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2016 Major League Baseball

Discussion in 'Other Sports Talk' started by TEA Time, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. subsonic

    subsonic Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Let's see if the Nats can wrap this up.
     
  2. WWBDD

    WWBDD Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nope.
     
  3. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    I haven't verified any of this, but.....

    The last time 2 NFL games ended in a tie in the same season the Indians lost game 7 of the WS.

    The Cubs last won the WS 108 years ago.
    Even though Back To The Future predicted the wrong year the run time for the movie is 108 minutes.
    Wrigley Field is located on Parcel no. 108.
    There are 108 seams in a baseball.
     
  4. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    I hope they win and force a game 7 and that game 7 is one for the ages.
     
  5. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Here's more:

    — It takes 108 outs to win the NLCS and 108 outs to win the World Series (27 outs per game x 4 games won = 108 outs).

    — AG Spalding, the Chicago Cubs’ first manager and owner of the Spalding sporting goods, wrote a rule into the National League’s first set of rules requiring teams to only use Spalding baseballs. His baseballs have 108 stitches. His office was at 108 W. Madison.

    — The distance from both the left field and right field foul poles to home plate at Wrigley Field is 108 meters.

    — The City of Chicago’s zoning records show that Planned Development #108 belongs to Wrigley Field. There are 1,336 planned developments in Chicago.

    — The Ricketts family, who own the Cubs, made their fortune with Omaha-based TD Ameritrade. Its corporate headquarters are located on 108th Avenue.

    — The movies Taking Care of Businessand Back to the Future Part II both feature the Cubs winning the World Series. Both movies are 108 minutes long.

    — The Cubs’ lawsuit against the State of Illinois to have games at night at Wrigley Field was recorded in Volume 108 of the Illinois Supreme Court Reports.

    — The World Series trophy is made of silver, which carries the atomic weight of 108.

    — 108 is a sacred number in Yoga. Jake Arrieta does yoga six days a week.

    — Cubs star pitcher Jon Lester was born in the 108th largest city in the US, Tacoma Washington (according to the 2010 National Census).

    — NLCS Game 2 and Game 6 starting pitcher was Kyle Hendricks. Hendricks was born on 12/7/89. 12+7+89=108.

    — The Cubs honor the military every game. The “Chicago Brigade” of the US Army National Guard is the 108th.

    — Frank Nitti, treasurer of Al Capone’s organization and leader of the Untouchables, used to own Harry Caray’s Restaurant’s building. Capone’s organization made $108 million per year.

    — The Billy Goat Curse is a Greek curse. In the Greek translation of the Bible, the worst curses are all found in Psalm 108.

    — The Cubs won their 108th game by scoring 10 runs, winning by 8 (Game 4 2016 NLCS) (

    — Jon Lester won Game 5 of this year's NLCS by throwing exactly 108 pitches.

    — All of these things happened on Oct. 8 (10-8):

    1871 - Great Chicago Fire starts and burns down Cubs ballpark, equipment and uniforms; team takes 2 years off as city rebuilds.

    1908 - Controversial Merkle makeup game; Cubs win the pennant and go to on to win the 1908 World Series.

    1929 - First Cubs World Series game held at Wrigley.

    1945 - Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis sent PK Wrigley the “Who smells now?” telegram that put a curse on the Cubs.

    1945 - Last time Cubs won a World Series game.

    — And if you need more proof: 108 + 108 + 2016
     
  6. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    The only 108 I care about, is the 108 times I'm going to laugh when the Cubbies go home crying.
     
  7. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    I love shit like this. Especially if it's true.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Game couldn't have started better for the Cubs.
     
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  9. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Indians catcher got trucked.
     
  10. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    And Bryant pissed on that ball!
     
  11. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Cleveland dropped a steamer.
     
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    Anders_H mmmm, beer

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    You got a lot of spare time don't you? Too hot to play golf??
     
  13. Anders_H

    Anders_H mmmm, beer

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    Forgot one thing.

    GO CUBS!
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Not my research.
     
  15. Anders_H

    Anders_H mmmm, beer

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    Took you a while just to type it I guess, almost a Limp post..
     
  16. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Bruh, do you even copy/paste?
     
  17. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Bruh? Sounds like you're throwing up from too much beer at the kegger and getting it all in over your chains.
     
  18. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    This is expected to be the most watched baseball game in history.
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    finger.
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    I'm freaking in.
     

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