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      Reply #25: May 01, 2010 01:00:21 am
      Just been reading up on them and their 'curse'.

      Jesus. Poor bas**rds.

      The 1969 black cat is just amazingly shocking.

      Buckner's batting glove is hilarious.

      And Santo over the radio. Poor fella.
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      Reply #26: May 01, 2010 01:01:40 am
      Sad thing about the story is this Bartman fella was a real die-hard Cubs fan, went to lots of games. it was like his whole life.
      After the incident he recieved death threats and the like when a local paper printed his address in the newspaper. The poor guy was so harassed he eventually had to move out of Chicago and is now in hiding I think.
      Shame really , especially when like 4 or 5 people reached for the ball, it just happened to land in his hands. Could've been anyone else. Unlucky fella.
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      Reply #27: May 01, 2010 01:04:03 am
      Sad thing about the story is this Bartman fella was a real die-hard Cubs fan, went to lots of games. it was like his whole life.
      After the incident he recieved death threats and the like when a local paper printed his address in the newspaper. The poor guy was so harassed he eventually had to move out of Chicago and is now in hiding I think.
      Shame really , especially when like 4 or 5 people reached for the ball, it just happened to land in his hands. Could've been anyone else. Unlucky fella.

      Seen a photo of that. Who knows if the guy would of caught it anyway? Might have just been beyond his reach.

      Released a statement and everything saying sorry. Heart wrenching.
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      Reply #28: May 01, 2010 01:05:50 am

      The 1969 black cat is just amazingly shocking.


      I almost forgot about that one...1969 I believe. A black cat walked in front of their dugout in a game vs. the Mets, and then they proceded to lose the division they once had a comfortable lead in. The Mets caught them in September and won the World Series.
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      Reply #29: May 01, 2010 01:08:58 am
      Makes you think, how the f**k did a cat get in?

      And how filthy would that fella with his goat be?! :D
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      Reply #30: May 01, 2010 01:13:07 am
      They are cursed. Cats are a part of the curse package, thats how it got in :D
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      Reply #31: May 01, 2010 01:27:01 am
      Makes you think, how the f**k did a cat get in?

      Yup, they are 'cursed'

      Now curses don't always last forever. The NY Rangers overcame their curse in 1994. And so did the Boston Red Sox in 2004.

      "The Curse of 1940" was a superstitious explanation for why the New York Rangers (NHL) did not win the league's championship trophy, the Stanley Cup, from 1940 to 1994. 54 years. There were only 6 teams in the NHL from 1940-1968, and they still couldn't win.

      During the 1940–41 season, the mortgage on the Rangers' home arena, the third Madison Square Garden (built in 1925), was paid off. Hence, the management of the Madison Square Garden Corporation symbolically burned the mortgage in the bowl of the Stanley Cup. This led some hockey fans to believe that the Cup, which is regarded almost as a sacred object, had been "desecrated," leading the "hockey gods" to place a curse on the Rangers.
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      Reply #32: May 01, 2010 04:04:12 am
      What have i got into?! :D

      American sports is crazy.
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      Reply #33: May 01, 2010 04:10:49 am
      What have i got into?! :D

      American sports is crazy.

      Yes it is mate, but last year was the first time I ever saw any game in any sport decided by the bounce of a beachball  :f_whistle:
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      Reply #34: May 01, 2010 04:12:15 am
      Yes it is mate, but last year was the first time I ever saw any game in any sport decided by the bounce of a beachball  :f_whistle:

      :D So very true.

      In to basketball, football and now baseball. Easy to get hooked.
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      Reply #35: May 01, 2010 04:15:31 am
      :D So very true.

      In to basketball, football and now baseball. Easy to get hooked.

      Same mate, itx very easy. I started with NBA n baseball as a younin, then football (that hardly ever toucjhes the feet ;) ) and then hockey at the same time.

      Living here helps as well, hugely into college football now as well. Helps when you live in a place like Eugene where college football is bigger than anything else in the world here. Orgeon Ducks ftw!!

      Fan atmosphere helps to. Nothing like going to see a packed house NBA or Hockey game. Brilliant. Cant wait to see some football and baseball as well!
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      Reply #36: May 01, 2010 04:34:46 am
      A Century of Cubs Misery

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      Reply #37: May 18, 2010 05:03:58 am
      Nothing like a Yankees-Red Sox classic! Especially when the Yankees win it with clutch homers in the bottom of the ninth ;D
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      Reply #38: May 18, 2010 05:58:37 am
      Nothing like a Yankees-Red Sox classic! Especially when the Yankees win it with clutch homers in the bottom of the ninth ;D

      ....It's a bad year for all of my teams. I hate life right now.
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      Reply #39: May 18, 2010 06:00:09 am
      Yup, they are 'cursed'

      Now curses don't always last forever. The NY Rangers overcame their curse in 1994. And so did the Boston Red Sox in 2004.

      "The Curse of 1940" was a superstitious explanation for why the New York Rangers (NHL) did not win the league's championship trophy, the Stanley Cup, from 1940 to 1994. 54 years. There were only 6 teams in the NHL from 1940-1968, and they still couldn't win.

      During the 1940–41 season, the mortgage on the Rangers' home arena, the third Madison Square Garden (built in 1925), was paid off. Hence, the management of the Madison Square Garden Corporation symbolically burned the mortgage in the bowl of the Stanley Cup. This led some hockey fans to believe that the Cup, which is regarded almost as a sacred object, had been "desecrated," leading the "hockey gods" to place a curse on the Rangers.

