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Ten Reasons Why This Off-Season Royally Sucks

I'm in a bad mood today. Terrible, in fact. And this is in no small part because of the Cubs and their inability to do ANYTHING to make this team better in the off-season.

Most notably, I'm angry that, despite having the third-highest payroll in Major League Baseball, none of the following will be on our team in 2010.

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AndCounting said:

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Lou Brock had me rolling. Hysterical! It's kind of hilarious that there is absolutely nothing going on with the Cubs right now but we have so much to talk about. I'm one of those who thinks Hendry made moves that looked good on paper but that just didn't work out (Bradley's baseball performance in 2009, Miles/Fontenot being as bad as they were, Wood and Prior's arms falling off). But what he's doing so far this offseason doesn't look good anywhere. They are good moves . . . for me to poop on.

Proggy said:

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Agreed on Bradley. If no Cameron, if no Granderson, hell, circle the wagons and make it work. Tell the Mercurial One that if he wants out of Chicago, he'll have to hit his way out. If the Cubs aren't going to get off the hook for their sizeable chunk of the blame for What Went Wrong, then neither should MB.

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Just so we're clear - you're upset because Neal Cotts and Felix Pie and "The Mistake" are not going to be on the team? Really? And don't tell me you're surprised that the Cubs aren't looking at HolliBay - they're left fielders and well, suffice it to say, for better or wrose - actually just worse - we already have one of those. Cameron and Harden I get. Reed Johnson is not "gone" per se, and might be back.

JulieDiCaro said:

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I'm upset that Felix didn't get the chance Lou and Hendry said he would, that he was mishandled, and that now his head all messed up and a guy who had an OBP of over 1.000 in AAA can't hit a freakin' baseball. I'm upset that Neal Cotts is bad at baseball and now I have nothing to look at. I'm upset that Reed is as good as gone. I'm upset about the whole way the Milton Bradley thing played out, especially since it was so freakin' foreseeable. I'm upset that my lips are chapped, my hair is doing what I want it to, and I'm out of croutons. I'm upset that Glenn Beck is on TV. I'm upset that "V" won't be on again until March.

Any other questions?

Doc said:

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Wow...you're crankier than me.

Doc said:

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Julie...you aren't a guy, I think, so I'm not surprised you didn't talk about this item...

Troughs staying in the Wrigley Field bathrooms. The Cubs raised ticket prices so they could make $15 million extra in 2010 to pay for renovations to the bathrooms at Wrigley...and I still have to piss in a metal thing that cows are supposed to eat out of. WTF!

I'm still waiting for one person to come forward and honestly say they like these fuckin' things and explain to me why.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Oh suck it up, take one for the team, and stop whining.

Hell, if it would help us get some decent FAs, I'd pee in a trough.

Doc said:

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Hey...if we are paying $15 million more for tickets this year...those god damned troughs better be lined if fuckin gold or something.

The problem is where is the $15 million going if it isn't being used for some modern toilet technology? Because it sure as hell isn't going toward any free agents.

flyball said:

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for 15 mil they should have gotten rid of those precast panels

Doc said:

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That's what they are going to use next year's $15 million on. One thing at a time...first gold-cast troughs to piss in. Next, nice new brick facade for the ballpark for the bums to piss on. Then finally the triangle building with all new team offices that each have a nice new bathroom in them for upper management to piss in.

The fans come first...isn't that nice!

jarowcliffe said:

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I have to say...I like the troughs and Ill explain why...everytime I have been to Wrigley and had to take a leak, I walk in, do my business, wash up, and Im out. Ive barely ever had to wait in line. This past season I went down to Busch Stadium, which is a beautiful place by the way, went to the bathroom in the third inning and had to wait for about 10 min. That is the benefit of the troughs, you can pack a shit load of guys around them, thus reducing the wait time.

jayrock81 said:

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Have you ever waited in line for the bathroom at a Bears, Bulls, or Blackhawks game??? I love the troughs! Max 1-2 minute wait, while the ladies room line is halfway up the ramp to the upper deck...

JulieDiCaro said:

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it's true. i've often considered putting my hair under my cap and seeing if i could get away with using the trough.

summerguy said:

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I honestly don't think any guy would care.

Its not like its ever a long wait... plus there are people that smoke in there and don't get caught.

JulieDiCaro said:

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if you guys had to use individual stalls like women do, half of you would be in a bathroom brawl and the rest of you would be in the gift shop buying new pants.

it's sexist!

Doc said:

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you people are hopeless.

