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(Major League Baseball)   Anthony Rizzo promises to hit a home run for a cancer patient, hits two instead. Take that, Paul O'Neill   (wapc.mlb.com) divider line 29
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2014-07-24 10:45:42 AM  
www.joesportsfan.com
How the heck did you get in here, anyway?
 
2014-07-24 12:43:53 PM  

EngineerBoy: [www.joesportsfan.com image 325x208]
How the heck did you get in here, anyway?


We are done here
 
2014-07-24 12:48:59 PM  
Seinfeld headline trifecta in play.
 
2014-07-24 12:53:57 PM  
I wonder how often a player promises this, and when he fails to accomplish the task, we simply never hear the news story....

Like "X player announced yesterday he'd hit a home run for little Billy, a young lad with a brain tumor.  Unfortunately X player failed in his endeavor, and little Billy passed away later that evening."
 
2014-07-24 12:55:54 PM  
Damn, this really makes me wish I could watch today's YES broadcast (but it's about to start and I'm stuck at work) - I'd love to see if they mention this.
 
2014-07-24 01:02:31 PM  
pbfcomics.com
/hotly obligatory
 
2014-07-24 01:12:39 PM  
Yeah, yeah, yeah.... let's see Anthony Rizzo catch a fly ball with his cap
 
2014-07-24 01:50:06 PM  
I had the second one scored as a triple and a throwing error charged to Martinez.
 
2014-07-24 01:53:27 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

And on dozen egg night
 
2014-07-24 01:57:11 PM  
The smart thing is to say "My next home run is for you." Then it doesn't matter when you hit it
 
2014-07-24 01:59:04 PM  
That second one was for the kid's recurrence. If he lives that long.

/now I'm gonna pack and head to the airport for the next non-stop Malaysian flight to hell.
 
2014-07-24 02:23:42 PM  

Slam Bradley: [HitOneForMeComic]
/hotly obligatory


I've never seen that one before, I damn near need a new keyboard.
 
2014-07-24 02:45:06 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
"Well kid, my legs ain't what they used to be."
 
2014-07-24 02:58:42 PM  
Anthony Rizzo promises to hit homer for cancer patient, hits two instead

So he lied to a cancer patient? Nice going, asshole.
 
2014-07-24 03:37:23 PM  

SuperChuck: The smart thing is to say "My next home run is for you." Then it doesn't matter when you hit it


Oh so you're calling Babe Ruth a liar?
 
2014-07-24 03:40:11 PM  

SharkaPult: Slam Bradley: [HitOneForMeComic]
/hotly obligatory

I've never seen that one before, I damn near need a new keyboard.


Same here.
 
2014-07-24 03:50:36 PM  
Rizzo is turning out to look like the real deal. Epstein and Hoyer were really high on getting him for Chicago, and seeing that pop in his bat is great.

Excited to see if Soler gets a callup this year. Hell, looking at the top 20 Cubs prospects is a sight I've never seen in my 27 years of being a fan: a stacked roster of legit prospects. Obviously, most prospects don't reach their ceiling, but if even 5 of the top 20 become what they could be, the Cubs are suddenly going to get really good in about 2-3 years.

Here's a link to a breakdown of the top 20 Cubs prospects:

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2014/?c_id=chc#list =c hc
 
2014-07-24 04:33:10 PM  
One was fine, 2 is just showing off.
 
2014-07-24 04:33:29 PM  

EngineerBoy: [www.joesportsfan.com image 325x208]
How the heck did you get in here, anyway?


That kid wasn't sick, he was just in the hospital hiding out from Skynet.
 
2014-07-24 04:34:57 PM  
It's a good thing his uniform wasn't 100% cotton.
 
2014-07-24 06:17:30 PM  
Dude is a beast. Too bad for him he's on the cubs.
 
2014-07-24 06:17:43 PM  

Orgasmatron138: Rizzo is turning out to look like the real deal. Epstein and Hoyer were really high on getting him for Chicago, and seeing that pop in his bat is great.

Excited to see if Soler gets a callup this year. Hell, looking at the top 20 Cubs prospects is a sight I've never seen in my 27 years of being a fan: a stacked roster of legit prospects. Obviously, most prospects don't reach their ceiling, but if even 5 of the top 20 become what they could be, the Cubs are suddenly going to get really good in about 2-3 years.

Here's a link to a breakdown of the top 20 Cubs prospects:

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2014/?c_id=chc#list =c hc


I wouldn't put too much weight in mlb.com's rankings. I took a look through their top 100 the other day and from Buxton on down, one guy after another was either seriously injured, out for the season or just having an awful year. IIRC Bryant was the only one in the top 10 living up to preseason hype.
 
2014-07-24 06:18:24 PM  

Tyrone Biggums: SharkaPult: Slam Bradley: [HitOneForMeComic]
/hotly obligatory

I've never seen that one before, I damn near need a new keyboard.

Same here.


