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  1. 28 Mar '08 21:40
    So, what do you think of their prediction? I can see the Tigers, but as much as I love 'em, I don't see the Cubbies winning their own division. I'll go with the Tigers over the Padres in 6.
  2. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    28 Mar '08 21:56
    Originally posted by PinkFloyd
    So, what do you think of their prediction? I can see the Tigers, but as much as I love 'em, I don't see the Cubbies winning their own division. I'll go with the Tigers over the Padres in 6.
    Cubs will choke, yet again. Is this the 100th anniversary this year? Or has that already passed?
  3. Standard member neonpeon41
    The Conductor
    30 Mar '08 04:07
    Has SI ever been close? Definitely not this year.

    I think SI picked it for nostalgia as this was the same matchup in 1907 and 1908. Cubs won both.
  4. 30 Mar '08 04:35 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by PinkFloyd
    So, what do you think of their prediction? I can see the Tigers, but as much as I love 'em, I don't see the Cubbies winning their own division. I'll go with the Tigers over the Padres in 6.
    I will only comment on the Cubs.

    You know I never bought the notion that the Red Sox were cursed back in the day. That is unless they bought the curse off and finally won a World Series. However, the Cubs are a different story. I think maybe there is something to it all. I just remember the fan who caught the fly ball in the stands that cost them a chance to go to the World Series as the Marlins ended up later eating them and then going on to win the World Series. Yep, no doubt about it, it matters little how good a team they have. They seem to be cursed and probably always will be. I just wonder if that fan who caught the ball is still in witness protection services. It was so bizzare it is as if he got caught in a bad Sienfeld episode.
  5. 30 Mar '08 14:46
    Originally posted by whodey
    I will only comment on the Cubs.

    You know I never bought the notion that the Red Sox were cursed back in the day. That is unless they bought the curse off and finally won a World Series. However, the Cubs are a different story. I think maybe there is something to it all. I just remember the fan who caught the fly ball in the stands that cost them a cha ...[text shortened]... ess protection services. It was so bizzare it is as if he got caught in a bad Sienfeld episode.
    Steve Bartman?
  6. 01 Apr '08 04:05
    Originally posted by PinkFloyd
    So, what do you think of their prediction? I can see the Tigers, but as much as I love 'em, I don't see the Cubbies winning their own division. I'll go with the Tigers over the Padres in 6.
    Not even close, besides, the Indians will win the Central.
  7. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    01 Apr '08 05:13
    Originally posted by PinkFloyd
    So, what do you think of their prediction? I can see the Tigers, but as much as I love 'em, I don't see the Cubbies winning their own division. I'll go with the Tigers over the Padres in 6.
    The last time Sports Illustrated was right about any baseball predictions was....oops, they have never been right.

    Tigers and Padres is a reasonable guess. The Mets could be tough as could the Braves. The Angels and Red Sox will be tough as well.
  8. 02 Apr '08 19:40
    Tigers got embarrassed by the Royals at home again today!

    Pretty piss poor start for the "Best Offense in the Majors"...
  9. 03 Apr '08 04:51
    Coach Piniella's lead-off experiment with Theriano lasted all of two games, and now he says he's flipping to Soriot. Good luck, Lou!

    DIE, BARTMAN, DIE!
  10. Standard member neonpeon41
    The Conductor
    03 Apr '08 21:17
    Originally posted by Doctor Rat


    DIE, BARTMAN, DIE!
    That's German for "the Bartman, the"

    *points to tattoo on chest*
  11. Standard member Derfel Cadarn
    The Mighty
    06 Apr '08 07:10
    I'll go with Red Sox-Diamondbacks
  12. 08 Apr '08 17:23
    Originally posted by neonpeon41
    That's German for "the Bartman, the"

    *points to tattoo on chest*

    "remember sammy sosa"
  13. Standard member neonpeon41
    The Conductor
    08 Apr '08 23:09
    Originally posted by Doctor Rat

    "remember sammy sosa"
    Yes, I do.

    Sorry for the rather obscure "Simpsons" reference above. I just couldn't help it.

    "Cape Feare" episode, Sideshow Bob is questioned in court why he would want to murder Bart. A lawyer asks about the tattoo on his chest saying, "DIE, BART, DIE" to which he replies, "Oh that, why that's German for 'die Bart, die'. A juror is overheard saying, "Well, anyone who speaks German can't be evil."
  14. 12 Apr '08 18:36
    Originally posted by neonpeon41
    Yes, I do.

    Sorry for the rather obscure "Simpsons" reference above. I just couldn't help it.

    "Cape Feare" episode, Sideshow Bob is questioned in court why he would want to murder Bart. A lawyer asks about the tattoo on his chest saying, "DIE, BART, DIE" to which he replies, "Oh that, why that's German for 'die Bart, die'. A juror is overheard saying, "Well, anyone who speaks German can't be evil."
    Rats, I didn't get your reference. I thought you were going for the scene in Memento where the protagonist (played by Guy Pierce, can't remember the characters name) is seeing the photo of himself pointing to the tattoo on his chest supposedly after already killing the man he thought killed his wife. So of course, I shot back with the reference to the tattoo on his hand (same movie) that says "remember sammy jankis" and twisted it to the Cubs reference of "remember sammy sosa"

    Ah, no matter, fun was had by all!

    lol @ simpsons reference. thanks for sharing it.
  15. Standard member Derfel Cadarn
    The Mighty
    13 Apr '08 05:56
    Originally posted by neonpeon41
    Yes, I do.

    Sorry for the rather obscure "Simpsons" reference above. I just couldn't help it.

    "Cape Feare" episode, Sideshow Bob is questioned in court why he would want to murder Bart. A lawyer asks about the tattoo on his chest saying, "DIE, BART, DIE" to which he replies, "Oh that, why that's German for 'die Bart, die'. A juror is overheard saying, "Well, anyone who speaks German can't be evil."
    I thought he said 'vie, Bart, vie" which he interpreted as Live, Bart, Live. Or maybe it's been too long since I've seen that episode. Great reference.