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Chicago Cubs Headlines for Saturday

The Labour Party Hold Their Annual Party Conference
Sun, won't you please set on this season? Please?



So much for good chemistry, eh? Following the double header sweep by the Pirates, the Cubs decided to party like it was 2007 and lost to the D'Backs in October.  I'll turn it over to Lou from here:


"These teams that we're playing are swinging the bats a little bit, and they're nice and healthy," Piniella said. "They got their same players on the field that started the year, and we're quite the opposite. That being said, there's no excuse for going out there and getting whomped, either."


Why not make this a little bit more about Lou? He was asked about the failed Olympic bid, and he said Chicago would've made a great venue, etc. But when asked where he'd be in 2016, Lou got to talking.

"Seven years from now, I'm going to be in Montenegro. I've always wanted to go there since I saw that James Bond movie. I've always wanted to go there. It's amazing how you learn things from movies. You want to do things. I remember when I was young and in the Carolina League, I went to see the move 'Hud' with Paul Newman. As soon as I left the theater, I went to have a Jack Daniel's and water. I've had my share during my career."

Aaron Miles has been the suck this year, but don't worry, he's confident he can bounce back!

"Very disappointing," he said of this season. "Very disappointing and somewhat embarrassing how I've done.

"I'm a person who takes a lot of pride in what I do. I'm up for the challenge to rise back up."

The only trouble is that Miles has been buried on the bench by manager Lou Piniella and booed by Wrigley Field fans when he has appeared.

"The fans can be won back pretty quickly," he said. "I've had a tough year. I definitely feel (management) gave me a good chance, but the injuries have gotten in the way. I've had a tough year personally off the field too (with a divorce)."

Miles was slowed in spring training with a shoulder injury, more lately with elbow soreness.

"First this winter, I'm hoping to get my nagging (injuries) figured out," he said. "I know I can be a productive player in this league."

And Bobby Scales, who wants to be around in 2009, is proficient in speaking in clich├ęs.

''I never questioned my ability,'' said the Michigan native, who turns 32 on Sunday. ''I just questioned whether I'd get the opportunity. I'm very blessed and fortunate to have the opportunity to play here.''
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'You always have to think [you will have the opportunity] because if you don't, what are you playing for?'' he said. ''You play to get to the highest level. I have no idea what's going to happen. That's for [management] to decide. But I know I'd like to build on this summer.''
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'There's some satisfaction in what I've done, but I'm always harder on myself than anyone,'' he said. ''The goal is to stay here and help this team. I want to get better because if you're not getting better, you're getting worse, and in this game, if you're getting worse, you're gone.''

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MillsChC said:

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Well... provided these are accurate quotes (no offense Carl, just questioning the morons which you got 'em from), I'd give Lou a 5-year extension for using the words "whomped" and "Montenegro" in the same press conference.

Maim said:

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So knowing this was the last WGN game of the season, and that Randy Wells was pitching, I was unable to nap due to the guilt of missing it.

Maim said:

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I'm glad I didn't miss anything while I took a 45 minute shower.

3-0 Cubs.

gravedigger said:

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Wow, I guess nobody cares about the game.

Hell, I didn't even know it was on.

secdelahc said:

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I had more important games to watch. Just got back from the U of M- MSU game. What a finish!

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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It'll be so much more exciting when we have a better team to cheer for next week.

secdelahc said:

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We're up to a whopping $31!

gravedigger said:

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seriously. How is that going, anyway?

JulieDiCaro said:

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Like Julie just said, we're up to a whopping $31!!!!!!

gravedigger said:

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I'm sure we can do better. Anyone got some dirt on Letterman?

JulieDiCaro said:

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Max was supposed to convert this to a game thread. I guess he forgot.

Booooooooo.

gravedigger said:

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I enjoy booing people, so I'm going to join you in saying "boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo max!"

JulieDiCaro said:

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Usually, even when we're terrible, I get all upset over the last few games of the season and watch every second so that I can hold on to it until ST.

This year, not so much. I don't really want to "hold on" to Aaron Miles and David Patton and . . . bleh.

We get a new team on Tuesday!

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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I think even boring offseason mode will be more interesting than today and tomorrow.

JulieDiCaro said:

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FA Frenzy s going to be the most exciting thing that happens to us all season. Except for Milty getting sent home, I mean.

JulieDiCaro said:

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This Twinks/Royals game is better than any Cubs game all season.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Outside: Win, rain, changing leaves

Inside: Fire, blanket, couch, October baseball.

Only way this could be better is if the Cubs were still in it. Oh, and if Chicago got the Olympics.

JulieDiCaro said:

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I hope a Twins bidder wins. I'm very much enjoying this game.

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