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

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  1. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    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

    I wish this was true
     
  3. cyfanatic13

    cyfanatic13 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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

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    Lester is looking pretty great so far today.... Even a near HR at bat with a long sac fly....
     
  6. Clark

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    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

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    This should be the Cubs first of many sweeps this season.
     
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  8. YeahBuddy

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    If he doesnt win another game as a Cub he would still be worth the $155M
     
  9. jburke

    jburke Well-Known Member

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    spoke too soon.... Thanks Duenseng..... Bases loaded no outs 5 run lead.....
     
  10. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    Dammit, golden opportunity there...
     
  11. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    Why not both? Hopefully we get a shelling of Espino and a no hitter for Butler.

    ;)
     
  13. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    Not happening with Eric Sogard in the lineup.
     
  14. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  15. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    **** your 1:20 start times....
     
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  16. cycart

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Cy Young level start, but will suck the rest of the year......
     

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