I'm trying to think of a celebrity death that made me very sad. The only one I'm immediately coming up with (other than some you mentioned) is Mitch Hedberg. That was bullshit. He had so many more jokes to tell.
Cmon guys lets be serious. as much as i would love to see the Cubs compete this year and make the playoffs, its not going to happen. and im okay with that. The reds are going to win the division and the brewers and Cardinals are still better than us. I do think we will finish better than the pirates though. Next year i could see it happening once rizzo and jackson get some experience and hopefully one or two prospects surprise us.
I don't know that anyone expects the Cubs to be in the Central race late in the year, but it is theoretically possible.
Can't you sent him a direct email warning him that his behavior will no longer be tolerated and explain that if he continues to act this way he will be banned.
If I remember correctly, Brett has done that before. It is a temporary fix at best.
Indeed I have. The problem is, he's a dumbass troll who pretty much doesn't cross the line. I'm still reluctant about banning people for non-obvious offenses (racism, threats, homophobia, etc.). I suspect, eventually, I'll ban him because he's not worth the headache. But I don't want to send the wrong message to folks who don't understand just how far you have to go to get banned.
HEY! I was just bitchin' about the bitchers earlier today on the main board! Couldn't agree more with all the comments posted here, and thankfully MichiganGoat suggested I move over here.
On the LOST topic - I was/am a huge fan, BUT, and you know what they say about the word but (nothing you say before it means a damn thing) - the ending was absolute garbage. Yes, I said absolute.
To add on to that - Brett's job is a joke, his hairdo looks like someone put a bowl on his head, and most of his family is one chromosome short of the monkey. Oh yeah, and the Cubs suck! Sorry - you asked for it: "You can insult the Cubs, my job, my hair, even my family ... but saying a cross word about 'LOST' is a capital offense."
I didn't see anything but "the ending was absolute garbage."
This move today was so "non-Hendry" it's ridiculous ... and highly encouraging.
This is something that I just don't understand. If there was one thing Hendry was good at was trading over-valued players and getting a good return. Yes, he made some bad moves in FA. yes, some of the contracts given to players turned out to be terrible. Yes, he had to great of connection to many of the players we drafted. However, to give the guy zero credit for the good things is one thing that really bugs me.
The Marshall trade is almost exactly like the DeRosa trade.
I gotta disagree. When it came to Hendry, the DeRosa deal was the exception, not the rule. He was good at acquiring ML talent for marginal minor leaguers, but almost all of his "sell" deals were crap. Lilly netted crap. Maddux netted crap. Lee netted crap. I could go on. I know that's how a lot of sell deals play out, but Hendry's seemed worse than most.