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This Iraq veteran is a bigger Cubs fan than you are

Feb 22, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

Oh, you got a Cubs tattoo? How cute. I guess that shows that you love the Cubs. It’s quaint.


Glad he wasn’t an Indians fan. How does one attack Chief Wahoo without appearing to attack a wounded war veteran?

  1. cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    That’s great. I’d love to get a Beaver Eye…wait…”Beaver Eye”(?)…actually, now that I think about it, I think I was born with one of those. Never mind.

    • paperlions - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      Would you also need a bar of soap to insert the beaver eye?

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:43 PM

        Yes. He does. The both of you are in time out today.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:50 PM

        PS Jose (Tigre) Ortega is now pitching.

      • paperlions - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:55 PM

        …and I missed it because there is no game day or internet radio allowed in time out.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:57 PM

        Well, then, stop being a naughty paperlions and behave yourself.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:39 PM

        We win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 4:35 PM

        Tried to watch this game on MLB.TV only to discover that MLB.TV only broadcasts regular season games. What. The. Hell. Talk about not having the first effing clue about your market.

        MLB.TV you are in Timeout till the regular season commences.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 4:43 PM


        /throws sternly worded letters at MLB

      • cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:29 PM

        I sent this to MLB.TV:

        “Dear MLB.TV provider,
        I have been deprived of baseball for the winter. Spring Training games are meaningless, true, but they ARE baseball. I LOVE baseball. All baseball. Even spring training baseball.
        Take a look at when I got my subscription to your service. Before Spring Training baseball starts. This is with the intention of SEEING ST Ball. If you weren’t going to show those games, then SAY SO UP FRONT so I can take my custom elsewhere.
        Thanks. Have a nice day.”

        I hope that made them cower under their desks. Or something.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:39 PM

        You didn’t even break out your thesaurus for that.

        BTW, it did feel really, really gooooooood to have baseball on the computer at my desk again. Ahhhhhhhh.

      • cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:47 PM

        If they really irritate me I plan to bust a cedilla on they asses.

      • stlouis1baseball - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:54 PM

        Be very careful fellows. She has been time out happy the entire week.
        Between us…
        She sometimes gets distracted and you can get away with computer games and trash can basketball.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 7:19 PM

        Thanks to the Woodpecker, the three of you owe me essays on the gritty gritness of the Tigers this season — and you can’t all do the same topic.

      • paperlions - Feb 22, 2013 at 8:01 PM

        hehe hehe….she said “pecker”….hehe

      • paperlions - Feb 22, 2013 at 8:30 PM

        Ohhhhh….I just realized….you were/are being pissy about Cardinal fans “whining” because they handed the Tigers their asses in 2006.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 8:58 PM

        Don’t start.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:10 PM

        But we would’ve loved a rematch…you just didn’t make it that far.

      • paperlions - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:12 PM

        Don’t start.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:18 PM

        I expected more of you, paper. You didn’t seem a homer like a lot of people on here. But then you started in like you don’t know that the name of the game is to get people excited about posts. You boys will argue forever about Michael Young and the Phillies and PEDs, etc. When they do a Tigers post like 3 of us comment. You get more coverage, so don’t complain…paper bag.

      • paperlions - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:23 PM

        Oh c’mon….that was funny.

        Tigers fans don’t say a bunch of unrealistic stupid shit like Philly fans do….I suppose we could just let Phans be delusional and wrong all by their lonesome so those posts don’t have as many comments.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:26 PM

        Or, people could actually give a crap about the Tigers instead of just saying “weak division” — as if Fielder, V, Miggy & V-Mart wouldn’t be awesome in any division. Haters.

        (If you mean your “don’t start,” it was funny.)

      • paperlions - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:25 PM

        Besides….at this point, I am two martini’s in…and not really capable of my normally awesome comments. :-)

      • cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:29 PM

        The reason we get all pissy with the Michael Young and PEDs stuff is because that stuff is verifiable and not subject to opinion. Who’s gonna be better than whom, is different. That is, to some degree, subject to opinion. But if its an over hyped argument you want, with homerism and smack talk and the like? Well fine.

        I’m your huckelberry.

        When The Beav blow past the Tigers to defeat the Cards (should the Crds even get that far), know what I’m gonna say?

        I’m gonna say “Surprise, bitches!!”

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:32 PM

        Please, cur, if you beat us, EVERYONE will call you “surprise bitches.”

        lol Paper is drunk posting. Pace yourself, dude. You don’t want the dogs to have to put you to bed. I haven’t even started yet. I’m still kidding myself that I’m going to grade papers tonight. In about a half hour, I’ll give up and have some wine….to celebrate our first win of 2013!!!!!!

      • cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:40 PM

        Two glasses of wine already for me. A very nice pinot noir (Les Cousins from Oregon: mmmmm).

        What’s in the martini? Vodka I hope. That’s the only way to have them.

        Good luck with the grading, ‘philliac. Just give ’em all an “A” and get into the wine.


      • paperlions - Feb 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM

        Yeah, I gin is like chewing on a tree. Grey Goose, dirty, xtra dry, with 2 bleu cheese stuffed olives (stuffed them my self with fresh bleu cheese).

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM

        OMG, I didn’t think about that. What if paper’s a GIN MAN? Eww.

        I have a cheap Chianti. lol It’s like truth serum for me. 3 glasses & I’ll tell you anything you want to know. Eh, it’s Friday.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 10:06 PM

        /slips paper the beano

      • cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 10:37 PM

        I used to drink gin. Bombay Sapphire to be exact. Then I discovered Stoked “Hemp Infused” Vodka. mmmmmm. Hemp. Also have a fondness for Kettle One. The Goose is good, too.

        Skol…or something….

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

        I know it’s terribly 80’s of me, but I still stock the Absolut at home (in all fairness, though, my best friend is Swedish).

        Wine is open….cheers!

    • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      It appears that ST is a separate package — like the playoffs. That’s lame. Why can’t you buy an all-inclusive instead of all 3 individually? Oh well. Guess who we play tomorrow? :)

      • cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:43 PM

        I KNOW. That’s why I wanted to watch the effing ST Games. These MLB weenies will feel me boot if they don’t get their shit together.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:45 PM

        They has you over a barrel, sir — monocle or no. 😦

  2. dangle1223 - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    I’m so glad you got your Chief Wahoo dig in there. Get over it!

  3. Chris Fiorentino - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    If the Phillies ever changed their logo to Chief Wahoo, I believe Craig’s head would explode.

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