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nsdjoe
05-17-2007, 03:44 PM
Just blew a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the 9th. gg Dempster and Eyre.

eriqjaffe
05-17-2007, 03:44 PM
Just blew a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the 9th. gg Dempster and Eyre.Shouldn't you be paying attention to the Sox game? ;)

Fenway
05-17-2007, 03:50 PM
nothing bothers Lou anymore

http://tampabay.devilrays.mlb.com/mlb/photo/photogallery/2003_2nd_half_moments/tb/01.jpg

nsdjoe
05-17-2007, 03:51 PM
Shouldn't you be paying attention to the Sox game? ;)

I'm multitasking :redneck

Fenway
05-17-2007, 03:53 PM
http://adweek.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/cubs.jpg

Uncle_Patrick
05-17-2007, 03:54 PM
I can't possibly fathom how much it must suck to root for the Cubs.

Hitmen77
05-17-2007, 03:56 PM
Just blew a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the 9th. gg Dempster and Eyre.

Wow. Just wow. Even I'm surprised at their incompetence. I hope this totally deflates them for the next 3 games.

Hitmen77
05-17-2007, 03:57 PM
nothing bothers Lou anymore

http://tampabay.devilrays.mlb.com/mlb/photo/photogallery/2003_2nd_half_moments/tb/01.jpg

Where in the WORLD did you get that picture? :lol:

chisoxfan79
05-17-2007, 04:00 PM
The Cubs losing like that is funny but the Sox still have a game to win themselves against a lineup that can put up 4 runs in the blink of an eye

Mr.1Dog
05-17-2007, 04:00 PM
:kneeslap: That is priceless

downstairs
05-17-2007, 04:00 PM
Where in the WORLD did you get that picture? :lol:

I believe it is from when he died his hair blonde after the Rays won 10 in a row or something?

Fenway
05-17-2007, 04:01 PM
Where in the WORLD did you get that picture? :lol:


http://tampabay.devilrays.mlb.com/mlb/photogallery/2nd_half/tb/page_01.jsp

jenn2080
05-17-2007, 04:05 PM
Sad thing is, I can actually believe they blew that lead with no problem.

thomas35forever
05-17-2007, 04:26 PM
The ways the Cubs lose games never cease to amaze me. Lou is going to have one or two heart attacks by the end of the year.

Hitmen77
05-17-2007, 05:01 PM
The Cubs losing like that is funny but the Sox still have a game to win themselves against a lineup that can put up 4 runs in the blink of an eye

Done. :gulp:

rocky biddle
05-17-2007, 05:03 PM
nothing bothers Lou anymore

http://tampabay.devilrays.mlb.com/mlb/photo/photogallery/2003_2nd_half_moments/tb/01.jpg

I don't usually go for the 'Cubs Suck' stuff, but that pic definitely belongs on a t-shirt with some sort of caption.

WhiteSox5187
05-17-2007, 05:04 PM
That Cubs loss was just epic. I saw they had a 5-1 lead and flipped over to see the Mets had bases loaded with one out and I figured "Well...the Cubs are going to find a way to lose this one..." Pinnella's post game must be fun today.

Iwritecode
05-17-2007, 05:05 PM
I caught the end of the game on Monday when they managed to walk in the winning run after having 2 outs with the bases empty in the 9th.

I turned it on just as the count went full. I'm sitting there watching it and my wife looks at me and says, "Why are you watching the Cubs?" I said "Just wait a minute, they're about to lose." A few pitches later I was exactly right. I fell off my couch laughing. :D:

SOXPHILE
05-17-2007, 05:10 PM
Holy crap, I just saw this on MLB.com. I clicked onto the gameday and went pitch by pitch to see what the hell happened. They were winning 5-1 in the 9th, and the Mets put 5 on the board. The line looks something like this: single. single. walk. single. single. single. single. The Dynamic Duo of Dempster and Eyre does it again.

I was already giddy with the Sox taking 2 of 3 from the Yankees, but seeing this just now, has almost laughing out loud at my desk.