      The Cubs are not cursed, they make terrible management decisions and give awful contracts to awful players. They signed Soriano to a terrible 10 year deal and are still eating it to this day. The Red Sox were the only team that might have had a curse, but even as a Sox fan it was just an excuse for losing all the time.
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      Reply #40: May 18, 2010 06:28:57 am
      The Cubs are not cursed, they make terrible management decisions and give awful contracts to awful players. They signed Soriano to a terrible 10 year deal and are still eating it to this day. The Red Sox were the only team that might have had a curse, but even as a Sox fan it was just an excuse for losing all the time.

      I think we all realize its all a bit of fun mate, not a real curse ;) Though you never know....
      ....It's a bad year for all of my teams. I hate life right now.

      Hey, you almost had it man! Only some A-Rod magic stole it. And are you a Celtics fan? Cos that must be good at least :D

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      Reply #41: May 18, 2010 08:09:39 am
      Was watching the Cubs v Pirates and Lilly threw 4 balls on purpose to let the batter move to first, which meant loaded bases. Pirates had 1 out and the batter was sh*te with Ohlendorff and Milledge next up.

      Can i ask why he did that? Is it a common tactic?
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      Reply #42: May 18, 2010 08:25:47 am
      It is on occasion. It's basically the pitcher making the choice that he feels he has a better chance of getting the next batter out, rather than chance it with that guy they walk as they feel they will smack them i guess.

      Don't really like seeing it myself, in a bases loaded situation. Unless its the other team :D Minnesota did it to New York the other day, baffling really. They walked Mark Texiera to load the bases, all good i guess as Tex is hot at the moment - but Alex Rodriguez was up next! What happens then? A-Rod homer, grand slam. Bam. That was the game gone for the Twins.

      But in the situation you describe? i honestly don't know. Sh*t batter if he was, i dunno why he didn't just try and get the out. Any of our proper yanks on here wanna expand? The reason i posted is the only one ive ever seen explained when ive watched.
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      Reply #43: May 18, 2010 01:12:10 pm
      I was sitting there going 'hmm...wtf?'

      Cheers Dave. I thought that too but then realised he was pretty crap and when you've got Ohlendorff and Milledge next there's no real point?

      And Lilly was doing really well up to that point.
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      Reply #44: May 18, 2010 11:00:25 pm
      Can i ask why he did that? Is it a common tactic?

      Yes , it's a very common tactic.
      Most times they do it , it's to set up a double play. i didnt see that game, but they usually do it with runners on 2nd or 3rd base (or both) and less than 2 outs. What it does is create a force out at every base. They are banking the batter will hit a ground ball in the infield and the infielder can get an 'force out' at every base including home, or turn a double play which would end the inning.
      It doesn't always work, but statistically its the right move, especially when they "intentionally walk" a really good hitter to pitch to someone who's not as much a threat.
      Like BigV said though, walking Tex to pitch to A-Rod is not that smart considering A-Rod is like 7th all-time in HR's. Duh
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      Reply #45: May 18, 2010 11:09:02 pm
      The Cubs are not cursed, they make terrible management decisions and give awful contracts to awful players.

      Tell that to a Cubs fan ;)

      We all know there are no real curses, but when a team doesn't win for 100 years, even the most optomistic fan starts thinking the team is cursed. It's like, we cant actually be this bad, so it must be a 'curse'. It's kinda said as a joke.
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      Reply #46: May 19, 2010 01:15:53 am
      Yes , it's a very common tactic.
      Most times they do it , it's to set up a double play. I didnt see that game, but they usually do it with runners on 2nd or 3rd base (or both) and less than 2 outs. What it does is create a force out at every base. They are banking the batter will hit a ground ball in the infield and the infielder can get an 'force out' at every base including home, or turn a double play which would end the inning.
      It doesn't always work, but statistically its the right move, especially when they "intentionally walk" a really good hitter to pitch to someone who's not as much a threat.
      Like BigV said though, walking Tex to pitch to A-Rod is not that smart considering A-Rod is like 7th all-time in HR's. Duh


      Ah, of course. The double-play, i had heard that but forgot until you mentioned it. Thanks for that :)

      Still, i don't see the worth in it when you walk a sh*te hitter. And like you again mentioned, that one against the Yankees for the Twins. Lost them the game that.
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      Reply #47: May 19, 2010 05:47:15 am
      I think we all realize its all a bit of fun mate, not a real curse ;) Though you never know....
      Hey, you almost had it man! Only some A-Rod magic stole it. And are you a Celtics fan? Cos that must be good at least :D



      I am actually not a Celtics fan, the only reason I love the Sox is because I lived in Connecticut during the summers. I live in Indianapolis and I am a big Pacer fan.......yeah it's not to good right now. But I still keep high spirits up.
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      Reply #48: May 19, 2010 05:48:58 am
      Tell that to a Cubs fan ;)

      We all know there are no real curses, but when a team doesn't win for 100 years, even the most optomistic fan starts thinking the team is cursed. It's like, we cant actually be this bad, so it must be a 'curse'. It's kinda said as a joke.

      Believe me I know....I heard it non-stop with Boston. I guess anything is possible. It's good more people are watching baseball, I love it. Not more than football though (Not American).
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      Reply #49: May 19, 2010 05:53:21 am
      I wish we could all go to a pub and watch the games football and baseball....it would be a blast!

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