TCR West Coast Get Together

One more time....

The Cubs make their lone trip of the season to Dodger Stadium next week and I was wondering who might be up for a little venture to Chavez Ravine for the Monday night game, April 17th; 7:10pm PST? The tentative pitching matchup is Greg Maddux versus Brett Tomko. Enjoy a little baseball, beverage and world famous "Dodger Dogs", (apparently world famous for their sucktitude). Email me if you're interested, we'll figure out the ticket situation once we know how many people are going. Those who think it's a good idea to leave before the 9th inning need not apply....


What no one wants to talk about Derrek Lee's new 5 year $65 million deal?

is it official? if there's a link, I'll put up a post.

Rob...I will let you know soon for sure, but I would love to be there!

actually true dodger die-hards arrive middle of the 3rd and leave after the 7th inning stretch.

thanks Mike C., be up in a bit...

What'd I say the other day in parachat?

5 years - $65 mil.
No Trade Clause

When manny was dooing his (as Mike calls it) nanny nanny boo-boo that Hendry is "dropping the ball" on not signing Lee.

i want all the people walking around humming the "aramis will be mvp" or "aramis will be a candidate for mvp" tune to do me a favor and shut the hell up please, unless you collectively want to be the direct reason his femur snaps in half this year, thank you.

i love the guy, but hey, theres a slight chance all your UNFOUNDED PRAISE (whats this all friggin based on anyway? the whole "he's that magical age" bullshit?) is getting to him via his cousin or agent or cleaning lady if he isnt reading it himself and hes feeling unnecessary pressure?

and dont ask me why, but i see aram becoming like manny someday. no real reasoning (kind of like all the mvp year talk) but i just got a feeling. as opposed to carlos who is just plain eccentric, i can see aram unexplainedly pulling out a bologna sandwich at 3rd one day and looking confused when the ump confiscates it. call me crazy, but i think he'll hit like manny (great hitter year-in year-out but not the mvp) and act like him too (draw a face on his glove which he talks to between outs).

the praise for Aramis comes from the fact that he hits for good power and strikes out a very relatively small amount for that power. It's the mark of the true great hitters....

His defense isn't very good though, so I doubt he'd ever win the MVP, but who knows. Put up enough offense and the defense will be forgotten.

Gotta beat the traffic...gotta beat the traffic...

Big John Stud:
"When manny was dooing his (as Mike calls it) nanny nanny boo-boo that Hendry is "dropping the ball" on not signing Lee."

Funny, if I call someone out like this I get blasted, but classless BIG JOHN STUD does and nothing said...CAN YOU SAY DOUBLE STANDARD!!!

Oh yeah, good job hendry, now go reup with Baker and then things will be all good.

Rob G: If you plan to go to Petco on May 7, I'll be there!

Haven't decided if I'm going to Petco, a little strapped for funds this year, but if I do, I'll put out another feeler to see if anyone else is interested. Chances are you'll have to entertain my twin daughters though....

LOL I'm guessing they're probably not 18.

[i]"Funny, if I call someone out like this I get blasted, but classless BIG JOHN STUD does and nothing said...CAN YOU SAY DOUBLE STANDARD!!!"[/i]

I apologize to the moderators for this, but I'm going to be extremely blunt and a bit long winded.

Manny, at some point, you just gotta grow up...

You just have to get over your victim mentality and the need to prove yourself right over and over again.

Manny, I'm sure you are a wonderful person off this site....but I speak for myself when I say I'm absolutely exhausted of your act. I can deal with it on threads...I just ignore it (well, not now)...but on chats I am burnt out, and I get the sense many others are too. It's really like dealing with the 10 year old tattle tale at school who always is running to the teacher to tell who is picking on him.

It is really time you start thinking about someone else besides yourself here. Your need to point out and engage every little comment made about you, and try to tell the moderators how to do their job, and try to tell others who they should cold and who they shouldn't is truly nothing more than selfishness.

It's the #1 thing I learned in grammar school...the more I responded to the teasers and the bully's the more they picked on me.

You had a lot of people come get your back 2 years ago in here...including me. But after watching you make posts like I just quoted literrally 50 times or completely and totally lost me.

We aren't out to get you Manny...but when you make it all more difficult for the rest of us to converse are going hear it from people. This site isn't about you, the moderators aren't here for the sole purpose of protecting you. and it certainly isn't about me either. It's about all of's about the community. And calling out every little comment and asking for moderators to play the role of a 3rd grade teacher, brings the whole board down.

