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Old 08-24-2015, 09:55 AM   #121
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:40 AM   #122
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Astros beat NYY (and their huge payroll) 15-1 in NY yesterday
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Sweeping through the west coast....hopefully......
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😃 ....to the Jays.
I wonder where Joe Carter is these days.
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Sweeping through the west coast....hopefully......
Why did you jinx them with the sweep talk?

Just kidding. Still, just can't complain about the Cubbies' run in August.
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Why did you jinx them with the sweep talk?

Just kidding. Still, just can't complain about the Cubbies' run in August.
You are right, I thought about that when I was typing it. They may not win another game out there..........
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You are right, I thought about that when I was typing it. They may not win another game out there..........
That is why I didn't type about the Cubbies' roll in August before your post .

Seriously, I'm all in, but can't shake the thought of a bad bounce here or there in the playoffs and then, well you can imagine the rest. Arrietta is on a roll like Prior was in 2003, who was on a roll like Sutcliffe was in 1984. The similarites make this Cub fan nervous .

I'm just trying to enjoy the ride. In Maddon we trusty. Ooops, maybe shouldn't have phrased things that way .
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You are right, I thought about that when I was typing it. They may not win another game out there..........

Pu.....leeeeeze! Stop talkin' like dat! If they can come home 3 - 3 for the west coast road trip, we'll consider it successful and continue on inside the ivy covered walls......
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Pu.....leeeeeze! Stop talkin' like dat! If they can come home 3 - 3 for the west coast road trip, we'll consider it successful and continue on inside the ivy covered walls......
Was trying reverse logic. When this trip started I would have been thrilled with 3-3. Still think that.
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Was trying reverse logic. When this trip started I would have been thrilled with 3-3. Still think that.
Don't look now, but the Cubbies are on a 4 game losing streak .
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Anyone here play Strat-o-matic baseball?
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Don't look now, but the Cubbies are on a 4 game losing streak .
They'll be fine until Bartman or a goat shows up at a game.
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Anyone here play Strat-o-matic baseball?
Not Strat-o-matic but as a kid my brother and I played "Baseball Strategy" which mainly consisted of places down cards (pitches) and then refer to a cardboard chart (the batting) and see the result. We were amazed at how accurately a game ended like real baseball. For example, there were power hitters who couldn't field, for great fielder's who couldn't hit. Plus if you used, a reliever too often, he'd have to sit out a game or two.

There also was a "Football Strategy" and "Basketball Strategy" but those simulations weren't too accurate.
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I did all through grade and high school and some in college. I used to play entire seasons and had both current and classic team cards. What a great hobby.


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I do! The company is still going strong after 50+ years. They still offer the old cards-and-dice game, but have also offered excellent (and continually evolving) computer versions of all their games for the past 20 or 30 years. It's a niche market, and an aging but extremely loyal customer base.
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Don't look now, but the Cubbies are on a 4 game losing streak .
True. I still think this is a year ahead......but if you can get in.......
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Rangers finally got healthy and their starting rotation is one of the strongest in baseball. Cole Hamels, Derek Holland, Martin Perez, Colby Lewis and Yovanni Gallardo. Already climbed up into the 2nd wild card spot by going 18-9 in August. Next stop...over taking the Astros for the division lead.
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Rangers finally got healthy and their starting rotation is one of the strongest in baseball. Cole Hamels, Derek Holland, Martin Perez, Colby Lewis and Yovanni Gallardo. Already climbed up into the 2nd wild card spot by going 18-9 in August. Next stop...over taking the Astros for the division lead.
And Yu Darvish returns next year. I heard he's already throwing.
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