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11 hours ago, flavum said:

45-42. Really looked like shit in the 9th to lose.

Hate to see it

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Wasn't sure where to post this but seems a good place to post this head scratcher.  I was at the Brookfield Zoo this morning and this guy was walking in front of me with his wife and kids.  He was wearing an Addison Russell all star jersey.  Wouldn't most people have retired that from their wardrobe after his suspension let alone wear it out on a family outing?

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1 hour ago, wegner said:

Wasn't sure where to post this but seems a good place to post this head scratcher.  I was at the Brookfield Zoo this morning and this guy was walking in front of me with his wife and kids.  He was wearing an Addison Russell all star jersey.  Wouldn't most people have retired that from their wardrobe after his suspension let alone wear it out on a family outing?

Maybe he’s unhappy with how Epstein defended him in the offseason and then reversed course and finally just gave up on him in the last 7-10 days...protest? 

 

By by the way, Strop and Edwards Jr. are toast.  Not sure how long until Cishek’s arm falls off.  Ryan is not exactly prime time Andrew Miller, either.  

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1 hour ago, wegner said:

Wasn't sure where to post this but seems a good place to post this head scratcher.  I was at the Brookfield Zoo this morning and this guy was walking in front of me with his wife and kids.  He was wearing an Addison Russell all star jersey.  Wouldn't most people have retired that from their wardrobe after his suspension let alone wear it out on a family outing?

I was in Marshall’s several months ago and they had kids jerseys for sale. The Sox have Abreu and Lopez, the Cubs were all Russell. I was thinking someone was going to inadvertently buy their Cubs fan kid or nephew or niece or neighbor a wife beater jersey. 

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1 minute ago, Dick Allen said:

I was in Marshall’s several months ago and they had kids jerseys for sale. The Sox have Abreu and Lopez, the Cubs were all Russell. I was thinking someone was going to inadvertently buy their Cubs fan kid or nephew or niece or neighbor a wife beater jersey. 

Surprised the #metoo movement never organized a protest.  Probably because half their husbands and boyfriends value winning a lot more than integrity/morals/ethics/values.  In all seriousness, obviously there are many single women too, but the complaints and outcry from protest groups is almost exclusively aimed at the NFL and not MLB.   More of a psychological connection between football and violence?....maybe the size of some of the athletes.  I guess skin color is impossible to completely overlook, too.

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1 hour ago, caulfield12 said:

Maybe he’s unhappy with how Epstein defended him in the offseason and then reversed course and finally just gave up on him in the last 7-10 days...protest? 

 

By by the way, Strop and Edwards Jr. are toast.  Not sure how long until Cishek’s arm falls off.  Ryan is not exactly prime time Andrew Miller, either.  

I have a hard time seeing them hold off both the Cards and Brewers with that bullpen.

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14 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

Surprised the #metoo movement never organized a protest.  Probably because half their husbands and boyfriends value winning a lot more than integrity/morals/ethics/values.  In all seriousness, obviously there are many single women too, but the complaints and outcry from protest groups is almost exclusively aimed at the NFL and not MLB.   More of a psychological connection between football and violence?....maybe the size of some of the athletes.  I guess skin color is impossible to completely overlook, too.

Female baseball journalists beat the hell out of russell this winter. Outside of sports journalism most baseball players are not well known on a national stage so national media didn't care that much.

At this point baseball is mostly a local sport except for yankees and red Sox so football players get a lot more attention nationally

 

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On 7/27/2019 at 5:20 PM, caulfield12 said:

Surprised the #metoo movement never organized a protest.  Probably because half their husbands and boyfriends value winning a lot more than integrity/morals/ethics/values.  In all seriousness, obviously there are many single women too, but the complaints and outcry from protest groups is almost exclusively aimed at the NFL and not MLB.   More of a psychological connection between football and violence?....maybe the size of some of the athletes.  I guess skin color is impossible to completely overlook, too.

Russel is black and Filipino.  Don't make this something it's not.  Ray Rice knocking his wife out on camera for example is a lot more powerful than what happened with Russel.

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On 8/2/2019 at 10:06 PM, SoxAce said:

Looks like Zobrist is over his wife's infidelity.

 

Quitting the team because his wife dumped him, what a mark.

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The kid the Cubs traded to get Justin Wilson (who is no longer on the team) is on fire.

Was also selected in this past futures game. Thanks Theo...

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2 hours ago, SoxAce said:

The kid the Cubs traded to get Justin Wilson (who is no longer on the team) is on fire.

Was also selected in this past futures game. Thanks Theo...

On the other hand, Candelario has really regressed at the big league level. 

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24 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

On the other hand, Candelario has really regressed at the big league level. 

He's a weird case. His bat has fallen off a cliff but his defensive metrics have been very good. He came in with the bat first rep in the Cubs org but it's his defense that has improved in the big leagues  He was a 2.5 WAR player last season and he's still only 25. He just needs to be at least average with the bat to be a decent player for them.

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I’ve never seen a baseball team be so night and day at home and on the road, they are unbeatable at Wrigley but look like they should be competing for a Top 5 pick on the road.

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On 8/3/2019 at 4:44 PM, fathom said:

I wonder why Contreras keeps getting muscle injuries

Too much or too little yoga?

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1 hour ago, OmarComing25 said:

I’ve never seen a baseball team be so night and day at home and on the road, they are unbeatable at Wrigley but look like they should be competing for a Top 5 pick on the road.

It's unbelievable really.

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At some point it becomes a true mental block.  Crazy to see how bad they are on the road

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