MLB: ***Official 2017 Chicago Cubs Season Thread***

Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by Bret44, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    8,002
    571
    113
    Ratings:
    +1,038 / 5 / -0
    There probably are, but I'm guessing the terms of the affiliate agreement make it very clear on (1) the maximum number of games that can be aired, (2) the use/non-use of .2 or .3 subchannels, and (3) the cost to air each game.

    Then, combine that with network obligations for the primary channel, and you end up with the broadcast schedule as presented.

    I doubt that KCWI/WOI are actively deciding to not air Cubs games in an effort to piss off the fans. Maybe they don't have a choice.
     
  2. Jake Brend

    Jake Brend New Member

    Aug 26, 2016
    10
    3
    3
    Male
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0
    I wish this was true
     
  3. cyfanatic13

    cyfanatic13 Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2008
    5,695
    231
    63
    Male
    Ratings:
    +660 / 9 / -0
    Curious to see what the Cubs do once Heyward is off the DL. Happ has been tearing it up since he's been up and I love LaStella's bat off the bench. Joe says they want to keep 8 relievers (which I dislike. I'd rather have 13 hitters and 12 pitchers). My guess would be LaStella
     
  4. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    77,246
    4,910
    113
    Grad Student
    Jamerica
    Ratings:
    +12,046 / 326 / -0
    GRAND SLAM, JAVY BAEZ!!!!!!

    5-0 Cubs in the 1st. I guess walking 3 in an inning can hurt a pitcher's chances.
     
  5. jburke

    jburke Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    4,312
    222
    63
    Male
    IT Application Analyst
    Ankeny, IA
    Ratings:
    +641 / 48 / -0
    Lester is looking pretty great so far today.... Even a near HR at bat with a long sac fly....
     
  6. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    15,332
    556
    113
    Accountant
    Altoona
    Ratings:
    +1,512 / 44 / -0
    He's been money the entire time he's been a Cub. Still a ways to go on that contract but so far I think he's been underpaid.
     
  7. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    24,996
    1,605
    113
    Male
    MO/KS
    Ratings:
    +4,558 / 203 / -0
    This should be the Cubs first of many sweeps this season.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. YeahBuddy

    YeahBuddy Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2016
    5,968
    746
    113
    Ratings:
    +4,047 / 524 / -0
    If he doesnt win another game as a Cub he would still be worth the $155M
     
  9. jburke

    jburke Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    4,312
    222
    63
    Male
    IT Application Analyst
    Ankeny, IA
    Ratings:
    +641 / 48 / -0
    spoke too soon.... Thanks Duenseng..... Bases loaded no outs 5 run lead.....
     
  10. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    13,895
    1,585
    113
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +3,716 / 151 / -0
    Dammit, golden opportunity there...
     
  11. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    13,895
    1,585
    113
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +3,716 / 151 / -0
    Brewers calling up a pitcher who is making his major league debut tomorrow. Should I expect a shelling or a no hitter?
     
  12. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    24,865
    1,940
    113
    Male
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    Ratings:
    +4,828 / 46 / -0
    Why not both? Hopefully we get a shelling of Espino and a no hitter for Butler.

    ;)
     
  13. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    13,895
    1,585
    113
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +3,716 / 151 / -0
    Not happening with Eric Sogard in the lineup.
     
  14. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    24,865
    1,940
    113
    Male
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    Ratings:
    +4,828 / 46 / -0
    Yeah, I would like to see more than 17 plate appearances out of a guy before declaring him unbeatable. That's a really small sample size.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    13,895
    1,585
    113
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +3,716 / 151 / -0
    **** your 1:20 start times....
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. cycart

    cycart Active Member

    Jul 2, 2012
    180
    51
    28
    Male
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Ratings:
    +165 / 2 / -0
    I actually kind of like them. Gives me something to follow during work as well as opening up my evening. Now if it was everyday I wouldn't be a fan.
     
  17. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    24,996
    1,605
    113
    Male
    MO/KS
    Ratings:
    +4,558 / 203 / -0
    One of my favorite game times is Friday at 1:20. First of all, they are ALWAYS on MLB Network so out of market people can watch. Second, on Friday afternoon where I have to work, its a great way to make the afternoon go by.
     
  18. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    24,865
    1,940
    113
    Male
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    Ratings:
    +4,828 / 46 / -0
    Baseball was meant to be played in the daytime. I'm glad that at least someone still makes an effort to play day games.
     
  19. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    13,895
    1,585
    113
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +3,716 / 151 / -0
    I'm home now. so it's not a big deal, but if I was still working, I'd be upset.
     
  20. jburke

    jburke Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    4,312
    222
    63
    Male
    IT Application Analyst
    Ankeny, IA
    Ratings:
    +641 / 48 / -0
    Cy Young level start, but will suck the rest of the year......
     

Share This Page