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  • PJ-Cubs wrote:
    And of all people...
    Soriano hits 30+ Dingers...
    And has 100+ Ribbies????

    Unreal...

    But we still couldn't trade him :fp:
    For 5+ years the Cubs have tried to get Soriano to use a smaller bat...
    He finally listened...
    And hits 30+ HRS.

    Unreal
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • PJ-CubsPJ-Cubs Posts: 3,165
    PJ-Cubs wrote:
    And of all people...
    Soriano hits 30+ Dingers...
    And has 100+ Ribbies????

    Unreal...

    But we still couldn't trade him :fp:
    For 5+ years the Cubs have tried to get Soriano to use a smaller bat...
    He finally listened...
    And hits 30+ HRS.

    Unreal

    Soriano has been one of the most selfish players in baseball. He complains about changing positions, he rejected a trade to the Giants (to protect his stats), etc. Of course he wouldn't listen to direction from his coaches.

    Maybe they can move him during the offseason
  • pureocpureoc Posts: 2,374
    Century club. 100 losses!!!! Get your tickets for history Tues and Wed as 2 team with 100 or more losses face off!!!
    Alpine Valley 6/26/98, Alpine Valley 10/8/00, Champaign 4/23/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Grand Rapids 10/3/04
    Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, Grand Rapids 5/19/06
    Milwaukee 6/29/06, Milwaukee 6/30/06, Lollapalooza 8/5/07
    Eddie Solo Milwaukee 8/19/08, Toronto 8/21/09, Chicago 8/23/09
    Chicago 8/24/09, Indianapolis 5/7/10, Ed Chicago 6/29/11, Alpine Valley 9/3/11 and 9/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Moline 10/18/14, Milwaukee 10/20/14
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,570
    fitting they lose #100 to the Lastros.

    where's SPEEDY'S Cubs thread? :?
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • PJ-CubsPJ-Cubs Posts: 3,165
    The Cubs lose their 100th game last night and then decide to send me an e-mail today asking me if I was going to renew my tickets.

    Really? At least let the sting of this season fade. Maybe make a few moves that will improve the team before you ask for my money.

    It will be interesting to see if they have the guts to try and raise prices.
  • cubBEE_girlcubBEE_girl Waiting for next year...Posts: 3,365
    Thankfully this miserable season is over. 101 losses :fp: :fp: :evil:

    Let's go Bears.
    I lost a bet...
  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    i'm disappointed they didn't lose 105
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,550
    imalive wrote:
    fitting they lose #100 to the Lastros.

    where's SPEEDY'S Cubs thread? :?

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  • PJ-CubsPJ-Cubs Posts: 3,165
    81 wrote:
    i'm disappointed they didn't lose 105

    Don't give up hope. There's always next year.
  • pureocpureoc Posts: 2,374
    So this "MUST" mean ticket prices are going to go down, or at the least certainly not go up, right?




    A Message From Tom Ricketts

    As part of the Cubs' ongoing efforts to engage and communicate with their fans, Chairman Tom Ricketts wrote the following letter to Cubs Season Ticket Holders:

    Dear Season Ticket Holder -

    With the 2012 season having drawn to a close, it's time for all of us at the Chicago Cubs to thank you for your support and provide an update on the progress we've made toward building a championship-caliber organization. You are a vital stakeholder to this franchise and an important partner in our transformation.

    Despite this year's results in the standings, we are confident the Chicago Cubs are heading in the right direction. Our players, coaches, management and front office have approached their jobs with professionalism, effort and unity, which has created a winning atmosphere inside the organization. It's our responsibility to turn that effort into additional wins on the field. Our number one goal is to reward loyal generations of Cubs fans with a World Series and we're reinvesting every dollar spent by our fans into the franchise to achieve that goal.

    To achieve our goal, it was clear the team needed a long-term strategy. Over the past year, we recruited new baseball leadership to create and execute a plan for building a consistently-competitive ballclub. We now have a long-term strategy in place and a baseball organization focused on delivering a championship to Wrigley Field. That team is communicating openly and honestly about implementing a proven model for sustained success.

    As part of that strategy, we are developing a core of young players at the major league level. This season provided an opportunity for homegrown and acquired players to gain valuable experience and establish themselves as potential long-term contributors to the club.

