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Old 10-22-2015, 08:23 AM   #401
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Well. My, my, my.

That was NotSoFun for Cub fans, huh?

Maybe it'll put a fire in the bellies of those in or around the team for 2016. It should, a thorough, sustained thumping like that.

Admit it - they are fun, as is baseball in general. Personally, I won't be glued to the set but will follow the comments from those with teams still in the hunt. Remember: no crying!

Baseball is calmer than football, usually.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:30 AM   #402
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Baseball (like other sports) playoffs is a reminder that past performance is no guarantee of future success. The three teams with the best regular season record already got bounced.

Hopefully, this time next year the Cubbies will be playing in October again for more punishment fun. Hope springs eternal.
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I've been meaning to mention something, could go in the "What Have You Read?" thread but I think OK here too.

I disposed of a lot of hard-copy books this summer, mostly through donations or garage sales of friends. That frees up an amazing amount of space and saves lifting some heavy boxes at moving time. Meanwhile, my Kindle library grows.

I didn't dump all, though. One I saved and have been slowly rereading is Babe: The Legend Comes To Life, by Robert W. Creamer, published 1974 and now available in various editions.

I'm enjoying the reread immensely and I bet a lot of baseball fans would, too. Better be a fan though because there's an amazing amount of detail about that American icon, Babe Ruth. I did one of those build-your-own models of the Bambino as a kid and it stayed on my bedroom dresser: home run #60, complete with catcher and ump watching it sail out of there.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:12 AM   #404
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With the Cubs loss last night, I'm done with baseball for the year. No more bets, and no more baseball games on TV for me this year. However, I will finish off the extra beer I bought for the world series. Just don't care about any of the remaining teams.

I'll talk to you guys about baseball in the 2016 thread.
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With the Cubs loss last night, I'm done with baseball for the year. No more bets, and no more baseball games on TV for me this year. However, I will finish off the extra beer I bought for the world series. Just don't care about any of the remaining teams.

I'll talk to you guys about baseball in the 2016 thread.
Well, I've always got plenty of beer, but I did go through my last pack of Cracker Jack last night!

I don't follow sports until something exciting like this comes along. So at least now, I can get back to my regularly scheduled events. The loss would have been easier to take if the Cubs played better ball against the Mets, it was mostly pretty sad. Time for a few relevant lines from Steve Goodman's, "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request":
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The Cubs made me a criminal
Sent me down a wayward path
They stole my youth from me
(that's the truth)

... But what do you expect,
When you raise up a young boy's hopes
And then just crush 'em like so many paper beer cups.

Year after year after year...
after year, after year, after year, after year, after year

...
He whispered, "Don't Cry, we'll meet by and by near the Heavenly Hall of Fame
He said, "I've got season's tickets to watch the Angels now,
So its just what I'm going to do
He said, "but you the living, you're stuck here with the Cubs,
So its me that feels sorry for you!"

...
Do they still play the blues in Chicago
When baseball season rolls around?
When the snow melts away,
Do the Cubbies still play
In their ivy-covered burial ground?

When I was a boy, they were my pride and joy
But now they only bring fatigue
To the home of the brave
The land of the free
And the doormat of the National League

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KC 14, Toronto 2 - Sounds more like a football score.
Toronto 7 KC 1 another football score!
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:12 AM   #407
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I am soo looking forward to tomorrow night.


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Toronto 7 KC 1 another football score!
Its kinda hard to score just 1 pt in football.
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I'll cheer for the Royals. I went to a game at Kauffman this year, and their fan base was very welcoming to me (in my Cubs shirt) and my wife (in her Braves shirt). The stadium was awesome, and that's another long-suffering fanbase with just one flash of brilliance. Plus, I saved my Royals beer cup so I drink my water out of it daily in my temporary locale here! Don't care about the Blue Jays and Mets, so if it's them, I won't watch.


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Hopefully, this time next year the Cubbies will be playing in October again for more punishment fun. Hope springs eternal.
Though I'm disappointed as a Cubs fan, the Mets win was convincing to put it mildly. Let's hope the Mets win the WS so we can claim we're second best. And the outlook for the Cubbies "next year" takes on a great, new meaning based on their success this year.
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Its kinda hard to score just 1 pt in football.
I thought the Toronto reference would give you a clue. Missed field goal in CFL.
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Sorry KC fans I just got back from a quick trip into the future and Toronto wins tonight's game 7-5.
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Sorry KC fans I just got back from a quick trip into the future and Toronto wins tonight's game 7-5.
The game gets rained out tonight. Sorry.
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Sorry KC fans I just got back from a quick trip into the future and Toronto wins tonight's game 7-5.
Did you use the same transport that said the Cubs would win the World Series in 2015?
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Wow, I had hoped for exciting baseball. That game had just about everything, including questionable calls.


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It was a great game and promises to be a good series final.
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I thought the Toronto reference would give you a clue. Missed field goal in CFL.
I did not know you get one point for a missed field goal in the CFL. I learn something new every day...
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I lost interest in baseball a few years ago because the game was too long and too slow for me. And with the Red Sox winning the World series in 2004 after an 86 year drought the intrigue has completely gone.

But hang in there Cubs fans and have faith in Theo Epstein. He was the catalyst behind ending the Red Sox drought and hopefully he will soon do the same for you.
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Entertaining game last night. Sorry to see the Jays exit but KC earned it. Live by the long ball, die by the long ball. I thought that the commentators observations about advancing runners was spot on. It sure wasn't an NL game! Had to love Cain scoring from first on a single with none out in a tie game! Now that was aggressive. Kudos to the third base coach.
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