez just made a completely bone-headed play in going to home instead of turning an inning-ending DP that was right in front of him. He only got one out, that extended the inning for Beltran's grandslam.

DaleJRFan
07-16-2006, 08:43 PM
http://images.radcity.net/5176/584831.jpg

"...and the Sox fans are throwing trash on the field again..."

Either this is one pathetic display of baseball for the Cubs, or the Mets are really ****ing good.

TheDarkGundam
07-16-2006, 08:44 PM
http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:RG5Sh6tkewLFjM:www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/Studio/5280/seinfeld.jpg
"That's a shame."

Brian26
07-16-2006, 08:45 PM
Either this is one pathetic display of baseball for the Cubs, or the Mets are really ****ing good.

Don't believe the hype. The NL blows, from top to bottom. David Wright has some talent, but the Sox could still wipe the floor with the Mets if they meet in the World Series.

NDSox12
07-16-2006, 08:45 PM
Either this is one pathetic display of baseball for the Cubs, or the Mets are really ****ing good.

I'm going with option #1.

dcb56
07-16-2006, 08:48 PM
Sundays at Wrigley have been BP sessions for the opposition this season, both the Braves and Tigers hit 8 home runs on a Sunday and the Mets have hit 5 thus far.

Miller just said the 11 runs the Mets scored in the 6th is the most by any Mets team ever in a signle inning. :o:

SpartanSoxFan
07-16-2006, 08:48 PM
I'm going with option #1.

As am I.

RadioheadRocks
07-16-2006, 08:49 PM
"DON'T LOOK ETHEL!!!" ... but it was too late!!! :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:


No, not a streaker, but you know how you really should look away from a train wreck, but...

thomas35forever
07-16-2006, 08:49 PM
Did you see how Jose pushed Barrett to the ground with his glove? Fabulous!

QCIASOXFAN
07-16-2006, 08:53 PM
What a disaster. I see them giving up a couple more.

veeter
07-16-2006, 08:54 PM
Of course they're littering the field, they're so used to winning/ contending teams, they don't know what to do. (Imagine that in teal)

CantuSox
07-16-2006, 08:55 PM
Did you see how Jose pushed Barrett to the ground with his glove? Fabulous!

Why didn't Barrett punch him?:D:

DaleJRFan
07-16-2006, 08:57 PM
Why didn't Barrett punch him?:D:

Barrett was on ESPN radio before the game and the yasked him "In retrospect, how would you have handled the AJ situation if you could do it all over"

His answer was something close to: "Did I have a right to punch him? No. But I am a competitor."

What an ass clown. He deserves the Northside circus just like they deserve to lose. A match made in baseball heaven!

WSox597
07-16-2006, 08:57 PM
We turned it on for some comic relief after this weekend. Just in time for Jon Miller to make a remark about the Cubs being up for about 20 seconds in their half of the inning.

The Mets were up for 41 minutes per ESPN. The two announcers are yukking it up pretty good.

Chisox003
07-16-2006, 08:58 PM
Man, if there's one thing us Sox fans can celebrate to take our minds off a couple bad games, it's the Cubs losing for the what, about the 60th time this year.

Yippee! :gulp:

gbergman
07-16-2006, 09:03 PM
i watched the first one, mad i missed the second and the trash tossing

MrRoboto83
07-16-2006, 09:04 PM
yeah but if it wasn't for the 1969 Mets the Cubs would be champions of baseball today.

SOXfnNlansing
07-16-2006, 09:07 PM
....but it was White Sox fans littering the field

C-Dawg
07-16-2006, 09:25 PM
Fans litter field, ESPN goes to commercial!

I think that was the longest commercial break I'd ever seen during a game. They went to the commercial long before Dusty walked out to pull the pitcher.

RadioheadRocks
07-16-2006, 09:41 PM
Ballgame.

cheeses_h_rice
07-16-2006, 10:13 PM
Hmm. When I went running past the Urinal today, the score was 5-2 Flubs.

Think I had something to do with that next inning by the Mets?

:wink:

RadioheadRocks
07-16-2006, 10:16 PM
Hmm. When I went running past the Urinal today, the score was 5-2 Flubs.

