Out of The Box – July 31

  •      You had a feeling the Brewers were going to implode when the third strike on Reed Johnson rolled to the backstop and Prince Fielder dropped the throw to first. To their credit, they didn’t implode…right away. 
  • -Ryan Theriot has hit .462 for the series thus far. Any votes for offensive MVP of the series for him? 
  • -Does it seem to you like Lou has the Cubs more aggressive on the base paths? That’s because it’s true. The Cubs have stolen more bases in the first three games of the Milwaukee series (7) than they have in the rest of July (6). Chicago is currently 7-for-8 in steals in this series. They only made seven previous attempts all month.  Aramis Ramirez was picked off on July 23rd against the Diamondbacks, but I don’t count that as an attempted steal. Neither would he.
  • I love the Cubs being more aggressive. Is it because the coaching staff knows Jason Kendall a little better than most rival catchers? Whatever the reason, I hope they continue to force the issue a little more.
  • -While I’m mentioning Kendall, here’s some more Ned Yost logic head scratching. So Yost sends his CATCHER on a steal attempt in the fifth with one out and the pitcher up only to see him completely beaten by an entire era. Maybe it was miscommunication on a sacrifice attempt, but it didn’t appear that way. Parra hits a triple after that and though you can never predict a pitcher hitting a triple, Yost may just be the weakest link. Brewers, demand better. Ask Brett Favre to manage. How much worse could it be? At least HE’S been to and won a championship game.
  • -Speaking of Favre (I know: “sigh”), I have to jump off the Cubs game for a second. Did anyone else see the sign Manny Ramirez was holding up in the dugout while his Red Sox were getting clobbered (9-2) last night? It suggested he would be traded for Favre. My question is: Who helped him write it?
  • The Cubs have scored 20 runs in three games so far. Don’t you think it’s time they get Harden a few today? Me too. Sure, it’s greed, but I don’t care. It’s the Brewers- pile it on.
  • -Though I haven’t seen the lineup card, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jim Edmonds in today. He’s hitting David Bush at a clip of .375 with a .750 slugging percentage. Mark DeRosa should also feast well today.  He’s hit Bush to the tune of .364 with a .636 slugging percentage.

72 Responses to Out of The Box – July 31

  1. mikeychx says:

    This post got my blood a boiling…..

    Not really, I just coulnt firgure out the text style…i fucked the whole site up for a few minutes trying to figure it out….I cut an pasted it luckily….had to delete it and repost it

  2. bozecubbies says:

    i got up another draft,lil more news on eyre

  3. bozecubbies says:

    yeah i saw it got messed up,i wondered what happened cause your whole story dissapeared…….

  4. mikeychx says:

    babes love baseball liked your ryan ryan recap…

    click on the link below…they linked to your story (click on 100 year itch at the bottom of their post)


  5. mikeychx says:

    i deleted it to undo the coding…pain in the ass…all good now though

  6. bozecubbies says:

    babes love baseball..very nice,just checked that out.cool………..yeah i imagined that was a pain in the ass…hehe

  7. bozecubbies says:

    all i know is harden better get some runs today or i’ll be drinking more then a twelve pack!!

  8. mikeychx says:

    the only thing about today that is worrying me is accuscore predicted the cubs would win…the other three they predicted brewers…

  9. mikeychx says:

    heres a link out of seattle…


    pie for ibanez….too much – edmonds isnt going to be healthy forever

  10. mikeychx says:

    Jim…I like your random notes…do you like the title?

    Out of the Box?

  11. bozecubbies says:

    we been trying to get milton bradley forever,rumors have been going on since the beginning of the season about him………..i do pie for ibenez anyday,pie just has not shown me much at all with all his trips back n forth from the minors to the bigs

  12. bozecubbies says:

    as far as the griffey deal,i don’t see it making them that much better either,he plays center,he will end up on the d.l. as always

  13. mikeychx says:

    yeah but hes 36…pie has time to improve

  14. mikeychx says:

    braun hasnt made a good swing since that ill advised “curtain call”

    karma is a bitch

  15. mikeychx says:

    @ MITBox

    good call on edmonds in the game

  16. bozecubbies says:

    true,we don’t need raul that bad,if we needed him badly then the pie deal might be ok,it just seems like it is taking pie forever to get it going in the bigs,he reminds me sooooo much of corey pattersons ups and down when he was here

  17. mikeychx says:

    and another good call about how hes hitting Bush..

