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The Cubs can compete for the World Series this year, if?

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Posted: 5/6/2013 10:19 AM

The Cubs can compete for the World Series this year, if? 


We could play the Marlins and Houston for the rest of the season. Why would 33,000 fans turn out to watch the game yesterday? Isn't there anything else to do in Chicago? A poll was taken a couple of weeks ago that said the Cubs were the second worse professional sports franchise, behind the NBA's Bobcats. Thanks to Michael Jordan for keeping us from the bottom.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 10:34 AM

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jb95695 wrote: We could play the Marlins and Houston for the rest of the season. Why would 33,000 fans turn out to watch the game yesterday? Isn't there anything else to do in Chicago? A poll was taken a couple of weeks ago that said the Cubs were the second worse professional sports franchise, behind the NBA's Bobcats. Thanks to Michael Jordan for keeping us from the bottom.
The Cubs overall record (including when they were known as the Orphans, Colts and White Stockings) is 10383-9900.

Yes, I get the annoyance at no titles in 104+ years, but I am certainly not going to call a franchise with a overall winning record the 2nd worst franchise in sports.

Sell crazy somewhere else.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 10:35 AM

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jb-you must be really starved for attention. hahaha
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Posted: 5/6/2013 11:18 AM

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SportsGoblin wrote:
jb95695 wrote: We could play the Marlins and Houston for the rest of the season. Why would 33,000 fans turn out to watch the game yesterday? Isn't there anything else to do in Chicago? A poll was taken a couple of weeks ago that said the Cubs were the second worse professional sports franchise, behind the NBA's Bobcats. Thanks to Michael Jordan for keeping us from the bottom.
The Cubs overall record (including when they were known as the Orphans, Colts and White Stockings) is 10383-9900.

Yes, I get the annoyance at no titles in 104+ years, but I am certainly not going to call a franchise with a overall winning record the 2nd worst franchise in sports.

Sell crazy somewhere else.

The perception is no doubt worse than reality.  And because the Cubs are in full build mode it seems worse now, too.

The Cubs have held their own in terms of record and playoff appearances in the past 20-25 years.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 11:24 AM

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SPOONER wrote: The Cubs have held their own in terms of record and playoff appearances in the past 20-25 years.

+100000

I been blasted Jim Hendry for some of the moves he mades but I also give him props for this: In his 9 years years as GM of the Chicago Cubs (I don't count 2002 because he was given the job towards the end of the year), the Chicago Cubs had 5 winning seasons and won 3 NL Central titles. They were a very competitive team in the 2000's.

Idiots though don't believe in facts.

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Posted: 5/6/2013 11:42 AM

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MikeNesterNR wrote: jb-you must be really starved for attention. hahaha
People keep responding to him, though.  I learned my lesson a few weeks ago.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 12:22 PM

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SportsGoblin wrote:
jb95695 wrote: We could play the Marlins and Houston for the rest of the season. Why would 33,000 fans turn out to watch the game yesterday? Isn't there anything else to do in Chicago? A poll was taken a couple of weeks ago that said the Cubs were the second worse professional sports franchise, behind the NBA's Bobcats. Thanks to Michael Jordan for keeping us from the bottom.
The Cubs overall record (including when they were known as the Orphans, Colts and White Stockings) is 10383-9900.

Yes, I get the annoyance at no titles in 104+ years, but I am certainly not going to call a franchise with a overall winning record the 2nd worst franchise in sports.

Sell crazy somewhere else.
It wasn't long ago that the Cubs had maintained 500+ games over .500 since 1906.  There goes that, and 10,000 losses is rapidly approaching.  This and 16 pennants were the only things I had to defend this franchise.

Thank you though, Goblin.  One modern WS title will erase the "lovable losers" label for good.  The only reason they're given that is because of the title drought.  They've never had a losing record as a franchise and been in more World Series than the White Sox among others.

Last edited 5/6/2013 12:26 PM by KatieCubFan

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Posted: 5/6/2013 12:52 PM

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jb95695 wrote: We could play the Marlins and Houston for the rest of the season. Why would 33,000 fans turn out to watch the game yesterday? Isn't there anything else to do in Chicago? A poll was taken a couple of weeks ago that said the Cubs were the second worse professional sports franchise, behind the NBA's Bobcats. Thanks to Michael Jordan for keeping us from the bottom.

You need to know the difference between paid attendance and actual attendance.  Also, I don't know if you're a troll or a real Cub fan.  Either way you're pathetic.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 12:59 PM

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jb95695 wrote: We could play the Marlins and Houston for the rest of the season. Why would 33,000 fans turn out to watch the game yesterday? Isn't there anything else to do in Chicago? A poll was taken a couple of weeks ago that said the Cubs were the second worse professional sports franchise, behind the NBA's Bobcats. Thanks to Michael Jordan for keeping us from the bottom.