Think I had something to do with that next inning by the Mets?

:wink:

Cheeses, you have the powers supreme!!! :D:

DrCrawdad
07-16-2006, 10:51 PM
That GRAND SLAM by Thornwood's own Cliff Floyd was wonderfully soothing.

Just waiting now to read Less "Grobber" Grobstein's spincontrol take on another act of Cubbie fan misbehaviour.

SouthSide_HitMen
07-16-2006, 11:14 PM
Hmm. When I went running past the Urinal today, the score was 5-2 Flubs.

Think I had something to do with that next inning by the Mets?

:wink:

I was at the game, in the bleachers. I few minutes before fans started trashing the place I told a couple fans around me (after the second grand slam when a fan threw the ball back) it is jackass to allow fans to throw balls or anything else on the field. They said it is a great tradition. :rolleyes:

The two run home run which followed sent the bleachers into a bad situation. It was very hot out and between the heat and booze me and my brother left. Someone threw a beer at us and a few other fans on the sidewalk outside of the stadium.

Building the bleachers over the sidewalks came in handy as we had cover the rest of the way down Waveland.

Mets win - for the first time in a few years at Wrigley with me in the stands. :supernana: :gulp:

SpartanSoxFan
07-16-2006, 11:24 PM
What brought you to the Urinal? Are you a Mets fan or were you looking to mix it up with the bleacher bums?

SouthSide_HitMen
07-16-2006, 11:29 PM
What brought you to the Urinal? Are you a Mets fan or were you looking to mix it up with the bleacher bums?

The Mets are my second favorite team behind the White Sox. We will probably pick another area of the park in the future after several years going to the bleachers. I'm too old to deal with that nonsense. You'll find idiots in other areas of the park but they are few and far between. The bleachers are filled with idiots (I'd say about 80%).

Outside of the Mets I go to Wrigley with free tickets, for the Sox or if there is a great pitching match up (for example - Wednesday would be interesting as it is Clemens vs. Maddux). I'm a baseball fan and don't mind going to Wrigley Field.

My brother is a Cubs fan and we were both laughing after the third home run of the inning. When the mini riot ensued we knew it was time to leave before it became ugly. I don't wear Mets gear (I wear neutral gear) with my brother and he doesn't wear Cubs / non White Sox gear when he comes to Sox games. It is our little truce.

SpartanSoxFan
07-16-2006, 11:34 PM
The Mets are my second favorite team behind the White Sox. We will probably pick another area of the park in the future after several years going to the bleachers. I'm too old to deal with that nonsense. You'll find idiots in other areas of the park but they are few and far between. The bleachers are filled with idiots (I'd say about 80%).

Outside of the Mets I go to Wrigley with free tickets, for the Sox or if there is a great pitching match up (for example - Wednesday would be interesting as it is Clemens vs. Maddux). I'm a baseball fan and don't mind going to Wrigley Field.

I hear that. If I had a favorite NL team, it would probably be the Mets or the Cardinals.

Just out of curiosity, were you decked out in Mets gear for the game?

SouthSide_HitMen
07-16-2006, 11:41 PM
I hear that. If I had a favorite NL team, it would probably be the Mets or the Cardinals.

Just out of curiosity, were you decked out in Mets gear for the game?

I edited the post re: gear. I told a few Mets fans on the way out to get out of there or if they decided to stay to keep quiet unless you wanted to get involved in nonsense.

They had a few ushers but they did nothing when the garbage was thrown. They were pretty good keeping people seated during the game. They were overwhelmed with the garbage and we didn't stick around to see if they were throwing people out but during the first few minutes the ushers / security just stood there. We saw someone hit a ground crew guy with a beer and I hope they at least kicked him out but I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't.

They need to change the policy and allow nothing including home runs from the visitors onto the field. Until they do the bleachers will always be ripe for some bad incidents.

They walked around and sprayed people with water which was good and they kept control during the game but if the Cubs were serious about this they would have double or triple the security in the bleachers and jump on things immediately. If they started having people arrested and word got out that it was their new policy to eject and possibly arrest people for anything tossed onto the field including home runs then things might change.

buehrle4cy05
07-16-2006, 11:53 PM
I edited the post re: gear. I told a few Mets fans on the way out to get out of there or if they decided to stay to keep quiet unless you wanted to get involved in nonsense.

