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Old 09-21-2012, 12:04 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.

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Old 09-21-2012, 01:21 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.

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Lip, when your claim to fame is futility, things like this are considered cute.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:57 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, 07:32 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, 08:04 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, 08:34 AM
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Chill out, guys. If we can bash the Cubs, they can be self-deprecating too.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:54 AM
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Chill out, guys. If we can bash the Cubs, they can be self-deprecating too.
Yeah, I took it as kind of a swipe at the Cubs, like anyone would actually celebrate a 63-99 season.

Also, at least in the print form, the Cubs "Magic Number" is off in the Cubs section. They're not running the two together. Don't know how it is on the website.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:51 AM
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Yeah, I took it as kind of a swipe at the Cubs, like anyone would actually celebrate a 63-99 season.
Actually, I'm pretty sure "not lose 100 games" is Lip's first benchmark before "winning season".
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:48 AM
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Actually, I'm pretty sure "not lose 100 games" is Lip's first benchmark before "winning season".
You beat me to it.

100 losses is the same as 80 if you don't make the postseason.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:15 AM
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100 losses is the same as 80 if you don't make the postseason.
Post this on the day of the draft if you really believe this.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:26 AM
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Post this on the day of the draft if you really believe this.
On the day of the draft, it's probably the only time I'd be happy having 100 losses!
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:39 AM
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Post this on the day of the draft if you really believe this.
The Sox draft so poorly anyway, who gives a **** where they draft?

Not really worth having to sit through a 100 loss season to see them waste a Top 10 pick.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:49 AM
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The Sox draft so poorly anyway, who gives a **** where they draft?

Not really worth having to sit through a 100 loss season to see them waste a Top 10 pick.
This thread is about the Cubs' record, not the Sox. But as long as we're on the topic of poor draft choices by the Sox, we'll just send Chris Sale to the Twins for cash consideration.
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This thread is about the Cubs' record, not the Sox. But as long as we're on the topic of poor draft choices by the Sox, we'll just send Chris Sale to the Twins for cash consideration.
Woo! 1 in 25!
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:45 PM
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On the day of the draft, it's probably the only time I'd be happy having 100 losses!
And yet, the Astros will still pick first, so fail on both counts.
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