and GO Chi- Sox who have just owned their northern brother of late.
Peppers at 10, which seems low.
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.
Hahaha I've been hearing shit like this my entire life from cubs fans. While they continue hoping, my Cards will keep racking up the rings. Three world series appearances in 8 years isn't to shabby.
The party culture that is so engrained in playing for the cubs and rooting for them will always limit their success. There's no win or go home atmosphere. If they lose cubs fans are still happy and the players can go out to wrigleyville and party with those same fans til 2am. Give me a blue collar team that expects success and leadership and I'll see world series champs.
the chip some baseball fans have on their shoulders re: the Cubs is incredible. Sorry that people love our team. Sorry that people enjoy the ballpark atmosphere. I'm tired of having to apologize for the yuppies that populate Wrigley. WE'RE NOT ALL LIKE THAT!!! If only we all got to choose the teams we grew up near, we would all choose "blue collars teams that expect success." I grew up 4 blocks form Wrigley, and I will die a Cubs fan. I wouldn't trade it for anything else.
Hey, I think winning once every couple of weeks is plenty - after a lifetime of this, I'm kinda used to it.
(Where's the sarcasm key?)
Wow, you just snapped a 12-game losing streak, and are in the midst of a 104-year championship drought.
In sports history!!!!!!! Hope the cubs don't win for another hundred years and well beyond.
Someone please post that to show substitutteacherx how the rest of Americans see the Cubs. They are by far the worst franchise in MLB, except their fans believe they have a shot. #nofingshot
Go!!! And as always...Go Blue!!!
... the Chicago Cubs have the best stadium in all of minor league baseball.
Indianapolis Indians blows Wrigley out of the water
What is wrong with you people? As a Cubs fan, sure, there are many people who simply "pretend" to be Cubs fans so they can say they go to Wrigley, get drunk, make out with chicks, and enjoy a day in the sun.
Oh noes! How dare they!
Apparently, this means all Cubs fans are morons who have no idea how crummy a baseball team they support while believing every year is going to be their year. Also, nobody knows the names of any players. And we're convinced a goat/guy in glasses is to blame for our misfortune. Because curses are real, you see, and only Cubs fans believe in superstitious bullshit. Just us. No other fan bases have ever assigned blame for some crappy fortune to a totem of sorts. Man, we're such assholes.
Here's the deal...
There are lot of knowledgeable, passionate Cubs fans who realized going into the year this team was going to blow something fierce. Fans who've spent entire lifetimes hoping they would win the World Series or even make a fucking World Series.
Fans who could tell you about Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg, Shawne Dunston, Mark Grace, Andre Dawson, Greg Maddux, Rick Sutcliffe, Lee Smith.
Fans who could also tell you about Brant Brown's dropped fly ball in '98, Gary Gaetti's homer in the one-game playoff against San Francisco that same year, the time Steve Trachsel was the ace of our staff, Lee Elia's "85% of the world works, the other 15% come here" comment, Leon Durham, the fact that Alex Gonzalez dropped the double play ball in the '03 NLCS, Kerry Wood's homer in Game 7 of that series, Dusty Baker stupidly putting in Carlos Marmol in Game 1 of the '07 NLDS against Arizona, Will Clark single-handedly ending our dreams in '89, the thrill of watching Sosa on a day-to-day basis.
Shit, I thought this board wasn't RCMB or MLive.
Settle down ace.
I'd feel the need to defend my fanbase too, if the guy claiming to represent it came off as badly as this.
I will be the first to admit I wish I wasn't. The team brings pain and agony every year even if they aren't horrible. Like most fans that start at an early age, it is not like we choose to be a Cubs fan, it is just the way it is. As odd as it is too admit on a Michigan sports blog, even at just 22, I would glady give away a chance to see any of my other teams win it all for just 1 chance to be in Wrigleyville when the Cubs clinch a World Series. Some of you may remember in March the MLB video game add had a Cubs team winning it all. I was tearing up at the thought before it even showed that it was a guy playing a game. The end point, is while Wrigley is the greatest ballpark to drink and be merry, many Cubs fans are as die-hard and smart as anyone else. We are the anti-bandwagon, anti-fair weather fans, We will support the team no matter what. In the end, isn't that what it means to be a true fan?
Sounds like lions fandom in the millen days and bangles fandom most years
I'm glad I'm a Sox Fan, and actually feel sorry for Cub fans. From a pure business perspective, it makes sense for Cubs management to field losing teams. Since so called "fans" will continue to flock to the North Side for the Wrigley experience, the Cubs will continue to make money no matter what they put on the field.
Funny and sad thing is, management has spent money to try to win, but has failed miserably in how they've spent, burdening them with long term costs it will take years to recover from. This pathetic mismangement, along with the Rickett's family overextending and political blunders, just reinforces that it makes sense to field losing teams who don't cost that much. While I know there are some knowledgeable Cubs fans, there are legions who go to Wrigley to party, ogle girls, and get drunk. Watch the game? Eh, not so much.
I dislike the cubs!!!! Go Cards!!!!
Love the Cubs. There needs to be a Tigers support board on here just about everyday instead of a Tigers vs Teamwhatever thread
Tigers, Red Sox, Cubs.