They had a few ushers but they did nothing when the garbage was thrown. They were pretty good keeping people seated during the game. They were overwhelmed with the garbage and we didn't stick around to see if they were throwing people out but during the first few minutes the ushers / security just stood there. We saw someone hit a ground crew guy with a beer and I hope they at least kicked him out but I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't.

They need to change the policy and allow nothing including home runs from the visitors onto the field. Until they do the bleachers will always be ripe for some bad incidents.

They walked around and sprayed people with water which was good and they kept control during the game but if the Cubs were serious about this they would have double or triple the security in the bleachers and jump on things immediately. If they started having people arrested and word got out that it was their new policy to eject and possibly arrest people for anything tossed onto the field including home runs then things might change.

The policy for allowing balls to be thrown back should have been stopped when some idiot threw a ball at Jock Jones' head. That's just ****ing 100% classless.

SpartanSoxFan
07-16-2006, 11:57 PM
Is it just me or does every park in the major leagues have rules enforcing objects entering the field of play with automatic ejections EXCEPT for the Urinal??? Rediculous.

Soxfanspcu11
07-17-2006, 01:01 AM
Why didn't Barrett punch him?:D:

That's the FIRST thing that I thought of when I saw that happen. I even watched Barrett's reaction on the slow-mo replay. I was wondering if he was going to stare down Jose for tagging him. He did look at Jose, but he didn't appear to be in his "rage" mode.

Someone again tell me why members of the media, particularly Chicago media have said that this guy is one of the "good guys" in the game?:?:

Aside from the AJ incident, there was the Oswalt incident. I have also seen him constantly moaning and complaining every time something doesn't go his way. If he is such a "good guy", then all these episodes must be conveniently overlooked :rolleyes: .

As far as throwing crap on the field, can you guys imagine what the papers would be saying if we did this at Comiskey, just ONCE! It would be NONSTOP insulting of Sox fans, we would NEVER hear the end of it. I would not be surprised if the cubune already has a bunch of witty headlines already made up. And people wonder why Sox fans hate flubs fans.

Anyway, SOUTHSIDEHITMEN, I am still a bit confused, why were people throwing stuff at you? You already said that you were there in "neutral" gear. I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if flubs fans were throwing stuff at you, "just because", they have already proven themselves to be the dumbest and rudest fans in all of baseball, but I was just wondering if there was a real reason.

Also, to SPARTANSOXFAN, that's a very good question. I can not believe that MLB has not put a stop to this. Aside from being one of the stupidest "traditions" in the history of sports, it is INCREDIBLY dangerous. On of these days, unfortunately, someone is going to be seriously hurt. And I'm not just talking about the players either. Some chad or trixie is going to try and throw some sort of object on the field and will end of hitting someone in the stands. I remember when Yankees fans used to throw batteries at outfielders with regularity, and MLB finally stepped in and put a stop to it. Something needs to be done with those morons at the urinal. What an embarrassment to the city.

SouthSide_HitMen
07-17-2006, 01:28 AM
Anyway, SOUTHSIDEHITMEN, I am still a bit confused, why were people throwing stuff at you? You already said that you were there in "neutral" gear. I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if flubs fans were throwing stuff at you, "just because", they have already proven themselves to be the dumbest and rudest fans in all of baseball, but I was just wondering if there was a real reason.

The comment in bold is the answer.

My brother and I were walking west down Waveland just after leaving the Urinal. Two other fans, one wearing a Cubs hat were a few paces behind us. The idiot threw the beer over the bleachers. We didn't get hit - it landed about several feet to the north of us (both groups). We didn't get the splash but the two behind us were partially splashed. A guy was looking over and I yelled at him but he said it wasn't him and it probably wasn't based on the trajectory.

It was just a drunk cub fan tossing a half cup of beer out of the park at random people; about as dumb as the idiots throwing beer at a groundscrew member in Cub gear.

