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Matt700wlw
10-04-2007, 06:50 PM
http://www.1530homer.com/cc-common/mlib/1120/10/1120_1191249315.jpg

This is at GABP.

Go Snakes....sweep these guys!!!

MWM
10-04-2007, 07:46 PM
I need them to win one game. I've got tickets to Sunday's game and if they're swept, I won't be able to go.

KronoRed
10-04-2007, 07:50 PM
I hate the cubs but Reds fans could have been in those seats if they had wanted.

cincinnati chili
10-05-2007, 12:59 AM
I don't want them to infest Coors Field if the Rox advance to the next round. D'back fans, by contrast, don't travel well, preferring instead to remain in their air conditioned 1960's ranch houses.

VR
10-05-2007, 01:11 AM
There's a part of me that got attached to watching those lovable losers so much on WGN in the late 70's and early 80's...that wouldn't mind seeing it won for Ivan DeJesus, Dick Tidrow, Bobby Murcer, Barry Foote, Keith Moreland, Pat Tabler, Rick Reuschel et al.

/shrug

WVRedsFan
10-05-2007, 01:14 AM
Sorry. Not me. I live in a place far from Chicago, but we have a few Cubs fans even here. They are the most obnoxious, rude, non-baseball intelligent, and undesirable idiots when it comes to baseball.

Go down Cubbies. Hard.

Phhhl
10-05-2007, 08:25 AM
What is it with ppl who watched the Cubs on tv growing up, and they automatically gravitate to them to this day because of it? I watched the Cubs just about every single day of summer vacation when I was a kid, knew all the nicknames that used to flash on the screen when their players came to bat, listened to Harry Carey oggle Marla Collins and swill beer all afternoon, watched an endless array for tone deaf celebrities come into the booth day after day to pledge their alliegence to the lovable losers just like millions of others. I enjoyed the games because it was baseball, and if you tuned in every day you got to see every team in the National League.

But, it never crossed my mind even once to become a fan. Not even on a secondary level to the Reds. I have never, ever understood the phenomenon of the Cubs, though I think it largely has to do with their "celebrity" from being on the Superstation every day. I never will understand it, and that is what has made them the most irritating franchise in baseball today.

MrCinatit
10-05-2007, 08:50 AM
When the Cubs won their division in 1984, it seemed like NBC's Saturday afternoon game of the week was Cubbies, every week.
It was that year, I had officially become sick of them. It continues this year.
Seeing them getting spanked by Arizona so far is quite nice.

Crosley68
10-05-2007, 09:02 AM
I like Sweet Lou, and I admire the talents of many of their players, but their fans started annoying me in the '70s when it seemed that every homestand we spent in Cincy included a Cubbie series and their obnoxious fans.

Strikes Out Looking
10-05-2007, 09:02 AM
I hate them and only wish that the players on the Reds roster felt as I did.

GAC
10-05-2007, 09:16 AM
They have the same color on their uniform as the Dodgers (blue).

WGN announcers (Stone and Carey) really made me want to hate them even more.

I lost any of the respect I did have for them- which wasn't much- after what the fanbase and media did with Bartman. After what happened they show where the guy lives on the news???

I felt sorry for the guy.

I really wish they were in another division because of the huge amounts of money they are now investing (300+mil overall?), and rumors that they are ready to spend even more. They may make an early exit this post season - but look how far they have come since last year - and if they are willing to spend the money to acquire/fill those needs, then how are the other teams in this division suppose to compete? Not saying they can't; but it sure makes it harder when one organization can throw the money around to acquire the players and you're not able to.

Chip R
10-05-2007, 10:12 AM
They made me stay up till 2 a.m. watching their game last night. Now I'm tired. Stupid Cubs.

RFS62
10-05-2007, 10:15 AM
If hating the Cubs is wrong, I don't want to be right

Johnny Footstool
10-05-2007, 10:41 AM
The Chicago Cubs: the favorite team of people who don't like baseball.

RedRoser
10-05-2007, 10:49 AM
Let's see. . .
I think little "cubs" (baby bears) are cute in a zoo.
I like Cub Cadets.
I was once a Cub Scout and liked it.

So, it follows naturally that I
HATE THE STINKING CHICAGO CUBS!!!

Hey, a guy's gotta maintain a healthy balance of things, right? :dunno:

---'Roser

GAC
10-05-2007, 11:18 AM
Let's see. . .
I think little "cubs" (baby bears) are cute in a zoo.
I like Cub Cadets.
I was once a Cub Scout and liked it.

