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Defeat a real Downer, Former Cub fires 5-hitter as crowd becomes hostile
The Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/9/04 | Paul Sullivan

Posted on 09/09/2004 7:05:50 AM PDT by Mike Bates

The Cubs reached another low point Wednesday night at Wrigley Field and a hostile crowd of 38,379 wasn't shy about letting them know it.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagosports.chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: choke; cubs; fans; losers
Ah, September in Chicago. Again.
1 posted on 09/09/2004 7:05:51 AM PDT by Mike Bates
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To: Mike Bates

Go 'Stros!


2 posted on 09/09/2004 7:07:22 AM PDT by wesdale
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To: Mike Bates
What do the World Series and a mama bear on the Pill have in common?

No Cubs.

3 posted on 09/09/2004 7:08:03 AM PDT by asgardshill (By direct order, I LOVE ALAN KEYES!)
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To: asgardshill
That's only been true for the last few years. Since 1945 I believe.
4 posted on 09/09/2004 7:09:10 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Yes, there's still time to buy my book.)
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To: Mike Bates

Lived in Chicago 6 decades, all we hear about is pitiful flubs and their crybaby pity party. Franchise is a $100,000,000 a year National Embarrassment,on par with Jesse Jackson as in
"all talk and no performance".

Owned by the socialist Chicago Tribune, everything in the city is "Cubs". Great if you're a whiner and crybaby.

Last night the Cubs were blaming the "wind" on the loss.
I'm glad I was born and will die a White Sox fan.
This team is a national joke.


5 posted on 09/09/2004 7:11:01 AM PDT by wrathof59 (semper ubi sub ubi)
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To: Mike Bates

Maybe the 13th time is the charm - Go Braves!


6 posted on 09/09/2004 7:11:01 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Mike Bates

Just goes to show that nothing made by Man is perfect.


7 posted on 09/09/2004 7:11:23 AM PDT by asgardshill (By direct order, I LOVE ALAN KEYES!)
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To: wrathof59
Well. . . . maybe next year.

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

8 posted on 09/09/2004 7:17:07 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Yes, there's still time to buy my book.)
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To: Mike Bates
Completely
Useless
By
September
9 posted on 09/09/2004 7:18:38 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever ("The message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing...")
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To: Mike Bates
Sorry, but one wonders if a guy like LaTroy Hawkins wishes he were back where he came from:

That Santana guy is throwing the ball pretty good :)

10 posted on 09/09/2004 7:19:26 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it. - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Mike Bates
The Cubs reached another low point

Nah, they reached that last October.

11 posted on 09/09/2004 7:19:28 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Mike Bates

Dusty * choke * Baker


12 posted on 09/09/2004 7:20:48 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Actually, he's from Gary, Indiana


13 posted on 09/09/2004 7:22:23 AM PDT by wrathof59 (semper ubi sub ubi)
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To: Mike Bates

The Cubs have much more talent than the Giants - but the Giants have a better manager. ;)


14 posted on 09/09/2004 7:24:53 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves
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To: Mr. Jeeves
The Cubs have much more talent than the Giants. . .

They also have a tradition - of losing.

15 posted on 09/09/2004 7:26:27 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Yes, there's still time to buy my book.)
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To: Mike Bates

Yep, the cubs and the red soxs are tanking again... well maybe one is.


16 posted on 09/09/2004 7:32:32 AM PDT by KeyWest
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To: wrathof59

That's not what I meant. :)


17 posted on 09/09/2004 7:36:01 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it. - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: KeyWest
Yep, the cubs and the red soxs are tanking again... well maybe one is.

Maybe? Most every team wishes they could tank like the Red Sox are tanking right now!

18 posted on 09/09/2004 7:36:05 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Mike Bates

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19 posted on 09/09/2004 7:42:38 AM PDT by MarineBrat
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To: wesdale
"Go 'Stros"

You gotta like the little late season rally they got going...
20 posted on 09/09/2004 7:43:11 AM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: wrathof59
Heh heh... perhaps if the Cubs ever make it to the Series again, they can throw it, a la 1919. Or, if they don't make it again, they can at least have drunken asses jump out of stands and attack opposing coaches. Or, at the very least they could dress their team in shorts and become a laughingstock in the league... wow, I'd be all proud to be a White Sox fan too!