Iwritecode
05-17-2007, 05:12 PM
Holy crap, I just saw this on MLB.com. I clicked onto the gameday and went pitch by pitch to see what the hell happened. They were winning 5-1 in the 9th, and the Mets put 5 on the board. The line looks something like this: single. single. walk. single. single. single. single. The Dynamic Duo of Dempster and Eyre does it again.

I was already giddy with the Sox taking 2 of 3 from the Yankees, but seeing this just now, has almost laughing out loud at my desk.

I was shocked that gascan Howry wasn't involved in the loss.

SOXPHILE
05-17-2007, 05:15 PM
I was shocked that gascan Howry wasn't involved in the loss.

Oh yeah ! Man with him and those other two, and Will Ohman, you've got the Eeny, Meenie, Miney, Moe of how to blow up games your winning or at least have a chance in.

Iwritecode
05-17-2007, 05:18 PM
Oh yeah ! Man with him and those other two, and Will Ohman, you've got the Eeny, Meenie, Miney, Moe of how to blow up games your winning or at least have a chance in.

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory once again.

Hitmen77
05-17-2007, 05:29 PM
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory once again.

But, hey, they spent $300 million this winter. So, you've got to tip your cap to them for trying to put a winner on the field.

maurice
05-17-2007, 05:37 PM
It's hard to feel sorry for Lou. He left Tampa because he "wanted to win."
Then he promptly signed with . . . the Cubs?!?

Dick Allen
05-17-2007, 05:44 PM
The Mets had their "getaway day" lineup out there today. They started only two regulars, and still the Cubs found a way to blow it.

chisoxmike
05-17-2007, 05:51 PM
Even though the Cubs are playing some God awful baseball right now, I don't expect the Sox to sweep this weekend.

I'm going to be very interested on how Lilly and Marquis fare against our hitters. Lilly could give us fits, a lefty with a good curve= doom for Sox hitters. Marquis seems like he got the cobwebs out of his head so it will be a interesting weekend. Always entertaining...

GO SOX!:supernana:

kittle42
05-17-2007, 05:54 PM
They had Julio Franco at third base.

viagracat
05-17-2007, 06:11 PM
Let's kick 'em while they're down. Sweep!

minutia
05-17-2007, 06:16 PM
I will be happy with 2 out of 3 this weekend, sweeps are overrated but a win is still a win. I will be even happier if our offense is decent too.

Fuller_Schettman
05-17-2007, 06:48 PM
This is a great example of KW's genius in totally retooling the bullpen. Look at the Cubs: their offense is very stout. I think the lowest batting average is like .254, plus a few .300 hitters. Now look at their starting pitching: Lilly and Marquis are two of the most "pleasant" surprises in pitching this year. Hill is strong and Zambrano is finally starting to get into sync. If they had our bullpen, they'd be pretty freakin' scary.

But they don't. And there's the rub! :tongue:

Fuller_Schettman
05-17-2007, 06:49 PM
I will be happy with 2 out of 3 this weekend, sweeps are overrated but a win is still a win. I will be even happier if our offense is decent too.

Let's take the first two and roll the dice on Sunday and see what happens...

flo-B-flo
05-17-2007, 07:16 PM
Let's take the first two and roll the dice on Sunday and see what happens... Let's get the first one. maybe the bats will wake up at the urinal. I'm hopin'.

flo-B-flo
05-17-2007, 07:18 PM
I caught the end of the game on Monday when they managed to walk in the winning run after having 2 outs with the bases empty in the 9th.

I turned it on just as the count went full. I'm sitting there watching it and my wife looks at me and says, "Why are you watching the Cubs?" I said "Just wait a minute, they're about to lose." A few pitches later I was exactly right. I fell off my couch laughing. :D: Wow, almost the exact same thing TODAY with me and the wife. She walked in and said "whatta you watchin' THAT for"? I said wait up they are about to lose. And they did.

Tragg
05-17-2007, 07:24 PM
It's amazing how the cubs continue to ignore key weaknesses....no bullpen and no defense and it's been that way for years.

