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Cubs 10,000 wins

Congrats to the Chicago Cubs for getting their 10,000 victory Wednesday evening. I watched the last few innings. It was a thriller. Basically, the Cubs were losing 5-4 in the 9th with one out and a runner on first. Aramis Ramirez smacks a two-run homer to put the Cubs ahead 6-5. The Rockies somehow scored a run in the bottom of the 9th. I missed that due to a crying baby. Ryan Theirot drives in pinch-runner Mike Fontenot for the game-winning run. Carlos Marmol went on to shut out the Rockies in the 10th and lock in a save and the Cubs’ 10,000th win.

Thanks to the magic of Tivo for making the image above possible.
larger 1000 pixel wide image at Flickr.

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Tom Saaristo
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The irony that they are only the 2nd team to hit 10,000 wins but only win 1 World Series is not lost on me.

Matt Maldre
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They won two World Series. 1907 and 1908. And before the World Series, when there was only one league, they won the championship six times. From 1880-1886, they won it all five times.

Matt Maldre
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wikipedia says: Also won NL pennants and, theoretically, world championships in 1876, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1885 and 1886

Tom Saaristo
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Ah yes, I remember that 1876 game like it was yesterday!

I should know better than to make any kind of broad baseball statement in front of the Maldre twins!

My bad

Matt Maldre
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What a great decade the 1880s where. That’s when croquet was in its heyday in America! And you have the Cubbies winning the biggest championships in baseball during that decade.

Tom Saaristo
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Now croquet is something I’ll chime in on. I think it had a revival 100 years later in the 1980’s when everyone I knew played, morning, noon and night. We threw parties around croquet and there wasn’t anyone I knew who didn’t love it.

Matt Maldre
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And don’t forget the surge of extreme croquet clubs in the early 2000s including the supreme Chicago Croquet Squirearchy of Gentlefolk–and the rise of the greatest extreme croquet player known to man–THE MIGHTY MAULER! He STILL holds the UNIVERSAL BELT to this very day.