And note, I'm not a huge Cubs fan, I just love slaughtering sacred cows.

21 posted on 09/09/2004 7:43:54 AM PDT by Jokelahoma (Animal testing is a bad idea. They get all nervous and give wrong answers.)
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To: Jokelahoma

No, this year (not 1919)a cubs fan shot a sox fan dead just outside Wrigley shortly after an AFTERNOON game, without provocation.

Really proud of that, eh Jokelahoma (WS fans harbor no delusions about the pathetic state of their club)


22 posted on 09/09/2004 7:51:41 AM PDT by wrathof59 (semper ubi sub ubi)
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To: Jokelahoma
And note, I'm not a huge Cubs fan

You're not even from Chicago.

The White Sox threw the 1919 World Series.

23 posted on 09/09/2004 7:53:19 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Colonel_Flagg
We're gonna win Twins,
we're gonna score.
We're gonna win Twins,
watch that baseball soar!
Crack out a home run,
shout a "Hip Hooray!"
Cheer for the Minnesota Twins today!
24 posted on 09/09/2004 7:55:22 AM PDT by akorahil (<Insert witty tagline here>)
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To: HIDEK6
That was my point in reply to a White Sox fan, and no I'm not from Chicago, and no I'm not a fan of the White Sox or Cubs either one. It's jut a hoot to poke sleeping snakes with a stick.
25 posted on 09/09/2004 7:55:59 AM PDT by Jokelahoma (Animal testing is a bad idea. They get all nervous and give wrong answers.)
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To: akorahil

Ah, yes, the jingle. Back when teams actually wrote songs like that. A true sign of summer for me!


26 posted on 09/09/2004 7:57:48 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it. - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Jokelahoma

Backtracking from your position really fast, can't pedal backwards fast enough,

have any dat der French blood in ya, Jokelahoma?


27 posted on 09/09/2004 7:58:57 AM PDT by wrathof59 (semper ubi sub ubi)
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To: wrathof59
Backtracking how? I said I'm not a fan of the Cubs in the first post. I said it in the second post. I said I like slaughtering sacred cows in the first post, I said I like poking sleeping snakes in the second. I pointed out the White Sux have warts on 'em same as the Cubs in the first, didn't change that in the second. A Cubs fan pointed out that the White Sox were the ones who threw the series in 1919, which was my point all along in the first post, and I clarified that. Now if you can point out how that's backtracking, I'd love to hear it. Otherwise, you should spend more time preparing the next coaching attack. :-)
28 posted on 09/09/2004 8:02:52 AM PDT by Jokelahoma (Animal testing is a bad idea. They get all nervous and give wrong answers.)
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To: Mike Bates

Powder..Patch..Ball FIRE!

GO CARDS! GO CARDS! GO CARDS!!!!!!!

Magic number is 9!!!!

GO CARDS! GO CARDS!!! GO CARDS!!!!


29 posted on 09/09/2004 8:06:41 AM PDT by BallandPowder
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To: Mike Bates

Where's Bartman been all season?

Yeah...next year....BWHAHAHAHAHA!

30 posted on 09/09/2004 8:09:04 AM PDT by BureaucratusMaximus ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" - Hillary Clinton)
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
Where's Bartman been all season?

Knowing Cub fans, they'll have another fall guy to blame this year.

31 posted on 09/09/2004 8:11:07 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Yes, there's still time to buy my book.)
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To: Jokelahoma

Otherwise, you should spend more time preparing the next coaching attack. :-)

Get outta my face, conservatives hold themselves responsible for their own actions.



