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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #50: August 22, 2008, 03:38:26 PM »
Milledge has to be able to make that play. 

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #51: August 22, 2008, 03:39:12 PM »
Interesting stuff SoxFan. I was also reading somewhere that there was issue over having 40000 people come to Wrigley Field for night games.  Apparently the city is unable to handle an influx like that.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #52: August 22, 2008, 03:40:01 PM »
what the hell? Why did Nieves throw the freaking ball?

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #53: August 22, 2008, 03:40:10 PM »
Bad play on the Nats catcher's part -- he needs to pay attention to the runner on third. 

Cubs 1, Nats 0

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #54: August 22, 2008, 03:40:54 PM »
Ouch double steal from the Cubs...

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« Reply #55: August 22, 2008, 03:40:59 PM »
That stupid crap cost us a run. Our inability to hold/throw out runners is disturbing.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #56: August 22, 2008, 03:41:15 PM »
Bad play by Nieves.  Should have kept the ball in his pocket and we get out of that inning with no runs.  Good pitching by Lannan. 

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #57: August 22, 2008, 03:41:46 PM »
To borrow a phrase from N2P:

"I hate [Alfonso Soriano] with the white hot passion of a thousand suns."

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #58: August 22, 2008, 03:43:18 PM »
We have some stupid freaking players. We could've been out of that innings unscathed.

At least they stopped showing Debbi Taylor's face as much but still 

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #59: August 22, 2008, 03:43:47 PM »
the only time you see that work is in my son's junior league baseball.  All Nieves had to do was either fake it or throw it to Lannan and he would have had Soriano.
Eitherwise the Emilio has too come in quicker towards homeplate if he sees Soraino coming home.
Another horrible defensive play indicative of terrible coaching.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #60: August 22, 2008, 03:44:58 PM »
Interesting stuff SoxFan. I was also reading somewhere that there was issue over having 40000 people come to Wrigley Field for night games.  Apparently the city is unable to handle an influx like that.

I don't get that.  I heard the arguments at the time they were debating installing lights.  The White Sox are in a residential neighborhood. They've had those kinds of crowds come into the city at night, and have never had an issue.  The Bears have no problem, same with the Blackhawks and Bulls.  The result has been the neighborhood nightclubs, bars, and restaurants have been doing gang buster business for Cubs night games. 

The real problem is that Wrigley is not close to any major highway (US Cellular is by US 94, the Bears on Lake Shore Drive), and there is no parking, so there is a lot more foot traffic over a wider area to get to a Cubs game, and residents get a little skittish.  There is actually more crime in the Wrigleyville area than at around the Cell, depsite the South Side stereotypes. 

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #61: August 22, 2008, 03:44:59 PM »
Santo is the biggest tool in MLB. 

What I find unbelievable is how much he's revered by the national media types.  Any time I hear anyone extolling Ron Santo as "refreshing" I lose respect for that person. 

I love Mark Patrick of XM175 but he is a big fan of Santo. 

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #62: August 22, 2008, 03:44:59 PM »
swing the bat you dummy. Damn we are an embarrassment.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #63: August 22, 2008, 03:46:19 PM »
Anyone who hasn't watched us all year that watched the first 2 innings of this game can see exactly why we are the worst team in the game.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #64: August 22, 2008, 03:46:52 PM »
Our offense sucks so bad we're making perpetual losers like Jason Marquis look like Cy Young.

JASON freakING MARQUIS!?!?!

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #65: August 22, 2008, 03:47:18 PM »
I read those quotes you posted sportsfan. That kind of crap about the Lerners is rustrating to read, not to mention embarrassing. I wonder if they would allow fans to pay ticket prices a little late.  :?

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #66: August 22, 2008, 03:49:08 PM »
To borrow a phrase from N2P:

"I hate [Alfonso Soriano] with the white hot passion of a thousand suns."


I agree, but apply it to the entire Cub team and organization.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #67: August 22, 2008, 03:49:23 PM »
I read those quotes you posted sportsfan. That kind of crap about the Lerners is rustrating to read, not to mention embarrassing. I wonder if they would allow fans to pay ticket prices a little late.  :?
Yep, it's very disappointing. They'll start to feel it when 50%+ of the season ticket holders fail to re-up.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #68: August 22, 2008, 03:49:51 PM »
Great at bat by Langey.  This guy needs to be playing a lot more. 

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« Reply #69: August 22, 2008, 03:51:38 PM »
What I find unbelievable is how much he's revered by the national media types.  Any time I hear anyone extolling Ron Santo as "refreshing" I lose respect for that person. 

I love Mark Patrick of XM175 but he is a big fan of Santo. 

Does he revere Santo, or does he enjoy mocking him?  They tend to replay Santo's embarrassing moments and mock him. 

We had a sports station in Chicago do a "Ron Santo's greatest hits," stringing together his most over the top moments. 

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #70: August 22, 2008, 03:53:17 PM »
That's a nice surprise to watch this day game.
Dont have to wait till Sunday.
Cannot watch tomotrrow though..

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #71: August 22, 2008, 03:53:32 PM »
Jeez, Lannan has had a tough time throwing strikes over his last 3 starts.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #72: August 22, 2008, 03:53:38 PM »
Does he revere Santo, or does he enjoy mocking him?  They tend to replay Santo's embarrassing moments and mock him. 

We had a sports station in Chicago do a "Ron Santo's greatest hits," stringing together his most over the top moments. 

They'll interview him once in a while on Baseball This AM and if they're mocking him then Mark and Buck deserve Oscars for best performance.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #73: August 22, 2008, 03:54:35 PM »
Christ.  I struggle listening to Santo.  He's like a more annoying and less intelligent version of John Madden.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #74: August 22, 2008, 03:54:44 PM »
Lannan walks the 1st batter again..
Though conditions I hear.