Keep up your "IN DUSTY WE TRUSTY" if you wish...that's part of your persona...but posts like this here...need to end, immediately.

I'm not a super regular here who tosses things around with you I'm hoping this may actually serve to shake you a little...and if it doesn't...oh well. I won't bother calling things like this out again.

Oh yeah, good job hendry, now go reup with Baker and then things will be all good.

Wait a sec, Manny, you want Baker extended before the Cubs make the playoffs? What happened to your wait-and-see approach? Are your true colors shining forth?

Manny, in all seriousness (unlike my previous post), listen to Blockhead. I couldn't have said it better myself. I hope you read it even if you don't respond.

Rob...I can't make it. I have to pick my wife up at the airport that night. :(

Tell her to take a cab.....

Come on the Cubs are in town once a year....

just kidding....we'll have a drink for you.

I saw a game at Chavez a few years ago when in town. Houston was in town and Jose Lima was pitching. It was good seeing Houston get beat. Great place to watch a game. Hot dogs were nothing special though, but maybe I wasn't drunk enough.

Me Trusty in Dusty too. Im going to order me some of those tea tree toothpicks today.

Dusty isnt so bad. He is just misunderstood.

Good news about Wood's progress, although I am confused by Kiley's math (he says that Wood in on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment in 10-12 days, then goes on to say that Wood may rejoin the Cubs in the closing days of April).

Hopefully he'll be back on the 30th. I have tix to that game.


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  • Lackey finishes with a 3.35 ERA. Currently good for 13th in the NL. Not bad for a guy signed to be a #3 starter in a 15-team league.

    He is also 6th in WHIP. Pretty amazing: Cubs have the #2, #3, #5 and #6 starters in WHIP.

    billybucks 5 hours 53 min ago view
  • Completely meaningless game, but Pena striking out Sean the Turd to with the bases loaded was very fun.

    Other than one bad game in SD, Pena has been very good. Even with that game, 9.0 IP, 13 K, 0.89 WHIP.

    billybucks 5 hours 57 min ago view
  • 101 wins...most since 1910 (104).

    neat. ...or sad. pick one. pick both. 'murica.

    crunch 6 hours 13 min ago view
  • Just looked up Grimm's stats -- after a great run, he gave up 2 runs vs. MIL then didn't pitch for 10 days. Don't remember why?

    billybucks 6 hours 16 min ago view
  • Sean Rodriguez's helmet looks like it's taking a dump

    jacos 6 hours 20 min ago view
  • Grimm not doing himself any favors lately re: making the playoff squad. Seems to have lost the feel for his curveball.

    billybucks 6 hours 24 min ago view
  • j.grimm is literally worse than hitler.

    felix pena, your turn.

    crunch 6 hours 26 min ago view
  • it's been a while since joe's over-managed a's gotta feel good for him to be back in the saddle making people's scorecards look like their pens blew up.

    crunch 7 hours 12 min ago view
  • Fuck a bench spot on the playoff roster, Coghlan is competing to bat cleanup.

    John Beasley 9 hours 28 min ago view
  • barely any...especially for an evening game. place looks 1/2 full at best to start the game.

    crunch 9 hours 50 min ago view
  • Listening on the radio. Are there any fans in the stands at all?

    Brick 9 hours 59 min ago view
  • "An MRI taken Monday on the right side of Jorge Soler showed no major damage."

    crunch 11 hours 31 sec ago view
  • rare air though if he can keep it under 2. Sounds like Maddon already made up his mind though and Hendricks seems like the sort that would want to earn it. Guessing he gets a quick hook if he's still under 2 after 5 innings.

    Fwiw, he can give up 1 ER in 5 innings (or more) and still be under 2. If he gives up 2 ER, he would need throw 9 IP to keep it under 2. 1 ER in 4 IP would give him an ERA of exactly 2.

    In terms of WAR, it's still Scherzer by a lot (6.4), then Cueto (5.6), Lester (5.5), Kershaw (5.5), Roark (5.4), and then Hendricks (5.1)

    Rob G. 12 hours 14 min ago view
  • Boring lineup tonight in terms of guys trying to reach milestones -- no KB (40 HR), Addy (100 RBI) or JHey (can he keep it going?), and Lackey isn't really going for anything, plus the team has already reached 100 wins. I get the "rest" thing, although they will have 4 days off after Sunday, but....bleh.

    billybucks 12 hours 58 min ago view
  • Agree -- I think you want to keep him on a regular schedule.

    billybucks 13 hours 18 min ago view
  • Ramos torn ACL

    jacos 13 hours 45 min ago view