CubbieBlue4Eva said:

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I've never understood the trough argument, I mean really where WOULDN'T a guy take a leak? Overall a trough is probably dirtier than individual urinals but I'm not planning on taking a swim or brushing my teeth with water from either one. Get over it!

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Most would probably applaud you...Or try to tip you...

Doc said:

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Just don't do it in the left field bleachers.

--MGb said:

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I love peeing in that trough. I have no reasoning behind that, but I will defend it to my dying day.

A couple years ago, I went to the last game of the season (I beleive that was the 96 loss year) and went to the bathroom once more before I left the park after the game, just for that last chance to pee in a trough.

JulieDiCaro said:

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well damn, now i feel like i'm missing out.

Doc said:

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it's an overrated experience. trust me. if you want, I'll take you to a game sometime this summer and we'll go in early right when the gates open and I show you around the joyous, wonderful, scared troughs on the first base side of the upper deck.

Doc said:

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But I'm getting the hell out of there if you want to pee in one of them.

Max Power said:

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Stop inviting my old lady to pee with you.

I feel like such a fool, thinking you only asked me.

Doc said:

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Sorry, Max. I love peeing with all sorts of different people.

I just would prefer to pee with those people in separate urinals.

Dmband said:

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I think its important to repeat Julies quote that made me laugh out loud on the previous thread.

"Soto is fat and Marmol is wild"....

Im telling you, we better all start hoping Marlon Byrd becomes a cub, otherwise, Scotty Pods is going to be getting picked off 3rd base on the northside next year...

I cant believe Ive changed my position on Bradley, but at this point, we might as well keep him. FU** YOU JIM HENDRY!!!!!!!!

Sorry.

Doc, you nailed it when you said Hendry mortgaged our future for the 2 seasons that just so happened to be right before the sale of the club...coincidence? Probably not.

Doc said:

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The truth is, I honestly believe that Jim Hendry was given a directive by Tribune to "win at all costs" so they could end their ownership of the team in triumph.

flyball said:

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agreed, and now we get to watch the results

JulieDiCaro said:

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i also agree.

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ummm...haven't the Cubs already got all their high priced free agent OFs, didn't Cubs fans demand the Cubs sign Soriano, Fukodome and Milty, what makes you think any of the current crop of overpaid FAs are going to be any better?
Neal Cotts has you concerned? He was already a bust when the Sox traded him, Felix Pie, come on, you can be a AAA hall of famer but what good does that do.
The Cubs need to blow it up and start from scratch, get rid of all the bad attitude guys, start with Lou/Hendry then Zambrano, Milty, A-Ram, Fukodome. D-Lee is a good guy so I would maybe keep him as a veteran presence.

Soto was a one hit wonder who now hits like Henry Blanco without the defensive skills.

I can't wait till the Cubs sign Mark DeRosa and everyone think that guarantees a WS trip, flash back to him falling on his facein the playoffs vs. LA.

JulieDiCaro said:

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hello--i never wanted milton bradley. in fact, i wrote multiple diaries BEGGING hendry not to sign him. i guess i was no match for milton's eyes in candlelight.

Dmband said:

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I think you are right.

Now, to defend the troughs...If they arent going to actually construct new bathrooms, they have to keep em...otherwise it would be 10 times as long to piss in an individual urinal....

Doc said:

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Every new ballpark has urinals. And I have never had to wait in a a line at a new ballpark to take a piss.

I've had to wait a long time at Wrigley in the upper deck bathrooms...especially when there are sox fans at the park.

Dmband said:

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Although I think driving up the value was more the case then wanting to end in triumph

gravedigger said:

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This is my favorite post ever on this iteration of LOHO. I laughed, I cried.

Mark love angry Julie.

Chief49 said:

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I'D BE HAPPY TO PISS IN THE TROUGH IF CRANE KENNY WAS LYING IN IT.

farina96 said:

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Hello CubbieJulie I just emailed the lady that writes on the cubs web site. I think the new owners are going to be cheap. They didnt even want to make a splash.. What do you think?? from john

JulieDiCaro said:

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I don't think an individual family, no matter how wealthy and no matter how well Ameritrade does, would ever have as much money as a national multi-media conglomeration (even one in bankruptcy). I don't think they're cheap, but I think the payroll will go down. How much, I have no idea.

Doc said:

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And I know the Crickets have said this isn't a big deal...but the truth of the matter is, they are $450 million in debt right now. I'm sorry, but that is a shit load of money, and can't be ignored. That is more money than a majority of franchises in the Major Leagues are worth.