  18. mikeychx says:

    holy shit!!!

    2 HRs…Granny


  19. bozecubbies says:

    wtf happened,i just came in fro walking the dog and its 5-0????

  20. bozecubbies says:

    im guessing here,edmonds hit a granny???

  21. mikeychx says:

    edmonds solo

    edmonds granny…go to espn game cast to see

    2 out granny

  22. bozecubbies says:


  23. bozecubbies says:

    ray fans gotta love that

  24. ManInTheBox says:

    Title is fine.

    DeRosa hasn’t done much yet, though. Of course, getting hit is some kind of sacrifice.

  25. boze says:

    oh well,edmonds will do,lol

  26. boze says:

    man hes fat

  27. mikeychx says:

    time to go get harden

  28. mikeychx says:

    and just like that…man i could be piniella

  29. mikeychx says:

    wtf? hes letting him stay – hope he is right

  30. ManInTheBox says:

    I would have had guys warming up in the sixth given Harden’s history of injuries. No sense trying to make him a complete game guy with a 5-0 (now 5-1) lead.

  31. mikeychx says:

    9 more Ks for harde….thats just ridiculous

  32. mikeychx says:

    talking to my self….talking to my self

  33. boze says:

    yup you were talking to yourself,lmao!…….i had some company just now leave,man harden is the real deal………

  34. boze says:

    man we just STOMPED the shit out of the brewers this series,this has been by far the most dominating series by us i think

  35. boze says:

    FUCK YOU DO ME!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. mikeychx says:

    wow…pouring lots o salt on this one

  37. mikeychx says:

    and i was hoping for a 2-2 split

  38. ManInTheBox says:

    They just said Fukudome is nine for his last 24. Looks like he’s pretty much back on track. I hopew it continues through October.

  39. boze says:

    man its storming here somin AWFULL!!!WIND,HAIL,THUNDER N LIGHTING…….

  40. boze says:

    2-2 split huh….

  41. boze says:

    this sux i gotta go outside and put my motorcycle in the garage for the hail damages it,im gonna get pelted to shit,then i gotta go to the store after the game for dinner in this garbage wheather………

  42. ManInTheBox says:

    Watching Howry pitch is so frustrating. If we can get sone to take him in trade, I’d almost not care what they were offering. The guy pitches like a 1-2-3 inning is a foreign concept to him.

  43. boze says:

    hahaha what a bunch of pansys…..babies…………too funny

  44. ManInTheBox says:

    Gangne just got tossed for throwing at Edmonds. I don’t know if any of you saw it, but he worked Edmonds inside more and more for three pitches and then threw BEHIND him. It took the ump about .5 seconds to toss his lard ass.

  45. boze says:

    gagne sux so bad he can’t even hit anybody let alone hit the strike zone

  46. mikeychx says:

    so, maybe the cubs will throw at braun…is he coming up next inning?

  47. mikeychx says:

    manny to the dodgers

  48. boze says:

    i hope to god they throw at braunn,not sure if he is up or not

  49. boze says:

    for real,manny to the dodgers???

  50. boze says:

    for real,manny to the dodgers???………….

  51. boze says:

    huh a duplicate can u hear me now,can u hear me now,lol

  52. mikeychx says:

    fielder, braun , kapler in the bottom o 9

  53. mikeychx says:

    sorry…you must have switched accounts…you are all approved and are open for unlimited commenting now

  54. boze says:

    wow fatty is MADDDDD,this is too funny

  55. mikeychx says:

    still think they should have thrown at braun

  56. mikeychx says:

    can you do a recap…i gotta run some errands…or we can wait for jim…who wants to take it…ill get it later if you guys cant

  57. boze says:

    damn i gotta go pick up my son and go to the store to get dinner,otherwise i would……….or i can do it when i get back but it will be a few hours is the only problem??

  58. boze says:

    who is jim??

  59. mikeychx says:

    jim is “the man in the box” from dayton ohio…he wrote the game notes that these comments are posted under

  60. boze says:

    oh ok,so whadda think??i guess i’ll check when i get back or what??not sure how long i’ll be,just goota run to the store but my kid is 30 minutes away at a friends.

  61. mikeychx says:

    ill do it in a little while its cool…who ever gets to it first is fine

  62. boze says:

    k i gotcha

  63. boze says:

    this one will be a good one to add a lil humor too though from all the brewer frustration at the end,especially prince,that was too funny

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