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OT: official cubs fan support thread
and GO Chi- Sox who have just owned their northern brother of late.
We will see. Cubs are going to make the playoffs.
I thought Professor X was supposed to have astounding mental powers?
Even if they do they'll blow it like they have the last 100+ years. As a Marlins fan, I'd like to sincerely thank you for Steve Bartman. He helped us maintain our status as the only team to have never lost a playoff series.
You can thank Moises Alou, not bartman.
In April 2008, Moisés Alou was quoted by the Associated Press as saying, "You know what the funny thing is? I wouldn't have caught it, anyway."
Thank Alex Gonzalez for booting an easy double play ball that would have ended the inning with the Cubs still up by 2.
The Marlins have fans?
The awkward moment when Professor X believes Ron Santo still plays baseball.
You called the Tigers a disgrace less than two hours ago. If the Tigers are a disgrace, what does that make the Cubs?
Not a waste of a payroll like the tigs. Cubs will win the world series before the tigers.
You need to be medicated! You are coming off as retarded. Leyland is fucking us over for sure, but the Cubs blow. Jim will get fired after this year, and the Tigers will pull their heads out. We wrap it up next year. Mark it down professor.
Lol. Put down the crack pipe. The entire problem with the tigs is old man Illitch. The entire Rogers organization is a disaster. What do you call paying a heart attack $214 million.
I simply do not understand any sentence that begins "The Cubs will win a World Series before..." that does end with a reference to (a) a geologic era or (b) animals flying which do not currently fly.
Can't wait to head to Wrigley in the middle of June for that three game set against the Tigers. Haven't been able to see them play each other for three years, and that was a very disappointing sweep. See yall in the bleachers.
as a brewers fan I'm going to politely request that the cubs keep losing. It's all we have left up here; I mean we lost a series to the twins fergodsakes
funny the Cubs best player is still stranded in Triple- A, so it is gonna be hard to win with him not even on the team but what do I know?
The Cubs are the worst team in baseball.
Aren't you guys still paying Alfonso Soriano $20mil a year to do whatever he does besides be good at baseball?
LOL I found this gem from The Onion.
...someone has apparently done some sort of study and made this handy Venn Diagram.
I'm sure that someday the cubs will win it all. I just hope it doesn't happen anytime soon. Go Cards.
Wearing my world series champions shirt right now
May God help us all if the Cubs should stumble upon a title. They are the ultimate Murphy's Law franchise. Why do people root for them? Is it really that much more fun to get drunk at Wrigley than other stadiums?
Either this is dripping in sarcasm or a misguided anti-jinx which ultimately won't matter in the long run.
I'm a Cubs fan (born on the day they clinched the pennant in '84) and really can't remember a worse Cubs team. Our clean-up hitter had 64 total MLB at-bats before the season. We've already gone through two closers. Alfonso Soriano is making $100 million dollars this year (figure not accurate) and has an OPS of approximately .200 (figure not accurate). Among position players with 100 ABs, here are where the Cubs rank in WAR relative to their postions...
C-Soto (2nd to last)
1B-Bryan LaHair (4th)
2B-Darwin Barney (14th)
SS-Starlin Castro (7th)
3B-Ian Stewart (25th)
OF-Alfonso Soriano (33rd) / Tony Campana (46th) / David DeJesus (61st)
LaHair and Castro are their only two guys who could be considered "good" and only Castro is an actual building block. I'm shocked Soriano is judged to be the 33rd best outfielder in the major leagues. They have 3 good, not great starting pitchers and bums after that. Their bullpen guys might as well just come out with a biohazard patch on their jerseys.
It is going to be a long, hard road back to anything resembling contention.
What don't you understand?
Says who? We use to think the same thing about the red sox.
Fuck da Cubs. That is all.
Fuck da cards
Cubs fans are the MLB's equivalent of Notre Dame fans, and dare I say they are possibly even worse. No matter how obvious it is to everyone else that it's not going to happen, they naively believe it always their year. Wrigley is filled with the most delusional, oblivious people and they give any other pro sports team a run for their money when it comes to the most obnoxious/ignorant fan base.
The Cubs were my second favorite team growing up. I've actually been to Wrigley more times than I've been to CoPa and Tiger Stadium. My opinion on the Cubs is formulated upon first hand experience. As beautiful, historic and great of a stadium as it is, way too many self-pitying morons, who pretend they care about what's happening in the boxscore and complain about that which they are hopelessly uneducated on, litter the seats.
They were my 2nd team, but the Wrigley experience is the best.
And isn't it somewhat the definition of a fan(atic) that one continues to cheer for the team and hope that they'll eventually win it all, in spite of evidence to the contrary?
Honestly, baseball fans should be thanking us for giving opposing teams so many wins. I have no clue why there is so much animosity towards us cubs fans.
You think your team is similar to the Yankees, but never win. ND fans think they are similar to Alabama. Any questions?
Never said that. You are projecting your own beliefs onto us cubs fans.
Because while there are many knowledgeable, tolerable Cub fans, there are many more annoying pieces of crap who pretend to love the Cubs because it's a fashion statement, and because if they root for a losing team then they must be a better fan than you. They take more pleaure out of other teams losing than their own team winning. There are many Cubs fans who couldn't tell you the first name of the player on the back of their jersey t-shirt. Also, many Cubs fans went to/root for Notre Dame (aka Bartman).
Need any more reasons?
As a lifelong Cubs fan I politely am going to ask you to never make the comparison to nd fans ever again or we are going to have a problem. I've killed for less...
Unlike nd nation, all of us Cubs fans are not delusional. We know what we are and are hoping Theo and Jed can build something we've never had in our lifetime.
I second that notion. That was "beat'em" while they are down kind of comment. Sounds just like a white sox fan or msu ripping us after a loss.
It pretty simple people...we, uofm fans, were going crazy tryin to fix our team from a far during 2008-2010 campaigns. It was like you saw some hope and potential there, but the results would come no matter what. Now go through that for 100+ years, and worse be outs away from the WS or a title. Moreover, be not even close to being competent or competitive because of massively dumb decisions by people pulling the strings.
Not delusional? Your fan base wanted to kill a man for touching a foul ball!
Jim Joyce got a lot of death threats from tigers fans
you guys think a goat yes a goat has caused all the losing. Now you may not, but do not tell me at least 75% of your fanbasr over 16 years old does not.
At least for Notre Dame fans, their team were nationally relevant during some of our lifetimes. The last time the Cubs amounted to anything, the Hebrews were still busy building the pyramids.
ie the Knowledge of Theo Epstein
Is Santo supposed to be an inside joke? I will try to be as sensity as possible here, but Ron Santo died last year and hasn't played MLB ball for 30 some years -- clearly with his passing.
Did you mean Soriano? Who calls him Santo? Sori is the closet nickname he has to Santo.
This is why I hate being a cubs fan sometimes. This was probably a simple mistake, but it makes us out to be flaming idiots.
And just for those making the "every cubs fan is a delusional idiot" remarks, that is because the ones you talk to have no clue about the game of baseball and what it takes to win and win consistently. That sums up the mentailty of about 80-90% of fans of any team. I have been frustrated for years with the cubs and the organization as a whole. It reminds me of people trying to sell this nebulous "American dream". "next year", well there is no tomorrow in sports and they/us will suffer for awhile until a lot of changes happen. It will take more than talk. The team has massive holes on the MLB roster and thin talent in the minors, most especially MLB ready or developmental arms. We are in bad shape and haven't really hit rock bottom yet, which will come a shock to some.
I'm guessing he meant Castro and he's just a moron.
Or he meant Soto. Either way, there was no reason to be a jerk.