They have limited advertising revenue...a TV contract that is a rip-off (luckily they own 25% of CSN) and a stadium that is falling apart.

I have no doubt they are going to spend every bit of money they can on this team...but, the Tribune didn't have $450 million in debt to pay off (at least not Cubs related debt), and they weren't spending $25 to $50 million a season (I'm taking a wild wild guess here) to work on renovations to the park.

And the Tribune didn't have to deal with all these bullshit back loaded contracts.

Um...it's hard to make a splash when you have no water to splash with.

And remember, the Ricketts kids sold out a large portion of their Ameritrade stock so they could raise the money to buy the team. They aren't going to be making all that much off of Ameritrade anymore.

I have a headache.

dan said:

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Finally you say something smart. Of course the debt will mess things up. The fact that it took so long for them to get the sale done was a bad omen from the start.

Even if they tore down Wrigley and rebuilt it, I would expect a trough. We all know that the players would like a nicer clubhouse and I am sure outfielders would rather a nice soft outfield wall to run into. But tradition is tradition.

Death2FlyingThings said:

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Trough...splash...c'mon people, you're slow tonight

JulieDiCaro said:

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Wow--I'm really slow. Boo.

Cubs Forever said:

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Every year the same old same old garbage. The fans want want want and then when they sign a player he is next years goat. Now you know the truth on the Goat hex... Actually seeing the free agents available, the Cubs might want to sit this year out as the crop of free agents is poor and will be expensive for 2nd rate players. As for Bradley... perhaps another year isn't so bad... if he really wants out, well make him earn it. Then trade him. What pressing needs to do we have? And who available is that much better? I suppose you want a trade... Who is available and at what cost? You want to mortgage the future.. and not pay later? Best move Hendry can do is nothing? Why? the future is the farm.
Lets see who comes up this year... The farm has been good, not great, but the cost is cheaper than the lackluster free agents and we won't see another retread. Sometimes nothing is better. Cameroon, Byrd, Pods, Bay, Crisp are they really worth the headache of another retread... Promote the kids and suck it up Cub fans, I am tired of ex-Cubs playing good for other teams while we get to see the 2nd city Past their prime players. As for Pie being what he is a bust... He wasn't mishandled by the Cubs as much chased out of town by the Fans playing Fantasy Baseball Manager. Between the media and the fans, they are impatient idiots. Chicago is hard on the players, Fontenot, Soto, Wells, Theriot other ex Chicago farmhands don't make the Big bucks given to Zambrano, Ramierez, Soriano, Bradley, Fukodummy, Lilly, Dempster and Lee. But they are sharply critized...

What else? Forget DeRosa and Harden, Cotts and Reed Johnson are not the answers. Harden can pitch into the 6th, Cotts, couldn't hold a lead and Reed at best is a part Timer. Ganderson was not the answer either unless you can tolerate another Soriano in the lineup. Bring up a kid who is hungry (Castro anybody?). Let him have a good year and develop him. As for Ramierez, Zambrano and Lee.. perhaps trading them soon might be an option...Cubs keep players past their peak. It would be nice to restock the farm with other teams top prospects as they become next years stars. Just look at Florida not one but two World Series. Not about money, about knowing when to unload. Hendry's fault? Not really, when owners throw money at you, sometimes timing is not good. Not every year is good to spend and 2009-2010 offseason is poor at best. Fix the troughs just point them outside down an alley. Better yet, maybe we should think about the Post Wrigley Field Era. Wouldn't a retractable roof be nice... If Milwaukee can afford it, well Chicago should be able too. But that my friends is yet another Cubs dream. Parking too..

Doc said:

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The problem with "sitting this year out" is that Derrek Lee, Alfonso Soriano, Aramis Ramirez, Kosuke, and even Ted Lilly are are starting to creep up there in age.

Honestly, 2010 is the last real shot for this core of guys. If it doesn't happen this year, I don't believe these guys are in a position whether it be contract, or health, to put in another serious run.

If the Cubs sit out, that would mean they are rebuilding, and if they are rebuilding, they need to start shedding some of the existing pieces.

That's not going to happen because Hendry likes to keep "his" players until they have no value on the trade market.

Really, with this being his contract year, trading Derrek Lee would be a good start to rebuilding this team with a core of newer younger talent.

Rich C said:

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I've been going to Wrigley Field all my life (former season ticket holder), and all I can say is that Wrigley Field....is a dump. Everything about it needs works. Yeah....it's charming from the outside, but so was Ted Bundy.

