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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DianaMo, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Nov 8, 2004 #21 of 542
    hefe

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    I can respect your optimism, but I am done with Sammy. If there is any way at all to get him out of the clubhouse and find some real leaders to replace him...I say do it, and do it now. I want this team to win while they still have the pitching.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2004 #22 of 542
    DianaMo

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    I'm thinking that we don't know the REAL reason that Sammy didn't suit up that last day of the season. We do know that he was questioned by the FBI or someone like that regarding the attempted murder of his cousin on the previous day. I think something made him leave early that he's not ready to talk about. For all that he's done for the Cubs, I feel that I can give him the benefit of the doubt.

    Plus if you think about it, it's rather ironic that some Cub fans get so upset about him taking that day off when their favorite team plays most of their games in daytime, where many fans must play hookey from work to attend.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2004 #23 of 542
    hefe

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    Well, I can only speak for myself, not all fans, but that final day was just the final straw. Actually for me, it was even later than the final straw. He'll hit some homers, but I got too tired of seeing him fail to drive in runs with a man on 3rd and less than 2 out, striking out to kill rallies. Two years in a row hitting in the low .200s in the second half. I just think that to overcome the negative effect he has on the team (on the field and off), he needs to hit 60+ and drive in 130, and that is in the past. For all that he's done for the Cubs, he has been handsomely paid, and I say thank you, it was great. But I want the Cubs to win, not just see Sammy get some records.

    When you work, travel and practically live with a group of people for 7 months of the year, and are striving toward a common goal, going through the ups and downs, you develop a team camaraderie. You are there for your teammates. You don't fight with them. You don't refuse to make changes that will help the team. You do what you can to make it better for everyone, not just yourself.

    Playing hookey from work? Not sure I can get with you on that one.
    a) I have a certain number of paid days off that I use for vacation or sickness. It's part of my employment agreement. It's not hookey to use them.
    b) If I am supposed to be there, I am there. If not, I get permission, let people know and rearrange what I can to accommodate my absence.
    c) I didn't get paid $17,000,000 last year.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2004 #24 of 542
    DianaMo

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    Sosa's replacement for that day hit a triple and a home run. I'm sure he regrets taking the day off.

    Keep in mind that EVERYONE pretty much expected the Cubs to be the wildcard team. Even Steve Stone told us a week previous that we shouldn't worry, the Cubs would be the wildcard team. I imagine that many Cub fans needed a "mental health day" after that dreadful Friday. Perhaps some of the players needed one too?
     
  5. Nov 9, 2004 #25 of 542
    DianaMo

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    I was wondering of Garciaparra would receive any World Series $$$,$$$ from the Red Sox. It turns out, he'll not only receive some cash, but also a World Series ring! Imagine, a Cub player with one of those. :)

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=notebook&prov=st&type=lgns
     
  6. Nov 9, 2004 #26 of 542
    hefe

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  7. Nov 9, 2004 #27 of 542
    TheDewAddict

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    Where did I say anything bad about any other team? There are lots of teams I respect. I was rooting for Milwaukee during the season (except of course when they played the Cards) simply because everybody picked them to be dead last, and in spite of that, they were playing well, and contending, at least early on in the season.

    Much like Boston and New York, and San Francisco/Oakland, the Cardinals and Cubs are rivals. Cubs fans talk smack about the Cards, and vice versa. DianaMo said she didn't know why anyone would root for the Cards, since they are boring. Just because the Cards lacked the sideshow antics that seemed to follow the Cubs around this year does not mean they are boring in my opinion. And what I said was mostly a retaliation for having to spend the entire off season last year hearing about how the Cubs were easily going to take the Central division, and then win the WS. For a team with that much talent, their overall record was an embarrassment to them.

    While I certainly wasn't thrilled that the Cards got swept in the Series, most Boston fans that I dealt with were very kind, knowledgeable, and passionate about their team, and I respect them for that. While Cubs fans may be passionate and knowledgeable, my general interactions with them have shown the majority to be less than kind.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2004 #28 of 542
    DianaMo

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    A lot of my friends these days are Cardinals fans. They can get pretty smug about their team.

    I just don't find the Cardinals interesting at all.

    I'm sorry if you took offense regarding my earlier comment.
     
  9. Nov 10, 2004 #29 of 542
    DianaMo

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    Have you noticed that there is Cubs related news almost every day lately?

    I'd like to encourage everyone to not fully believe every story you hear about what goes on behind the scenes at Wrigley Field.

    It is very easy for a reporter to misquote a player regarding an issue, or to quote him exactly, but apply it to a different issue that changes what the player meant to say.

    Plus, some things that get reported on can get blown way out of proportion to the importance of that story to the team. Often times is it a story that is easy for the reporter to write and for the audience to grasp.

    --------

    Years ago I was quoted in a news article regarding a soon to be former employer. The answers I gave were 90% upbeat. When asked about some of the service issues, I was also honest there and gave a fair review. In the article the positive things I said were left out and just the negative things were posted. It sounded like I was gripeing when really most of my quotes were quite positive. So I try to keep this experience in mind when reading the news.
     
  10. Nov 10, 2004 #30 of 542
    TheDewAddict

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    I didn't take offense to it, I just disagreed with it :) You're entitled to you opinion of course.

