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(Chicago Sun-Times)   It's over. The Cubs no longer have a chance at the World Series   (suntimes.com ) divider line
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2008-04-29 07:40:52 PM  
Shouldn't this headline have been posted when pitchers and catchers reported?
 
2008-04-29 07:45:28 PM  
Fukudome

Great name for a stadium.
 
2008-04-29 07:49:06 PM  
SI's cover jinx rinx
 
2008-04-29 07:49:38 PM  
Damn. Beat me to it.

"Fuk-u dome." That's another name for Wrigley Field?
 
2008-04-29 07:50:13 PM  
Hey, Eli Manning was on the cover of SI 2 weeks before the Super Bowl (Strahan and Brady shared the cover 1 week later, cancelling each other out), and things worked out well enough for him.
 
2008-04-29 07:51:46 PM  
co-conspirator, I think the proper pronunciation is "Fuk-u, Do Me."

Four syllables.
 
2008-04-29 07:57:11 PM  
maybe they'll spell it right (new window) this time..
 
2008-04-29 08:00:37 PM  
img1.fark.net
 
2008-04-29 08:14:14 PM  
And they waited this long to report it?
 
2008-04-29 08:39:36 PM  
cubs, who cares
not like they will EVER win another world series

/white sox fan
 
2008-04-29 08:47:54 PM  
whatshisname: Fukudome

Great name for a stadium.


Came in to say this.
Especially a good name when the Cubs finally do win.
 
2008-04-29 09:00:48 PM  
*sigh* It's not hard, people.

Fu
Ku
Doh
May

Fu-ku-doh-may. Fukudome. Pronounce it like Spanish. I bet you all are the type to snicker when you see the word "Phuket".

/party-pooper
 
2008-04-29 09:50:07 PM  
Wasn't this originally from 1907 or something?
 
2008-04-29 10:16:31 PM  
repeat
 
2008-04-29 10:24:15 PM  
img301.imageshack.us

4/5/04 - Never forget
 
2008-04-29 10:44:30 PM  
It was over when the Brewers started their 2008 NL Central run in Spring Training.
 
2008-04-29 10:54:16 PM  
Cubs won't win the Series this year. Whether they win their division or not, we will see. Lets see how they do with Milwaukee and St. Louis.
 
2008-04-29 10:57:06 PM  
undflickertail: It was over when the Brewers started their 2008 NL Central run in Spring Training.

Maybe if Ben Sheets can play a whole season.
 
2008-04-29 11:18:40 PM  
akugyaku: undflickertail: It was over when the Brewers started their 2008 NL Central run in Spring Training.

Maybe if Ben Sheets can play a whole season.


He's certainly had trouble tonight. Of course, it's farking 10 degrees outside; no wonder the game has been crazy.
 
2008-04-29 11:50:29 PM  
Why is this sad?

Stories like this are why FARK needs a "no shiat" tag. I know there's an 'obvious' tag, but some things are beyond obvious. This is one of them.
 
2008-04-29 11:54:30 PM  
Sorry, Subby, but it's only a Japanese issue. Doesn't count.

And it will happen. And when it happens, all of you Cubs-bashing unoriginal trolls are cordially invited to gag on a bowl of dicks.


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2008-04-30 12:10:56 AM  
We should all hope that the Cubs Never make it to the World Series again. EVERY TIME THE CUBS make it to the World Series the nation or the world suffers a calamity. Doubt me? Consider:

1906 -- San Francisco Earthquake
1907 -- The panic of 1907 when stocks lost over half their value
1908 -- Tunguska Fireball
1929 -- Start of the Great Depression
1932 -- Depression worsens, Adolf Hitler becomes a German citizen.
1935 -- Labor Day Hurricane -- the worst hurricane to hit the United States to that point.
1945 -- Yalta Conference gives Eastern Europe to the Soviet Union -- beginning of the Cold War.

If the Cubs ever make it back to the World Series it will probably be the end of America as we know it.
 
2008-04-30 12:11:09 AM  
by the way, admiral nozzlecrust...this is not a japan-only issue of SI
 
2008-04-30 12:21:54 AM  
undflickertail: It was over when the Brewers started their 2008 NL Central run in Spring Training.

No. Just, no.
 
2008-04-30 01:55:51 AM  
Attention Cubs fans:

Whenever you get depressed, that you'll never make it, sometimes you just need that one moment. That perfect moment. It encapsulates what you believe - reality or miracles?

Reality never surprises you.

October 26, 1991 - 8 years old.

www.thechroniccurmudgeon.com

Miracles do.
 
2008-04-30 06:43:22 AM  
Completely Useless By Summer?
 
obz
2008-04-30 07:50:58 AM  
Last day of April right? Yup, annual Cubbie elimination day... though you can't really make it official until tomorrow.
 
2008-04-30 10:07:54 AM  
That was a flat-out ugly game last night, no doubt. Nice to see the Crew finally swinging the bats though. And while Sheets had nothing on his fastball and lacked control, at least he didn't leave with an injury like he so often does when he attempts a comeback.

i28.tinypic.com
 
2008-04-30 10:11:09 AM  
Classic cub fan banter, right there.

