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TV listings for Chicago Cubs fans

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

  1. May 3, 2005 #101 of 542
    DianaMo

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    You're following along just fine. It is rather funny watching the replay. Adam Dunn looks back at the field after tagging home plate with a bit of a puzzled look on his face. He continues to the Reds dugout with high fives from the team.

    I think he either missed that he was out (whoops) or simply got caught up in the moment and forgot.
    You know, short term memory is the first to go...

    Nomar pointed it out to the umps in a cheerful way and they seemed to agree and one ump was even laughing after he figured out what had happened.

    The missing man on base was a tv tech info error.
    The real result of the play was 2 outs, runners on 2nd and third.

    I think that the runners should have been moved back a base each. They were able to advance a base each because of the Cub catcher's errant throw, but he threw it because of Dunn not leaving the field at the proper time (at the time of the out).

    As it turned out, the next batter hit a double and two runs scored, which won the game. (or something like that...)

    If "This week in baseball" was still in production, this would be a featured play.

    Thanks for writing.

    Diana
     
  2. May 3, 2005 #102 of 542
    DianaMo

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    Oct 22, 2003
  3. May 6, 2005 #103 of 542
  4. May 6, 2005 #104 of 542
    DianaMo

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    Did you see the Cardinals turn a triple play the other day?

    If that had happened for the Cubs, the opponant would probably have scored from second despite the triple play. <G>
     
  5. May 6, 2005 #105 of 542
    hefe

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    Diana, I am very depressed today. I am ready to throw in the towel on the whole season. It's unbelieveable...
     
  6. May 6, 2005 #106 of 542
    DianaMo

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    Well, at least you know where your towel is. I think the Cubs are still looking for their towels.

    (Hitchhikers Guide pun)

    What do you think the Cubs need to do to start winning?

    Here are some ideas...

    1. Ronnie Woo Woo cheering in the Cubs dugout.

    2. Ryne Sandberg leading off...

    3. Bring back the names on the home jerseys. The players need that extra weight against the Wrigley winds.

    4. Ronnie Woo Woo - visiting team clubhouse manager. :)

    5. Start rumour in visitors clubhouse that Wrigley vines are really poison ivy.

    6. Start day games against California teams at 11am.

    7. After game meals are determined by outcome of game.

    A loss results in tofu burgers and NY style veggie pizza.

    The team can determine the winning meal plan.

    8. Bigger mitts!

    [​IMG]

    9. Invest in that infinate improbability drive.
     
  7. May 6, 2005 #107 of 542
    itstrue

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    More TV shows Cub Fans might like...
    "Lost" (ABC)
    "The Dead Zone" (USA)
    "Rescue 911" (Discovery Health)
    "Dogs With Jobs" (National Geographic)
    "Deadwood" (HBO)
    "Scrubs" (NBC)
    "The Blues" (PBS)
     
  8. May 6, 2005 #108 of 542
    hefe

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    I like those suggestions. I'd be willing to try any of them. :)

    But I'll settle for a closer to start with...
     
  9. May 8, 2005 #109 of 542
    DianaMo

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  10. May 9, 2005 #110 of 542
    DianaMo

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    Looks like Monday's Cubs/Mets game is on WCIU. :(
    Boo hiss!
    These games really should be aired outside of the Chicago area too.

    More tv listings...

    Showdown in the City
    Ken Harrison and Darrin Jackson join Dan Roan and Rich King to preview the crosstown series at Wrigley Field.
    Fri 5/20 12:30 PM 9 WGN


    The Tim McCarver Show "Jon Lieber"
    The Phillies star pitcher, Jon Lieber, comments on the Yankees, Cubs, Phillies and baseball.
    Sat 5/14 10:30 PM CSNCH

    Baseball "2003: Home Run Derby" From U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.
    Tue 5/10 1:00 PM ESPN

    and for those who miss Sammy Sosa...

    MLB Baseball "Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox"
    Thu 5/12 7:00 PM 9 WGNSAT

    Fri 5/13 7:00 PM CSNCH

    Sat 5/14 6:00 PM 9 WGNSAT

    Sun 5/15 2:00 PM CSNCH
     
  11. May 9, 2005 #111 of 542
    hefe

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    Well that's one way to solve the closer problem...although, I don't know how often I want to see Zambrano throw 136 pitches...
     
  12. May 9, 2005 #112 of 542
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    At least they don't have to face Pedro in the upcoming series with the Mets. But Hawkins just ain't getting it done. They need to figure something out or this is going to be a loooonnngggg season
     
  13. May 9, 2005 #113 of 542
    FourFourSeven

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    10. Erect 50-foot plexiglass wall in front of first base stands to deflect errant throws by pitchers throwing to first.

    11. Switch up jerseys! Put Derrick Lee's jersey on Todd Hollandsworth - they'll pitch around him. Put Macias' jersey on Lee - he'll get meat down the middle...

    12. Erect 50-foot-plexiglass wall in front of first-base dugout to keep opposing team off field.

    13. Let Zambrano pitch until his arm falls off. Oh, wait, Baker already did that... (Side note - Zambrano's the one guy on the staff who's always been healthy, he's 23, and Baker does that?!? Honestly, for the guy's health, I'd rather have seen Hawkins come in and cLOSE the game...)

