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    Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    The first day of spring training and the Cub's chances in 2008 have already been flushed. Pitcher Ryan Dempster has already stated that he honestly believes the Cubs will win the World Series this year.

    I'm all for positive thinking, but when you play for the Cubs, just shut up, go out, and play hard.

    ESPN - Dempster thinks Cubs will end drought, take World Series - MLB


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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    I think they could have a better chance this year if they can figure out a way to not make me feel like I'm having a heart attack every time they put in a closer...



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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyh13 View Post
    I think they could have a better chance this year if they can figure out a way to not make me feel like I'm having a heart attack every time they put in a closer...
    I'm with you, unfortunately it's down to Howry, Marmol, or Woods. I will admit I'm intrigued with Marmol, but not getting my hopes up yet.



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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    Shouldn't every player believe that they will win the WS before the season starts?



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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    Maybe he was talking about the Iowa Cubs....

    the team that I hope he is playing for before the All Star break



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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    Shouldn't every player believe that they will win the WS before the season starts?
    Yes, except if you play for the Cubs, you don't say it publicly.



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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    Huh? the Cubs have a chance? Well, I guess "you too could have already won $20 million" as well.

    My prediction: The Cubbies will do just good enough to crush their fans, yet again. Hey, that was my same prediction as last year. And the year before that. And the year before that....



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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    I don't think I'm the only one who thought the Cubs never had a chance in 2008.



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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    Half the fun of being a Cubs fan is thinking that it's possible this year. I've been waiting for almost 30 now, but my hopes are high again!



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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    My prediction: The Cubbies will do just good enough to crush their fans, yet again. Hey, that was my same prediction as last year. And the year before that. And the year before that....
    Doesn't take much to crush that fanbase!



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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    Doesn't take much to crush that fanbase!

    They should make little Cubbie Bear Weebles.....They weeble and they wobble, but they don't fall down.




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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    is this a thread about Iowa winning the National Championship?

    - keep.


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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    Doesn't take much to crush that fanbase!
    I must remind you how close your Twinkies were to being gone from Minnesota a few short years ago, that one playoff season saved them. Talk about nearly crushing a fanbase.


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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    I must remind you how close your Twinkies were to being gone from Minnesota a few short years ago, that one playoff season saved them. Talk about nearly crushing a fanbase.
    OHHHHH..........You just got served!!!!


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    Re: Well, there goes the Cubs chances in 2008!

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    Doesn't take much to crush that fanbase!
    Sorry - it's the exact opposite - even after all of this time they sell out every game, fill the stands, etc. You only hear about teams like the twins, the marlins, the mariners, etc, who have fans that only show up when the team is winning (or when Santana pitches - so double ouch now)... I think it takes quite a bit to crush our fan base - but I will personally beat anyone off the bandwagon IF the Cubs do go on a run... I like the fans we have now, and I don't want our fan base turning into Red Sox nation lite...


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