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1  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2016 MLB Thread on: Today at 07:13:23 PM
This book looks like it's gonna be a fun read.
2  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The 2016 Cubs: SPLOOGE SPLOOGE SPLOOGE on: Today at 06:07:27 PM
Maybe next time, Pissburgh. 20-6, 6 games up on 2nd place, 7 up on STL (7 and 8 if you go by loss column). Hot damn.

Captain Butthurt Sean Rodriguez will make a perfect Cardinal someday.

That or a blockbuster, winter-clinching signing but the White Sox.

If he had gone out to the mound after Strop he would have been a chalk outline.

I missed that inning. What I made out on Twitter was that Strop quick-pitched him and Rodriguez got upset. What did he do?

Yeah he quick pitched him but not as outright as he's done before.
Rodriguez stared him down because he's a punk.
Strop was kind of surprised so the Cub's dugout let Rodriguez have it.
Rodriguez acted out while still standing in the box and the ump had to tell him to sit down before he gets tossed.
Rodriguez went back to the bench and did his regular I'llcutyoumotherfuckerroutine.
But more maturely than in the past without punching a Gatorade Jug.

Strop then pitched to the next batter while everyone laughed.


Glad to see the Pirates have picked up the 2004 Cubs tactic of yelling at the team that's stomping a mud hole in your ass inside your own ballpark. 

Sean Rodriguez must look like Bizarro Zobrist to Joe.
3  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The 2016 Cubs: SPLOOGE SPLOOGE SPLOOGE on: Today at 04:11:51 PM
Maybe next time, Pissburgh. 20-6, 6 games up on 2nd place, 7 up on STL (7 and 8 if you go by loss column). Hot damn.

Captain Butthurt Sean Rodriguez will make a perfect Cardinal someday.
4  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: "Turd Throw" and other stories from the rancid NLC. on: May 03, 2016, 11:19:04 AM
Because I am a horrid troll who likes to see how miserable the Cubs are making life for their opponents, I went to read the Bucs dugout recap of this game and check out the butthurt here:

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the Cubs were back in Pittsburgh, and their the blue-jersey-clad fans had popped back out of their hell holes. Before the game they milled about Federal Street, sipping PBR, another thing they totally were just as into five years ago. For sure. Inside PNC Park, the professionals in blue made pests of themselves, too,

Holy shit, does a fucking Pirates fan really want to go with the "their fans only care when the team is good" approach? Where the fuck were Pirates fans before 2013? Hell, where the fuck are Pirates fans now?

They (and fans of most other teams, I'm noticing) also really, really hate Joe Maddon. Which is probably one of those glad-he's-with-us things, because I'm sure we'd all hate his whole shtick if he was managing the Cardinals.

DPD, but yeah I've noticed fans were all fine with Joe Maddon when he was with the harmless Rays whom no one gives a shit about, but now that he's leading the Cubs instead of a scrappy underdog he's suddenly an overrated hack with a bunch of gimmicks and nothing else.

I have a theory that a lot of people are really not cool with the concept of the Cubs being good, because it shatters one of their comfortable illusions. Just like when I was growing up in SC, and we always had Louisiana and Mississippi below us on educational standards, and needed it that way for our own self-image.

Oh yeah, the Cubs never actually winning it all is necessary for most White Sox, Cardinals, and various other fans to keep their perspective. Pittsburgh has been a garbage franchise for most of the last 30 years but Pittsburgh fans my age who weren't even born the last time they won a championship can still make 1908 jokes to take their mind off of the fact that the Cubs came in and pissed all over the tiny window of contention they thought they had.

The Pirates can go fuck themselves for throwing at Jake in the SeligCard Showdown last year. Let's get no-hitter number three tonight, Jake.
5  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread on: May 03, 2016, 11:10:52 AM
In 2013 Baez made 44 errors and I don't think I was alone in thinking, at the time, that Baez was a power hitter with a questionable glove.  Not having seen him, we could only go off the stats and the stats seemed to indicate that it was his bat that would get him to stick in the bigs.  When he was called up in 2014, however, it didn't take too many games to see the guy had some good hands.  When Castro missed the last month of September, 2014, Baez moved over to the short and over the course of that final month it became clear that he was an above-average defender.  Last year he played multiple infield positions and he was better at those positions than the incumbent.

