Cubs on Doodle Jump would ease ST angst

Don't know about you, but with all this prolonged and intense ST Cubs scrutiny, my brain hurts a little.
The Carlos Silva thing - whether you think he was fairly treated or not - I'm just glad it's over.
Yeah, drama always makes things fun, but there's enough to worry about besides that guy.
So much so, I decided to shut my mind down for a bit by playing a little  over the weekend.
Which is when it occurred to me that it would make an awesome Cubs game.



There's no sound here, but when you miss a base and fall, you'd hear the Ron Santo "OH NOOOO!" call instead of the slide whistle.
Of course they'd have to get MLB approval and all that, so it could never happen.
But it would be fun. 

Okay, back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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The Cards are 
The Yankees are .
Jeff Baker is being handled carefully with the hammy, but should be ready for opening day. 
Jeff Samardzija will get a trim.
Wrigley Field food: they're .
Lastly, Mark Riggins' handling of the Silva demotion - the "let him down easy" way.
I'm totally giving Riggins the thumbs up because of Carlos' heart thing.
What if he'd just said, "Carlos, everybody thinks you suck and there's no place for you on the team." and then Carlos grabs his chest and turns purple?

I'd have handled it exactly the same way.

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"and then Carlos grabs his chest and turns purple?" Would they still have to pay the rest of his contract?

"and then Carlos grabs his chest and turns purple?" --- in the spirit of that as a prediction for Silva's next gig... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlvz3AhNedk&fe...

Is it too early in the season to call today's game a must-win?

Why not beat the rush.

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  • Cubster 32 min 56 sec ago (view)

    "in normal times..."

    It was the burst of times, it was the worst of times.

     

  • Cubster 42 min 40 sec ago (view)

    "Setting aside how stupid it is for fans to blame players when owners are all so much more..."

    I blame Pete Ricketts

     

  • crunch 11 hours 15 min ago (view)

    i can't believe this kind of stuff is what we're talking about 2 months into the 2020 season...i can't believe a lot of stuff about 2020 outside of the game, too.

     

  • crunch 15 hours 34 min ago (view)

    contract rights are retained by the team.

    in normal times this keeps labor relations between employer and player not too volitile with only a handful of player/owner issues.  in times like this you see a system that was not designed for an event like this.

    some owners are being responsible over the players who's contracts they control while other owners make us realize why the guillotine was occsasionally popular during revoltutions/revolts.

     

  • Jackstraw 16 hours 1 min ago (view)

    So they are all free agents?  Or still under contract and not getting paid?  I'm sure AZ Phil or someone else has covered this but I haven't been keeping up with all the fine points of baseball's problems recently.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 34 min ago (view)

    Manfred is such a dreadful commissioner. It's his job to walk a fine line and maintain peace in labor relations. Instead he lets the owners do whatever they want.

    Cannot wait for a long, bitter strike after 2021. And for the owners to ultimately turn plenty of fan sentiment against players.

     

  • crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    "The A's told their minor leaguers Tuesday that they will not continue to pay them their current salary of $400 per week beyond May 31."

    classy.  absolute class act stuff right there.

     

  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich
    The MLBPA is very disappointed with MLB’s economic proposal today, source tells me and @Ken_Rosenthal, calling additional cuts proposed “massive." League offered to share more playoff revenue, but on balance, those dollars are small compared to what players give up, PA believes.

     

  • crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    A's are furloughing nearly all of their staff through the entire organization...including scouts, which make a shockingly low amount of money.

    the A's are owned by a multi-billionaire who inherited his loot from dad (founder of The Gap)...and him + family spent $10m trying to keep Obama from getting a 2nd term, which i assume is their idea of a good investment in their community...whereas paying loyal employees for years/decades for a few months is...well...*shrug*

     

  • Ryno 1 day 21 hours ago (view)

    Depends on who you are.

     

  • Ryno 1 day 21 hours ago (view)

    Sorry--Just needed to experience a little normalcy.

     

  • Ryno 1 day 21 hours ago (view)

    That was the dumbest lineup I've ever seen.

     

  • Hagsag 2 days 1 hour ago (view)

    True!

     

  • Cubster 2 days 18 hours ago (view)

    https://twitter.com/just1deeva/status/1245654487026397184?s=21

    speaking of Trump's trained rats...

     

  • Hagsag 3 days 1 hour ago (view)

    Cubster, your comments about President Bone Spurs could not be more accurate. Thanks for posting!

     

  • BobbyD 3 days 12 hours ago (view)

    Cubster: I agree with your comments, save one. That the president is "leading" America. He couldn't lead a pack of rats to a NYC dumpster on an August afternoon. The "man" is a f'ing disgrace.