JB - post a link to the poll so posters can see the context and intent of the poll
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Posted: 5/6/2013 1:09 PM

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If every team forfeits the season except Cubs and Astros.
gkelly: Stafford can always put these together when the game is out of reach.  He's simply a fantasy football QB who racks up stats in garbage time.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 2:16 PM

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I believe with out looking...The Cubs have had more 1st place finishes in the last 10 years than the have had in any 10 year span going back 50 years. Not to mention Theo and Hendry had the same amount of 1st place finishes during their tenures, but Hendry is seen as a failure.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 2:20 PM

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msqboxer2011 wrote: Not to mention Theo and Hendry had the same amount of 1st place finishes during their tenures, but Hendry is seen as a failure.

It's more difficult to finish 1st in the AL East than it is in the NL Central.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 2:38 PM

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KatieCubFan wrote:
msqboxer2011 wrote: Not to mention Theo and Hendry had the same amount of 1st place finishes during their tenures, but Hendry is seen as a failure.

It's more difficult to finish 1st in the AL East than it is in the NL Central.
That's a silly statement...1st place is 1st place...
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Posted: 5/6/2013 2:47 PM

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msqboxer2011 wrote:
KatieCubFan wrote:
msqboxer2011 wrote: Not to mention Theo and Hendry had the same amount of 1st place finishes during their tenures, but Hendry is seen as a failure.

It's more difficult to finish 1st in the AL East than it is in the NL Central.
That's a silly statement...1st place is 1st place...
No it's not.  Would Hendry have finished in 1st place in Epstein's division in 2003 and 2007?
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Posted: 5/6/2013 2:48 PM

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I'm not starving for atttention, I'm starving for a World Series. Just one or four in my life time.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 2:51 PM

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CoachK34 wrote:
MikeNesterNR wrote: jb-you must be really starved for attention. hahaha
People keep responding to him, though.  I learned my lesson a few weeks ago.
And here's coachk34 responding again, you must have forgotten the lesson you learned 2 weeks ago.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 2:53 PM

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KatieCubFan wrote:
msqboxer2011 wrote:
KatieCubFan wrote:
msqboxer2011 wrote: Not to mention Theo and Hendry had the same amount of 1st place finishes during their tenures, but Hendry is seen as a failure.

It's more difficult to finish 1st in the AL East than it is in the NL Central.
That's a silly statement...1st place is 1st place...
No it's not.  Would Hendry have finished in 1st place in Epstein's division in 2003 and 2007?
If he had the same resources and budget - Why not ?
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Posted: 5/6/2013 2:56 PM

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jb95695 wrote:
CoachK34 wrote:
MikeNesterNR wrote: jb-you must be really starved for attention. hahaha
People keep responding to him, though.  I learned my lesson a few weeks ago.
And here's coachk34 responding again, you must have forgotten the lesson you learned 2 weeks ago.
I'm breaking my own rule here, but if you noticed, I responded to Mike
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Posted: 5/6/2013 3:23 PM

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cubs2007 wrote:
jb95695 wrote: We could play the Marlins and Houston for the rest of the season. Why would 33,000 fans turn out to watch the game yesterday? Isn't there anything else to do in Chicago? A poll was taken a couple of weeks ago that said the Cubs were the second worse professional sports franchise, behind the NBA's Bobcats. Thanks to Michael Jordan for keeping us from the bottom.

JB - post a link to the poll so posters can see the context and intent of the poll
It was a Fox Sports poll, Just Google "poll that voted the Bobcats and Cubs the worst sports franchises"
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Posted: 5/6/2013 3:51 PM

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jb95695 wrote:
cubs2007 wrote:
jb95695 wrote: We could play the Marlins and Houston for the rest of the season. Why would 33,000 fans turn out to watch the game yesterday? Isn't there anything else to do in Chicago? A poll was taken a couple of weeks ago that said the Cubs were the second worse professional sports franchise, behind the NBA's Bobcats. Thanks to Michael Jordan for keeping us from the bottom.

JB - post a link to the poll so posters can see the context and intent of the poll
It was a Fox Sports poll, Just Google "poll that voted the Bobcats and Cubs the worst sports franchises"
I saw that poll.  It was one of the most unscientific pieces of garbage, the like of which you can find on Bleacher Report.  They based the Cubs ranking on black cats, goats and Bartmans.
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