Originally Posted by libby74
Geez, so sorry I didn't see this sooner! Don't tell me there are so few of us here.
I've been a Cubs fan my entire life, but really got into them when our local cable company started carrying WGN in 1982.
Do you really think this is their year? I want to believe it is---so badly---but I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop. I'm wearing one of my many Cubs shirts today, and anxiously awaiting the game tonight. I don't think the Cubs will have any trouble with the Dodgers (altho' I hope they don't have to face Maddux). I'm pretty sure they can beat any team in the NL, it's the AL I'm worried about.
Great call on Lou's part having Dempster start tonight. Now if Lee & Fukudome would just start hitting! Hopefully D-Ro's leg and Soto's wrist are ok, and both will be playing tonight, altho I heard this morning that Pie is in the lineup tonight.
Are you as happy with the addition of Jim Edmunds as I am?
I'm getting totally carried away. Is it obvious I'm a Die Hard Cubs Fan?
Yes its obvious you're a Die Hard Cubs fan.....and a very knowledgable one!
To be honest I wasn't crazy about getting Edmonds at first....I mean I've been booing him for years...but he won me over with some big hits and nice catches in centerfield. Pie is starting tonite? Oh lord....I hope they put Reed Johnson out there instead. Felix might be good some day....but now, not so much. Lee and Fukudome have both showed signs of hitting late in the season. I can't believe Lee only hit 20 homers....you'd think at 6'5", 230 lbs., he'd get 35-40 just by accident!
Yeah they're definitley the class of the National League...although the Phillies will be a challenge if we make it to the NLCS. The AL is tough! Plus the AL has home field advantage in the WS due to that dumb All-Star game (terrible rule!). I think overall, we have the best chance of going all the way...mainly due to pitching. When you have 17-game winner Ted Lilly as your #4 starter, you have a GREAT staff. Heck, he'd be #1 or #2 on most staffs. And the bullpen is lights out (provided they throw strikes).
I know there is at least one more Cubs fan on the board. As I mentioned in the OP, she has her cats named after two Cub's greats. Can't remember her screen name though....hopefully she is still a member and sees the thread. We need all the support we can get.
Well, approximately, 3 hours and 1 minute until game time. I'm starting to get a lil nervous!