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Dave23

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1305 on: June 09, 2021, 11:40:42 am »
Crime Dog just came clean on MLB Central...he admitted he has never seen a Tom Emanski video...
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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1306 on: June 12, 2021, 08:42:47 pm »
Sunday is June 13.

June 13, 1984 is when Cubs and Indians made the 7-player trade that brought Rick Sutcliffe to the Cubs and helped make that Cubs team a dynamite club.

Cubs, of course, gave up Joe Carter—-who even then was obviously a stud.

As it happens, I saw Sutcliffe pitch in Baltimore while still with Cleveland in May....and he was awful...and stayed awful for another month until he got to the Cubs and was great from day one.

Anyway, a big anniversary Sunday if you loved the 1984 Cubs.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1307 on: June 12, 2021, 09:03:17 pm »
I hated losing Mel Hall…

Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1308 on: June 26, 2021, 05:18:31 pm »
Tony Campana has announced his retirement

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1311 on: July 25, 2021, 10:02:01 am »
July 25, 2015 

Cole Hamels became the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years while leading Philadelphia to a 5-0 win. There was drama down to the final out, when rookie center fielder Odubel Herrera stumbled on the warning track, but managed to lean forward and catch Kris Bryants flyball to end the game. Hamels struck out 13 in the first no-hitter versus the Cubs since Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game in 1965.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1312 on: July 30, 2021, 01:29:13 am »
Jon Greenberg:

People are mourning the loss of Rizzo the Cub, but he’ll never really leave. He’ll be one of those forever Cubs, soaking in the applause of the Cubs Convention, hanging around Wrigley Field, working for Marquee Sports Network, eating for free on his reputation until the downtown steakhouses are turned to dust.
And in 40 years, some young reporter will approach him on a dugout bench like we do with Billy Williams and ask Old Man Rizz about his glory days. And he’ll smile with a twinkle in his eye and tell some stories.
Rizzo came to Chicago as a beacon of hope. He leaves, for now, as the rare paragon for Cubs success.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1313 on: July 31, 2021, 12:20:22 pm »
Players left from the 2016 World Series Champions

Willson Contreras
Jason Heyward
Jake Arrieta
Kyle Hendricks

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1314 on: July 31, 2021, 12:57:20 pm »
You know, Bennett, the weird thing about the no-no Hamels tossed against the Cubs was that, shortly thereafter, the Cubs took off on a MASSIVE run that changed everything for the franchise!  Cubs went on to make the playoffs and absolutely wipe the field with the Cardinals in 2015, before being blown away by Met pitching in the NLCS. 

Of course, the next year was OUR year!  All kick-started by the Cole Hamels no-hitter?

This year, we were looking damned good when the Mills+relievers no-no somehow happened - not long thereafter before we had our core-destroying 0-11 run that changed our Team in a completely different direction! 

I'm not at all sure how to think about no-hitters by or against the Cubs any more!