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February 24, 2005 3:46 PM   Subscribe

Cub fans willing to eat Bartman's ball to end curse.
posted by tsarfan (19 comments total)
 
Boy, those Cub fans sure are stupidly superstitious.

</red sox fan>

Getting rid of Sammy probably will be great karma for the Cubbies. That guy was a bum, through and through.
posted by xmutex at 3:59 PM on February 24, 2005


yeah those 500+ home runs a real pisser
posted by tsarfan at 4:11 PM on February 24, 2005


The Cubs would probably do better if they gave the entire team corked bats. One crooked batter can't carry them all the way.
posted by AlexReynolds at 4:23 PM on February 24, 2005


xmutex, a guy who hit 60 plus home runs three years in a row is a bum? On what planet? Yes, he had issues in Chicago with the corking, the boombox and the flaking on the last game.

But I for one am pumped that he's on the Orioles and expect him to have a tremendous year, though the O's will still place 3rd in the east at best. The lineup is scary, Tejada, Lopez, Sosa, Palmeiro (yes, diminishing skills and all). Shame third's the best they'll do.

tsarfan, good thing you didn't make a typo and add an S to Bartman's ball. Though they'd probably eat those too if they thought it would end the curse.
posted by fenriq at 4:24 PM on February 24, 2005


I'm amazed that this hasn't devolved into circa-1997 "ate my balls" jokes yet.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:32 PM on February 24, 2005


If Steve Bartman ever comes out of hiding, they'll probably eat him, too.
posted by casu marzu at 4:36 PM on February 24, 2005


I'm a Cubs fan. I feel bad for Steve Bartman. It wasn't his fault, 95% of Wrigley would have tried to catch that ball. In fact, I blame Moises Alou for flipping out. Just play the game and it all goes away.

fenriq: Those 60+ HR days are long gone. He's aging, his bat is nowhere near as reliable as it once was, he's a terrible outfielder, and he couldn't even get along with Dusty Baker (the quintessential players' manager). I wouldn't call him a bum, but I am glad he's gone.
posted by sellout at 4:45 PM on February 24, 2005


I'm amazed that this hasn't devolved into circa-1997 "ate my balls" jokes yet.

Dammit, I was just about to! FIne, I'm doing it anyway!

CUBS FANS ATE MY BALLS.
posted by Robot Johnny at 4:47 PM on February 24, 2005


sellout,

dude only appeared in 120 games last year and knocked out 35 homers.

cub "fans" who whine about 35 homers probably havent been cub fans for long.

or, ironically, have been spoiled by Sammy's crazy production over the last 13 years.
posted by tsarfan at 4:54 PM on February 24, 2005


Whew, at least it's a baseball.
posted by caddis at 5:25 PM on February 24, 2005


The Cubs would probably do better if they gave the entire team corked bats. One crooked batter can't carry them all the way.

Well, alex, you're from Philly, so you understand that bad hair and beer guts are the key to athletic success not corked bats ;)
posted by jonmc at 5:35 PM on February 24, 2005


Maybe they should hire Theo Epstein.

Cubbies fans have got to stop blaming their woes on a superstition, and instead focus their ire on scores of decades' worth of management ineptitude.
posted by Flem Snopes at 5:43 PM on February 24, 2005


Well, alex, you're from Philly, so you understand that bad hair and beer guts are the key to athletic success not corked bats ;)

As they say, the mullet is all business up front, and all party at the back.
posted by AlexReynolds at 6:15 PM on February 24, 2005


As they say, the mullet is all business up front, and all party at the back.

As a former mullet-sporter, I can only say, hell yeah, bro. And in that Phillies-Jays series, I was all about the City Of Brotherly Love. A team of beer-swilling louts versus a soulless corporate franchise froam Canada, who do you think I'm gonna back?
posted by jonmc at 6:18 PM on February 24, 2005


dude only appeared in 120 games last year and knocked out 35 homers. / cub "fans" who whine about 35 homers probably havent been cub fans for long. / or, ironically, have been spoiled by Sammy's crazy production over the last 13 years.

I'm not whining about the 35 homers he hit last year. It's terrific that he hit them. The man is a Chicago legend, and Cub fans will always appreciate what he's meant to this organization. But yes, I am a real, honest-to-god Cubs fan, and I have been for a long time. Being one, I will support anything that I believe helps this team win.

Sosa's BA, SLG, OBP, HR, RBI, and BB have been in steady decline for the last four years. He's thirty-six years old, past his prime, overpaid, and like I said, a terrible defensive outfielder. How is there a more opportune time to move him, if it can be done?

Trading away an unhappy once-great player in the twilight of his career for a group of younger, cheaper players is not a bad roster move, nor is it a rare one. This was bound to be Hendry's last chance to move him, and though I would never have expected it from a typical Cubs GM, he actually had the balls to do it.

Whether this team will win a World Series with Jeromy Burnitz in right field is debatable, but I think it's tough to argue that a grumpy, declining Sosa was the man to lead this team anywhere.

Cuddly, deferent '98 Sammy is no more. Angry, egotistical six-hole Sammy is what's left. Being a fan of wins and future success rather than sentiment and nostalgia, I still believe Sosa needed to go.
posted by sellout at 4:46 AM on February 25, 2005


Please don't think everyone in Chicago is this idiotic.
posted by Betty Tyranny at 11:10 AM on February 25, 2005


Bartman won.
posted by AMWKE at 12:15 PM on February 25, 2005


I heard Bartman wiped the ball on his nuts before turning it over. So those people will be eating some of his sac sweat.

sellout, yes, Sammy's on the decline but he's still a damned scary hitter. And in that Orioles line up he will have lots of protection and I will not be surprised if and when he puts up some great numbers for them.

If he stays healthy.

And if the gorilla who's body he stole doesn't come back looking to get it back.
posted by fenriq at 1:40 PM on February 25, 2005


25 blown saves...that is what kept the cubs out of the playoffs in '04, not sammy. too bad we didn't go out and find a closer.
posted by kurtosis at 9:04 PM on February 25, 2005


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