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#18239 Dodgers v. Cubs - May 4, 2012 (TV: CSN)

Posted by BlueHorizons on 04 May 2012 - 02:12 PM

Mather! What a great decision to keep him up in the bigs!

#18058 Cubs v. Reds - May 3, 2012 (TV: CSN)

Posted by BlueHorizons on 03 May 2012 - 01:51 PM

THIS loss hurts... we saw some of the batting come alive... Dempster comes back from the DL and looks absolutely MARVELOUS... get a three run lead... then Marmol (pronounced SHIT) happens...

Honestly, I will not watch another Cubs game as long as Sveum continues to back Marmol and trundle his sorry ass out onto the field. Can't stomach this shit any more. It's EMBARRASSING to be a Cubs fan with this kind of shit happening every fuckin' game!

#14502 I *still* loathe off-days.

Posted by BlueHorizons on 17 April 2012 - 08:24 AM

Travel days, or just plain off days... They just aren't the same as the days when you can wake up with anticipation of a Cubs game that day... At least yesterday, even though the Cubs had an off day, the Sox didn't... and the beauty of THAT is getting to watch THEM fall apart, late in a game that they should'a won. A Sox loss is the next best thing to a Cubs win...

#8737 Draft?

Posted by BlueHorizons on 01 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

I've ran a fantasy football league for over 20 years, so as an experienced outsider looking in, let me suggest that you have a Draught Draft!

Are you suggesting that we all get drunk while we draft? I don't know about everyone else, but I was planning on it anyway, that way I'm assured to get at least 6 players from the Cubs on my team.

If nothing else, it gives you an excuse for making any baddraft selections. In last year's Fantasy Football draft, I chose a RB with a broken leg, already designated as "out for the season"... Arrggh... "The sun was in my eyes" just wasn't a feasible excuse...

#8595 Selig Must Be Stopped

Posted by BlueHorizons on 28 February 2012 - 12:14 PM

I guess I didn't do my homework on the additional wild card team. I didn't realize it was a "one and done" type thing, and was assuming that it would be a series... 3 or 5 games. I hate the one game series, and know that like Crockett "speculated", it would be the Cubs luck to barely miss winning their division, only to get ousted in a silly-ass one game WC game. I don't like this idea, at all, unless it's a series. I would agree that a playoff bracket similar to the NFL would work, and I really don't mind too much that teams may have to be idle a little longer waiting for the WC series to take place.

A few other Selig issues that I'm surprised no one else mentioned...
Player Compensation for Front Office Movements.
This is something that needs to be nipped in the bud, and now. How ridiculous is it that the Cubs had to give up someone, just because they were able to lure Theo Epstien from the Red Sox?! The Red Sox could have prevented him leaving, if they really wanted to. Heck, I don't think the Red Sox were too much in favor of KEEPING Epstien in their fold... I think they were going to turn him loose, had the Cubs not courted his services. Either way, it was a BUSINESS move that should not impact the player roster. Sure the Cubs and Red Sox negotiated the deal themselves without Selig's input, but as commisioner, I think he should be putting an end to such nonsense. On a side note, I think Carpenter was far too much compensation. IF they were to compensate, it should have been a lesser prospect. Who knows who the Cubs will lose for Hoyer's compensation... It's just not right.

The All Star game.
I loathe the changes that Selig made to this game. Why on Earth should the winning league get homefield advantage for that league's World Series representative? The All Star game is a total joke. I DO think it has it's place, and is marginally entertaining, but why not play it AFTER the season? Why play it in the middle of the season? I don't like the All Star break interrupting the season like it does, and there IS, though unlikely, the chance that a player could be injured during the game and what then? It could potentially clobber a team's chance of making it to the World Series. And then there's the pitchers... an All Star manager could possibly (intentionally or not) mess up a contending team's rotation just by how he chooses to use the pitchers that are available to him. The Homerun Derby, which I think is the BEST part of the All Star weekend, also can have adverse effects, as it could whack out a player's timing (yeah, I'm a little pessimistic).

Ryan Braun's appeal.
This has GOT to be one of the most idiotic decisions in the history of baseball. How can they possibly overturn Ryan Braun's suspension?! That single repeal has single-handedly taken all of the bite out of the drug testing policies. Lawyers will get richer and Major League Baseball will continue to battle public perception and suspicion. I thought the steroids era was over and the worst that had to be dealt with was how to handle steroids era records and stats. Now, I think the flood gates have been opened and the red carpet has been rolled out to anyone that wishes to improve their stats and performance.

When Selig goes to bed at night, there should be throngs of people from the villiage chanting with torches and pitch forks.

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