MarySwiss
05-17-2007, 09:05 PM
Sad thing is, I can actually believe they blew that lead with no problem.
Yep. When I talked to my husband after lunch and he said, "Guess what happened to the Cubs?" I immediately said, "They blew the game, right?"

I just knew.

thomas35forever
05-17-2007, 09:28 PM
Let's get the first one. maybe the bats will wake up at the urinal. I'm hopin'.
Good idea. That's about where they left them last year.

TomBradley72
05-17-2007, 09:56 PM
The Chicago Cubs: Where managerial careers go to die.

Piniella is simply the latest victim. It's not even Memorial Day and he looks like he's had enough. And all this happening while Lilly, Marquis and Hill were pitching as well as they are going to pitch. Once they cool off (which they will), the real tailspin can begin.

I'll have to start TiVoing the end of Cubs games. :cool:

Fuller_Schettman
05-17-2007, 11:41 PM
I have to be honest, I absolutely love Lou Piniella. If we didn't have Ozzie, he would probably be my choice for Sox skipper. I about got sick when I heard the Cubs snagged him. And quite honestly, if anybody can make a winner out of that franchise, it is Lou.

But then again, they said that about Dusty too...

Even if they were to make October, they would have to do something done (in modern times) only by the 2005 White Sox: win the post-season without using their bullpen

Iwritecode
05-18-2007, 12:02 AM
The Chicago Cubs: Where managerial careers go to die.

Check out the list of past Cubs managers to find out how true that really is. You have to look long and hard to find a guy that actually had anything resembling a decent managerial career after leaving the Cubs.

But, hey, they spent $300 million this winter. So, you've got to tip your cap to them for trying to put a winner on the field.

What I find amazing is the way they dupe their fans into believing the hype every year. I was checking out a few sites today and they actually thought they were the best team in the NL Central to start the season.

TheOldRoman
05-18-2007, 12:12 AM
If they had our bullpen, they'd be pretty freakin' scary.
I don't know about that. Marquis and Lily will resume sucking soon. They will tank in biblical proportions. They have Zambrano, and to a much lesser extent Hill. What's more, their offense is way too 2001-2004 White Sox for them to be considered a good team. That doesn't mean they won't compete in that joke of a division, but they are a bad, bad team.

DrCrawdad
05-18-2007, 12:30 AM
I don't know about that. Marquis and Lily will resume sucking soon. They will tank in biblical proportions. They have Zambrano, and to a much lesser extent Hill.

Many Cubbie fans expect Zambrano to return to numbers close to his career stats. On the other hand they expect that Marquis and Lilly will continue with their sub-3 ERA.

HotelWhiteSox
05-18-2007, 01:11 AM
I was wondering what that random cheer was during the game. I was checking out the outoftown scoreboard between innings, and had a feeling the Mets would come back, I was just thinking how horrible it'd be for the Yankees, to have both the Red Sox and Mets win, worked out the other way for us :smile: When I saw the Mets put up 1 in that 9th, I knew it was over


Let's hope it carries over :D:

HotelWhiteSox
05-18-2007, 01:12 AM
I have to be honest, I absolutely love Lou Piniella. If we didn't have Ozzie, he would probably be my choice for Sox skipper. I about got sick when I heard the Cubs snagged him. And quite honestly, if anybody can make a winner out of that franchise, it is Lou.

But then again, they said that about Dusty too...

Even if they were to make October, they would have to do something done (in modern times) only by the 2005 White Sox: win the post-season without using their bullpen

Honestly, I think Lou is just like Dusty. I am shocked they didn't get Girardi

FedEx227
05-18-2007, 01:54 AM
Many Cubbie fans expect Zambrano to return to numbers close to his career stats. On the other hand they expect that Marquis and Lilly will continue with their sub-3 ERA.

Makes logical sense.