    Our minor league system improved in 2012, as the Cubs acquired, drafted or signed a significant wave of new talent into the organization. We welcomed a strong 2012 first-year player draft class into the system, building on a franchise-record investment in draft signings in 2011. Many of these players made immediate positive contributions. In fact, five Cubs prospects were included in MLB's recently-released Top 100 Prospects list; a total topped by only three other teams in the league. A number of our newly-acquired players excelled in both the minor and major leagues and look to contribute further in 2013 and beyond.

    We've welcomed new talent in the front office as well. Perhaps no operation bears more responsibility for advancing our organizational plan than scouting and player development. After a season of evaluation, our scouting and development teams have been reorganized to procure and develop the best amateur, professional and international talent available. Our scouts and coaches have been equipped with state-of-the-art analysis tools and equipment to enhance the club's analytical capabilities.

    In addition to personnel investments, we've made significant upgrades to our facilities. We are currently building a new baseball academy to serve our Latin American players in the Dominican Republic. The facility, open year-round, will span 50 acres with baseball fields, training facilities, player housing and an education center, making it the largest academy in the country. Additionally, we broke ground this season on a new Spring Training facility in Mesa, Ariz., that will be one of the premier training facilities in baseball, as well as a more enjoyable venue for watching a Spring Training game. We continue to make improvements to Wrigley Field's facilities for our players and fans, with larger scale investments coming down the road. All of these improvements will enhance your fan experience and bolster the club's ability to attract and develop elite players throughout the world.

    Lastly, we continue to invest in the Chicago community to help deserving children and families. The Cubs and Chicago Cubs Charities will support a team-record $4.5 million of donations to worthwhile nonprofits and programs across Chicagoland this year. We're honored to support the people and organizations that make our city a great place to work, live and play baseball.

    In the end, we are fans and our goal is to win. We're committed to building an organization you can be proud of and we're committed to building a champion the right way. This franchise has embarked on a path that will present challenges along the way, but the destination is promising.

    We deeply and sincerely appreciate your ongoing support.

    Tom Ricketts
    Chairman, Chicago Cubs
    Alpine Valley 6/26/98, Alpine Valley 10/8/00, Champaign 4/23/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Grand Rapids 10/3/04
    Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, Grand Rapids 5/19/06
    Milwaukee 6/29/06, Milwaukee 6/30/06, Lollapalooza 8/5/07
    Eddie Solo Milwaukee 8/19/08, Toronto 8/21/09, Chicago 8/23/09
    Chicago 8/24/09, Indianapolis 5/7/10, Ed Chicago 6/29/11, Alpine Valley 9/3/11 and 9/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Moline 10/18/14, Milwaukee 10/20/14
  • Go Cardinals!
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • PJ-CubsPJ-Cubs Posts: 3,165
    Go Cardinals!

    What is with the Cardinals and the playoffs? That team always seems to step it up in the postseason.

    Four runs in the 9th last night to win? I thought the Nats had that game wrapped up.
  • pureocpureoc Posts: 2,374
    PJ-Cubs wrote:
    Go Cardinals!

    What is with the Cardinals and the playoffs? That team always seems to step it up in the postseason.

    Four runs in the 9th last night to win? I thought the Nats had that game wrapped up.


    Luckiest franchise ever. DIsgusting!
    Alpine Valley 6/26/98, Alpine Valley 10/8/00, Champaign 4/23/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Grand Rapids 10/3/04
    Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, Grand Rapids 5/19/06
    Milwaukee 6/29/06, Milwaukee 6/30/06, Lollapalooza 8/5/07
    Eddie Solo Milwaukee 8/19/08, Toronto 8/21/09, Chicago 8/23/09
    Chicago 8/24/09, Indianapolis 5/7/10, Ed Chicago 6/29/11, Alpine Valley 9/3/11 and 9/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Moline 10/18/14, Milwaukee 10/20/14
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,806
    pureoc wrote:


    Luckiest franchise ever. DIsgusting!


    Pretty sure that wasn't luck last night. Cards came up huge when it counted. Still can't believe the Nats lost that game....really wanted to see them in the NLCS.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,570
    Cubs won't have the Lastros to pad the cellar next year :shifty:
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    imalive wrote:
    Cubs won't have the Lastros to pad the cellar next year :shifty:
    :lol:
    81 is now off the air

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  • DS1119DS1119 Posts: 33,497
    Saw this morning that Wrigley Field was voted the dirtiest stadium in the league. The deciding factor...only 69% of men using the bathroom wash their hands.
  • cubBEE_girlcubBEE_girl Waiting for next year...Posts: 3,365
    pureoc wrote:
    So this "MUST" mean ticket prices are going to go down, or at the least certainly not go up, right?


