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#1 User is offline   mike777 

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Posted 2016-October-28, 15:50

Good luck to my Cubbies tonight.
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Posted 2016-October-28, 16:07

What are cubbies? Google isn't helping me with context here.
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Posted 2016-October-28, 16:36

The Chicago Cubs, playing in Major League Baseball's World Series against the Cleveland Indians.
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Posted 2016-October-28, 16:59

View Postmike777, on 2016-October-28, 15:50, said:

Good luck to my Cubbies tonight.


Mike, we finally agree! Go Cubs!
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Posted 2016-October-28, 21:40

View PostKaitlyn S, on 2016-October-28, 16:36, said:

The Chicago Cubs, playing in Major League Baseball's World Series against the Cleveland Indians.


Ah - makes sense now. Thanks. :)
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Posted 2016-October-29, 09:36

This is the World Series. How can it not be big news Down Under? :)

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Posted 2016-October-29, 16:11

View Postbarmar, on 2016-October-29, 09:36, said:

This is the World Series. How can it not be big news Down Under? :)


There is a baseball field in the local park, but it's not really a thing here. We play cricket, which is designed to be incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't grown up with it, as well as a few other sports not played in many places.

To be fair, there was a small headline about the first finals match in the online paper, but it's disappeared now. For some reason I can find out all about day 2 of the cricket test between Bangladesh and England though.
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Posted 2016-October-30, 21:07

View PostWinstonm, on 2016-October-28, 16:59, said:

Mike, we finally agree! Go Cubs!



Thank you Winston for your kind support. We need it. Sunday night looks hopeful at this point.
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Posted 2016-October-30, 21:56

View Postbarmar, on 2016-October-29, 09:36, said:

This is the World Series. How can it not be big news Down Under? :)

Interestingly enough, there is a claim that the World Series was actually named after Pulitzer's New York World (a newspaper).
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Posted 2016-November-04, 06:59

First, congratulations to the Cubs and all of their fans.

But we mull over culture and philosophy stuff on the WC, and I have been mulling.

In the Post this morning there was an article about long time Cubs fans who died just a little before this, and it spoke of many who had such allegiance to Wrigley Field.. So some questions.
Is Wrigley the oldest ball park still in use?
How much of a factor is this continuity of location in explaining the long term loyalty of fans?

Tom Waits has a song featuring a old man, I always picture him on a bar stool, singing "I seen the Brooklyn Dodgers play in Ebbets Field...". The Dodgers went to LA a long time ago and Ebbets Field is no more.. Well, I seen the Saint Paul Saints (AAA team owned by the Dodgers) play in University Park (off University Ave) . Seen the Minneapolis Millers too (Giants farm team, Nicollet Park). Now the Twin Cities have the Twins, and they are on what, their third stadium?

I don't want to make too much of this, but not too little either. Baseball brings out various human traits, and a longing for continuity is a very human trait.

Ok, now I will have a second cup of coffee and reflect on the ***** election. Or maybe not.
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Posted 2016-November-04, 07:24

View Postbarmar, on 2016-October-29, 09:36, said:

This is the World Series. How can it not be big news Down Under? :)


I think it was John Cleese who said: In England when we host a World Championship, we tend to invite other countries.
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Posted 2016-November-04, 07:42

View Postggwhiz, on 2016-November-04, 07:24, said:

I think it was John Cleese who said: In England when we host a World Championship, we tend to invite other countries.


Ant then there is the Miss Universe contest.
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Posted 2016-November-04, 10:45

They do, they do. And the other country made it almost all the way (and has in the past).

At the DC NABC, I threatened to go to the ball game wearing the correct ballcap. Grumble.

Go Nordiques, I guess?
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Posted 2016-November-04, 11:02

View Postkenberg, on 2016-November-04, 06:59, said:

Is Wrigley the oldest ball park still in use?
How much of a factor is this continuity of location in explaining the long term loyalty of fans?

No, Fenway Park is 2 years older. The next one is Dodger Stadium in LA, from 1962.

I doubt that the stadium has that much to do with fan loyalty. Chicago sports fans are generally very enthusiastic -- the Bears have a very big following, too.

And the new Yankee Stadium is only 7 years old, I don't think it has dampened their fans' loyalty.

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Posted 2016-November-04, 11:32

I went to bed at 0130 with the score 3-1 Cubs, looks like I missed a lot of fun
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Posted 2016-November-04, 11:40

View Postmycroft, on 2016-November-04, 10:45, said:

They do, they do. And the other country made it almost all the way (and has in the past).


Countries is plural :D
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Posted 2016-November-04, 12:01

View PostCyberyeti, on 2016-November-04, 11:32, said:

I went to bed at 0130 with the score 3-1 Cubs, looks like I missed a lot of fun


nahhhhhh :P
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Posted 2016-November-04, 14:11

View Postggwhiz, on 2016-November-04, 11:40, said:

Countries is plural :D
Yeah, well you get to cheat. You get 4 countries for the price of one!
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Posted 2016-November-04, 19:29

Congrats Cub fans. What a finish to an incredible year.
If you lose all hope, you can always find it again. Richard Ford in The Sportswriter
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Posted 2016-November-04, 23:38

thank you Y66 and posters for your support, we thank you.
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