Oh c'mon! Their lawn mowers suck! :p:

RedsFan75
10-05-2007, 12:39 PM
The Chicago Cubs: the favorite team of people who don't like baseball.

That's a sig worthy line right there! Great line!

RFS62
10-05-2007, 12:44 PM
You want to know about Cubs fans? Did you guys see that dumbass behind the plate the other night with the flashing Cubs symbol? Best seat in the house, right behind home plate, and he starts flashing that Cubs electronic light up toy that looked like it came from Spencer Gifts or something. The second base umpire came in, stopped play, and made him stop. Then he sat there with a stupid look on his face taking cell phone calls from his idiot friends telling him they saw him on TV.

That's a Cubs fan. Biggest game of the year, best seat in the house, and he's making a fool out of himself on national TV.

Go Cubs.

George Anderson
10-05-2007, 12:52 PM
You want to know about Cubs fans? Did you guys see that dumbass behind the plate the other night with the flashing Cubs symbol? Best seat in the house, right behind home plate, and he starts flashing that Cubs electronic light up toy that looked like it came from Spencer Gifts or something. The second base umpire came in, stopped play, and made him stop. Then he sat there with a stupid look on his face taking cell phone calls from his idiot friends telling him they saw him on TV.

That's a Cubs fan. Biggest game of the year, best seat in the house, and he's making a fool out of himself on national TV.

Go Cubs.


That guy was a total dork!! That guy had his 15 minutes of fame and it was making a fool of himself on national television.

Did anyone see the goofball drop his beer right just seconds after he was told to put the sign down?? He was either drunk, clumsy, stupid or all three.

Matt700wlw
10-05-2007, 01:08 PM
I hate the cubs but Reds fans could have been in those seats if they had wanted.

You're right....but it's still disturbing...and just another reason to despise them...

It'd be one thing if those "fans" actually were Cubs fans...they're not...at least a vast majority of them that infest the oppositions ball parks

Chip R
10-05-2007, 01:18 PM
http://www.cubssuckclub.com/

RichRed
10-05-2007, 01:40 PM
You want to know about Cubs fans? Did you guys see that dumbass behind the plate the other night with the flashing Cubs symbol? Best seat in the house, right behind home plate, and he starts flashing that Cubs electronic light up toy that looked like it came from Spencer Gifts or something. The second base umpire came in, stopped play, and made him stop. Then he sat there with a stupid look on his face taking cell phone calls from his idiot friends telling him they saw him on TV.

That's a Cubs fan. Biggest game of the year, best seat in the house, and he's making a fool out of himself on national TV.

Go Cubs.

Between the above post and this line of yours...

"1908, you pretentious, know-nothing, poseurs. You dumb-asses think a goat has cursed you. That's how much you know about baseball."

...I don't think anyone could say it any better. :beerme:

Highlifeman21
10-05-2007, 05:27 PM
All I know is I'm rooting for the Cubs to make it to the World Series to face the Boston Red Sox in the epic clash of the "cursed" titans.

So far, the Cubs are doing a great job of finding an early exit out of the playoffs, while the Red Sox have the free swinging Angels to first get by.

If the Cubs don't make the World Series, don't be surprised if you see Alex Rodriguez playing SS for them in 2008.

GAC
10-05-2007, 05:30 PM
If you don't hate a division rival then there is just something wrong with you. ;)

MWM
10-05-2007, 05:43 PM
This will be just one more reason to hate the stinkin' Cubs. The one time I actually want to see them win a game, they get beat badly. I want them lose, but I don't want them to lose until Game 4. I don't want to waste a trip to Chicago.

Reds Fanatic
10-05-2007, 05:55 PM
I not only want the Cubs to lose I am want them to lose in the most painful way possible. I want them to think they are going to win and have something awful happen so the morons will continue to believe they are cursed. I wish we could bring back Steve Bartman for this weekend's games in Chicago.

wheels
10-05-2007, 05:58 PM
This will be just one more reason to hate the stinkin' Cubs. The one time I actually want to see them win a game, they get beat badly. I want them lose, but I don't want them to lose until Game 4. I don't want to waste a trip to Chicago.


No such thing as a wasted trip to Chicago, my friend.

Much as I hate the Cubs, I love that city.

Reds Fanatic
10-05-2007, 05:59 PM
No such thing as a wasted trip to Chicago, my friend.

Much as I hate the Cubs, I love that city.
I feel the same way. That is a great city. I love Chicago I just hate the Cubs.

wheels
10-05-2007, 06:00 PM
Yeah, I actually want to see them lose in a crushing manner in a deciding game.

