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    Re: Cubs eliminated again

    Great post...not gonna lie, I revel in Cubs failures and will be sorely disappointed when they do finally breakthrough (yeah, right).

    They are a putrid organization and I don't understand why they aren't mentioned more often in that refrain. They are in a huge market with a huge TV contract, they have a "bucket list" stadium and have fans throughout the world really. And they suck. Always. It's a disgrace really, but they get by because even when they win 60 games people (both Cubs fans and tourists) will still show up and drink a beer in the bleachers.

    It's like they aren't a real team...just like this national entity...most "Cubs fans" I know aren't really die Garda; rather folks that just enjoy baseball and possibly fell for the Cubs due to WGN. Nothing wrong with that but it all feeds a viscous cycle.

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    I mean, there's gotta be friendly or intelligent Cubs fans somewhere right?




    ...Right?
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    The first Model T Ford rolled off the assembly line the same month the Cubs last won the World Series.
    There were only 7 National Parks in the United States the last time the Cubs won the World Series. There are now 58.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edskin View Post
    Great post...not gonna lie, I revel in Cubs failures and will be sorely disappointed when they do finally breakthrough (yeah, right).

    They are a putrid organization and I don't understand why they aren't mentioned more often in that refrain. They are in a huge market with a huge TV contract, they have a "bucket list" stadium and have fans throughout the world really. And they suck. Always. It's a disgrace really, but they get by because even when they win 60 games people (both Cubs fans and tourists) will still show up and drink a beer in the bleachers.

    It's like they aren't a real team...just like this national entity...most "Cubs fans" I know aren't really die Garda; rather folks that just enjoy baseball and possibly fell for the Cubs due to WGN. Nothing wrong with that but it all feeds a viscous cycle.
    Sports in Chicago is different. There is a 'vibe' whether its Cubs, Bulls, Bears or my beloved Blackhawks. I hate when they invade GABP, but having been part of it, I totally get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    [*]Flag poles were erected on Wrigley Field roof to hold all of the teamís future World Series pennants. Those flag poles have since rusted and been taken down.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    The Ottoman Empire (est. 1299) existed for another 14 years after the Cubs last won the World Series.
    I laughed so hard at these I almost cried.

    This is my favorite annual thread. I tried to force Chip to jump the gun on it a couple of times this year because I was so excited for it. Must remember sometimes that when it comes to the Cubs, one cannot rush things.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    I think it was RFS that said "goat this, you posers".

    It's about
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    Re: Cubs eliminated again

    The year the Cubs last won the World Series was:

    1 Year prior to the death of Geronimo
    2 Years prior to the death of Mark Twain
    7 Years prior to the death of Frank James (Jesse's Brother)
    13 Years prior to the death of Bat Masterson
    14 Years prior to the death of Alexander Graham Bell
    21 Years prior to the death of Wyatt Earp
    23 Years prior to the death of Thomas Edison
    24 Years prior to the death of John Phillip Sousa
    34 Years prior to the death of George M. Cohan
    Last edited by mth123; 09-15-2012 at 01:42 AM.
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    Re: Cubs eliminated again

    Hallelujah!
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    Re: Cubs eliminated again

    A little trivia for you...:

    What is the least attended World Series game in history?

    Yep, you guessed it.... Oct 14th, 1908....Game 5...The day the Cubs beat the Tigers to win their last WS title. Fewer than 7,000 in attendance that day.

    There obviously wasn't a TV broadcast back then, so can we even be sure it actually happened?

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    Re: Cubs eliminated again

    Flag poles were erected on Wrigley Field roof to hold all of the teamís future World Series pennants. Those flag poles have since rusted and been taken down.
    This one just made me smile. Too perfect. Great post Chip.
    Chapman to the rotation!!!! Do it already!!!!

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    Re: Cubs eliminated again

    The Cubs can't even win the World Series in a fictional TV show.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-bi...3472--mlb.html
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    Re: Cubs eliminated again

    Quote Originally Posted by Edskin View Post
    A little trivia for you...:

    What is the least attended World Series game in history?

    Yep, you guessed it.... Oct 14th, 1908....Game 5...The day the Cubs beat the Tigers to win their last WS title. Fewer than 7,000 in attendance that day.

    It musta been Rush Week.
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    Re: Cubs eliminated again

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    The Cubs can't even win the World Series in a fictional TV show.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-bi...3472--mlb.html
    Haha, you beat me to it! This cracked me up so hard when I read it earlier today, LOL
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    Re: Cubs eliminated again

    *cough*
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Cubs eliminated again

    O.K., I'm a bit of a traditionalist so I've been looking forward to writing this 'thank you note' all year:

    Dear Baby Bears, thank you for carrying on the tradition of failure and ineptitude. I was hoping the PieRats would join in but , as we have seen they failed to carry through on their potential, while you totally lived down to it. May you become the first team to go 200 years without a WS to their name.

    In amazement:

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