The Chicago Cubs Are Going to the World Series!

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  1. ChiTownScion

    ChiTownScion Call Me a Cab

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    I've lived through an awful lot of "next years," so many that I've not allowed myself any emotional attachment to the team since the September choke to the Mets in 1969... but I do believe this is pretty exciting news.

    Bury the goat: it's a new day.
     
  2. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    And, in other news, this guy says it is getting mighty cold where he lives! ;) [​IMG]
     
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  3. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Congratulations to all long-suffering Cubs fans everywhere. I have to admit I'm kind of torn over who I'll root for in this Series -- if it was anybody else but the Cubs I'd have no problem throwing my alliegience to the Indians because Terry Francona is one of my favorite people in the world, but on the other hand, 1908. It's a pity they can't both win.

    The Curse of the Billy Goat vs. the Curse of Rocky Colavito. We indeed live in Interesting Times.
     
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  4. ChiTownScion

    ChiTownScion Call Me a Cab

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    The only moral dilemma that could have arisen for me would have been if the Red Sox were up against the Cubs. I know that any Red Sox successes are a crown of thorns to Yankee fans, and that brand of schadenfreude alone covers a lot of acreage. Against that: 71 years since a World Series slot, and those painful memories of '69, when even Durocher couldn't undo the September choke against (yeah, I'll admit it) a legendary Mets team. Glad the Indians made it: their fans have had their heartbreaks over the years as well. But if for no other reason, I want the Cubs to take it so that the herd that follows That South Side Team will finally cease and desist with their babble about 2005.
     
  5. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Both the division win and national league championship were a struggle: bats silenced, Kershaw's deadly accuracy at the corners and his two finger split heater;
    hardly a North side linear progression, but the defense was spectacular-though I thought Joe lost his marbles to the stress when he had Heyward pinch hit,
    the Dodgers' intentional walking JH and Miggie slamming one. The Giants were also hellish, a very tough knock down dragout. Glad that's all over and the real fun can begin.:D
     
  6. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    This is truly something else! I've been an on again, off again Cubs fan since I was a young child, but this is the first year I truly got into it. Let the joyous news be spread, the cursed old goat at last is dead!
     
  7. Harp

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    I am considering stopping in Greek town tonite for grilled souflaki, potatoes, somi, domestica, and a shot of Ouzo to honor the not so dearly departed goat.:D
     
  8. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

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    All I can say is, SPANK Cleveland for me...

    Go Jays (next season...)...
     
  9. ChiTownScion

    ChiTownScion Call Me a Cab

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    Well... what can I say NOW? They did it!!!
     
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  10. DesertDan

    DesertDan One Too Many

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    That was an AMAZING game!!
    THAT is baseball my friends! WOW!
     
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  11. tonyb

    tonyb I'll Lock Up

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    This Series is just what the doctor ordered. It reminded the more casual fan what this game has to offer.
     
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  12. LizzieMaine

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    Last night's game goes on a short list of the great ones. When the rain started, I almost hoped they'd end it in a tie, so neither side would have to lose.
     
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  13. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hands down the best sports game I've ever seen period. It was a miracle for the Cubs.
     
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  14. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Breaking news! This gentlemen has reported that ice skating and other winter activities are great at his place! [​IMG]
     
  15. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    I'm one of those casual fans for whom this series brought the game to my attention again. There was no way I could stay up to watch to the finish, but it was a hell of a last game.
    The general feeling among people I've spoken with in Ohio is that if we had to lose, then we're happy it was to the Cubs, this year, in this series.
     
  16. ChiTownScion

    ChiTownScion Call Me a Cab

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    Most Cub fans here would say the same re: the Tribe & their fans. Their team fought well, especially in that eighth inning rally, and enjoy a lot of well earned respect in this town.
     
  17. EngProf

    EngProf Practically Family

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    I'm not that much of a baseball fan, but I watched that last game from start to finish - and paid attention. No reading a book or other distractions...
    It was actually fun and interesting to watch.
    Congratulations Cubs!
     
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  18. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    Our sincerest congrats to Cubs fans! Though we live in Cleveland we really don't do sports in any way shape or form, but we followed the world series. It was great to experience all the excitement and of course the thrill for Chicago fans. As for our home town team, I can't image a better way to lose the world series than the seventh game in extra innings. (Actually I went to bed before the game got anywhere near the end, but I excitedly checked in the morning!)
     
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  19. Bigger Don

    Bigger Don Practically Family

    Was talking to a friend this morning who recorded the game so he could zip through commercials. Since it was a live event, he set to record an extra hour. He missed the 10th inning.
     
  20. ChiTownScion

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