32 posted on 09/09/2004 8:12:55 AM PDT by wrathof59 (semper ubi sub ubi)
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To: Mike Bates

It would be a shame if somehow the Cubs were to win the World Series before the 100th anniversary of their last such win. I believe it will be the 2008 season for such "celebrations". Red Sox will have that honor in 2018. For the record the Cubs have won 2 world series and the Red Sox 5 including the very first. Many franchises would love to have that.


33 posted on 09/09/2004 8:13:15 AM PDT by xp38
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To: wrathof59
Heh... I love how personally people take sports talk.
34 posted on 09/09/2004 8:15:40 AM PDT by Jokelahoma (Animal testing is a bad idea. They get all nervous and give wrong answers.)
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To: xp38

Every team is entitled to a bad century every so often.


35 posted on 09/09/2004 8:15:58 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Yes, there's still time to buy my book.)
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To: Mike Bates

I told you Cub fans in March. No playoffs or World Series for you. The goat lives on!!!!!!!

36 posted on 09/09/2004 8:16:25 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Back when?
The Wild (hockey) wrote their own anthem as well, and that was only back in 2000 This is their themesong: The State of Hockey.

Granted, I know what you mean about teams not doing the 'little cool things' anymore. And I do agree with you that that song is as much a sign of Summer as the Wild Anthem is a sign of winter for me!
However those are days past where baseball wasn't the place where you could get a ball thrown at your head for spite...

37 posted on 09/09/2004 8:17:15 AM PDT by akorahil (<Insert witty tagline here>)
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To: csvset
Dusty Baker When he was here with the Giants we were 6 outs from the Worlds Series Champions and he handed the game winning ball to the pitcher as he took him out, Anahiem got 3 runs in the 7th, three runs in the 8th and the fat lady sang. Chicago last year same thing, 6 outs to go and they blow it. Can you imagine being 12 outs away from two championships with two teams in two years? Poor Dusty, I guess those guys that play in hot weather do not do so well when the weather turns cool.
38 posted on 09/09/2004 8:20:46 AM PDT by SF Republican
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To: akorahil

That's a good point. I had forgotten about the Skating W's song. However, it sounds like someone's being abused in order to hit the high notes. :)

As for Torii Hunter, he should know that there are ways to get back at a pitcher even in the American League. When Julio next pitches against the Twins, all someone has to do is bunt up the first baseline and let the pitcher field the ball. Instant retaliation.

And, of course, probable suspensions, but that's the price you pay.


39 posted on 09/09/2004 8:28:11 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it. - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: wesdale
Go 'Stros!

Nay. Go Marlins!

40 posted on 09/09/2004 8:32:46 AM PDT by sargon (How could anyone vote for the socialist, weak-on-defense fraud named John Kerry?)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
True, however I expect the fights at the Xcel, and the baseball at the Pillowcase.

Call me old fashioned... :)

41 posted on 09/09/2004 8:45:29 AM PDT by akorahil (<Insert witty tagline here>)
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To: Mike Bates

And now you guys are saddled with No-More. HA HA HA!


42 posted on 09/09/2004 8:50:01 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: akorahil

Who said anything about a fight? A simple spiking is all I'm talking about :)


43 posted on 09/09/2004 8:52:59 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it. - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
And now you guys. . .

What's with the you guys, kemo sabe?

44 posted on 09/09/2004 8:56:03 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Yes, there's still time to buy my book.)
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To: Mike Bates
What's with the you guys, kemo sabe?

The Cubs. Picked up Nomar. #5. Mr. Hamm. Mr. Heel. Mr. Wrist. Mr. I'll Need to Spend Significant Time on the DL. Mr. Cancer-in-the-clubhouse.

45 posted on 09/09/2004 8:59:17 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Uh, I'm not a Cub. Not even a fan.


46 posted on 09/09/2004 9:01:12 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Yes, there's still time to buy my book.)
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To: Mike Bates
Uh, I'm not a Cub. Not even a fan.

Crazy of me to assume you were, because you posted a story about them, I guess . . .

47 posted on 09/09/2004 9:12:58 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: wesdale
Go 'Stros!

What have they won -- 12 in a row? Amazing.

48 posted on 09/09/2004 4:36:15 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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