That would be hilarious.

I feel the same about the Yankees. I don't want to see them swept by the Tribe, I want to see them lose in the most heinous, egregious way possible. Bucky Dent in reverse or something.

Matt700wlw
10-05-2007, 06:18 PM
I feel the same way. That is a great city. I love Chicago I just hate the Cubs.

Awesome city...great atmosphere.

Cincinnati is clueless on how to develop a city.

MrCinatit
10-05-2007, 08:28 PM
Yeah, I actually want to see them lose in a crushing manner in a deciding game.

That would be hilarious.

I feel the same about the Yankees. I don't want to see them swept by the Tribe, I want to see them lose in the most heinous, egregious way possible. Bucky Dent in reverse or something.

I have this nightmare of a New York Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs world series.
For me, it would be 2000 all over again.

Matt700wlw
10-06-2007, 03:16 PM
That nightmare isn't looking like a reality....


Thankfully.

Chip R
10-06-2007, 10:32 PM
:party::laugh::owned::roll::dancingco:bowrofl::ugh mamoru:jump::lastyear::KoolAid::clap:

SirFelixCat
10-06-2007, 10:35 PM
I know no better way to put this than:

That made my soul happy! :)

RFS62
10-06-2007, 10:37 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/137/381708603_f86eb60ccf.jpg

RFS62
10-06-2007, 10:38 PM
http://www.cbe.uidaho.edu/tgordon/Funny%20Photos/smiling%20goat.JPG

RFS62
10-06-2007, 10:38 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/lincolnshire/content/images/2006/05/26/may06_gallery_51_352x470.jpg

RFS62
10-06-2007, 10:41 PM
http://blueridgeblog.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/01/cheeky_goat_blog.jpg

jojo
10-06-2007, 10:48 PM
All I know is I'm rooting for the Cubs to make it to the World Series to face the Boston Red Sox in the epic clash of the "cursed" titans.

So far, the Cubs are doing a great job of finding an early exit out of the playoffs, while the Red Sox have the free swinging Angels to first get by.

If the Cubs don't make the World Series, don't be surprised if you see Alex Rodriguez playing SS for them in 2008.

That would signal the end of the world according to Revelations. Seriously, it's in the Bible.

Chip R
10-06-2007, 11:08 PM
While RFS is posting pictures of Puffy's last girlfriends, I thought I'd continue a ritual that I do after the Cubs are eliminated every year. Unfortunately, it came about a week too late but better late than never. Anyway, here are some things that have happened since the last time the Cubs have won the World Series.

Both radio and TV were invented…
-Fourteen teams were added to Major League Baseball…
-George Burns celebrated his 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th –and 100th birthdays…
-Haley’s comet passed Earth,….twice …
-Harry Caray was born, and died…
-The NBA, NHL and NFL were formed, and Chicago teams won championships in each league…
-The US fought in two world wars, the Korean War, Vietnam War and 2 Persian Gulf Wars
-Man landed on the moon…
-Sixteen US presidents were elected…
-Eleven amendments added to the Constitution…
-Prohibition was created and repealed…
-The Titanic was built, set sail, sank, and was re discovered…
-Wrigley Field was built and becomes the oldest park in the National League…
-Flag poles were erected on Wrigley Field roof to hold all of the team’s future World Series pennants, which have since rusted and been taken down…
-Thirteen baseball players have won the Triple Crown…
-Swing music, bell-bottoms, and disco came in style, went out of style and came back in style…
-The Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins have all won the World Series.
-The Cubs played over 15,000 regular-season games, losing the majority of them…
-Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Oklahoma and New Mexico were admitted to the Union…


So, without further ado, here's a song by the late Steve Goodman about those Chicago Cubs.

A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request

By the shore's of old Lake Michigan
Where the "hawk wind" blows so cold
An old Cub fan lay dying
In his midnight hour that tolled
Round his bed, his friends had all gathered
They knew his time was short
And on his head they put this bright blue cap
From his all-time favorite sport
He told them, "It's late and it's getting dark in here"
And I know its time to go
But before I leave the line-up
Boys, there's just one thing I'd like to know

Do they still play the blues in Chicago
When baseball season rolls around
When the snow melts away,
Do the Cubbies still play
In their ivy-covered burial ground
When I was a boy they were my pride and joy
But now they only bring fatigue
To the home of the brave
The land of the free
And the doormat of the National League

Told his friends "You know the law of averages says:
Anything will happen that can"
That's what it says
"But the last time the Cubs won a National League pennant
Was the year we dropped the bomb on Japan"
The Cubs made me a criminal
Sent me down a wayward path
They stole my youth from me
(that's the truth)
I'd forsake my teachers
To go sit in the bleachers
In flagrant truancy

and then one thing led to another
and soon I'd discovered alcohol, gambling, dope
football, hockey, lacrosse, tennis
But what do you expect,
When you raise up a young boy's hopes
And then just crush 'em like so many paper beer cups.

