Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

#276      
I’m still not convinced Jimenez will be much more than above average.

He would have contributed very little to the Cubs lineup these last 2 1/2 years. The only reason he’d contribute to the lineup this year is because the DH is being unsuspectedly imposes onto the NL.
A travesty for baseball. I love the little quirks about this sport. Fields being different sizes and different ground rules, pitchers hitting in NL and DH in AL among other things.
 
#277      
Houston, Texas
A travesty for baseball. I love the little quirks about this sport. Fields being different sizes and different ground rules, pitchers hitting in NL and DH in AL among other things.

I think having different rules in different leagues just doesn't make sense. all the other quirks, etc., I like. I would prefer that pitchers hit but the DH isn't going away in the AL and will be a permanent thing in the NL before too long.
 
#282      
Less than 33 hours from first pitch of the season and no deal with Comcast in sight.

Could be worse. If you're a Dish Network customer in central Illinois, you can't get any of the St. Louis or Chicago sports teams right now. Dish has been in a dispute with Sinclair (who owns FSNs now) for close to a year so no Cardinals or Blues, with NBC Sports Chicago for about 9 or 10 months so no White Sox, Bulls, or Blackhawks and Marquee Network isn't on there so no Cubs.
 
#284      
Woke up to Marquee Sports Network on channel 672 on Xfinity in Champaign.

They got it done. I didn’t think they’d ever actually do it.
 
#287      
MLB.tv????

;)

Haha, something like that.

 
#291      
Houston, Texas
When will Hendricks get the recognition he deserves from the rest of the country? The guy has been one of the best pitchers in the NL for 5 years.

My guess is he'll start getting the recognition he deserves as soon as he throws a 93 MPH fastball...
 
#294      
You can tell if Darvish is “on” within the first 5 minutes of his starts. When he’s “off,” he’s complete torture to watch. Every pitch is a struggle.

The number of times he got two strikes on a guy and then didn’t throw a pitch within a foot of the strike zone the rest of the AB... ugh!
 
#295      
You can tell if Darvish is “on” within the first 5 minutes of his starts. When he’s “off,” he’s complete torture to watch. Every pitch is a struggle.

The number of times he got two strikes on a guy and then didn’t throw a pitch within a foot of the strike zone the rest of the AB... ugh!

Regardless of his on/off pitching status, this year his hair status is 100% on.
 
#299      
The Reds already have Davidson out with Covid, and Senzel and Moustakas were both held out yesterday because they didn’t feel well. Are they really going to play tonight?