    Just heard tonight that ticket prices are going down by a whopping 2% for 2013. :fp: If next year is anything like this season, they better start paying the fans to attend.
    I lost a bet...
  • cubBEE_girlcubBEE_girl Waiting for next year...Posts: 3,365
    Bob Brenly is not returning to the Cubs TV booth next year. :( I like Bob. Rumor is he is going to replace Mark Grace as the Diamondbacks announcer.
    I lost a bet...
  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    Bob Brenly is not returning to the Cubs TV booth next year. :( I like Bob. Rumor is he is going to replace Mark Grace as the Diamondbacks announcer.

    that sucks...bob was solid...
    81 is now off the air

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  • pureocpureoc Posts: 2,374
    Bob Brenly is not returning to the Cubs TV booth next year. :( I like Bob. Rumor is he is going to replace Mark Grace as the Diamondbacks announcer.


    A damn shame. I enjoyed him just like I enjoyed Stone. An honest announcer who wasn't afraid to tell it like it is and calls guys out. Whomever they get, I hope he calls it like it is, and isn't afraid to call crap, crap, which is probably what most of the 2013 team will be!
    Alpine Valley 6/26/98, Alpine Valley 10/8/00, Champaign 4/23/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Grand Rapids 10/3/04
    Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, Grand Rapids 5/19/06
    Milwaukee 6/29/06, Milwaukee 6/30/06, Lollapalooza 8/5/07
    Eddie Solo Milwaukee 8/19/08, Toronto 8/21/09, Chicago 8/23/09
    Chicago 8/24/09, Indianapolis 5/7/10, Ed Chicago 6/29/11, Alpine Valley 9/3/11 and 9/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Moline 10/18/14, Milwaukee 10/20/14
  • DS1119DS1119 Posts: 33,497
    Chicago Cubs baseball?? :lol::lol:
  • PJ-CubsPJ-Cubs Posts: 3,165
    Bob Brenly is not returning to the Cubs TV booth next year. :( I like Bob. Rumor is he is going to replace Mark Grace as the Diamondbacks announcer.

    It sucks to lose Brenly. He really knew his stuff and was willing to criticize players (even stars) or the organization when they weren't delivering. He will be tough to replace.
  • pureocpureoc Posts: 2,374
    Alpine Valley 6/26/98, Alpine Valley 10/8/00, Champaign 4/23/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Grand Rapids 10/3/04
    Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, Grand Rapids 5/19/06
    Milwaukee 6/29/06, Milwaukee 6/30/06, Lollapalooza 8/5/07
    Eddie Solo Milwaukee 8/19/08, Toronto 8/21/09, Chicago 8/23/09
    Chicago 8/24/09, Indianapolis 5/7/10, Ed Chicago 6/29/11, Alpine Valley 9/3/11 and 9/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Moline 10/18/14, Milwaukee 10/20/14
  • davidtriosdavidtrios Posts: 9,731
    Rob Deer is the new Cubs Hitting coach

    220 BA / 853 H / 1K every 2.8 AB

    :corn:
  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    sun times hada pick of yotes at wrigley....looks like they were hungry for drunk people
    81 is now off the air

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  • cubBEE_girlcubBEE_girl Waiting for next year...Posts: 3,365
    81 wrote:
    sun times hada pick of yotes at wrigley....looks like they were hungry for drunk people

    or maybe they heard that Deer was coming to Wrigley. :fp: :lol::lol: ..

    i was down by Wrigley on Sunday...I'm ready for the season to start. I miss baseball.
    I lost a bet...
  • DS1119DS1119 Posts: 33,497
    davidtrios wrote:
    Rob Deer is the new Cubs Hitting coach

    220 BA / 853 H / 1K every 2.8 AB

    :corn:


    Sounds about right. :lol:
  • pureoc wrote:
    So this "MUST" mean ticket prices are going to go down, or at the least certainly not go up, right?


    Just heard tonight that ticket prices are going down by a whopping 2% for 2013. :fp: If next year is anything like this season, they better start paying the fans to attend.

    I'm out
  • cubBEE_girlcubBEE_girl Waiting for next year...Posts: 3,365
    pureoc wrote:
    So this "MUST" mean ticket prices are going to go down, or at the least certainly not go up, right?


    Just heard tonight that ticket prices are going down by a whopping 2% for 2013. :fp: If next year is anything like this season, they better start paying the fans to attend.

    I'm out

    :nono: :nono: :nono:

    You are coming in for a Brewers/Cubs game!!
    I lost a bet...
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