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    Latest installment of "Why the Cubs are the Cubs"

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/ml...ory?id=4502934

    Lee injured after slap from teammate
    By Bruce Levine
    ESPNChicago.com

    While celebrating a come-from-behind, ninth-inning win over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, the Chicago Cubs couldn't avoid yet another "Cubby Occurrence."

    First baseman Derrek Lee scored the game-tying run ahead of Jeff Baker, whose two-out, two-strike home run off San Francisco closer Brian Wilson put the team in line for the win.

    As Lee and Baker were mobbed by teammates in the dugout, relief pitcher Angel Guzman slapped the side of Lee's helmet, causing Lee to experience neck spasms that forced him to come out of the game for defense in the bottom of the ninth.

    Lee has missed numerous games over the years with neck and back spasms, after initially suffering the injury in a home-plate collision in 2006.

    After the game Thursday, Lee told team personnel that he'd be in the lineup Friday night, but the team's training staff could insist that he sit out a game or two.

    Manager Lou Piniella coined the term "Cubby Occurrence" to explain strange happenings that may have factored into the organization going more than 100 years without winning a World Series.
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    Re: Latest installment of "Why the Cubs are the Cubs"

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
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    Manager Lou Piniella coined the term "Cubby Occurrence" to explain strange happenings that may have factored into the organization going more than 100 years without winning a World Series.
    Why Lou, I thought those other 100 years of losing had nothing to do with now. Haven't changed your mind have you?
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    Re: Latest installment of "Why the Cubs are the Cubs"

    A slap to the helmet causes him to miss time. That's a new one on me.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Latest installment of "Why the Cubs are the Cubs"

    The celebrations get pretty wild and dangerous at times. Farney's karate kick of Janish, Ted Ginn spraining his ankle at the NC game...

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    Re: Latest installment of "Why the Cubs are the Cubs"

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    A slap to the helmet causes him to miss time. That's a new one on me.
    Still doesn't beat missing time due to a sneeze.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Latest installment of "Why the Cubs are the Cubs"

    We used to rough up our classmates like that after singing "happy birthday" to them.
    Of course that was 6th grade.
    We thought farts were funny, too.
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    Re: Latest installment of "Why the Cubs are the Cubs"

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    We used to rough up our classmates like that after singing "happy birthday" to them.
    Of course that was 6th grade.
    We thought farts were funny, too.
    They aren't?
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    Re: Latest installment of "Why the Cubs are the Cubs"

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    A slap to the helmet causes him to miss time. That's a new one on me.
    Whose sitting next to Willie in the dugout?
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Latest installment of "Why the Cubs are the Cubs"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Still doesn't beat missing time due to a sneeze.
    Oh yeah, I forgot about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Whose sitting next to Willie in the dugout?
    You guys are cracking me up.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."


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