Weekend funnies: At least there's a Cardinal or Brewer loss every game...


What's a Cub Fan to do?


It's the St. Louis Cardinals vs the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2011 National League Championship Series.
Seems like this painful display has been going on for weeks, and what's worse is the games have been pretty good.
Why do we hate St. Louis so much?
Because they're always good.
At baseball.
Milwaukee?
Well, they'll probably lose Prince, but they look kinda loaded for years to come.

At least each time they play in this series, one of 'em loses.
And they've been doing a good job of alternating those losses.
But suddenly it's getting to the end, and I've recently come to the revolting realization that the NEXT THING is about to happen.
Like, if the Brewers lose on Sunday, that means the freaking Cardinals get to go play in the World Series.
Or if the Cards lose the next two games, then it'll be the Brewers...

In the often helpful words of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, "Dogs licked my heart."

Well, at least we have Theo Epstein, right?
And if you're in Chicago, there's always Jake's Pub over at Clark and Oakdale.
Just waiting with it's awesome beer selection and fabulous pool table.
I might just have to go see how straight his sticks are. 

Comments

theo's worth 10 prince fielders.

we got theo...the best hitting coach in the world...and maybe a new manager.

all that's keeping the club from being #1 is a minor detail of 1st, RF, 3rd, and a SP or two...minor details. maybe a new pitching coach rather than all of that mess...or a new president in charge of promotional napkins.

cubs baseball...another off-season...another name brand suit. lou still needs a job for 4-6 months or until he gets bored with making awesomeness happen.

1- sign theo for 5 years
2- backload contract
3- trade to ARZ after 4 years for goldschmidt
4- pay goldschmidt $160m for 8 years
5- replace GM with the actress that played B.Beane's daughter in the Moneyball movie
6- win 5th world series in a row

lol I see Crunch hasn't changed anyway

no doubt.

i dont mind the theo move...i'm just ready to get to the real offseason need, players. i'm staying out of the compensation thing until i know who's actually being given up...if anyone. meh.

also, wow...the shine wore off rudy really quickly...almost easy to forget he was supposed to be one the coach/saviors. hell, you barely hear his name mentioned.

Not to mention guys have to go back to AAA to get their swings fixed after spending a month in the Bigs.

lulz...

nolan ryan on cell phone texting someone...gw bush (the younger bush president) looking over his shoulder reading it.

laura bush actually watching the game.

Milwaukee?

I actually used to like Milwaukee. Most of my dislike comes from the belief that Braun (despite what he's done for my fantasy team) is an enormous douchebag. I've got no problem with anyone else. I'm rooting for them over the Cards, easily...then the AL against them in the WS, or course.

the Sept. 98 CHC/MIL games were electric...2 home games in particular were high scoring and the fans were way into it.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/C...

sept 12 - 5 runs in the bottom 9th to win 12-15

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/C...

sept 13 - 1 run in the bottom 10th to win 10-11

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MIL/M...

sept 23 - 3 runs in the bottom 9th to lose @MIL 7-8

cubs won on the 22, too, but it wasn't anything special.

4 games vs. MIL in Sept. 98...3 of them awesome.

You ought to be banned for bringing up the Brant Brown game...

OH NOOO!

the road to awesomeness is paved with the cries of elderly men.

Bronze medal game rained out, USA will share with Canada

Blue Jays C Travis D'Arnaud tore ligaments in his thumb during the tournament.

f'n socialist baseball tourney... *shakes fist at obama*

Josh Byrnes is coming with Theo if and when the deal gets done.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Byrnes

wikipedia and all, but fun stuff about owner signing Eric Byrnes against Josh's wishes.

That's fine, Theo needs at least one or two guys who know the system he's going to implement. I wonder how many old school types there are in the Cubs front office.

TEX is on the field celebrating with...soda.

it's not even a promotion tie-in because they took the labels off the soda.

that's so damn misguided wholesome...corrosive sugar water #1.

actually, it just looks really weird.

jim leyland crying...again.

i'd hate to see him watch Lifetime movies...it'd be a huge mess.

