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Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1155 on: July 04, 2020, 09:48:38 am »

CurtOne

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1156 on: July 04, 2020, 09:54:59 am »
Angel would still have called him out and then denied the replay.

Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1157 on: July 04, 2020, 09:57:47 am »
Angel would still have called him out and then denied the replay.

The Tigers chose to not ask for a review.

JD was right when he said it was not a good play with nobody out.

CurtOne

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1158 on: July 04, 2020, 10:16:57 am »
That wouldn't stop Angel Hernandez!

davep

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1159 on: July 04, 2020, 12:34:06 pm »
Over the years, I have seen a great number of players make spectacular plays.  Fielding a bunt and throwing between the legs to first.  Fielding a ground ball and throwing behind the back to second.  Wood and Prior reaching behind their back to catch a line drive.  Fielders throwing while sitting to turn a hit into an out.  They are always fun to watch, whichever team makes the plays.

But I have never seen a single player make so many unbelievable plays that it becomes a pattern of play, until Baez came around.  I have never even heard of the suggestion that "tagging" could be a talent or skill.  Not since Maury Wills have I seen "tag evasion" used on a routine basis.

When you combine these actions with outstanding fielding and better than average offensive abilities, it makes Baez a unique talent that is not likely to be duplicated in my lifetime, nor that of those much younger than myself.  The Cubs would be foolish to let him become a free agent at this stage of his career.  He makes baseball fun to watch again.
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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1160 on: July 04, 2020, 02:34:21 pm »
I couldn't agree more.

CurtOne

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1161 on: July 04, 2020, 02:38:16 pm »
Last week some writer on MLB had an article on the most spectacular player at each position.  The kind worth the price of admission.   At shortstop he picked Tatis.  WTF?

Ron

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1162 on: July 04, 2020, 03:49:16 pm »
Last week some writer on MLB had an article on the most spectacular player at each position.  The kind worth the price of admission.   At shortstop he picked Tatis.  WTF?

This is the sort of thing that has led me to avoid that type of article.

otto105

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1163 on: July 07, 2020, 09:22:22 pm »
In December of 1960, Cubs Owner P.K. Wrigley announced that the team was going to do away with having a manager, and instead, was going to use a rotation of different coaches throughout the season. The experts ridiculed the idea and they were right. Wrigley's contention that it was better for players to discern wisdom from eight men instead of one backfired with everything else that could go wrong with rotating the 'head coach.' The Cubs brought in eight men to rotate from the major league club to the minor league teams, with all of them taking turns to be in charge. However, the coaches would never help out the acting head coach, leaving him to fend for himself. The differing lineups and style of play resulted in two of the worsts seasons in franchise history. After going 64-90 in 1961, they dropped to 59-102 in 1962. Only the expansion Mets, who lost 120 games, were worse.

CurtOne

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1164 on: July 07, 2020, 09:49:30 pm »
And a few years later Milwaukee, unable to support a major league team, watched the Braves leave for Atlanta.
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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1165 on: July 07, 2020, 10:14:10 pm »
And a few years later Milwaukee, unable to support a major league team, watched the Braves leave for Atlanta.

Curt just took it to otto like...


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CurtOne

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1167 on: July 07, 2020, 10:36:16 pm »
And how many World Championships this decade?

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1168 on: July 07, 2020, 10:45:16 pm »
Dude, It's 1-0 over the last 100 years.

Pretty bad on both sides
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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1169 on: July 07, 2020, 11:49:16 pm »
And a few years later Milwaukee, unable to support a major league team, watched the Braves leave for Atlanta.

Braves had a winning team in Milwaukee every year, although they became quality also-rans by around 1962.

But, they had an extraordinary run in Milwaukee after moving from Boston for the 1953 season, averaging 1.99 M from 1953 thru 1958, setting all-time NL attendance records. In that same period, the woeful Cubs averaged 783,000. The Braves in Milwaukee 1953-1958 even outdrew the Yankees by a sizable margin: Yanks averaged 1.487 M in that period.

There was a big drop in attendance when they stopped winning pennants. But, even in 1964, they outdrew the Cubs 900,000 to 750,000óBraves last season before they played 1965 in Milwaukee after announcing in 1964 they were moving to Atlanta. They barely exceeded 500,000 as a lame duck franchise.

Itís an interesting history.