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#1 Posted on 5.9.03 0656.02
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Now, that was a damn BASEBALL series, wasn't it, fans? What more can you ask for?

Pitching (Prior, Zambrano, Williams, Morris)

The hitter in a slump comes out of it (Alou)

Dramatic finish (15th Inning Home Run)

Comebacks from way down (Games 2 & 4)

Terrible umpires and reactions to them, including 4 ejections

Pissed off managers

And the freaking Cubs taking 4 of 5 from the hated Cards in September when it MEANS something. This baseball season ROCKS!


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#2 Posted on 5.9.03 0958.00
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This series was a classic for sure. I had to listen to most of the games at work,since they were afternoon games. I would have liked to have watched them,but with Pat Hughes and Ron Santo announcing the game..it IS almost like you're there. That's the way I see it,anyway. The only thing that could be better in this series is Chicago in first place as a result.This has been a bitchin' year in baseball, and not just the NL division races.
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#3 Posted on 5.9.03 1013.14
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You could FEEL it in the air in Chicago. Even though the Sox had to go and mess with the vibe by gagging hard against the Red Sox, you can still sense this could be the year that both teams actually make the postseason.

Someone in the Sun-Times said something which I'm not 100% sure of the accuracy of, but if it's true it could be the antithesis to Oct. 9, 1993 in Chicago (that day was the day that Jordan retired the first time, White Sox lost to go down for good in the ALCS to Toronto, Cubs fired their manager, and Blackhawks lost their home opener). On Sept. 29 the city of Chicago could host 2 seperate division championship games, and Monday Night Football opening up the new Soldier Field against the Packers. If all that comes to pass they need to set the times so that people can hit all three games at once I say. If they did that, I would sell my family into white slavery or harvest their kidneys to get cash to do that tripleheader.
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#4 Posted on 5.9.03 1408.20
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    Originally posted by spf2119
    You could FEEL it in the air in Chicago. Even though the Sox had to go and mess with the vibe by gagging hard against the Red Sox, you can still sense this could be the year that both teams actually make the postseason.







      As long as the poster child for Jerry's Kids is the manager of the White Sox, I wouldn't have faith in them making the post-season.
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#5 Posted on 5.9.03 1448.38
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    As long as the poster child for Jerry's Kids is the manager of the White Sox, I wouldn't have faith in them making the post-season.

I just keep figuring they have enough talent to win in spite of having Manuel in the dugout. Though I also tend to think that if they had a decent manager this team would be up there as World Series favorites. Bullpen mismanagement, rotation gaffes, and lineup blunders have cost this team 12-15 games this year.


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#6 Posted on 6.9.03 0726.47
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    Originally posted by Ryan1420
    I would have liked to have watched them,but with Pat Hughes and Ron Santo announcing the game..it IS almost like you're there.


I give the Cubs one thing, they have some awesome announcers and almost always have. Santo and Hughes are great, but their historical predecessors, Lou Boudrou and Vince Loyde? were even better at making you there. I wish I could get Santo and Hughes better. Are they on the internet?

But Carey and Stone... My God, is Steve Stone the best Analyst in baseball, or what? That sumbitch called every pitch, every manager's decision, every steal situation, every defensive positioning, - that man is awesome. And Chip Carey is cool. He calls the game, has a little byplay with Stone and lays back. And to think, this is a team that has guys like Jack Brickhouse, Harry Carey, Milo Hamilton, Thom Brenerman and others in their history.

The Cubs don't have to many good teams, but their announcers are hall of fame


You know, I am thinking Santo might never make it to the Hall as a player, so maybe he makes it as an announcer?

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#7 Posted on 6.9.03 1114.51
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
      Originally posted by Ryan1420
      I would have liked to have watched them,but with Pat Hughes and Ron Santo announcing the game..it IS almost like you're there.


    I give the Cubs one thing, they have some awesome announcers and almost always have. Santo and Hughes are great, but their historical predecessors, Lou Boudrou and Vince Loyde? were even better at making you there. I wish I could get Santo and Hughes better. Are they on the internet?


Even as a diehard Cardinal fan and a man who grew up listening to KMOX and Jack & Joe Buck and Mike Shannon, I must say that Pat Hughes and Cubs Legend Ron Santo blow everyone out of the water and are easily the best broadcast crew I've ever heard. It's one of the reasons the only hat I ever wear is my Radio 720 WGN cap I got at Tribune Tower last year. That or I'm just a loser.

For about $10 you can buy the MLB GameDay audio package and hear every MLB broadcast on the web. I wish they had commercials included, though, since Radio 720's production is first-rate.
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#8 Posted on 6.9.03 1305.20
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    I give the Cubs one thing, they have some awesome announcers and almost always have. Santo and Hughes are great, but their historical predecessors, Lou Boudrou and Vince Loyde? were even better at making you there. I wish I could get Santo and Hughes better. Are they on the internet?

    But Carey and Stone... My God, is Steve Stone the best Analyst in baseball, or what? That sumbitch called every pitch, every manager's decision, every steal situation, every defensive positioning, - that man is awesome. And Chip Carey is cool. He calls the game, has a little byplay with Stone and lays back.


Preach on.
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#9 Posted on 6.9.03 2233.54
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The Cards Cubs series was magnificant, and I believe it may have buried the "lovable loser" tag the cubs have had for so long. The Cubs have become something I've never thought they could become - mean, angry, baseball game winning, ass kicking machines.

They have carried the Cards series momentum into their current series with the Brewers, and are pounding on that team. When Alex Gonzalez is taking short stops out in relatiation for being hit you know it is a whole new team.

I want to believe so desperately that this is next year....
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