If I recall correctly from last years run, they avoid alcohol in order to include Josh Hamilton in team celebrations.

Wilson doesn't partake as well being straigtedge and all

Don't they have any diabetics on the team? Corrosive sugar water is almost as bad for society as alcohol. Bunch of party poppers on that Texas team, it's going to make it hard to root for them. Ron Washington ruined the traditional ALCS coke binge party for everyone too.

Blah, how many days till spring training?

Ron Washington ruined the traditional ALCS coke binge party for everyone too.

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I think that's why they took the labels off the pop bottles, so Washington wouldn't be seen doing Coke in public.

keep forgetting about that (and cj)...it ended up cute anyway with the family members and kids joining in toward the end.

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  • CHARLIE: The Cubs did the same thing with LHSP Eric Jokisch last month, and it has nothing to do with needing the player's 40-man roster slot. 

    The hope is that another MLB club will claim the player, so that you aren't on the hook for any termination pay, which you would be if you release him. So the Cubs probably intended to release Jokisch when they placed him on Outright Assignment Waivers and were thrilled when the Marlins claimed him, and they were probably disappointed that Riefenhauser wasn't claimed.

    Arizona Phil 2 sec ago view
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    Sonicwind75 7 min 49 sec ago view
  • How strange is this for May? Is it insignificant, or does it suggest some sort of trade might be in the works?

    Charlie 13 min 39 sec ago view
  • The Cubs have sent LHRP C. J. Riefenhauser outright to Iowa. 

    Cubs MLB 40-man roster now stands at 37 (three slots open). 

    Arizona Phil 56 min 27 sec ago view
  • yow...the a.gordon/m.moustakas collision now makes the schwarb collision look minor in scope.

    gordon broke his wrist, expected to miss 4+ weeks...and today moosetacos has been diagnosed with a torn ACL. fun times in KC.

    crunch 2 hours 30 min ago view
  • dodgers calling up julio urias for tommorow's game. neat.

    fernando-mania might have a new heir...dude is 19 (turns 20 in august) and he's got a legit argument for being MLB-ready.

    crunch 3 hours 21 min ago view
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  • Happ was the #9 pick last year, and he moved from OF to 2B in the same offseason that Castro was traded.

    Gleyber also in the picture at second.

    VirginiaPhil 8 hours 9 min ago view
  • jacos 8 hours 28 min ago view
  • Co-sign

    Ryno 8 hours 29 min ago view
  • Transmission 8 hours 38 min ago view
  • O&B: I think D. J. Wilson is a legit MLB prospect.

    He is a hyperactive dynamo on the field, a protypical lead-off hitter who is looking to get on base any way he can, a triple machine (if there is such a thing) when he does make solid contact, a daring baserunner who goes berserk once he is on base, and a CF who plays a "no fear" crash & burn style of defense.

    Guys like that sometimes get injured more-often than the average player, but if he can stay healthy and continue to progress, I believe he will be an MLB CF, or at worst a 4th OF. 

    Arizona Phil 8 hours 50 min ago view
  • The hot start was nice, but it won't always come easy. It's nice to see them have to work for it every once in a while.

    Ryno 10 hours 57 min ago view
  • Hey, AZ, are you as high on DJ Wilson as your pal John Arguello is?

    Old and Blue 11 hours 15 min ago view
  • Phil, I just wanted to say thank you for diligently tracking the Cubs prospects in extended spring training and sharing your knowledge with us. It's remarkable how you're able to keep box scores for multiple games at once. I, and I'm sure others here, appreciate the data and insight you provide for us.

    K Dub 14 hours 8 min ago view
  • Thanks PHIL.

    Boy, that is a nifty K:BB ratio Hudson has going at almost 4:1!

    I hope he continues improving.

    The E-Man 20 hours 5 min ago view