That makes 3 of us
 
2014-07-24 06:57:17 PM  

abhorrent1: Dude is a beast. Too bad for him he's on the cubs.


Right now, it's two good hitters, one guy who could be a breakout second half star in Alcantara, and a bunch of average-to-backup-level players, but possibly as early as late next season, this lineup will be scary.  Certainly in '16 and '17 they will be a very good offensive club.  They're building around Rizzo.
 
2014-07-24 07:06:10 PM  

RonwellQuincyDobbs: abhorrent1: Dude is a beast. Too bad for him he's on the cubs.

Right now, it's two good hitters, one guy who could be a breakout second half star in Alcantara, and a bunch of average-to-backup-level players, but possibly as early as late next season, this lineup will be scary.  Certainly in '16 and '17 they will be a very good offensive club.  They're building around Rizzo.


I hope so. I've been a cubs fan a long time but finally had enough and gave up on them 5-6 years ago. My name finally came up in the season ticket lottery this year after years on the waiting list. I blew it off. I just couldn't justify the cost for the product they've been putting out there the last 10 or so years. And yet, raising prices almost annually.

I'll still watch or listen to them on the radio but they're not getting any more of my money until they show me something different. Apparently I'm not the only one, you can get Cubs tix now for like $10 on stubhub. Still too much IMO but I think people are finally getting sick of the "lovable losers" BS.
 
2014-07-24 10:14:11 PM  

abhorrent1: RonwellQuincyDobbs: abhorrent1: Dude is a beast. Too bad for him he's on the cubs.

Right now, it's two good hitters, one guy who could be a breakout second half star in Alcantara, and a bunch of average-to-backup-level players, but possibly as early as late next season, this lineup will be scary.  Certainly in '16 and '17 they will be a very good offensive club.  They're building around Rizzo.

I hope so. I've been a cubs fan a long time but finally had enough and gave up on them 5-6 years ago. My name finally came up in the season ticket lottery this year after years on the waiting list. I blew it off. I just couldn't justify the cost for the product they've been putting out there the last 10 or so years. And yet, raising prices almost annually.

I'll still watch or listen to them on the radio but they're not getting any more of my money until they show me something different. Apparently I'm not the only one, you can get Cubs tix now for like $10 on stubhub. Still too much IMO but I think people are finally getting sick of the "lovable losers" BS.


The Cubs largely had to be blown up and completely reconstructed as a franchise. How many seasons have the Cubs had where they had one good playoff year and then 8 years of sucking?

The Cubs franchise has been criminally mismanaged for decades.
 
2014-07-25 12:28:49 AM  

BlueDWarrior: abhorrent1: RonwellQuincyDobbs: abhorrent1: Dude is a beast. Too bad for him he's on the cubs.

Right now, it's two good hitters, one guy who could be a breakout second half star in Alcantara, and a bunch of average-to-backup-level players, but possibly as early as late next season, this lineup will be scary.  Certainly in '16 and '17 they will be a very good offensive club.  They're building around Rizzo.

I hope so. I've been a cubs fan a long time but finally had enough and gave up on them 5-6 years ago. My name finally came up in the season ticket lottery this year after years on the waiting list. I blew it off. I just couldn't justify the cost for the product they've been putting out there the last 10 or so years. And yet, raising prices almost annually.

I'll still watch or listen to them on the radio but they're not getting any more of my money until they show me something different. Apparently I'm not the only one, you can get Cubs tix now for like $10 on stubhub. Still too much IMO but I think people are finally getting sick of the "lovable losers" BS.

The Cubs largely had to be blown up and completely reconstructed as a franchise. How many seasons have the Cubs had where they had one good playoff year and then 8 years of sucking?

The Cubs franchise has been criminally mismanaged for decades.


THIS.

The Wrigleys were awful owners, and the Tribune company didn't care about winning until they decided to sell the team. Jim Hendry was given the green light to spend a fortune, with the provision that the contracts be as backloaded as possible so the Tribune company wouldn't have to pay most of it.

The front office was stuck in the 50s, and international scouting and development was way behind. Needless to say, the farm system SUCKED. Castro is the first star position player to be developed by the Cubs since friggin Mark Grace.

No surprise that as soon as the Cubs got ownership that cared, the front office was blown up and rebuilt, the team was blown up and rebuilt, and the farm system was blown up and rebuilt. They are paying the piper for years of falling behind.
 
2014-07-25 12:55:06 AM  

olddeegee: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]
"Well kid, my legs ain't what they used to be."


Came for John Candy trying to eat 50 hot dogs before trying to strangle the ungrateful little shiat. Leaving satisfied
 
2014-07-25 06:45:17 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: Tyrone Biggums: SharkaPult: Slam Bradley: [HitOneForMeComic]
/hotly obligatory

I've never seen that one before, I damn near need a new keyboard.

Same here.

That makes 3 of us


So the joke is the visitor was the pitcher and by "hit one" he means hit a blue team batter? Is that the joke? It's not THAT funny.

/love the Seinfeld bits
 
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