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Spring Training

Postby Chicalorado » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:15 am

Baseball is back. We can finally talk about "games" again instead of just steroids, A-Rod, the Yankees signing everybody, Manny still available, Bonds, etc.

Who else here is a big baseball fan? Who's going to win it all this year?

I pick the Cubs. :D [-o< Next year is here.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby Chicago Transplant » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:25 am

I want the Cubs to win it all, but I am not going to "pick" them to win it all so I don't jinx them again :lol:
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Re: Spring Training

Postby covfrrider » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:35 am

Cubs good, but not good enough, again!

Manny lands back with the boys in Blue, Dodgers/Angels for the Series.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby Papillon » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:15 pm

I was hoping Maddux would've stuck around another year to try to pass Spahn for modern era wins (he needed 9). I grew up a Tigers fan but man did they face plant last year after acquiring Dontrelle Willis and Cabrera. There's nothing worse than having your team basically out of it before Memorial Day - makes for a long sports summer.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby Chicalorado » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:27 pm

Papillon wrote:I grew up a Tigers fan but man did they face plant last year after acquiring Dontrelle Willis and Cabrera. There's nothing worse than having your team basically out of it before Memorial Day - makes for a long sports summer.

Not to rub it in, but I predicted you guys in the Series last year. What happened???
And I know all about being out of it by Memorial Day, I am a Cubs fan after all.
covfrrider wrote:Manny lands back with the boys in Blue, Dodgers/Angels for the Series.

Question is, once Manny gets paid, is he going to play out of his mind like he did last year with the promise of a new contract?
Chicago Transplant wrote:I want the Cubs to win it all, but I am not going to "pick" them to win it all so I don't jinx them again :lol:
Are you affiliated with Sports Illustrated? Then I would be concerned. :)

Ahh, it feels good to talk baseball again.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby Chicago Transplant » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:09 pm

Chicalorado wrote:
Chicago Transplant wrote:I want the Cubs to win it all, but I am not going to "pick" them to win it all so I don't jinx them again :lol:
Are you affiliated with Sports Illustrated? Then I would be concerned. :)


So true! I flinch every time they talk about the Cubs going all the way! I am actually hoping the the addition of Milton Bradley will put some fire in their bellies, they need someone with an attitude :D
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Re: Spring Training

Postby Oman » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:20 pm

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Re: Spring Training

Postby Presto » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:22 pm

My husband and I are NY Mets fans. They move into the new stadium this year. Our only hope is that they finish better than they have the past two years (as I gaze at the post above mine). :?
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Re: Spring Training

Postby Chicago Transplant » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:24 pm

Oman wrote:Image


Maybe since 2007, but you have to get to the playoffs first before you can choke :wink: (Our self-deprecating sense of humor is what makes a lifetime of futility so bearable)
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Re: Spring Training

Postby Chicalorado » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:24 pm

Oman, are you a Cards fan, or just stirring the pot? :?:
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Re: Spring Training

Postby Presto » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:26 pm

by Chicago Transplant

... but you have to get to the playoffs first before you can choke ...


ummm ... boy, can I relate to that! :?
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Re: Spring Training

Postby Oman » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:33 pm

Chicalorado wrote:Oman, are you a Cards fan, or just stirring the pot? :?:

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