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. --- 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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  • Arizona Phil 5 hours 22 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have released RHRP (and their erstwhile closer) Brandon Morrow. There is no indication that they plan to re-sign him to another (different) 2020 minor league contract without the Article XX-B $100K retention bonus provision (as happened with Jason Kipnis last week).  

     

  • crunch 8 hours 48 min ago (view)

    rizzo takes another day off (lower back).  ross says the club is "exercising caution."

    klye ryan is expected to join the team tomorrow after some mysterious holdup.

     

  • Ryno 9 hours 26 min ago (view)

    Has anyone seen Darvish's pitch "The Supreme"?  Isn't it just a sinker?

     

  • Ryno 9 hours 34 min ago (view)

    In other words:  This lineup sucks.

     

  • Arizona Phil 9 hours 51 min ago (view)

    Jason Kipnis was released on June 29th and then he was re-signed to a new (different) 2020 minor league contract that does not require a $100K retention bonus if he is not added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 2020 MLB Opening Day (7/23).  

    Brandon Morrow remains on his original 2020 minor league contract which pays him a $100K retention bonus if he is not released by 7/18 or added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 7/23. 

     

  • Eric S 9 hours 55 min ago (view)

    There is that re Kimbrel - at worst, just another year on the books.

     July 1st is Bobby Bonilla Day - the day that check is cut and paid annually. 

     

  • Cubster 10 hours 1 min ago (view)

    On the bright side regarding Kimbrel. It doesn't have the lasting bad side as the Mets arrangement with Bobby Bonilla. Unless they want to re-negotiate Kimbrel's terms.

     

  • Eric S 11 hours 28 min ago (view)

    Yep

    Watching the last night's highlight clip was not encouraging either as discussed here:  https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2020/07/08/craig-kimbrels-intrasquad-performance-is-a-reminder-of-the-concerns-that-already-existed/

     

  • crunch 16 hours 4 min ago (view)

    i still can't believe this front office paid anyone 16m a year to throw 60-70ip...

     

  • Eric S 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    Unfortunately, Kimbrel in Cub mid season form as well, giving up a two out, two run oppo homer to Willson. 

    Kimbrel Cub stats which I tried to bury but were dug up again: gave up a career high 9 home runs in only 20 2/3 inning, averaged a career high 9.1 hits allowed per 9 innings and served up a 6.53 ERA for his troubles. And no full spring training build up period again.  Still hopeful he's got something left in the tank this year and next but man, he's got my full attention going into the season

     

  • BobbyD 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    Hmm. Never thought about it that way. Maybe it is a very stable genius? 

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    maybe he's hoping it'll be bad enough to flip the population odometer over to 0 after humanity is wiped from the planet.  let's give him more time to see if he's right before we get too down on him.

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    "Shohei Ohtani threw just 15 of his 50 pitches for strikes in an intrasquad game Tuesday.  Trent Rush had him at eight walks, a hit by pitch and six wild pitches before he was shut down for a day. "

    ow.

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    anthony rizzo is in mid-season form.

    he sat out today with lower back tightness.

     

  • BobbyD 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    Well, back in February (I think; that was about 17 years ago now), our diaper staining commander in his own mind declared we had 15 cases in the U.S. and that would quickly go to zero. 130k dead and rapidly rising now 4 months later I still have brain dead neighbors in SoCal saying if Biden gets elected we're screwed. I wonder what they think screwed looks like. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    cubs taking full advantage of that "night games deal" with the wrigleyville neighborhood...almost all the home games will be night games.

    8 home day games, 6 on the weekend.