Chicago sucks
 
2008-04-30 10:16:10 AM  
NASAM: That .gif make me laugh every time I see it. Anyone know the backstory to it?


I don't know, I just know that I have made it a rule to right-click/save-as anytime I see a good pic on Fark. I don't know the backstory to it or who deserves credit for it.

Unexpected Bacon: That was a flat-out ugly game last night, no doubt. Nice to see the Crew finally swinging the bats though. And while Sheets had nothing on his fastball and lacked control, at least he didn't leave with an injury like he so often does when he attempts a comeback.


Yes, it was. The Cubs have been doing very well when scoring that many runs in a game, but just didn't get it done this time.

/Anyone know if DirecTV gets WGN HD?
 
2008-04-30 10:17:01 AM  
roryman

their division lead was never substantial. the cubs lost a few games, not the end of the world. nobody (not even the frat boys who go to wrigley) expected them to play with a .700 winning percentage all season. and anyone who thinks they can call the season by may 1st is an idiot. the cubs are viable contenders for the WS this year, and if nobody else thinks so I'll gladly put down a Benjamin on them winning at the current odds. Baseball is just a game. And people who get pissed off at teams spending 100m+ on their players are just retarded. in this day and age, having high profile players on their teams is the only way to draw crowds . And I take it you're a brewers fan, btw. Don't worry at the end of the season your beloved Prince Fielder will sign with either the yankees or the red sox. Players just don't have team loyalty anymore, deal with it.
 
2008-04-30 10:18:09 AM  
Unexpected Bacon: That was a flat-out ugly game last night, no doubt. Nice to see the Crew finally swinging the bats though. And while Sheets had nothing on his fastball and lacked control, at least he didn't leave with an injury like he so often does when he attempts a comeback.

am i the only person in the county that just noticed the 'm' and 'b' in the old school brewers logo a couple years ago?

/i'm 27
//only took 25 years
///watched baseball as long as i can remember
 
2008-04-30 10:19:55 AM  
The_Synergism: Unexpected Bacon: That was a flat-out ugly game last night, no doubt. Nice to see the Crew finally swinging the bats though. And while Sheets had nothing on his fastball and lacked control, at least he didn't leave with an injury like he so often does when he attempts a comeback.

am i the only person in the county that just noticed the 'm' and 'b' in the old school brewers logo a couple years ago?

/i'm 27
//only took 25 years
///watched baseball as long as i can remember


I grew up in Wisconsin as a die-hard Brewer fan. I didn't even notice it until I was like 18. Don't feel bad.
 
2008-04-30 10:20:09 AM  
scarymonsters85: in this day and age, having high profile players on their teams is the only way to draw crowds

in that shoebox of a stadium, known as wrigley, you could send out your AAA team and sell out every game

just like you have for the past 20 years.

/same goes for the red sox
 
2008-04-30 10:28:19 AM  
scarymonsters85: roryman

their division lead was never substantial. the cubs lost a few games, not the end of the world. nobody (not even the frat boys who go to wrigley) expected them to play with a .700 winning percentage all season. and anyone who thinks they can call the season by may 1st is an idiot. the cubs are viable contenders for the WS this year, and if nobody else thinks so I'll gladly put down a Benjamin on them winning at the current odds. Baseball is just a game. And people who get pissed off at teams spending 100m+ on their players are just retarded. in this day and age, having high profile players on their teams is the only way to draw crowds . And I take it you're a brewers fan, btw. Don't worry at the end of the season your beloved Prince Fielder will sign with either the yankees or the red sox. Players just don't have team loyalty anymore, deal with it.


While you clearly harbor a strong dislike for the Brewers (which I'll never understand, why hate on a team that has never been successful? What's the point?), the truth is that Prince isn't a free agent after this season. He's not even eligible for arby yet. The Brewers have to take advantage of these next couple of years before we lose all the kids.

However, when he is a free agent, I hope he comes to Boston!

/Brewers fan in Boston
//Kind of weird being a Brewers and Red Sox fan
///Agrees the Cubs have a shot and love that you guys totally overlook the Brewers
 
2008-04-30 10:32:40 AM  
Unexpected Bacon: While you clearly harbor a strong dislike for the Brewers (which I'll never understand, why hate on a team that has never been successful? What's the point?),

well, your team has been to a WS during our lifetimes....hell, during the lifetime of most of our parents as well.
 
2008-04-30 10:36:45 AM  
mamoru: *sigh* It's not hard, people.

Fu
Ku
Doh
May

Fu-ku-doh-may. Fukudome. Pronounce it like Spanish. I bet you all are the type to snicker when you see the word "Phuket".

/party-pooper


What about Bangkok?