Year after year after year
after year, after year, after year, after year, after year
'Til those hopes are just so much popcorn
for the pigeons beneath the 'L' tracks to eat
He said, "You know I'll never see Wrigley Field, anymore before my eternal rest
So if you have your pencils and your score cards ready,
and I'll read you my last request
He said, "Give me a double header funeral in Wrigley Field
On some sunny weekend day (no lights)
Have the organ play the "National Anthem"
and then a little 'na, na, na, na, hey hey, hey, Goodbye'
Make six bullpen pitchers, carry my coffin
and six ground keepers clear my path
Have the umpires bark me out at every base
In all their holy wrath
Its a beautiful day for a funeral, Hey Ernie lets play two!
Somebody go get Jack Brickhouse to come back,
and conduct just one more interview
Have the Cubbies run right out into the middle of the field,
Have Keith Moreland drop a routine fly
Give everybody two bags of peanuts and a frosty malt
And I'll be ready to die

Build a big fire on home plate out of your Louisville Sluggers baseball bats,
And toss my coffin in
Let my ashes blow in a beautiful snow
From the prevailing 30 mile an hour southwest wind
When my last remains go flying over the left-field wall
Will bid the bleacher bums adieu
And I will come to my final resting place, out on Waveland Avenue

The dying man's friends told him to cut it out
They said stop it that's an awful shame
He whispered, "Don't Cry, we'll meet by and by near the Heavenly Hall of Fame
He said, "I've got season's tickets to watch the Angels now,
So its just what I'm going to do
He said, "but you the living, you're stuck here with the Cubs,
So its me that feels sorry for you!"

And he said, "Ahh Play, play that lonesome losers tune,
That's the one I like the best"
And he closed his eyes, and slipped away
What we got is the Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
And here it is

Do they still play the blues in Chicago
When baseball season rolls around
When the snow melts away,
Do the Cubbies still play
In their ivy-covered burial ground
When I was a boy they were my pride and joy
But now they only bring fatigue
To the home of the brave
The land of the free
And the doormat of the National League

http://beiderbecke.typepad.com/tba/files/09_a_dying_cub_fans_last_request.mp3

RedsBaron
10-07-2007, 08:29 AM
Great post Chip (and RFS-thanks for the photos of Puffy's "babes"). :thumbup:
I have/had two main rooting interests in this year's playoffs: For the Cubs and Yankees both to lose. So far, so good.
I hope the 2007 World Series winner is either the Indians or the Red Sox. Or the Rockies. Really, with the Mets having failed to even make the post-season, the Cubs eliminated and the Yankees on life support, the champion will probably meet with my approval, no matter who it is.

GAC
10-07-2007, 09:40 AM
I'd have to say that would be the equivalent of having a house fall on you.

DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD!

http://granitegrok.com/pix/wicked_witch.jpg

redsmetz
10-07-2007, 10:39 AM
Chip, admit it. You're just trying to get Cubs' fans goat, right?

http://www.chicagobarproject.com/Reviews/WrigleyField/BillyGoatGoat.jpg

RFS62
10-07-2007, 10:42 AM
RFS-thanks for the photos of Puffy's "babes":thumbup:


They ARE all smiling.

Yachtzee
10-07-2007, 12:16 PM
All I know is I'm rooting for the Cubs to make it to the World Series to face the Boston Red Sox in the epic clash of the "cursed" titans.

So far, the Cubs are doing a great job of finding an early exit out of the playoffs, while the Red Sox have the free swinging Angels to first get by.

If the Cubs don't make the World Series, don't be surprised if you see Alex Rodriguez playing SS for them in 2008.

Actually, the Boston Reds Sox are no longer "cursed." I think the current title for most cursed team belongs to the Indians, who suffer from "The Curse of Rocky Colavito." Just as whiny Boston Globe reporter Dan Shaughnessy gave the Red Sox the "Curse of the Bambino," so too has whiny Akron Beacon Journal columnist Terry Pluto given the Indians the "Curse of Rocky Colavito."

RBA
10-07-2007, 01:56 PM
Cub fans are bad, but Red Sox fans are worse. I hope they don't make the WS. I can't stand another year of Red Sox Nation.

