January 30, 2020 at 1:59 pm #121070
To be fair, the Cubs have had more practice at being negative and sour than most…January 30, 2020 at 3:05 pm #121076Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
Shouldn’t the Cubs trade for pitching? An Arenado trade makes little sense on many levels.January 30, 2020 at 10:46 pm #121094January 31, 2020 at 12:22 am #121095lrcardinalParticipantPaid - Three Months
Wow, guess this michigander goes against the grain!! St Louis Cardinals were the first team I ever liked when I started playing sports back in the early 1970’s!!January 31, 2020 at 6:39 am #121096
Not too many teams represented there…I guess we are one of the “lucky” hated ones!January 31, 2020 at 9:15 am #121099
I am surprised by Michigan, Iowa, and Mississippi.
Maybe the Tigers fans are still sore about 2006.
The Cubs have a AAA team and a lot of fans in Iowa.
The Cards used to have many fans in northern Mississippi. Maybe they have all switched to the Braves.January 31, 2020 at 9:28 am #121100BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
The map isn’t exactly accurate for many reasons. Southern Illinois is still Cardinals territory but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the map because they don’t split states. The same is true about northern Mississippi, western Kentucky and western Tennessee. I highly doubt Florida hates the Yankees and I never met anyone in South Dakota who hated the Cubs. South Dakota is Twins and Rockies territory so I don’t even know how the Cubs would fit there.January 31, 2020 at 9:40 am #12110114NyquisTParticipantPaid - Annual
Most hated MLB teams by state (based on geotagged Twitter data)
More fake news.January 31, 2020 at 9:42 am #121102
Well, we are all talking about it, so apparently it’s gotten folks interested in it enough. Mission accomplished.
Feels a lot like the “this is the best (insert food, tourist attraction, etc) in your state” articles you see everywhere. People always end up arguing about it in the comments nonstop.February 1, 2020 at 7:29 am #121177February 1, 2020 at 11:34 am #121201
He referenced threading the needle, implying a desire to put a good team on the field this year while keeping an eye on the future. Sounds like the Cardinals.February 1, 2020 at 11:53 am #121205
Yes, that was originally a Theo quote.
We should also never forget that NO TEAM is going to admit they are rebuilding. Not even the Pirates. Their primary goal is to sell hope and with it season tickets. So one must sort through the talk to try to determine what is really going on.February 1, 2020 at 12:01 pm #121210
Agreed. Listening to front office executives is a lot like listening to politicians. You are rarely going to get a straight answer.February 1, 2020 at 12:58 pm #121220
We should also never forget that NO TEAM is going to admit they are rebuilding. Not even the Pirates. Their primary goal is to sell hope and with it season tickets.
For sure. Even casual fans of the Pirates realize that they aren’t even trying by now. Ha
The Cubs are certainly in a tricky spot. I don’t feel bad for them at all…hopefully they make all the wrong moves for the next 100 years.February 4, 2020 at 4:28 pm #121411
Believe it or not, the Cubs are undergoing a major transformation. What effect will it have?
— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) February 4, 2020
Here is the opening:
Joanne DeVrieze, 95, died Jan. 19 at her apartment in a retirement community in East Moline, Illinois. Her obituary described her as a devout Catholic, a singer in the church choir, a volunteer at a local hospital and blood bank, a pinochle player and the “funniest old woman on Facebook,” despite never having gone on the Internet herself.
DeVrieze is survived by nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren “plus a coming attraction.” She lived, in so many ways, a full life. The final line of her death notice would be read far beyond the Quad Cities:
“Donations in Joanne’s memory may be directed toward the impoverished Ricketts family of Chicago, Illinois, for purposes of assembling a near-Major League-caliber bullpen, or to be dispersed per family wishes.”
The story itself is about increased investment in player development.February 4, 2020 at 8:31 pm #121421bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
I always thought Illinois was 50/50 Cardinals and Cubs. Surprises me that maybe the Mets or Yankees are not the most hated team in the Land of Lincoln, or maybe the Brewers.February 5, 2020 at 4:19 pm #121500February 5, 2020 at 4:52 pm #121504
Bryant and Harper always wanted to play on the same team so maybe it finally happens.February 5, 2020 at 5:47 pm #121515CardsFanInChiTownParticipantFree
I’m from central Illinois originally, and my hometown was almost evenly split between Cubs and Cards fans with very few White Sox fans. The difference is obviously the Chicagoland area, which is probably 65% Cubs and 35% White Sox, and this part of the state is about 85% of the entire population of Illinois.
So I’m not shocked by that, all Cubs fans don’t like the Cards more than they don’t like the Sox in a land slide. So in Chicagoland alone, that gets it close to or above 50%. If you drew a line across the Bloomington/Normal/Peoria/Quad Cities part of the state, I’m sure it would become the Cubs south of that line. The population south of that line is just extremely small until you get right around STL.February 10, 2020 at 4:04 pm #121943February 11, 2020 at 4:43 pm #122113
Classic who broke up with who going on in Chitown…
Theo’s reaction to Maddon telling ESPN he knew midseason he didn’t want to return in 2020: “If that’s how he feels, especially with the benefit of hindsight, then I’m not going to dispute it. But that doesn’t really reflect the conversations we were having up until the very end.”
— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) February 11, 2020February 11, 2020 at 8:06 pm #122135February 11, 2020 at 9:35 pm #122143
Theo: “We’ll probably have a couple small moves, adding guys on minor league deals. "
Expect Glenbrook North's very own Jason Kipnis to be one of them. Cubs zeroing in. The second most famous alum from there.
— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) February 11, 2020February 16, 2020 at 6:37 pm #122647February 17, 2020 at 1:27 pm #122681
Beloved Grandpa Rossy will run a tighter ship than Merlot Joe, or so they think…
"We weren’t ready." Was a lack of proper preparation one of the reasons the Cubs didn't live up to their potential the last few years? Javier Báez believes it was. And that it will no longer be the case under David Ross. https://t.co/CVMBNv8yjg
— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) February 17, 2020
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