Coming into this year I was of the opinion that he had the best glove on the team, that he was even a better defensive SS than Russell--who is a legitimate Gold Glove candidate.  I haven't changed my mind.  Over time, I don't suspect that this will remain true as Russell will have had the opportunity to get better and better but there's something about how Baez moves out there that is just enjoyable to watch. That tag last night was sick but it's not the first time he's demonstrated ridiculously quick and fluid hands. 

2 years ago the thought that Baez' glove would be more impressive than his bat would've seemed outlandish--unless it was because his bat was faltering.  But it's not--the dude's actually hitting, but he's a pretty special defensive player, which is a very nice development.

Let's not forget about Javy's baserunning either - he is a menace on the basepaths. He and Bryant are just so much fun to watch in all phases.

I think I watched his slide stealing 2nd from last Tuesday at least 20 times. Best slide since Rizzo's "it's magic" slide going into 3rd from last year.
6  General Category / Boobtube / Re: Silicon Valley on: May 02, 2016, 05:03:02 PM
It's back and funny as ever. Tell all your friends on Hooli.
7  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Single Greatest Thread Ever on: May 02, 2016, 09:59:16 AM
Hockeenight
8  General Category / Desipio Lounge / 2016 Bears/NFL Thread? on: May 01, 2016, 10:35:32 PM
Might as well have a thread for old time's sake, I guess?

The Lions have brilliantly decided to start playing mind games with their draft prospects to "see how they respond."

By most accounts the Bears had a very good draft.  Maybe I'll catch one game this season after all.  Time will tell, don't hold me to it.
9  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The 2016 Cubs: SPLOOGE SPLOOGE SPLOOGE on: May 01, 2016, 04:27:32 PM
Flush today's turd and take it out on the Pirates starting tomorrow.
10  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The 2016 Cubs: SPLOOGE SPLOOGE SPLOOGE on: April 30, 2016, 08:19:11 PM
Probably doesn't deserve his own thread yet, but Matt Szczur deserves some love for turning himself from basically a non-prospect into a useful 4th-5th outfielder. Sounds like he's worked hard to revamp his swing and add power, plus develop a bit of plate discipline. Who knows how long it'll last, but good for him.

Well put. 

I also wonder how much credit Maddon gets. I mean, I know that kinda shit can easily get overblown but Joe does seem to make full use of the 25-man roster.  To his credit, though, Szczur seems to have taken full advantage.  Good on him--he actually might end up proving for have more value to the Cubs as a player than he would as trade bait--which I assume is still kinda low.

I'm all in on this dude right now. I love watching this.

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I laughed so hard.

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He's just sucking up.

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11  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The 2016 Cubs: SPLOOGE SPLOOGE SPLOOGE on: April 30, 2016, 01:28:22 AM
Matt Szczur has been a pleasant surprise. I like surprises.
12  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Cubs' Prospects FUTUREBONER thread on: April 29, 2016, 04:21:50 PM
We don't have a Penstory thread

Oh?
13  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jake Arrieta Premature Ejaculation Thread on: April 28, 2016, 06:45:41 PM
Confirmed: Jake Arrieta is still 7% human.
14  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: "Turd Throw" and other stories from the rancid NLC. on: April 28, 2016, 04:01:03 PM
Chris Capuano is still in the majors in 2016, and he's back with the Brewers?

What a time to be alive.
15  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The 2016 Cubs: SPLOOGE SPLOOGE SPLOOGE on: April 28, 2016, 02:51:04 PM
Montero to the DL, some asswipe who isn't Contreras up.

I mean I get not wanting to interrupt your top prospect's development so he can sit the bench for two weeks in the majors, but I also want shiny new toys.

Will this faceless non-prospect replacement catcher also test positive for PEDs after the season? I'm voting: yes.
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