    Did WGN ever announce who will be doing the Cubs broadcasts next year since Stone and Carey are now gone?
     
  11. Nov 10, 2004 #31 of 542
    DianaMo

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    Reports are the Bob Brenly will replace Steve Stone. I haven't heard who will replace Chip Caray yet.

    http://www.suntimes.com/output/cubs/cst-spt-brenly10.html

    According to this article, Sosa is staying with the Cubs.

    http://www.suntimes.com/output/cubs/cst-spt-cub10.html

    The article states

    "Sammy's a Cub, and I don't anticipate anything else,'' Hendry said.

    Also posted on the web today...

    Sosa, Cubs: Irreconcilable differences
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/bbw/columnist/nightengale/2004-11-10-majors_x.htm

    It seems like it just depends on who you ask.
     
  12. Nov 11, 2004 #32 of 542
    hefe

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    No GM would ever say they are going to trade someone or that they are trying before it happens. You need a fallback position in case you can't work it out, and you don't want other teams to think you really have to trade him. It takes away leverage. You need them to think that you don't have to make the deal if you want the best return.

    Hendry, who I do believe is an excellent GM, has said a lot of misleading things in the past. It's part of his job. He spins like a politician.
     
  13. Nov 16, 2004 #33 of 542
    DianaMo

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    Here's what my Tivo found thru a variety of keyword searches...

    Baseball "2003: NLDS, Game 5: Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves" From 10/5/03. Sat 11/27 11:00 AM ESPNCL

    Rookie of the Year (1993) A boy's broken arm heals in such a way that he takes over as pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Fri 11/19 7:00 PM FAM

    SportsCentury "Sammy Sosa" Sat 11/27 1:00 PM ESPN CLASSIC

    Harry Caray Special Sat 11/27 1:30 PM ESPNCL

    Airline "Terminal Beauty" singer Randy Travis; drunken, troublesome young women; first pitch at Wrigley Field. Wed 11/24 8:30 PM Thu 11/25 12:30 AM A&E

    "TWIB" airs M-F from 7 - 8am Central time on the ESPN Classic channel. I recommend recording this show daily and look for glimpses of your favorite Cub players.

    For the Bears fans here...

    1985 Chicago Bears Under head coach Mike Ditka, the Bears finish the season 15-1 on their way to the playoffs and Super Bowl XX. Wed 11/24 2:00 PM NFLNET

    Bears Game Day Live Sun 11/21 10:30 AM WMAQ

    Bears Game Night Live Sun 11/21 10:45 PM WMAQ

    Bears Postgame Sun 11/21 3:00 PM CSNCH

    NFL "1963 NFL Champ.: Giants/Bears" Played 12/29/63. Sat 11/27 5:00 PM ESPNCL

    NFL Football "Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys" Thu 11/25 3:30 PM Fox

    NFL Football "Indianapolis Colts at Chicago Bears" Sun 11/21 12:00 PM WBBM

    NFL Yearbook "1965 Chicago Bears" Fri 11/19 8:30 AM ESPNCL

    Super Bowl Highlights "Super Bowl XX: Bears vs. Patriots" From New Orleans. Sat 11/27 6:30 PM ESPNCL

    Source: Tivo listings
    Central Time zone
     
  14. Nov 16, 2004 #34 of 542
    hefe

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    I was in the stands as an extra for part of that movie. Was filmed in October or November of '92, overcast, cold and drizzling. Actually a pretty boring day. They took forever to set up the shots...
     
  15. Nov 16, 2004 #35 of 542
    Nfuego

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    I agree 100%
     
  16. Nov 16, 2004 #36 of 542
    Nfuego

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    I don't agree with you Mo.

    NO player should REFUSE to suit up for a game. He was NOT given the day off. He was NOT excused. He left without authorization from his boss.

    He makes the clubhouse MISERABLE and has for years. He needs to GO...anywhere, NOW!

    The fans have ignored his "play for me" attitude, because HE was all we had to root for. But his selfishness this year ended up costing the team victories.
     
  17. Nov 16, 2004 #37 of 542
    Nfuego

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    My gosh, Mo! Quit making excuses for a grown MILLIONAIRE! The other 29 guys showed up. The manager showed up. The peanut vendors showed up.

    Oh yeah - They all stayed for the entire game, too!
     
  18. Nov 16, 2004 #38 of 542
    Nfuego

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    I think you need to take into affect where you are from. You say that Cubs fans are less than kind!?!?

    I would say the exact thing about Cardinal Fans...

    Now, if you were a Yankee fan, I am sure the Boston people wouldn't have been so nice to you.

    Think about it!
     
  19. Nov 18, 2004 #39 of 542
    DianaMo

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    I have another tv listing:

    Ultimate Travel: Cars, Trains, Planes
    The biggest and best ways to get around.
    Fri 11/26 9:00 AM Central TRAVEL CHANNEL

    The last story on the show features the Cubs and how they travel and includes an interview with Sammy Sosa.

    It is an older show. I didn't recognize any of the players other than Sosa.
    I think the manager was Baylor back then. What year would that be?
     
  20. Nov 18, 2004 #40 of 542
    hefe

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    Baylor was there from the start of 2000 to halfway through 2002.
     

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