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    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/earl-we...6326--mlb.html

    RIP Earl.

    Great manager and what a character he was.

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    Wrigley Field is gonna get a major facelift. It will take five years, and will all be done in the off seasons. They are going to add batting cages underground, new clubhouses, new roofing, new concrete poured on the lower deck, more suites, much more done on the upper deck, better concourses, more restrooms, more concessions, a patio to the left of the LF bleachers, the removal of the LED board under the CF scoreboard, the potential to add an LED board below the seating in the left field bleachers, and perhaps a jumbo-tron (please no).

    Pics at this site: http://www.bleachernation.com/2013/0...-the-pictures/

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    NO, NO, NO they can't put a jumbotron in Wrigley Field.

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    RIP Stan Musial.

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    Here is the AP story on the passing of Stan the Man, RIP Stan.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/88...al-dies-age-92

    His never striking out 50 times in a season is pretty incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB172 View Post
    Here is the AP story on the passing of Stan the Man, RIP Stan.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/88...al-dies-age-92

    His never striking out 50 times in a season is pretty incredible.
    Someone posted on twitter that the most he ever struck out in one season was 46. Adam Dunn struck 48 out times last May..........

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    Another GREAT Musial stat is that he had 3630 career hits....1815 at home, and 1815 on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyecarriefan View Post
    Another GREAT Musial stat is that he had 3630 career hits....1815 at home, and 1815 on the road.
    I remember seeing that stat before and that is just really strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB172 View Post
    NO, NO, NO they can't put a jumbotron in Wrigley Field.
    Exactly. It would ruin the ambiance of the place. Wrigley Field has done just fine without a jumbotron the past 98 years.


    Losing two legends in one day...pretty sad day for Major League Baseball

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyecarriefan View Post
    Another GREAT Musial stat is that he had 3630 career hits....1815 at home, and 1815 on the road.
    Stan had an RBI Single on his very last at bat. He sent one past the rookie second baseman for Cincinnati named Pete Rose, who would go on to surpass Stan's record for most hits in the NL 18 years later. In another freakishly weird stat, Stan had 1,951 RBI & 1,949 Runs scored. Don't get much closer than that.

    Too bad the Cubs brass have decided to spend so much on the stadium ( although it's probably needed) but none of that is going to hit one more home run, throw one more shutout or win one more game.

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    Looking at the Stan the Man's stats on baseball-reference website (GREAT site), in 1946 he lead the league in runs, hits, doubles and triples.

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    His 429 total bases in 1948 is a number that no one has reached since. "Only" 6th all time, but sitting 6th behind Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby, Lou Gehrig, Chuck Klein, and Jimmie Foxx isn't exactly bad company.


    As great of hitters as guys like Cabrera, Pujols, etc. are now, I would have loved to be around back in the Musial/Ted Williams days. Those guys were just such great pure hitters, and probably could have hit 40-50 home runs a year if they wanted to. They just simply realized it wasn't needed and knew how to get the clutch single or hit the gap to help the team out. Had to have been a lot of fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaifood View Post
    Too bad the Cubs brass have decided to spend so much on the stadium ( although it's probably needed) but none of that is going to hit one more home run, throw one more shutout or win one more game.
    If you've been to Wrigley, you would understand that it is indeed severely needed. Who cares if it doesn't allow them to play better? You cannot expect that to come out of a renovation. When Fenway was renovated, did it help the Red Sox? The Ricketts' are a rich family, and even while they are spending $300M for this renovation, it would not stop them from signing a big $$ deal if they felt the need to.

    Quote Originally Posted by JB172 View Post
    Looking at the Stan the Man's stats on baseball-reference website (GREAT site), in 1946 he lead the league in runs, hits, doubles and triples.
    Fantastic website. The best baseball one out there.

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    The Cubs were going to have to do something. Wrigley in it's current state just can't go on. It's falling apart, it was either renovate or build a new stadium.



    I've literally wasted entire nights on baseball-reference or any of it's sister sites(there's football, basketball, college football, hockey, and auto racing ones too). Just amazing sites full of pretty much everything you'd ever want to know about sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyecarriefan View Post
    The Cubs were going to have to do something. Wrigley in it's current state just can't go on. It's falling apart, it was either renovate or build a new stadium.



    I've literally wasted entire nights on baseball-reference or any of it's sister sites(there's football, basketball, college football, hockey, and auto racing ones too). Just amazing sites full of pretty much everything you'd ever want to know about sports.
    All of those websites are really cool to look through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imacubsfan View Post
    If you've been to Wrigley, you would understand that it is indeed severely needed. Who cares if it doesn't allow them to play better? You cannot expect that to come out of a renovation. When Fenway was renovated, did it help the Red Sox? The Ricketts' are a rich family, and even while they are spending $300M for this renovation, it would not stop them from signing a big $$ deal if they felt the need to.



    Fantastic website. The best baseball one out there.
    The point was that they should spend some of that money to upgrade the team & just because they could certainly doesn't mean they did.

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    Justin Upton is heading to the Braves. All that remains are the physicals.

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    Is there going to be a more overhyped outfield than Atlanta's now? Sure, if both Uptons and Heyward put everything together that could be great. But so far I don't see it out of any of them..........

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    I will be interested to see if getting out of Arizona will do Justin Upton some good, he clearly wasn't happy there and IMO dogged it at times which is what led and rightfully so Gibson benching him.

    Out of the three I think that Justin has way more upside than either his brother or Heyward.


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