I'd give up Wrigley Field in a hearbeat for a World Series championship.

JulieDiCaro said:

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This is my point. Thank you for putting it so succinctly.

Doc said:

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Amen, brother!

Doc said:

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And since I have been nice and haven't promoted my site for a while, so it's time for me to be a jerk...

check out yesterday's post on my blog (I even have my own domain now!):
What to do with Wrigley Field: Part 2

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I thought this was a new beginning. But,alas, its not. Its just the son of Tribune Corp. Pierre went to the White Stixs. We still have Bradley. Why???. Because unless we pay the whole GD contract nobody going to take him. So,for once lets make his life miserable. Bench him. Fine him for every stupid thing he sez. And move on. I love the White Stix. Why??? Because they have the guts to do something. The get Pierre. They get Putz. What do the Cubs do? Keep the Urinals and raise ticket prices. WTF? Everytime I see a good player all I ever here is that the Yankees like them. Or the Red Sox like them. Or even the Phillies like them. But not the Cubs. We're the loveable losers. Well,I hate losing. I hated it when I was young. I hated it in my early life. And I hate it now. Losers are losers. Nobody brings home a loser. Most of us didnt marry a loser. Then why do we tolerate a loser. Are we that GD stupid? Management. Heres a idea. You got two years. Two years. No rebuilding program. No building up the Farm system. Two years. And if at that time you still look like the Tribune Companies Management we get to send you to the jail at GitMo where you can ponder your friggin future. A Century of this crap is enough. My 15 y/o can manage a team better than these idiots

JulieDiCaro said:

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I was with ya until you started praising the Sox for signing Pierre. As I said earlier, his arm is made out of a noodle.

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Well, if they got Shoeless Joe Jackson and not Pierre would that of been better?. Hell,I'll dig Shoeless Joe up. Its gotta be better than what we got. Theres just not enough drugs on Gods Green Earth to dull the senses. I cant wait till the Cubs Convention where thy can explain all this crap to me. If this is what business schools are puttin out there. I'm turing in my degree

JulieDiCaro said:

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no, but i'm pretty sure the choices weren't a) juan pierre or b) shoeless joe.

:P

you should come to the tweetup the friday night of Cubs Con. we're going to get loaded and demand an explanation from management.

Delusional Cubs Fan said:

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I will agree with you that it's been a lame offseason so far, but wait.... you're still not over Felix Pie? Totally lost me there. Are you still upset about Matt Murton too? Oh, if only the Cubs had Pie with the lifetime avg of .244 back, then they would be contenders! And Neil Cotts? He's one of the few Cubs in recent years I've disliked enough to boo, and I didn't even boo Milton Bradley last year. And you would feel better if the Cubs faked like they wanted another left fielder with an 8 year contract? No thanks. And can we please let go of Lou Brock? They've made great trades for Ryne Sandberg, Sammy Sosa, Aramis Ramirez and Derrek Lee since then to make up for it. Or would you rather have Hee Seop Choi back too?

JulieDiCaro said:

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If you're new to the site, my inability to stop whining about Felix Pie is kind of a running joke, as is my desire to keep Neal Cotts based solely on his looks.

I was thrilled when the Cubs dumped Murton. I would have done it a year prior.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Also, it was the departure of Hee Sop Choi that allowed me to be introduced to my future ex-second husband, Eric Karros.

gravedigger said:

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The new people don't get you yet, Julie. I'm finding it hilarious to watch people misunderstand and then freak out about your Felix Pie comments.

hee.

JulieDiCaro said:

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I know. I'm trying to decide it I should expend the effort to explain it.

Delusional Cubs Fan said:

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Obviously I'm new here then, LOL. It's just so easy to believe that you're being serious when I've heard so people say that before. I guess if you were one of those people though, you'd be complaining about the Jake Fox trade, which is the new "worst trade ever" in some peoples minds. Cubs fans say such delusional things this time of year.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Or it could be because I'm such a convincing writer.

Bah--I wanted to drive Jake Fox to the airport. And I'll make the same offer for Sam Fuld.

Delusional Cubs Fan said:

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Well now I know; we were on the same page the whole time :-)

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Hey, don't complain about Scotty Pods, he did wonders to keep the Sox in the running until late in season. If you pick up his contract, not only will he run his butt off, but you'll give South Side women one more reason to come to the north side.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Assuming he plays. He has a reputation for being unwilling to play through even the smallest ache or pain. At his age, he's going to start having a lot of them.

gravedigger said:

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Last season was his best season in 6 years, and his OPS was still only 764. He gets thrown out stealing all the fucking time.