    14. Erect 50-foot plexiglass retractable outfield walls. They go up in the top of the inning, down in the bottom...

    15. Hire Ronnie Woo Woo as team announcer when opposing team bats. Leave microphone on.
     
  14. May 9, 2005 #114 of 542
    DianaMo

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    Remember the scene from the Bill Murray movie "Stripes" where the group spends the night before graduation practicing to get it perfect.

    I imagine that scene after Saturday's 7th loss in a row. Perhaps the Cubs got together that night and worked on the basics to make sure that whatever happens - they get it right.

    They looked sharp in Sunday's win. Hope this continues.
     
  15. May 9, 2005 #115 of 542
    hefe

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    Sure, as long as we don't ever have to make a call to the bullpen, everything will be great! Although more than 2 runs would be nice too.

    But seriously, I sure hope Dempster can do the job. It's gotten ridiculous.
     
  16. DianaMo

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    I usually have 4 favorite Cubs players.

    Last year they were Alex G, Clement, Hollandsworth and Macias.

    So this year I need to add two players to my list.

    After yesterday's game, I think I'll add Zambrano to the list.

    I know, you're thinking "but he didn't play in that game".

    Do you remember seeing the video of the reaction from the Cubs dugout to Derrek Lee's 10th inning home run?

    I watched it over and over again via the Tivo and watched the reaction of each player.

    In the first scene, you see Hollandsworth, Zambrano and Patterson watching the fly ball.

    Next you see the players move closer to see if the ball made it over the basket...except Zambrano. He's gone.

    Carlos is already to the stairs and was probably the first one to greet Lee at home plate.

    I love watching his reactions. He appears to really care about the game and his team. Sure, the others care too, but his reactions seem to communicate better.

    ----

    Do you remember earlier this year after a bad play the video caught Zambrano with a "eewwwww" expression on his face?

    The tv cameras caught that same look last year at the All Star Game's home run derby after Sosa hit a huge home run. As a pitcher I think he was shuddering at the thought of a ball traveling that far...

    -----

    So I need to add one more fav player to my list.

    Perhaps Ronny Cedano, we'll see.

    BTW, is he related to Cesar Cedeno?
     
  17. DianaMo

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    I'm not familiar with this program - is it a highlights show or what?

    Maximum MLB

    "New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs"

    Sat 5/21 9:00 AM

    Sun 5/22 1:00 PM

    SPIKETV

    Duration: 0:30
    No Rating
    Baseball, Sports Non-Event, Sports

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    Also noticed...

    Baseball "2002 Home Run Derby"
    From Miller Park in Milwaukee.
    Tue 5/17 1:00 PM ESPN

    SportsCentury "Babe Ruth" Thu 5/12 3:00 PM ESPNCL

    Baseball "Ballpark Bloopers" Thu 5/19 1:30 PM ESPNCL

    Friday's game airs on Comcast Sports Chicago PLUS starting at 6pm Central time.
    You might need to channel surf to find this channel. I called my local cable dudes to ask about it.
    http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=chc

    The 5/21 game against the White Sox is the Fox game of the week.
    12:20pm.
     
  18. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    This is the first I am hearing of it. According to their website...

    "This season, Spike is teaming up with Major League Baseball Productions to go inside the game like you’ve never been before. Each episode of Maximum MLB will bring you all the action from the week’s premier series, as well as highlights from around the league, with all the best and funniest plays out there. Maximum MLB will also feature miked up players- putting you on the field and in the clubhouse and dugouts- access you won’t get anywhere else. But wait, there’s more! We’ll take the rich tradition of baseball pranks to a new level with Spiked, the part of the program where we show players pulling fast ones on their teammates."

    http://www.spiketv.com/shows/series/maximummlb/
     
  19. DianaMo

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    Quote from Teddy Greenstein's May 13, 2005 colum...

    Two for one

    Cubs fans who cannot attend next weekend's series against the White Sox won't have to listen to Harrelson's "You can put it on the board" home run call. And Sox fans won't have to listen to Bob Brenly's pro-Cubs spin.

    For the first time since the Cubs-Sox regular-season series began in 1997, two local networks will broadcast the games. WGN-Ch. 9 and Comcast SportsNet will carry the Friday and Sunday games. Fox (WFLD-Ch. 32) will televise Saturday's game.

    In past years only the home announcers called the games, which would be picked up by either WGN or Fox Sports Net. But now viewers can stick with their familiar voices.

    CSN will use the Cubs' broadcast team Friday and the Sox's crew on Sunday.
    WGN will do the opposite.

    Source:
    http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/cs-050512teddy,1,1582257.column
    (page 2 of column)

    Hmmm, this sounds like a great ratings test for Tivo. Perhaps Tivo could measure which games get the best ratings in the Chicago area. Sure, the Cubs seem more popular, but the White Sox are in first place. Tivo should measure the viewership from each telecast of this series and offer a press release with the results.

    BTW, thanks for looking up the tv show info.
     
  20. DianaMo

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    The questions I ask here don't offer the answer to life, the universe and everything, but I hope you'll enjoy this Cubs trivia question anyway.

    The question for today:

    What jersey number has been retired by the Cubs even though the player never played for the Chicago Cubs?
     

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