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Kathianne
10-16-2016, 09:28 AM
One step closer. It's near impossible to talk to the people back home, they're obsessed! LOL!

aboutime
10-16-2016, 09:22 PM
Kathianne. As, I'm almost sure. Most baseball fans who know anything about the History of the game; probably also know about the CUBS, and their many years of bad luck.

Here's hoping they finally get what that team needs. Not so much for Chicago, but a chance to get even with all those California teams for once, and for all. :clap:

gabosaurus
10-17-2016, 12:35 AM
The Cubs get my vote if they make it to the World Series.

For now...

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa304/HHHjr22/dodgers.gif

Black Diamond
10-17-2016, 07:53 AM
Kathianne. As, I'm almost sure. Most baseball fans who know anything about the History of the game; probably also know about the CUBS, and their many years of bad luck.

Here's hoping they finally get what that team needs. Not so much for Chicago, but a chance to get even with all those California teams for once, and for all. :clap:

I still don't like the padres.

Kathianne
10-17-2016, 08:00 AM
Oh the fights! My family is basically divided between Cubs and WS, 1/2 has unfriended the other half-they are all talking to me though. LOL!

gabosaurus
10-17-2016, 12:10 PM
Oh the fights! My family is basically divided between Cubs and WS, 1/2 has unfriended the other half-they are all talking to me though. LOL!

I've been to Wrigley a couple of times. I've never been tempted to see the White Sox. Must be a South Side thing.

jimnyc
10-17-2016, 12:12 PM
One word:

Clayton Kershaw.

That is all.

gabosaurus
10-17-2016, 12:17 PM
My Dad and I will be at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday. Top level, between the plate and first base.
When I was growing up, my dad would take me to game. Now, I take him to games. Costs a lot more now, but whatever. :cool:

Dodgers haven't made the World Series in my time. I hope this is the year.

Kathianne
10-17-2016, 05:00 PM
I've been to Wrigley a couple of times. I've never been tempted to see the White Sox. Must be a South Side thing.

No one in the family has ever lived on the South Side. It's either because of the 'Irish thing' or they are just contrarians.

jimnyc
10-19-2016, 02:29 PM
One word:

Clayton Kershaw.

That is all.

That was a 1-0 win :)

In another one word: Rich Hill

Dodgers win 6-0

thus far it's 2 games to 1 in favor of the Dodgers. Game 4 tonight!!

Kathianne
10-19-2016, 04:46 PM
That was a 1-0 win :)

In another one word: Rich Hill

Dodgers win 6-0

thus far it's 2 games to 1 in favor of the Dodgers. Game 4 tonight!!

I know, very depressed friends at home, well except those that like the White Sox, they're happy. :cry:

gabosaurus
10-19-2016, 04:55 PM
I screamed so much last night that I barely had any voice left for today. The game was EXCELLENT!! :cheers2:

Lots of Cubs fans at Dodger Stadium. Including a very depressed woman in back of us. Moved to LA more than a decade ago and still holds on to her love of the Cubbies. My dad bought her a beer and a Dodger Dog.

Time to duck out of work early (again) and pick up my dad. GAME ON!!

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/86/a0/5f/86a05fda6ff808a8dcdd337972cfb557.jpg

Kathianne
10-20-2016, 12:11 AM
Cubs win! Back to tied!

Kathianne
10-20-2016, 12:18 AM
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14695315_255850358146385_5839591178553717342_n.jpg ?oh=fea555aab3f6dc35fde729f82e582b79&oe=585FEE4E

Black Diamond
10-20-2016, 12:19 AM
Guaranteed trip back to Wrigley.

Kathianne
10-20-2016, 12:27 AM
Guaranteed trip back to Wrigley.

Indeed.

One of the benefits of rooting for a team that hasn't been in a series for over 100 years, legions all over the country are for them. I kid you not! Today 3 different cars in Sedona flying the W flag, folks dressed in Cubs swag.

Ok, there's many Bears and Blackhawks fans too, but the Cubs seem to get more! ;)

gabosaurus
10-20-2016, 10:55 AM
Last night's game was horrifying and painful. And still probably more entertaining than the debate. :laugh:

jimnyc
10-20-2016, 09:25 PM
HUGE game 5 tonight. End of the 3rd inning and the Cubbies are up 1-0, with their Ace John Lester pitching. :( I love the Cubs, just not against my Dodgers. But whoever wins tonight - the other team would need to win 2 straight to beat them.

I feel cheated. My favorite team for a little over 40 years now. I don't want to share my team with a liberal. Having something in common makes me feel 'dirty'. :laugh:

I'll say it now, no sour grapes in baseball for me. Man, if the Cubs beat my team, I'll surely be rooting for them to win the series!!! 108 years of futility down the drain. Who couldn't like to see that happen?

jimnyc
10-20-2016, 09:57 PM
End of the 4th inning, game tied at one. Go Dodgers!!!

jimnyc
10-20-2016, 10:36 PM
Oh no!! Middle of the 6th inning now - the Cubs are now winning 3-1

Kathianne
10-20-2016, 10:46 PM
Oh no!! Middle of the 6th inning now - the Cubs are now winning 3-1

Yep, I swear I'm hearing them from Chicago! LOL!

Elessar
10-20-2016, 10:50 PM
Want to see the Cubs win to break that 108 year drought!

gabosaurus
10-20-2016, 11:57 PM
Oh well, I knew that the Dodgers' lack of pitching depth would eventually get them into trouble. :(

Kathianne
10-21-2016, 12:13 AM
Oh well, I knew that the Dodgers' lack of pitching depth would eventually get them into trouble. :(

Onto Chicago and listening to the White Sox son complain how living on the North Side, has one fault, Wrigley Field. LOL!

jimnyc
10-21-2016, 02:40 PM
The Cubs are now up 3 games to 2 AND the games go back to Cubby Land. It'll be tough for the Dodgers to have another October miracle!! At least for starters, in game 6 tomorrow night will be Clayton Kershaw. Hopefully he'll be "on" his game and lead us to a game 7!!!! Gonna be fun to watch without a doubt. :)

Kathianne
10-21-2016, 05:37 PM
The Cubs are now up 3 games to 2 AND the games go back to Cubby Land. It'll be tough for the Dodgers to have another October miracle!! At least for starters, in game 6 tomorrow night will be Clayton Kershaw. Hopefully he'll be "on" his game and lead us to a game 7!!!! Gonna be fun to watch without a doubt. :)

Bill Murray addressed the Kershaw factor today, from the WH briefing room, :laugh2::

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/bill-murray-makes-surprise-appearance-white-house-briefing-room-n670811


...

Murray came to Washington to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, but arrived early to discuss the award — and likely Chicago sports as well — with the president.


Murray's beloved Cubs are one win away from their first World Series appearance since 1945, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in a seven-game series. Though Obama is a noted fan of the Chicago White Sox, he has stated he will support his team's crosstown rival.


Murray told the press that while Los Angeles Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw was undoubtedly excellent, the Chicago Cubs had "too many sticks," pointing to his team's powerful offense.

Kathianne
10-21-2016, 05:41 PM
Gotta love Rizzo:

http://www.chicagonow.com/between-us-parents/2016/10/why-all-kids-should-see-anthony-rizzo-apologize-to-mlb-umpire/


Why all kids should see Anthony Rizzo apologize to MLB umpire
Even if you aren't a baseball fan, Chicago Cubs' first baseman Anthony Rizzo's apology to an umpire last night is worth paying attention to and sharing with your tweens and teens.


The Cubs are battling the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, and the winner heads to the World Series. In last night's game, Rizzo apologized to home plate umpire Angel Hernandez when he came up to bat in the seventh inning. Rizzo had disagreed with him on a prior call.

...

Black Diamond
10-22-2016, 07:01 PM
In no way are cubs guaranteed victory. Los Angeles has the two pitchers who beat them scheduled for games 6 and 7

Black Diamond
10-22-2016, 07:06 PM
In no way are cubs guaranteed victory. Los Angeles has the two pitchers who beat them scheduled for games 6 and 7

Ok. Maybe it's more that I've been a cub fan since 1984 and have seen this movie.....

Kathianne
10-22-2016, 10:50 PM
Cubs win a shutout! Woot!

Kathianne
10-22-2016, 10:53 PM
Even the stupid 'goat talk' couldn't stop it!

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14642195_10154807164301162_1506250873129314247_n.j pg?oh=b6d23694b8aee7d40923388945dde70d&oe=5860B98B

Black Diamond
10-22-2016, 11:03 PM
It's surreal.

Kathianne
10-22-2016, 11:45 PM
Even the stupid 'goat talk' couldn't stop it!

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14642195_10154807164301162_1506250873129314247_n.j pg?oh=b6d23694b8aee7d40923388945dde70d&oe=5860B98B

On the stupid goat, FOX actually does a decent job of explaining. Kicker for me, reading the article one of my friends and neighbors from growing up, Blake, is quoted in the story!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/21/magical-summer-has-cubs-fans-hoping-for-curse-reverse.html

The curse is reversed! ;)

Kathianne
10-22-2016, 11:52 PM
Just watching Chicago going nuts! Friends, family are flooding facebook, :laugh2:! As predicted, the youngest is groaning, he can hear the news from his condo.

Reading the 'live coverage' and got to say it's pretty cool how many Dodger fans are adding congratulations! Just about every team but the Cardinals are sending in congrats and good wishes.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14718594_10207399327203362_3891787865565201167_n.j pg?oh=ab3a741f625d6eaeb19769231974dd1f&oe=5892C996

Kathianne
10-23-2016, 12:02 AM
Yep, the youngest just updated his FB page. Julia really loves the Cubs, but Derek? He's for the SOX. Alas, so was my dad, while my mom was for the Cubs. My brother is Sox, I'm Cubs. Legacies live! So, poor Julia is stuck with her photo of being for whichever team is up against the Cubs. Now Cleveland, at the WORLD SERIES!

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14657281_10102434290479465_8141735485475386649_n.j pg?oh=9f7ecff7efd86843fb737cf3f918ae1c&oe=58A0DB51

Kathianne
10-23-2016, 12:06 AM
One more, think I'm getting this out of my system!

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14671164_10206254366352746_8921056920260268849_n.j pg?oh=9e547c248187884683409338437d8130&oe=589D1027

Black Diamond
10-23-2016, 12:23 AM
My cousin was at a bar on Broadway called Friar Tuck's. People were crying at the bar.

Kathianne
10-23-2016, 12:24 AM
Ok, I lied. The youngest posted again! :laugh2:

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14713678_910430385755578_1498936328678770257_n.jpg ?oh=66f10d280f0196252c1bd6a172bda95a&oe=588F27BB

Black Diamond
10-23-2016, 12:24 AM
One more, think I'm getting this out of my system!

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14671164_10206254366352746_8921056920260268849_n.j pg?oh=9e547c248187884683409338437d8130&oe=589D1027. I.. think it'll be in your system for a while...

Kathianne
10-23-2016, 12:25 AM
My cousin was at a bar on Broadway called Friar Tuck's. People were crying at the bar.

It's an emotional city! LOL!

Black Diamond
10-23-2016, 12:25 AM
This hasn't really hit me yet.

Kathianne
10-23-2016, 12:27 AM
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14641942_687419421434969_7375288073325950226_n.jpg ?oh=1e52120771fc6e6398faf4a35536331f&oe=5893EFAA

Black Diamond
10-23-2016, 12:28 AM
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14641942_687419421434969_7375288073325950226_n.jpg ?oh=1e52120771fc6e6398faf4a35536331f&oe=5893EFAA
That..
Would be one hell of a bandwagoner.

Kathianne
10-23-2016, 12:35 AM
Now I'm old enough to remember this guy:

https://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/jack_brickhouse-11.jpg

Kathianne
10-23-2016, 01:31 AM
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14716228_10153780863756008_9151836520028418655_n.j pg?oh=ef7fbfc0a9dca88ec47490ebea3daee0&oe=58629DAC

Black Diamond
10-23-2016, 01:37 AM
Now I'm old enough to remember this guy:

https://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/jack_brickhouse-11.jpg

Jack Brickhouse?

Kathianne
10-23-2016, 01:42 AM
Jack Brickhouse?

Yep!

Kathianne
10-23-2016, 09:00 AM
Good morning!

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14716069_10154135529331359_542666996497054239_n.jp g?oh=eee8487835a1f97e5781b27135597a59&oe=58ADCD79

Black Diamond
10-23-2016, 02:20 PM
Good morning!

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14716069_10154135529331359_542666996497054239_n.jp g?oh=eee8487835a1f97e5781b27135597a59&oe=58ADCD79

I still don't think it's real.

jimnyc
10-23-2016, 02:26 PM
Congrats to the Cubbies and the Cubs fans!! LA had Kershaw this year, but the Cubs had an all around better team throughout, hence their awesome record this year. So now I go forward and root for them.

This will be a crazy WS however you look at it. The Cubs haven't won a WS since 1908. The Indians haven't won one since 1948. 176 years of futility will end for one of them this year. I'm really going to be pulling for the Cubs. It's even been 71 years since they won the NL pennant. The Indians won the pennant and went to the WS in 1995 and 1997, not my fault they lost. :)

Shame that one of them has to continue the futility after this year. That's going to hurt. I hope the Cubs fans finally get a chance to celebrate the big one!

*This is the one and only time I forgive the team who knocked us out, never once did that before, I think, in any sport! But this feels different.

** I hope Gabby had her heart ripped out, I pray she was at losing games for the Dodgers, at least one that I know of. I hope the tickets cost a fortune and then some. :)

aboutime
10-23-2016, 02:31 PM
Good morning!

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14716069_10154135529331359_542666996497054239_n.jp g?oh=eee8487835a1f97e5781b27135597a59&oe=58ADCD79


It's Real Kathianne. Congrats, and have a great time starting Tuesday.

This will be the World Series everybody will remember. Good to see NO Left Coast broadcasts too!:poke::poke::poke::poke::poke:

gabosaurus
10-23-2016, 07:13 PM
** I hope Gabby had her heart ripped out, I pray she was at losing games for the Dodgers, at least one that I know of. I hope the tickets cost a fortune and then some. :)

I love Dodgers baseball with a passion. But losses don't rip my heart out. Sorry.
My dad and I went to the third game (win) and the fourth game (loss).
The tickets did cost a fortune. Not as much as Taylor Swift, but still a large chunk. Always worth it, though. :cool:

I knew the series would end on Saturday. The Cubs came in locked in at the plate. Kershaw was due for a fall.
I was so confident about the outcome that I didn't even watch. Went to dinner with my husband at the home of a new client. Looked more like a huge company headquarters than a home. Some people have WAY too much money.

Elessar
10-23-2016, 07:30 PM
I love Dodgers baseball with a passion. But losses don't rip my heart out. Sorry.
My dad and I went to the third game (win) and the fourth game (loss).
The tickets did cost a fortune. Not as much as Taylor Swift, but still a large chunk. Always worth it, though. :cool:



I never liked the Dodgers, but I still applaud you for your relationship with your Dad.:cool:

Kathianne
10-23-2016, 09:15 PM
From here to the stadiums, now on Twitter, Dodger fans show they are just damn good sports! Thank you!


http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/dodgers-respect-cubs-touching-congratulations-message-398069461.html



Dodgers Show Respect to Cubs in Touching Congratulations Message

The Cubs responded with something equally honorable


The Los Angeles Dodgers took to Twitter following their loss to the Chicago Cubs Saturday night in Game 6 of the NLCS with a touching show of regard and congratulations.


"Until the next time, @Cubs. #Respect," the team wrote along with a photo of Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts embracing after the game.

The Chicago Cubs responded with something equally honorable.

"@Dodgers Thank you! Hats off to you for an amazing series!" the team said with a gif of Maddon tipping his hat.

jimnyc
10-23-2016, 09:22 PM
From here to the stadiums, now on Twitter, Dodger fans show they are just damn good sports! Thank you!


http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/dodgers-respect-cubs-touching-congratulations-message-398069461.html

They all learned it from me I believe!! I have a lot of respect for the Cubs and all of their fans, they TRULY deserve it. They won 12 more games total than the Dodgers in the regular season. They didn't have any players that are crazy all stars that every house in America knows, they are just a bunch of awesome ball players. And the story. 108 years. How in the world can anyone NOT want to see that happen.

But I've also never heard of any crazy stories coming out of Chicago. They know futility, but I've never seen them go nutso on teams that knock them out. Always graceful. So they knocked out the Dodgers, and it's time for everyone to rally around them and lets see them get that world series title!!

gabosaurus
10-24-2016, 12:31 AM
Interestingly enough, the 2016 World Series matches the two teams with the longest spans of championship futility.
The Indians haven't won since 1948. The Cubs haven't won since 1908.
Aside from the six teams post-60's expansion teams that have never won a title, the next longest skid is the Pirates, who last won in 1979.

Kathianne
10-25-2016, 01:02 AM
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14721538_689288851220860_3649873811182902345_n.jpg ?oh=e02d768e7dc2da5c79c8a496e3e6e24a&oe=58AC1857

Kathianne
10-25-2016, 08:58 AM
https://scorecardsports.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/twas-the-night-before-game-one-world-series-edition/

Wish I was 'home' for this!




‘Twas the night before Game One, and all through Chicago,



Every Cub fan was stirring, like they’d just won the lotto;

Was it fate? Was it God? There were plenty of theories,

Seven decades of wait; the Cubs made the World Series!

Despite all the doubts, talk of “curses,” and worry,

Cub Fans’ eyes shed a tear, from Belushi to Murray;

The city was chaos, this wasn’t a dream,

For our boys in the pinstripes, had beat LA’s team;

In Game One there was Lester, he pitched quite the gem,

But it wasn’t his effort that caused the mayhem,

With the lead down to zero, and our chance to win, narrow,

Lo! Behold! A grand slam! And the hero: Montero!

It was on to Game Two and the bats, they went cold,

Give all credit to Kershaw – he’s a beast, truth be told;

Game Three was the same, as the Cubs failed to score,

And some fans, they worried, they had seen this before;

At the start of Game Four, Cubs looked flat, to be blunt,

But that all turned around, with a Fourth Inning bunt;

When what to our wondering eyes did occur,

But a ten run barrage, it all seemed like a blur;

And the runs kept on coming, in Game Five, that is,

With an offense that proved they’re the best in the biz;

Jon Lester, again, used his whole bag of tricks,

Sending all to Chicago, for a decisive Game Six.

The feeling, electric, the atmosphere, great,

As Kyle took the mound, and Contreras, the plate;

A hit in the first, and one more in the eighth,

That was all he gave up; as we all kept the faith;

The Cubs, they were fearless, despite their opponent,

They hit hard and ran fast, and seized every moment;

They knocked Kershaw around, and showed no fatigue,

And they proved they were tops, in the National League;

Now it’s on to Ohio, to face Cleveland’s tribe,

And we all have that feeling that’s hard to describe;

No more home-field advantage, as this series begins,

It’ll take our best efforts to get four more wins;

Of course, Cleveland’s got pitching, a bullpen that’s stacked,

You can bet that their ballpark and streets will be packed;

While they’ve got some guys hurt, and don’t have a big name,

They beat Boston, the Blue Jays – they play a good game;

Perez is their catcher, with an arm like a gun,

So the Cubs might think twice when deciding to run;

And their DH Santana, hits with power and might,

Napoli is a threat, if his timing is right;

Francisco Lindor is a great, young shortstop,

And Kipnis at second base, sure has some pop;

Should any one game be a 9th inning thriller,

Their bullpen is tough, with Allen and Miller;

Despite this, I feel that this Cubs team can do it,

They’ve had ups, they’ve had downs, but they’ve always blown through it;

Different guys have stepped up, at the drop of a hat,

And they’ve done it with defense, and Matt Sczcur’s bat;

Regardless the pitchers, regardless the order,

Regardless if our DH is Soler or Schwarber;

With our grandparents, parents, friends and siblings we’ll cheer,

Every Cub fan BELIEVES that: “next year” is here;

For Harry! For Ernie! For Billy! For Ryno!

For Maddux! For Jenkins! For Pat Hughes and Ron Santo!

The Cubs won a lot, they’ve been put to the test,

But it’s time to beat Cleveland and give them our best;

“Sure as God made green apples,” as Harry did say,

The Cubs would be in the World Series someday,

Well that day is tomorrow, the Fall Classic is now,

And the Cubs have a chance, they can win: HOLY COW.

So root for the Cubbies, and keep Wrigleyville rocking,

On the doorstep of history, this team is now knocking;

If you cheer for the “tribe” – well, our line up should trouble you,

A century’s enough, now let’s go fly the W.

Kathianne
10-25-2016, 07:57 PM
Ok, National Anthem then it starts! History!

Kathianne
10-25-2016, 08:34 PM
This is not what I was looking for. Bottom of 1st, bases loaded, 2 outs, 2 runs. Walked last. Finally, they're out!

gabosaurus
10-26-2016, 12:23 AM
Indians scored runs with the bases loaded. Cubs did not. Indians starter was masterful. Cubs starter was not. End of story.
On to Game 2.

jimnyc
10-26-2016, 11:23 PM
Series knotted up at 1 after 2 games!

Kathianne
10-27-2016, 01:11 AM
Series knotted up at 1 after 2 games!

Next 3 at home! :)

Black Diamond
10-27-2016, 01:27 AM
People I wish could see this:. My grandmother, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Harry Caray.

Kathianne
11-02-2016, 11:53 PM
:(

10th inning, obviously still tied. Sigh.