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  • The Chicago Cubs 99 seasons of futility

    Here is a short synopsis of the Cubs' 99 seasons since their last World Series title.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...7&sportCat=mlb
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    This may seem kind of lame to say, but at least during my birthyear (1989) they finished first.

    Yeah, I'm sometimes one of those people that wants to know what happened when they were born.

    Unfortunately, Greg Maddux lost for them on my actual birthday (June 26th).

    Oh well, you can't win them all.
    “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.” Walter Lippmann

    "Fill in any figure you want for that boy (Mantle). Whatever the figure, it's a deal." - Branch Rickey

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    • #3
      They actually have had some good teams and good players in some of those years. Pennants in 10, 18, 29, 32, 35, 38, and 45.
      But 100 years is a long time since a world championship.
      The most unfortunate had to be Banks. He never even played on a Division winner.

      Welcome back ARod. Hope you are a Yankee forever.
      Phil Rizzuto-a Yankee forever.

      Holy Cow

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      • #4
        With all the Chicago Cubs hoopla I thought I'd bump this thread.
        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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        • #5
          Had some great players, too. The four HOFers from the '60's-'70's and the two from the '80's (along with the guy Himes chased away.)
          3 6 10 21 29 31 35 41 42 44 47

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          • #6
            As of this post, the Cubs are 27-10 this year, and maybe starting to show some signs of cooling off after winning "only" 6 of the last ten games.

            Regardless of the level of improbability, that the end of the world must surely be near if the Cubs win the WS this year and Trump wins the election too. We'll all have to keep our heads up for that meteor..... :clowning:
            Catfish Hunter, RIP. Mark Fidrych, RIP. Skip Caray, RIP. Tony Gwynn, #19, RIP

            A fanatic is someone who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. -- Winston Churchill. (Please take note that I've recently become aware of how this quote applies to a certain US president. This is a coincidence, and the quote was first added to this signature too far back to remember when).

            Experience is the hardest teacher. She gives the test first and the lesson later. -- Dan Quisenberry.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by abolishthedh View Post
              As of this post, the Cubs are 27-10 this year, and maybe starting to show some signs of cooling off after winning "only" 6 of the last ten games.

              Regardless of the level of improbability, that the end of the world must surely be near if the Cubs win the WS this year and Trump wins the election too. We'll all have to keep our heads up for that meteor..... :clowning:
              If the Cubs win the WS and Trump becomes POTUS...I will be praying for a meteor to hit me. Though some combination of the SF Giants and Hillary would cause the same deathwish.

              BTW...in case anybody cares, once a meteor makes contact with earth, it is a meteorite. It is a meteoroid if it is outside of earth's atmosphere.
              Last edited by Bothrops Atrox; 05-18-2016, 02:55 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post
                If the Cubs win the WS and Trump becomes POTUS...I will be praying for a meteor to hit me. Though some combination of the SF Giants and Hillary would cause the same deathwish.

                BTW...in case anybody cares, once a meteor makes contact with earth, it is a meteorite. It is a meteoroid if it is outside of earth's atmosphere.
                You'll be a real life meteor man.

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                • #9
                  They cheated :scholar:

                  The 1908 "Championship" was stolen (the Merkle 'boner')

                  Cheaters never prosper. A pox on the Cubs :guitar::guitar::guitar:
                  This week's Giant

                  #5 in games played as a Giant with 1721 , Bill Terry

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                  • #10
                    They cursed themselves when they got rid of Alexander and he went on to help the Cards win their first title in 1926.

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                    • #11
                      In 1945 Grimm just used up Borowy. Started game 7 after starting game 5 & winning game 6
                      in relief. In the deciding game seven he was spent.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by abolishthedh View Post
                        As of this post, the Cubs are 27-10 this year, and maybe starting to show some signs of cooling off after winning "only" 6 of the last ten games.

                        Regardless of the level of improbability, that the end of the world must surely be near if the Cubs win the WS this year and Trump wins the election too. We'll all have to keep our heads up for that meteor..... :clowning:
                        Whoops......!!!!!! Trying not to get a neck cramp all day..... :crossfingers: :disbelief:
                        Catfish Hunter, RIP. Mark Fidrych, RIP. Skip Caray, RIP. Tony Gwynn, #19, RIP

                        A fanatic is someone who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. -- Winston Churchill. (Please take note that I've recently become aware of how this quote applies to a certain US president. This is a coincidence, and the quote was first added to this signature too far back to remember when).

                        Experience is the hardest teacher. She gives the test first and the lesson later. -- Dan Quisenberry.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post
                          If the Cubs win the WS and Trump becomes POTUS...I will be praying for a meteor to hit me. Though some combination of the SF Giants and Hillary would cause the same deathwish.
                          Matt, do we need to put you on suicide watch?
                          They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
                            Matt, do we need to put you on suicide watch?
                            I think I'll survive.
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