MUsoxfan
05-18-2007, 02:05 AM
2 years ago I hated the Cubs more than anything. I really did. I despised them and anything they stood for. Now...and I'm not sure if it's because of the WS Win or something else; although I'm almost sure it's the WS win, I can't hate them nearly as much. I don't want them to win, but I don't mind them winning. I have many great friends that are Cubs fans and it wouldn't totally suck to see them as happy I was on 10/26/05. Baseball is a great thing, one of the best things. I can't fault any of my friends that are baseball fans. Maybe since '05, I'm simply content with baseball as a whole. I just don't gloat with every Cubs loss....although every Brewers win is very, very sweet. On that note with the weekend series coming up....GO SOX!

FedEx227
05-18-2007, 02:09 AM
2 years ago I hated the Cubs more than anything. I really did. I despised them and anything they stood for. Now...and I'm not sure if it's because of the WS Win or something else; although I'm almost sure it's the WS win, I can't hate them nearly as much. I don't want them to win, but I don't mind them winning. I have many great friends that are Cubs fans and it wouldn't totally suck to see them as happy I was on 10/26/05. Baseball is a great thing, one of the best things. I can't fault any of my friends that are baseball fans. Maybe since '05, I'm simply content with baseball as a whole. I just don't gloat with every Cubs loss....although every Brewers win is very, very sweet. On that note with the weekend series coming up....GO SOX!

I have nothing personally against the Cubs. However, it's Cub fans. I guess you have a good bunch of friends, but most of the ones I knew couldn't even give me the pleasure of 10/26/05 without still chiming in with "Well we'll still get more people at our games". So for that reason, I hope for the sake of the Cub fans I know that they never get a World Series and continue to cheer for the most inept team in sports history.

MUsoxfan
05-18-2007, 02:14 AM
I have nothing personally against the Cubs. However, it's Cub fans. I guess you have a good bunch of friends, but most of the ones I knew couldn't even give me the pleasure of 10/26/05 without still chiming in with "Well we'll still get more people at our games". So for that reason, I hope for the sake of the Cub fans I know that they never get a World Series and continue to cheer for the most inept team in sports history.

My friends never cheered the attendance trophy. They actually despise the culture of "Cubdom" and congratulated me on my team taking it all. They are the exception to the rule and for this reason I wouldn't hate a Cubs WS win. The Cubs show little hope of making it a reality, but if it were to happen I wouldn't vehemently root against them as I have in the past.

WhiteSox5187
05-18-2007, 03:15 AM
My friends never cheered the attendance trophy. They actually despise the culture of "Cubdom" and congratulated me on my team taking it all. They are the exception to the rule and for this reason I wouldn't hate a Cubs WS win. The Cubs show little hope of making it a reality, but if it were to happen I wouldn't vehemently root against them as I have in the past.
I have a couple friends who are Cubs' fans and one is very smart and abhorrent of Cub culture the other is well, a Cubs' fan. The way I look at it, at some point in my lifetime the Cubs are going to have to win a World Series just by dumb luck (unless I die young). My only hope is that we win a couple more before they do. But truth be told, I'm ambivalent (forgive my spelling) towards the Cubs. I don't root against them as much as I did when I was younger. I'm more concerned with the Sox than the Cubs.

Nellie_Fox
05-18-2007, 03:37 AM
The way I look at it, at some point in my lifetime the Cubs are going to have to win a World Series just by dumb luck (unless I die young).Nope. Many people have lived full lives and gone to their reward since the Cubs last won a World Series. There's no reason to believe that will change.

palehozenychicty
05-18-2007, 10:08 AM
The Mets had their "getaway day" lineup out there today. They started only two regulars, and still the Cubs found a way to blow it.

Even Willie (Randolph) quoted the production of his "A-minus boys" lineup in the Post this morning and laughed it off. That's real bad. :cool:

linkee (http://www.nypost.com/seven/05182007/sports/mets/rally_big_show_mets_mike_puma.htm)

palehozenychicty
05-18-2007, 10:10 AM
This is a great example of KW's genius in totally retooling the bullpen. Look at the Cubs: their offense is very stout. I think the lowest batting average is like .254, plus a few .300 hitters. Now look at their starting pitching: Lilly and Marquis are two of the most "pleasant" surprises in pitching this year. Hill is strong and Zambrano is finally starting to get into sync. If they had our bullpen, they'd be pretty freakin' scary.