No. Thanks.

Marthastew said:

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BTW, what can you tell Sox fans about Juan Pierre?

JulieDiCaro said:

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His arm is made out of noodle and his head is way too small for his body?

gravedigger said:

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And his one and only skill -- his speed -- is negated by the fact that he never gets on base.

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Okay. I admit Juan Pierre isnt my choice. Nor was he ever my choice. But,I turn on East Coast Sports Network and the first thing I hear are the Mets. Of course,the Mets havent done anything either. And they have a new ballpark to pay for. But Bay and Holliday were mentioned. But not the Cubs. And Jules here's some marital advice. Be like my sister. Two out of three husbands died.I dont know what it sez about her. But funeral services are cheaper then lawyers. And Funeral directors are far much nicer

JulieDiCaro said:

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Why do I need marital advice, again?

JulieDiCaro said:

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Oh, you mean because of my future ex-second husband? I could never off Eric Karros!

JulieDiCaro said:

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Also, would this be a good time to tell you I'm a divorce lawyer? LOL.

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Ok, so you bag on the White Sox for signing Pierre, I am sure you have bagged on our ballpark since it was built and I can only imagine what has been said about Guillen here. I am not a fan or follower and I just found this "forum" because of the "10 Reasons..." bit on the Trib sports page online. Say what you want but Pierre had good numbers in Florida and last year when he was allowed to play. Pods helped us to win a World Series. Can any of you remember what that is like? He had good numbers last year and is a good guy on the team. He certainly isn't going to bring your team down like Bradley did and is still doing. What part of "head case" did you guys not see when he was in the AL? He has been on 7 teams in 9 years! I know you guys don't like him but The Cubs brain trust apparently does or did. Some of the posts here are pretty dead on. The team is a disaster, the ballpark is a disaster and none of it is improving. I am a Sox fan and always will be but I have never been a Cubs hater. They are a Chicago team and I pull for all Chicago teams, no matter how bad they suck. The best thing that the Ricketts family could do is gut everything and start over. Gut the stadium and build new inside the existing walls ala Soldier Field, gut the staff and the management and most of the players and start over. Reality says that will never happen. Until the culture of the Cubs changes, the losing will be a yearly thing. Failure breeds failure and 100 years of it can't be wrong. Guillen says a lot of dumb stuff and Williams is constantly taking risks on players but that is what I love about the team. Always interesting and ever changing. At least they try to get better every year and I wouldn't trade Kenny Williams for anything. He is the perfect GM in my mind. If he had the bankroll Epstein and Cashman have, the White Sox would be perennial post season players and would win several more championships. It's sad the Cubs won't do the same with their management considering they are also a top spender.

One piece of advice... Cool it with the "F" bombs. Not too cool. How in the world can you get away with that on a newspaper site anyway?

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eh, I'm not a White Sox hater, I actually kind of like that the 2 teams have different personalities, it makes the rivalry more fun when you approach it in a friendly way (I'm a displaced midwesterner, and my best friend here is a White Sox fan, we tease, we banter, we watch the games together and complain about our own teams, its Chicago bonding at its finest)

I think many of us are still feeling a little burned by the Juan Pierre tenure on the Northside, don't take it personally, if he was signing with the Red Sox many of the same things would be said

JulieDiCaro said:

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I don't even know where to start with this. . .

1) Cubs fans don't spend all their time talking about the White Sox like Sox fans do with the Cubs. We have our own team to worry about.

2) I couldn't care less about your staduim, your GM, or your manager.

3) If you want to sign guys that had good stats 5 years ago, go ahead. We only know how bad Pierre was because he played for us.

4) I understood every part of "headcase," see the 10,583 diaries I wrote on why we shouldn't sign Bradley last off-season.

5) If you're offended by adults using swear words, this is not the place for you.

6) Some paragraphs breaks would really help you out a lot.

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I am only responding to those items that warrant response. I don;t want you to get on a rant about how Sox fans can't count. :)

1) You must not get out much. Rivalries exist between the teams because they are less than 15 miles apart, different leagues and different lifestyles of the attendees. You may not talk about the Sox, but most fans of the Cubs or Sox do talk about the opposite team all the time and most of the time it isn't friendly.

3) For the last 3 years his avg and obp have been around .301 and .340 which doesn't suck. Maybe he was bad when he was here but he has obviously improved.

5) Not offended by them in fact I like a lot of adults use them. Doesn't make it right or appropriate on a newspaper site. Consider the context of the comment, not as a general statement.