/*snicker*
 
2008-04-30 11:23:39 AM  
The_Synergism

maybe so, but it helps other teams, too. For instance, I bet more people are likely to see the royals play at home when they have the yankees in town. And yeah, wrigley and fenway may be a shoebox of a stadium, but it's pretty much the only thing modern baseball has that hearkens back to the golden age of the game.

Unexpected Bacon

He'll be eligible for arby after this season. And right now he's making peanuts, something like 600k. When he's eligible at the end of the season, expect him to make something like 12m a year. No brewers hate here, they are actually a really exciting, young team to watch. Though, I think they belong back in the american league.
 
2008-04-30 11:29:47 AM  
scarymonsters85: Though, I think they belong back in the american league.

someone from the NL central needs to go to the AL...too many teams
 
2008-04-30 11:39:23 AM  
scarymonsters85:
Unexpected Bacon

He'll be eligible for arby after this season. And right now he's making peanuts, something like 600k. When he's eligible at the end of the season, expect him to make something like 12m a year. No brewers hate here, they are actually a really exciting, young team to watch. Though, I think they belong back in the american league.


Yeah, I'm not too worried about the arby years - I think the Brewers will step up and pay them. But we are going to be screwed with Gallardo, Hart, Braun, Hardy, Weeks, and Fielder all wanting to get paid at about the same time. I'm sure the Yankees/Sox/Mets will be drooling. I'm just trying to enjoy it. It wasn't too long ago that I tuned into most games expecting to lose.

I know what you mean about the AL. Personally, I prefer watching NL games, so it is with pure bias that I am glad they are in the NL.
 
2008-04-30 11:41:51 AM  
Unexpected Bacon: I know what you mean about the AL. Personally, I prefer watching NL games, so it is with pure bias that I am glad they are in the NL.

if any one team in the central went to the AL west, it should be houston

/purely for geographical purposes
//and to not have to play in that joke of a stadium anymore
///let 'stros fans enjoy watching the AL power hitters make a joke of that porch in left
 
2008-04-30 11:47:03 AM  
The_Synergism: Unexpected Bacon: I know what you mean about the AL. Personally, I prefer watching NL games, so it is with pure bias that I am glad they are in the NL.

if any one team in the central went to the AL west, it should be houston

/purely for geographical purposes
//and to not have to play in that joke of a stadium anymore
///let 'stros fans enjoy watching the AL power hitters make a joke of that porch in left


Don't get me started on that effing pole! Or that gd train! I remember one year Richie Sexson hit one right off that pole - it was a bomb that came right back into the field of play for what I think ended up being a double.

/Wishes there were more baseball threads that weren't just Yankees fans vs. Sox fans
 
2008-04-30 11:51:13 AM  
Unexpected Bacon: Don't get me started on that effing pole! Or that gd train!

as a Cardinals fan, I must say that one of Jim Edmonds most spectacular catches came as a result of the retard ramp in center.

that place is like the creators of Putt-Putt golf got together and decided to build a baseball park.

/waiting for water hazards and sand traps
 
2008-04-30 11:52:47 AM  
The_Synergism: Unexpected Bacon: Don't get me started on that effing pole! Or that gd train!

as a Cardinals fan, I must say that one of Jim Edmonds most spectacular catches came as a result of the retard ramp in center.


Sorry, but I am totally stealing "retard ramp" from you.
 
2008-04-30 12:18:20 PM  
Kornchex: i think you have neglected to read a single post i have made. enjoy the milwaukee-like weather in SD.
 
2008-04-30 01:19:02 PM  
My prediction for tonight's game:

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Cubs 6, Brewers 1
 
2008-04-30 01:30:13 PM  
roryman It's cool today but it was 85 for like 5 days in a row. I moved from Racine to here for a reason.

Like I have said in other threads, I am glad that the Cubs, Brewers, and Cardinals are playing so well. I'm tired of the "NL Central Sucks" crap. A 3 way race would be quite entertaining.
 
2008-04-30 02:02:04 PM  
The_Synergism: Unexpected Bacon: That was a flat-out ugly game last night, no doubt. Nice to see the Crew finally swinging the bats though. And while Sheets had nothing on his fastball and lacked control, at least he didn't leave with an injury like he so often does when he attempts a comeback.

am i the only person in the county that just noticed the 'm' and 'b' in the old school brewers logo a couple years ago?

/i'm 27
//only took 25 years
///watched baseball as long as i can remember


haha... never noticed that, thanks...

The_Synergism: scarymonsters85: in this day and age, having high profile players on their teams is the only way to draw crowds

in that shoebox of a stadium, known as wrigley, you could send out your AAA team and sell out every game

just like you have for the past 20 years.

/same goes for the red sox


Its near the top in attendance in the past 7 years... and thats including competing with bigger ballparks:

http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/2000-03attendance.htm
 
2008-04-30 02:46:12 PM  
cubsfan07: My prediction for tonight's game:
Cubs 1, Brewers 6


ftfy
 
2008-04-30 02:58:46 PM  
whouston: Its near the top in attendance in the past 7 years

that doesn't change the fact it's the goofy golf version of a stadium
 
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