Nothing was thrown at me or other Mets fans in Wrigley during the 5 + innings I was there. I stood and cheered for the home runs (Mets of course)and when El Duque took the mound (boy was he terrible).

peeonwrigley
07-17-2006, 01:30 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060717/capt.bb1683868aa045a4b683dd18c99e3f58.mets_cubs_ba seball_cxc107.jpg
From the AP

I wonder if these players still think they play in front of the "best fans in baseball."

I was at the AJ game and the Cubs fans around me were embarrassed of the bleacher conduct. It is particularly isolated and I don't think the Cubs really have any desire to do anything about it.

ChiSoxGirl
07-17-2006, 01:54 AM
I wonder if these players still think they play in front of the "best fans in baseball."

I was at the AJ game and the Cubs fans around me were embarrassed of the bleacher conduct. It is particularly isolated and I don't think the Cubs really have any desire to do anything about it.

The bigger question: Did ESPN stick up for or condone the behavior of these people like the FOX guys did a couple Saturdays ago ("Oh, they're just frustrated with the way their team is playing."), or did they acknowledge the fact that this is inappropriate?

C-Dawg
07-17-2006, 07:34 AM
The bigger question: Did ESPN stick up for or condone the behavior of these people like the FOX guys did a couple Saturdays ago ("Oh, they're just frustrated with the way their team is playing."), or did they acknowledge the fact that this is inappropriate?

I didn't notice them saying anything about it, but I did notice they went to a commercial awfully quick ("We'll be right back!" - No apparent reason for a commercial because we hadn't yet seen Dusty walk out to the mound like we'd seen earlier with Marshall).

jenn2080
07-17-2006, 08:26 AM
I didn't notice them saying anything about it, but I did notice they went to a commercial awfully quick ("We'll be right back!" - No apparent reason for a commercial because we hadn't yet seen Dusty walk out to the mound like we'd seen earlier with Marshall).


Actually they did show the garbage said something about it happening again....showed Dusty walking to the mound and then went to commercial. This happened all very quickly.

C-Dawg
07-17-2006, 08:38 AM
Actually they did show the garbage said something about it happening again....showed Dusty walking to the mound and then went to commercial. This happened all very quickly.

LOL Yeah I must have blinked and missed Dusty. Last thing I saw was a real quick shot of the garbage; I pointed it out to my mom since I had just finished predicting the garbage-throwing about one or two batters earlier.

That sure was a long commercial break though! :cool:

jenn2080
07-17-2006, 08:43 AM
LOL Yeah I must have blinked and missed Dusty. Last thing I saw was a real quick shot of the garbage; I pointed it out to my mom since I had just finished predicting the garbage-throwing about one or two batters earlier.

That sure was a long commercial break though! :cool:

Ya they showed as it was going into commercial and Barretts look of disgust. It was very very quick. It is unreal and ashame to watch that again. Pretty soon the Cubs wont be aloud on national tv.

viagracat
07-17-2006, 09:24 AM
I only caught the inning live after I saw trash being thrown on the field. After the break, I thought I heard something about 11 runs scored that inning (I thought I misheard). Then showed the yellow "11" on the scoreboard and heard about the two gand slams in the same inning. I couldn't believe it. Apparently this is the fist time two grannies have been hit in the same inning in MLB since 1999.

Saw the highlights later. My laugh of the day. :smile:

Baby Fisk
07-17-2006, 09:33 AM
Mets set a franchise record for most runs scored in one inning. Haha!

Dusty's impotent, arm-flailing tantrums in the dugout made it clear that his demise is approaching. No manager should be showing up his players like that.

How can a serious baseball follower ever be a fan of the Cubs? If there was ever a time where Cubs fans should be granted amnesty and be allowed to choose to side with another team, maybe it should be now. It's almost inhumane the way that team spits in its fans' faces time and again.

jenn2080
07-17-2006, 10:41 AM
Mets set a franchise record for most runs scored in one inning. Haha!

Dusty's impotent, arm-flailing tantrums in the dugout made it clear that his demise is approaching. No manager should be showing up his players like that.

How can a serious baseball follower ever be a fan of the Cubs? If there was ever a time where Cubs fans should be granted amnesty and be allowed to choose to side with another team, maybe it should be now. It's almost inhumane the way that team spits in its fans' faces time and again.


