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Old 06-20-2016, 10:01 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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If they win 2 of 3 against Pittsburgh and sweep the Cardinals they very well could put the division on ice.
The Cubs swept the Pirates at the same time the Cardinals were swept. The Cubs host the Cardinals for a three-game series. If the Cardinals do not get their act together, the Cubs' lead in the National League Central Division will increase.
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Old 06-23-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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The Cubs swept the Pirates at the same time the Cardinals were swept. The Cubs host the Cardinals for a three-game series. If the Cardinals do not get their act together, the Cubs' lead in the National League Central Division will increase.
And the Cubs just got swept by my Cards. Things are changing now. Look out, Cubs fans; St Louis is not going away!
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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All of these "official/unofficial" team discussions, but very little about the lovable cubbies...what gives?
This thread was going on last year for the Cubs.
2015 Chicago Cubs Season

Don't worry, come playoff time the bandwagon will fill up.

I see the Cubs entire infield could land in the All-Star game. Mercy
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/16...-all-star-vote

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Old 06-30-2016, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Cubs fans hoping the Cubs will follow the Cavs & break the curse.

Editor's Desk: Hoping Chicago Cubs can follow Cavs to break curse, maybe | Northwest Herald
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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This thread was going on last year for the Cubs.
2015 Chicago Cubs Season

Don't worry, come playoff time the bandwagon will fill up.

I see the Cubs entire infield could land in the All-Star game. Mercy
Cubs' entire infield, Dexter Fowler still leading NL All-Star vote
When I want to talk baseball or really any sport I keep that to other sites. This site isn't that great for sports talk.

The All-Star Game should be the Cubs v. the MLB.
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:21 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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When I want to talk baseball or really any sport I keep that to other sites. This site isn't that great for sports talk.

The All-Star Game should be the Cubs v. the MLB.
Or the Cubs vs the Mets.
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Or the Cubs vs the Mets.
I heard NY Mets has already swept the Cubbies over last weekend. Poor, poor Cubbies. They repeated the NLCS by last season.
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Old 07-08-2016, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Pickerington, Ohio
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1-3 vs the Reds and Braves this week is inexcusable. Period. You can feel the team pressing as you watch the game. Early in the season, they were playing free and easy and far closer to their potential and it showed. That overachieving is the only reason the division is not in question (yet) despite these horrible past three weeks.
If they lose 2 of 3 or get swept in Pittsburgh, both of which are entirely possible, look out. I was hoping after Monday's game i could start worrying more about the Nationals and Giants as we fight for the best record in the NL than the Cardinals and Pirates. Oh well.
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Old 07-08-2016, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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1-3 vs the Reds and Braves this week is inexcusable. Period. You can feel the team pressing as you watch the game. Early in the season, they were playing free and easy and far closer to their potential and it showed. That overachieving is the only reason the division is not in question (yet) despite these horrible past three weeks.
If they lose 2 of 3 or get swept in Pittsburgh, both of which are entirely possible, look out. I was hoping after Monday's game i could start worrying more about the Nationals and Giants as we fight for the best record in the NL than the Cardinals and Pirates. Oh well.
I shouldn't be leaning on the panic button just yet. The Cubs and the Giants are two clubs at the opposite end of the luck spectrum recently. Chicago's + 148 runs still tops the majors by a lot. The Giants have outscored their opponents by just 46 runs. By Pythag expectations, the standings should be:
Cubs 59-26
Giants 51-36

The Cubs are seven games worse than their expected win total, the Giants are three wins better.

What accounts for the difference is San Francisco's uncommon good fortune in one run games, a 20-10 record. The Cubs are 10-14 in one run games. If there is such a thing as "ability" to win one run games, it has never been detected in baseball's numbers. Performance in these contests vary wildly from year to year. For example, last season the Cubs were a sparkling 34-21 in one run games, while SF was a poor 19-28. Unless you want to argue that last year's Cubs were chockablock with clutchiness and this year they have all turned into chokers, then luck is the predominant determining factor in one run game records.

Luck tends to even out the larger the database becomes.

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Old 07-09-2016, 09:40 AM
Status: "Let's replace the puppet show with actual leadership." (set 16 hours ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
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Cubs fans hoping the Cubs will follow the Cavs & break the curse.

Editor's Desk: Hoping Chicago Cubs can follow Cavs to break curse, maybe | Northwest Herald
Provided, of course, the Indians don't win the World Series.
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