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Old 09-20-2012, 11:04 PM
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I actually just saw this and had to do a double take. I couldn't believe it at first.

On the Tribune web site they are actually running two sets of "magic numbers".

The first one for the Cubs is at 5. The second one for the Sox is at 12. Everyone understands the Sox number...but the Cubs 'magic number' is to avoid 100 losses!



Is that something to promote? or act like that's an accomplishment?

Amazing.

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:21 AM
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I actually just saw this and had to do a double take. I couldn't believe it at first.

On the Tribune web site they are actually running two sets of "magic numbers".

The first one for the Cubs is at 5. The second one for the Sox is at 12. Everyone understands the Sox number...but the Cubs 'magic number' is to avoid 100 losses!



Is that something to promote? or act like that's an accomplishment?

Amazing.

Lip
Lip, when your claim to fame is futility, things like this are considered cute.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:57 AM
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Stuff like this is what What's The Score? was invented for.

Absolutely shameful by the Trib. Even as a joke, it's still pretty sickening that they just have to keep giving that pitiful team that much attention. I too am speechless.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:32 AM
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Perhaps the Cubs are expecting a trophy for avoiding 100 losses?

I am reminded of one year, probably 2005, when the Tribune kept running a little graphic with the AC Central race, and the NL Wild Card race, so as to appear the Cubs were still in contention for, well, something. The point became obviously moot as they had to keep expanding the Wild Card graphic as the Cubs dropped farther and farther behind the leaders.

"Oh, look, only 15 games out of the lead for the Wild Card! Go Cubs!!"
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:04 AM
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My friends who are Cub fans have been touting their magic number for weeks now.








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Old 09-21-2012, 07:34 AM
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Chill out, guys. If we can bash the Cubs, they can be self-deprecating too.
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