But they don't. And there's the rub! :tongue:

Nobody in MLB will ever fear the Cubs. Nobody.

FedEx227
05-18-2007, 10:19 AM
Nobody in MLB will ever fear the Cubs. Nobody.

I'm not sure, playoffs 2003 they were feared. Prior was on top of his game, Wood, the offense was getting it going. I know I personally feared them actually doing something, but then luckily they pulled a Cubs and screwed it all up.

SBSoxFan
05-18-2007, 10:41 AM
I'm not sure, playoffs 2003 they were feared. Prior was on top of his game, Wood, the offense was getting it going. I know I personally feared them actually doing something, but then luckily they pulled a Cubs and screwed it all up.

I went to bed thinking the cubs were headed to the world series. Obviously, I went to bed before the top of the 8th. :D:

TomBradley72
05-18-2007, 10:54 AM
Honestly, I think Lou is just like Dusty. I am shocked they didn't get Girardi

Lou just seems to be mailing it in this go around...he always has this kind of glassy eyed/foggy look on his face...but maybe that's what Cubbiedom does to people.

Fenway
05-18-2007, 11:01 AM
First came the collapse of 1969 which nobody thought they could top

then came the weekend in San Diego in 1984

then came Game 6 in 2003

But the Cubs game that always sticks with me I never saw, but was at Fenway watching the out of town scoreboard changing numbers like a pinball machine

http://retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1979/B05170CHN1979.htm

Fuller_Schettman
05-18-2007, 11:46 AM
I would like to propose the following change in spelling:

Current: "Cubdom"

Proposed: "CUBDUMB"

All those in favour say "Aye!"

mrfourni
05-18-2007, 12:12 PM
I would like to propose the following change in spelling:

Current: "Cubdom"

Proposed: "CUBDUMB"

All those in favour say "Aye!"

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/2/2e/180px-The_Simpsons-Hans_Moleman.pngNey

Sox83Kid
05-18-2007, 12:24 PM
First came the collapse of 1969 which nobody thought they could top

then came the weekend in San Diego in 1984

then came Game 6 in 2003

But the Cubs game that always sticks with me I never saw, but was at Fenway watching the out of town scoreboard changing numbers like a pinball machine

http://retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1979/B05170CHN1979.htm

That is the most obscene box score I have ever seen!:thud:

Fenway
05-18-2007, 12:30 PM
That is the most obscene box score I have ever seen!:thud:

We thought the guy posting the numbers on the board at Fenway was drunk :tongue:

safe to say the wind was blowing out

WizardsofOzzie
05-18-2007, 12:42 PM
It's amazing how the cubs continue to ignore key weaknesses....no bullpen and no defense and it's been that way for years.

Why improve on your weaknesses when people will pay to see you anyways? :?:

I have nothing personally against the Cubs. However, it's Cub fans. I guess you have a good bunch of friends, but most of the ones I knew couldn't even give me the pleasure of 10/26/05 without still chiming in with "Well we'll still get more people at our games". So for that reason, I hope for the sake of the Cub fans I know that they never get a World Series and continue to cheer for the most inept team in sports history.

Likewise. I know some very smart cubs fans but the "tourist" fan always ruins the appearance of their fanbase, along with a few die hard idiots who just can't admit that it isn't their year

I have a couple friends who are Cubs' fans and one is very smart and abhorrent of Cub culture the other is well, a Cubs' fan. The way I look at it, at some point in my lifetime the Cubs are going to have to win a World Series just by dumb luck (unless I die young). My only hope is that we win a couple more before they do. But truth be told, I'm ambivalent (forgive my spelling) towards the Cubs. I don't root against them as much as I did when I was younger. I'm more concerned with the Sox than the Cubs.

Not necessarily. Reminds me of when a buddy of mine asked a Cub fan "Do you think the Cubs will win a World Series in you lifetime?" The fan replied "Yes" and my buddy said "Do you think someone said that 98 years ago?" Priceless :rolling: