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    A Realistic Offseason

    I watched the most recent videos of the Micker and read the reports of his AFL at bats. Unfortunately the Micker looks like he has boxed out physically. He isn't Courtney Hawkins but he does look like he has the speed/athleticism to play outfield. I admit I may be wrong because my impressions are only from available video.
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    Disco Demolition Review...

    I was there as well, upper tank Left field The biggest mistake was by Sox security who allowed fans to enter the park with 33 rpm projectiles. That threatened the players and caused Detroit to take them off the field. Hindsight is 20/20, but no one got shot which is something happens every day in every major city these days. Well that was the 70's and it is understandable that for most of you on this forum it may be hard to understand what things were like back then. We would park on the streets and walk to the park after drinking at Shinnicks or Sheehans or Schaller's pump. Admission was cheap and attracted a lot of teenagers moreso than families. The park was considered as the biggest outdoor tavern in the City. Harry Carey seldom gets blame for anything, but he was the sloppy drunk who helped to promote the event and the atmosphere at games. The more I think about this, maybe it would be a good idea to put Disco Demolition Night in a lighter perspective, A controlled rap demo night might could be a nice promotion. Maybe that pop music genre is still too popular though..
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    A Realistic Offseason

    I'd love to have Tsutsogoh and Castellanos. platoon in RF/DH and sign Grandal. Tsutsugohs youtube video has me interested in this player.
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    Steve Stone not returning to the booth next season???

    Things are heading in a positive direction for our team and for the organization. The fan base is solid. Who gets credit for all that ?
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    Disco Demolition Review...

    My post about a Rap Demolition Night was intended as light-hearted sarcasm, but yea, I almost forgot this is soxtalk so, I agree who gives a fuk about it.
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    Disco Demolition Review...

    Young Sox fans on that day were eager to follow Dahl's lead in protesting dance club music. Classic rock music was being replaced with Disco and guys who wanted to listen to serious music (n/k/a "classic rock) did not want to go to clubs, dress and dance like Travolta. In hindsight, Disco Demolition was a heroic effort to call out Disco and to seek its demise. Maybe Sox fans can once again stage a pop music revolt , but this time , protest the stale, redundant, mind-numbing cacophony called "rap," Enough already. So this time, no cheap/ free admission to 50,000 hooligans. Instead free "Rap Sucks" T-shirts for the first 20,000 to enter the park and a more symbolic form of demolition than exploding vinyl albums in a wooden box. OK, maybe it's too soon for "Rap Demolition Night" but not as far as I'm concerned.
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    David Crosby Documentary

    If it was about the Byrds I'd watch it.
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    Steve Stone not returning to the booth next season???

    Fans seldom acknowledge the role that luck plays in every aspect of the sport, including with player drafts, trades. personnel decisions and player contracts. Meanwhile, Monday morning quarterbacking by fans is such an easy pastime. At the end of the day baseball is a game with a lot of luck involved as the Ricketts found out this year. Cubs tanked like 10 games in a row at the end of the year. Who woulda thunk it?
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    Japanese Slugger to be Posted?

    Watched a couple of Tsutsugoh's YouTube videos, I like that quick short swing. He could be better than anticipated.
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    Steve Stone not returning to the booth next season???

    If Stone flies North who would be a compatible with Benetti as a color announcer?
  11. Schwarber as DH would not be bad but Theo would want too much back, so forget it.
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    Japanese Slugger to be Posted?

    True that,but Theo signed him even though they don't have a DH in the NL.. and I will bet the Cubs will try to sign him. Time will tell. He was a monster for the Cubs... 21 Doubles and 16 HR in 212 ABs.
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    Japanese Slugger to be Posted?

    Castellanos please. Outbidding the Ricketts might be tough but I would try. Signing Castellanos may well be one of Theo's priorities, especially if they trade Schwarber and do not get an OF in return.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    You are right about that but no doubt, most Cub fans seem to want Castellanos back because of how he energized the team in the last two months of the season. Also, Castellanos did not cost the team with key errors and he was a monster at the plate with numerous key hits and HRs. The Cubs may be afraid not to sign him.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Perhaps signing Moose makes sense, since he could play third and second in a pinch and could be a LH DH. With Leury as infield back-up maybe Moose would take Yolmer's spot on the roster. I sense the Cubs really want Castellanos back and given that, I would love to see Jerry outbid Joe Rickett, even if it is a slight over pay...but I would not go longer than a 3 year deal.
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