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    We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Among the truly enjoyable things about the Reds' rise in the division is that it has corresponded with knocking the Cubs off their perch. The cyclical nature of baseball dictates this will not last forever, so I suggest we revel in this while we can.

    Their lineup might be the worst in baseball this coming season and they continue to use the Carlos Marmol Comedy Pitching Extravaganza as their closer. They claim to have some intriguing prospects in the minors, but we all know that it's only a matter of time until those kids fail catastrophically.

    And I can't be the only person who thinks Jeff Samardzija looks like Murderface from Metalocalypse.



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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    It has been 38,086 days since the Cubs won a World Series

    It has been 39,852 days since the Wright Brothers first achieved sustained flight

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    It has been 38,086 days since the Cubs won a World Series

    It has been 39,852 days since the Wright Brothers first achieved sustained flight
    Going to have to steal this one for Facebook. This is awesome.

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    It has been 38,086 days since the Cubs won a World Series

    It has been 39,852 days since the Wright Brothers first achieved sustained flight
    Isn't funny how the Ottoman Empire, dissolved in 1922, is more relevant than the Cubs?
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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    Isn't funny how the Ottoman Empire, dissolved in 1922, is more relevant than the Cubs?
    I hadn't thought of that. Goodness, when the Cubs last won a World Series world powers included the Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, the Russian Empire and the German Empire; Mark Twain was alive; Theodore Roosevelt was President; and yet to be born were Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and John F. Kennedy.
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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    I hadn't thought of that. Goodness, when the Cubs last won a World Series world powers included the Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, the Russian Empire and the German Empire; Mark Twain was alive; Theodore Roosevelt was President; and yet to be born were Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and John F. Kennedy.
    Not to mention it was 43 years removed from the American Civil War.

    Also, remember the Titanic just started to be built December of 1908.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    Not to mention it was 43 years removed from the American Civil War.

    Also, remember the Titanic just started to be built December of 1908.
    When the Cubs last won a World Series, that same season Cy Young won 21 games and posted a 1.26 ERA. Notice I didn't state that the winner of the Cy Young award did that- no Cy Young himself was still active and did that!
    When the Cubs last won a World Series Geronimo was still alive.
    When the Cubs last won a World Series Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid had not yet met their demise in Bolivia.
    When the Cubs last won a World Series the United States had been a British colony for more years (169 years) than it had been an independent nation (132 years).
    At the time the Cubs last won a World Series Chevrolet did not yet exist.
    At the time the Cubs last won a World Series the American flag only had 46 stars.
    Last edited by RedsBaron; 01-25-2013 at 09:40 PM.
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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    It's going to be really annoying if Theo gets them to the point where we actually have to start worrying about them again in the NL Central.
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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    I would not be surprised if the Cubs are relevant again fairly quickly. They are taking some good steps towards building the club.

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    We are not mocking the Cubs enough.
    There's never been a time when this hasn't been true. Mocking the Cubs is one of my favorite things in life. There can never be enough of it.
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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

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    The Cubs need a leadoff hitter in CF like Bourn, and any sort of option at 3B, and suddenly they will become a real thorn in the side of the NL Central. They still have to come up with a legit top of the rotation type starter, and the bullpen can not be a grease fire, but they aren't that far away.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    I loathe them. going back to the early eighties and Mario Soto trying to climb into the stands, I have loathed them.

    loathe.

    but... Barney is a wizard at 2B. Rizzo can hit. And the rotation is... interesting. They won't be horrible in 2013, just, meh.

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post

    Wrigley smells like pee.
    When I think of Wrigley, this is what I think of.

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    I loathe them. going back to the early eighties and Mario Soto trying to climb into the stands, I have loathed them.

    loathe.

    but... Barney is a wizard at 2B. Rizzo can hit. And the rotation is... interesting. They won't be horrible in 2013, just, meh.

    Wrigley smells like pee.


    Had you been on hand to watch their last championship, you would have been able to do so in West Side Park, as Weeghman Park was still some six years from being built.
    After the Cubs moved to Weeghman, West Side Park became home to the Buffalo Bill Wild West show, as Buffalo Bill was still alive.

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    Had you been on hand to watch their last championship, you would have been able to do so in West Side Park, as Weeghman Park was still some six years from being built.
    After the Cubs moved to Weeghman, West Side Park became home to the Buffalo Bill Wild West show, as Buffalo Bill was still alive.
    Here's a photo of him in 1917 at the Park



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