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Dodgers at Cubs: NLDS Game One Chat
2008-10-01 14:30
by Phil Bencomo

We're going to try an experiment, folks. You see, Dodger Thoughts has, to put it conservatively, a very active comment section. Cub Town does not. I know this.

Any chat thread here will pale next to the chat at Dodger Thoughts. But I'd still like to provide a place for Cub fans to mingle among themselves.

Now, that said, if the number of participants shrinks below (or fails to ever rise above) three or four, myself included, I'll probably shut it down and send people over to Dodger Thoughts. They're civil people over there, I promise, and I'm sure it'll be far more enjoyable than spending three hours chatting essentially alone with me. Ahem.

It's up to you, readers. If you want to chat here during the game, go for it. I'll be around. But if the place is looking deserted (and it shouldn't be too hard to tell), I'll make an announcement.


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Ryan Dempster at home, 2008: 14-3, 2.86 ERA, 109 hits allowed in 129 innings.

Derek Lowe on the road, 2008: 5-6, 4.42 ERA, 106 hits allowed in 93.2 innings.

Hardly a complete picture of the match-up, but it makes me feel warm and fuzzy, so we'll go with it.

The wind's blowing in, and fall is in the air. Let's start off right, boys. Just win.

Dodgers at Cubs, 5:30 p.m.

2008-10-01 14:46:07
1.   bhsportsguy
Good luck, let's hope for a good series.
2008-10-01 14:51:45
2.   ToyCannon
Why are there no Cub fans on the Toaster? You seem to have the largest contingent of fans in the country.
2008-10-01 15:01:08
3.   underdog
Aww. Y'all are welcome anytime. Good luck to the Cubs - I hope it's a good series whoever wins. Buena suerte.
2008-10-01 15:38:22
4.   Phil Bencomo
And... we're off!
2008-10-01 15:42:52
5.   Mark T.R. Donohue
2 Cubs fans tend to prefer a vastly more partisan style of coverage.

I'm here to support the experiment. I'm an ex-Cub fan.

2008-10-01 15:49:27
6.   Phil Bencomo
5 And it doesn't help that Derek and I aren't the most... punctual of bloggers, you could say.
2008-10-01 15:58:47
7.   Phil Bencomo
Man alive, this strike zone is tiny.
2008-10-01 16:03:57
8.   Phil Bencomo
Hrm, not much of a turnout tonight. I'll give it through the second inning, then move over to DT if I can still hear my echo.
2008-10-01 16:11:00
9.   Phil Bencomo
That should put to rest any concerns about DeRosa's calf.
2008-10-01 16:16:58
10.   Bob Timmermann
You should keep talking to yourself until the Cubs fall behind.
2008-10-01 16:19:51
11.   Phil Bencomo
Oh, well. I'm calling off the experiment. I'll be hangin' at Dodger Thoughts. Subverting the enemy fan base from within or something. ;)

Over and out.

2008-10-01 18:39:45
12.   Bluebleeder87
it's only one game Phil Bencomo, tomorrow is another day...
2008-10-01 19:48:05
13.   skybluestoday
Guess you'd better shut it down and send it over.

So much for the free market.


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