You know it is bad when the Bud Light bleachers are empty in way before the game ends. It is ashame to the point my gram and uncle who are DIE HARD Loyal Cubs fans cant even watch. My friend emailed me today about the Chicago vs. NY weekend and could not believe the Cubs fans trashed the field even more amazed this is the second time in a month on national tv.

PushnThaEscalade
07-17-2006, 10:48 AM
Correct me if im wrong but didn't Mike Cameron and Bret Boone hit two grand slams in 1 inning against us 5/2/02?

viagracat
07-17-2006, 10:52 AM
No mention of trash being thrown on the field in today's Tribune. How strange.

itsnotrequired
07-17-2006, 12:37 PM
Correct me if im wrong but didn't Mike Cameron and Bret Boone hit two grand slams in 1 inning against us 5/2/02?

No but EACH of them hit two homers in the first inning, the first AL players ever to do so. Boone hit two 2-run HRs and Cameron had two solo shots.

viagracat
07-17-2006, 12:41 PM
No but EACH of them hit two homers in the first inning, the first AL players ever to do so. Boone hit two 2-run HRs and Cameron had two solo shots.

Wow. So at an absolute minimum, there were six runs scored that inning. Was Buehrle pitching?

Uncle_Patrick
07-17-2006, 12:42 PM
Wow. So at an absolute minimum, there were six runs scored that inning. Was Buehrle pitching?

It was Jon Rauch and Jim Parque, if I recall.

itsnotrequired
07-17-2006, 12:48 PM
Wow. So at an absolute minimum, there were eight runs scored that inning. Was Buehrle pitching?

Actually, the 4 HRs only accounted for 6 of the runs.:redneck

Still, it was a 10 run 1st for the Mariners.

The game was actually pretty wild. Cameron ended up hitting FOUR homers, all in his first four at bats. He became only the fifth player in history to do that and one of only 13 to have 4 HRs in a game. Three of those homers were hit in three innings, only the second player to accomplish that feat.

He didn't get a homer in his 5th at bat because Porzio hit him. The Chicago crowd booed.:D:

He got another bite at the apple in his 6th at bat but ended up lining out. He became the first player in history to get a second chance at a fifth HR. Oh, and he also robbed Ordonez of a grand slam.

Quite the day...

palehozenychicty
07-17-2006, 12:50 PM
That game was the definition of fugly.

peeonwrigley
07-17-2006, 01:24 PM
I'm holding back vomit thinking of that Mariners game.

TDog
07-17-2006, 01:25 PM
The policy for allowing balls to be thrown back should have been stopped when some idiot threw a ball at Jock Jones' head. That's just ****ing 100% classless.

Fans should be required to hand all baseballs hit into the stands, fair or foul, to an usher to prevent players from being injured by flying objects.

Giving a ball to a kid is unacceptable because the kid will just throw it onto the field.

Until I saw this thread, I thought the Cubs won last night. I heard bits of the game on ESPN radio on my way into work. The Cubs knocked out Hernandez early. Then I had to go downtown and the Cubs were up 5-2. The radio guys were talking about how great Cubs fans were, and how every game was like an NFL Sunday, whatever that means.

SoxSpeed22
07-17-2006, 01:52 PM
Until I saw this thread, I thought the Cubs won last night. I heard bits of the game on ESPN radio on my way into work. The Cubs knocked out Hernandez early. Then I had to go downtown and the Cubs were up 5-2. The radio guys were talking about how great Cubs fans were, and how every game was like an NFL Sunday, whatever that means. http://espn-att.starwave.com/editors/media/photo/espn/columnists65x90/maguire_p.jpg
"I have never seen any fans throw trash on the field, quite like the Cubs fans. This might be the best job of throwing trash I've ever seen, it's unbelivable."
Now let's see who gets that?

Dan H
07-18-2006, 08:13 AM
Any time I see an oppostion home run go into the "basket" at Wrigley, I laugh. The basket was put out there sometime during or after the 1969 season because bleacher bums didn't know how to control themselves. Those "basket" home runs look so stupid considering some could be caught.