WVRedsFan
10-07-2007, 02:04 PM
Cub fans are bad, but Red Sox fans are worse. I hope they don't make the WS. I can't stand another year of Red Sox Nation.

I think the same way as you. On ESPN, XM, Fox Sports, etc, all you hear is Yankees and Red Sox. I want them to both lose so we can quit hearing about them. NEVER HAVE SO MANY BEEN SUBJECTED TO SO MUCH ABOUT SOMETHING THEY COULD CARE LESS ABOUT!!

That is all.

cincinnati chili
10-07-2007, 03:31 PM
Cub fans are bad, but Red Sox fans are worse. I hope they don't make the WS. I can't stand another year of Red Sox Nation.

Red Sox fans are more likely to know something about baseball. It's not a given, but it's more likely.

Also, the Red Sox have a legitimately great team this year. The Cubs, otoh, snuck into the playoffs in a horrible division. I'm really glad they're gone.

RFS62
10-07-2007, 03:35 PM
Red Sox fans are more likely to know something about baseball. It's not a given, but it's more likely.



A bag of potato chips is more likely to know something about baseball than a Cubs fan.

I have no problem with the press the Red Sox are getting. I think they are going to win it all, that is if the Rockies ever lose another game.

RedsBaron
10-07-2007, 03:48 PM
The Red Sox have been one of my favorite teams, although well behind the Reds in my rooting interests, ever since the "Impossible Dream" season of 1967 and reading Ted Williams's "My Turn At Bat" in 1969.
Yeah, the Red Sox are a big market team, and, yes, ESPN gives them too much attention, but I can't help but still root for them.

RFS62
10-07-2007, 04:10 PM
The Red Sox have been one of my favorite teams, although well behind the Reds in my rooting interests, ever since the "Impossible Dream" season of 1967 and reading Ted Williams's "My Turn At Bat" in 1969.
Yeah, the Red Sox are a big market team, and, yes, ESPN gives them too much attention, but I can't help but still root for them.


Exactly my experience. They've been my second favorite team, and favorite American League team since the '60's

Highlifeman21
10-07-2007, 04:12 PM
That would signal the end of the world according to Revelations. Seriously, it's in the Bible.

Now I hope we see Alex Rodriguez on the Cubs next year.

Jpup
10-07-2007, 10:02 PM
Now I hope we see Alex Rodriguez on the Cubs next year.

why would you want the Cubs to improve in any way? ARod instantly makes them favorites in the central, by far.

Highlifeman21
10-08-2007, 10:45 AM
why would you want the Cubs to improve in any way? ARod instantly makes them favorites in the central, by far.

That way I can see Alex Rodriguez multiple times a year in GABP.

blumj
10-08-2007, 11:06 AM
A bag of potato chips is more likely to know something about baseball than a Cubs fan.

I have no problem with the press the Red Sox are getting. I think they are going to win it all, that is if the Rockies ever lose another game.

The Rockies actually beat up on both the Red Sox and Yankees in interleague this year. They knocked both Schilling and Beckett around at Fenway and swept the Yankees in Colorado. Like foreshadowing.

MWM
10-08-2007, 11:17 AM
I hate the Cubs more now than ever. Ugh!

Chip R
10-08-2007, 11:27 AM
I hate the Cubs more now than ever. Ugh!


Atta boy! That hate will keep you warm this winter up in the cold Twin Cities, my friend. :beerme:

WVRedsFan
10-08-2007, 12:02 PM
That way I can see Alex Rodriguez multiple times a year in GABP.

...beating the Reds.

No thanks. Just the thought of ARod in GABP gives me nightmares.

KronoRed
10-08-2007, 02:46 PM
why would you want the Cubs to improve in any way? ARod instantly makes them favorites in the central, by far.

They already are the favorites in the central.

bucksfan2
10-08-2007, 03:25 PM
Cub fans are bad, but Red Sox fans are worse. I hope they don't make the WS. I can't stand another year of Red Sox Nation.

I used to think that way. But a week or so ago I went to Fenway to watch see a game. I used to be a Red Sox fan because I hated the Yankees. I started to get turned off when ESPN was Yanks Sox this, that, and everything. I was pleasantly suprised when I went to Fenway. They just love their baseball there. It is a tough ticket to get and most of the fans there were polite. The atmospehere just puts anything I have ever been to in cincy. I can't help but root for the Sox in this years playoffs after going to a game.

On a side note in the bottom of the eight the entire stadium sings Sweet Caroline. Everyone stays to sing the song. Hell in Cincinnati most people are running to the exits to beat traffic home.