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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    623,038 Cubs have come to the plate since the Cubs last won the World Series, meanwhile it only took the Diamondbacks 53,401 PA's to grab a WS.
    How many unique players is that?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    How many unique players is that?
    1439 Cubs, 77 Diamondbacks

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    1439 Cubs, 77 Diamondbacks
    Stolen for Twitter. Thanks!
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Anyone over the age of 43 in the stands of the Cubs last World Series victory would have been alive to see the end of the Civil War.
    Hey, RFS62 remembers it like it was yesterday!




    I think this thread should be a sticky.
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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    I thought about risking the bad juju and joining in by posting a picture of the Miss America winner from 1908 but the Miss America competition did not start until 1921, 13 years after the Cubs last won the Series.

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    The last time the Cubs won the World Series these were the most popular baby names in the U.S.

    Code:
    	Male		Female
    1	John		Mary
    2	William		Helen
    3	James		Margaret
    4	George		Ruth
    5	Robert		Anna
    6	Joseph		Dorothy
    7	Charles		Elizabeth
    8	Frank		Mildred
    9	Edward		Alice
    10	Thomas		Marie
    11	Henry		Florence
    12	Walter		Ethel
    13	Willie		Lillian
    14	Harry		Frances
    15	Albert		Gladys
    16	Arthur		Rose
    17	Harold		Edna
    18	Paul		Louise
    19	Clarence	Grace
    20	Fred		Evelyn

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    The Cubs have apparently hired Tom Tango.

    http://www.bleachernation.com/2013/0...one-tom-tango/

    This is not to mock the Cubs for making the move, but rather to wish Mr. Tango well and hope that the stench of Cubdom does not follow him when he inevitably realizes the error of his ways ("Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was I thinking?") and latches on with a real MLB team.
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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    The Cubs have apparently hired Tom Tango.

    http://www.bleachernation.com/2013/0...one-tom-tango/

    This is not to mock the Cubs for making the move, but rather to wish Mr. Tango well and hope that the stench of Cubdom does not follow him when he inevitably realizes the error of his ways ("Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was I thinking?") and latches on with a real MLB team.
    That explains why he stopped blogging a few weeks back. The sabermetric blogosphere is quickly getting cherry-picked. All I have to say is that we should mock the Cubs while we still have the chance. There's absolutely no reason why they can't join the Yankees/Dodgers/Angels tier quite soon.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    An outstanding site that all self respecting baseball fans should belong to.

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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    That's some funny stuff!

    Have to admit, I do like the Lucha Libre style Cubs wresting mask.
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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Double post
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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    That explains why he stopped blogging a few weeks back. The sabermetric blogosphere is quickly getting cherry-picked. All I have to say is that we should mock the Cubs while we still have the chance. There's absolutely no reason why they can't join the Yankees/Dodgers/Angels tier quite soon.
    Sure there is: They're the Cubs.
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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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    Re: We are not mocking the Cubs enough

    Some other things that have happened:

    The CD became the primary form of music delivery
    The CD became surpassed
    VHS finally totally killed off Betamax, DVDs and DVR's replaced VHS, Blue Ray and Video on Demand largely replace DVD
    Bill Clinton ran for president, served two terms, George W Bush served two terms, and Barack O'Bama has started his 2nd term
    The Florida Marlins were created and then have won two World Series.
    Apple stock has risen a little since it traded for 29.75
    I have aged from 21 to 44.
    The average college senior was born.
    The dot.com market grew and the bubble burst
    The whole internet explosion.
    The Reds in 2012 had a draft in which their first 14 picks were all born after 10.20.90

    Oh wait these have all happened since October 20, 1990. Sorry wrong thread.



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