We White Sox fans have been constantly ripped for years. Yet as frustrated I get during Sox defeats, I have never thrown one shred of paper on the field in the 40+ years I have been going to games. In a game in 1974, there was a fire in one of the kitchens in the concession stand. Smoke stopped the game and forced fans in the lower deck down the right field line to go onto the field. After the fire was gotten under control, the fans went back to their seats. There wasn't one piece of paper on the field, and the fans treated each other with respect as they got away from the smoke.

The great Wrigley experience is a joke. Constantly praising Cub fans for their blind loyalty is ridiculous. The 2006 season has exposed this whole farce more than anything during the past few years.

Sox fans aren't perfect, but at least we're not Cub fans.

C-Dawg
07-18-2006, 08:23 AM
Any time I see an oppostion home run go into the "basket" at Wrigley, I laugh. The basket was put out there sometime during or after the 1969 season because bleacher bums didn't know how to control themselves. Those "basket" home runs look so stupid considering some could be caught.



You're right. The Sox cannot move the walls in or out an inch without the media speculating on ulterior moves by the team, either to help the hitters or pitchers. If the Sox installed baskets at the Cell it would be headline news - SOX LEAD MAJORS IN CHEAP HOME RUNS.

1951Campbell
07-18-2006, 08:40 AM
I think it's pretty clear by now that throwing garbage on the field is seen as "the thing to do" at Wrigley now, and I bet it happens several more times tihs year.

DrCrawdad
07-18-2006, 09:03 AM
Any time I see an oppostion home run go into the "basket" at Wrigley, I laugh. The basket was put out there sometime during or after the 1969 season because bleacher bums didn't know how to control themselves. Those "basket" home runs look so stupid considering some could be caught...


Good that you put quotation marks around the word, "basket." As I've said before (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1137534&postcount=35), "Basket?" That's no "basket" it's a chain-link Cub fan restraint system. They use a cutesy name, "basket," to hide what that chain-link fence was put up for, keeping Cub fans from jumping on the field. I won't use that phony name.

MarySwiss
07-18-2006, 09:47 AM
I think it's pretty clear by now that throwing garbage on the field is seen as "the thing to do" at Wrigley now, and I bet it happens several more times tihs year.

Yeah, like after every loss. :cool:

Pierzynski 12
07-18-2006, 10:49 AM
Yeah, like after every loss. :cool:
Yup. :gulp:

Hitmen77
07-18-2006, 01:11 PM
I think it's pretty clear by now that throwing garbage on the field is seen as "the thing to do" at Wrigley now, and I bet it happens several more times tihs year.

Throwing trash but still paying for tickets isn't going to send a message to the Cubs ownership. As long as the Cubs sell out every game, Cub fans send a message to everyone that they don't care about winning. Man, Cub fans are so stupid.

Meanwhile, another indication that the tide is turning:
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-0607160416jul16,1,7574608.story?coll=cs-cubs-headlines

At my house, it will be remembered as the year the Cubs put the "May" in June swoon and as the year my 8-year-old son discovered major-league baseball. That's a lethal combination. At the very moment my boy was developing his baseball DNA, the team I wanted him to inherit from me was D.O.A.

As I was hitting grounders to him the other night, I asked him which Chicago player he was pretending to be. Jermaine Dye, he said, or maybe Jim Thome. I asked him, "What about Derrek Lee?" He knows I'm sensitive about this. "Sorry, Dad," he said, "I just don't know much about him."

DaleJRFan
07-18-2006, 01:16 PM
Meanwhile, another indication that the tide is turning:
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-0607160416jul16,1,7574608.story?coll=cs-cubs-headlines

awesome, just awesome - a kid after my own heart.

SouthSide_HitMen
07-18-2006, 01:44 PM
I think it's pretty clear by now that throwing garbage on the field is seen as "the thing to do" at Wrigley now, and I bet it happens several more times tihs year.

This is nothing new. I was at a Mets vs. Cubs doubleheader on August 7, 1984. It was the infamous Ed Lynch beeming incident of "Zonk" aka Keith Mooreland (Scott Sanderson and Jim Frey were ejected for retaliating against Kelvin Chapman the following inning). The garbage was thrown for about 20 minutes during that episode and we left before the game resumed. Nearly 22 years later it was deja vu all over again.