6) Paragraph breaks are usually to separate different thoughts. Since mine was generally the same thought or topic I elected not to use them as it seemed it would be gratuitous and would break flow. As a divorce attorney, if you are in fact one, shouldn't you be familiar and experienced at long explanations and wordy responses or clauses?

gravedigger said:

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This isn't fuck a newspaper fuck site.

flyball said:

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gd, I am confused with your grammar

gravedigger said:

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I'm confused with your fuck grammar, because you didn't drop any fucking f-bombs.

Coincidently, my SO can't understand the conjugation of "fuck" or "fucking," and will often say something like "this fuck thing!" when someone breaks. Its funny to me.

JulieDiCaro said:

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1) I'm absolutely aware of the Cubs/Sox rivalry--LOL--my point was that coming to a site you are admittedly new to and saying "I bet you guys say this and this and this" was probably not the best way to start the conversation.

3) I don't think he's improved--.340 OBP isn't all that great for a leadoff hitter. And those stats are in limited playing time. Maybe he'll be exactly what you guys need. I just wouldn't have signed him. He was terrible here.

5) This isn't a newspaper site. This is a blog that appears on Chicago Now's blog network, and we're not affiliated with the Tribune. It's not like this is Paul Sullivan's Hardball blog. I'm an adult and I won't apologize for dropping the stray profanity here and there, especially as I used it yesterday to express my extreme anger and frustration. However, dropping it left and right to annoy people, like my dear-but-misguided friend has started doing, is hardly friendly. I'm sorry for that.

6) There's a difference between writing a novel and writing a post on a blog. Most people won't even read large blocks of text like that. Too hard on the eyes on a computer screen.

As for the insinuation that I may not really be who I say I am, you can believe me or not believe me. It really makes no difference to me,

gravedigger said:

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Oh fuck no. Someone did not come to this fucking site and tell us not to say fuck. That's so fucking hilarious. Hahahaha! Fuck.

maddog63 said:

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It is linked directly to the Tribune Sports page. So yeah, people reading the online version of the Tribune see this garbage. You can't have an intelligent conversation with someone of your level of intellect. I won't try to continue.

gravedigger said:

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That's funny in so many ways I can't even begin to describe why.

However. The Tribune can link to our blog as much as they want, but it isn't owned by the Tribune. We're not a Tribune subsidiary. This blog has existed long before any association with Chicago Now. They agreed to take us as-is, so if people are uncomfortable reading "fuck" on a site that they reached via the Tribune site, well, that's a problem the Tribune knew they could be getting in to.

Nobody needs to police us.

JulieDiCaro said:

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He's going to stop doing that right now.

gravedigger said:

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You're sucking the fun out of my life.

gravedigger said:

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Julie, you need to get out more.

Napper Tandy said:

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Is this what the Trib is passing off as journalism now? First it allows non-journalists with agendas, like Zorn and Chapman, to set up blogs and politically motivated campaigns, now it is allowing bloggers to use the F* word and other obscene language? Glad I cancelled my subscription. I only went on this section of the Trib because someone mentioned there was some Trib blogger using high level profanity and I didn't believe it. I was wrong.

gravedigger said:

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This isn't a Tribune website.

Napper Tandy said:

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Is this what the Trib is passing off as journalism now? First it allows non-journalists with agendas, like Zorn and Chapman, to set up blogs and politically motivated campaigns, now it is allowing bloggers to use the F* word and other obscene language? Glad I cancelled my subscription. I only went on this section of the Trib because someone mentioned there was some Trib blogger using high level profanity and I didn't believe it. I was wrong.

gravedigger said:

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This isn't a Tribune website.

Napper Tandy said:

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Is this what the Trib is passing off as journalism now? First it allows non-journalists with agendas, like Zorn and Chapman, to set up blogs and politically motivated campaigns, now it is allowing bloggers to use the F* word and other obscene language? Glad I cancelled my subscription. I only went on this section of the Trib because someone mentioned there was some Trib blogger using high level profanity and I didn't believe it. I was wrong.

gravedigger said:

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This isn't a Tribune website.

Stonewall said:

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I went to games in eight stadiums last year, many witth urinals instead of trough. The men's room had waiting lines as long as the womens. I'm sorry that troughs offend your since of decorum, never the less they are effecient!!!!!! What the hell does any of that have to do with baseball. Grow up.

hrm3rd said:

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Hi Julie,
Never read you before. LMAO though. F***** Posednik. You got that right.

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