Saturday, September 20, 2008

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THE CHICAGO CUBS HAVE CLINCHED THE NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL DIVISION!!!


CUBS WIN!!! CUBS WIN!!! CUBS WIN!!!
Can we say anymore to add to this day? To all the Cubs fans out there, have fun celebrating this win and please be safe. Both 89 Cubs and Mister Pickles were able to get tickets to today's game, so say hello to them when you see them in the bars in Wrigleyville.

The Chicago Cubs have fought hard this year. The Cubs have come back to win games that some people felt we had no business to win. We won series after series. Our ace pitcher Carlos Zambrano pitched a no-hitter for the first time in 36 years. This has been a magical ride, but there is still more that needs to be done. Enjoy the champagne Cubs fans. Let's Go Cubs!!! It is time to see baseball played in Wrigley Field, IN OCTOBER!!!

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Mister Pickles video from the game:

I highly recommend you go to YouTube to watch my videos as you can select "Watch in Higher Quality" link just below the video to the right which makes a big difference. These clips were all filmed in HD which standard You Tube butchers. Here's the link to my profile http://www.youtube.com/user/fh301
The CLINCH VIDEO!



Cubs emerge from the Clubhouse to celebrate on the field:



DeRosa gets interviewed, Theriot with his bottle:


The Cubs storm the Bleachers with Champagne:


The Cubs come right at me @ home plate. I didn't get wet but I could smell the champagne.


We moved to behind the dugout. You can hear me talk about posting the 0 post. Apparently, ILovLou's computer crashed and she couldn't post in time, so I had to email in a quick update.


Photos from the game where Mister Pickles sat:

Alfonso up for bat


I sat with scouts of other teams. They were gunning pitches and keeping notes. I just wanted a win!



The guy next to me from the Texas Rangers. He happened to sport a 1988 LA Dodgers Championship ring. A commenter to this post identified him as Mel Didier. Interesting bio: Link Here I am, happy to be there!
CUBS WIN!. There's the scoreboard with the Win flag and NL Central Champs on the scoreboard! (Click the image for higher res!)

15 comments:

Avant/Chizzle said...

!!!!!YES!!!!!

Geoffrey said...

Um...why would a Texas Rangers' scout be at the game? So he can prepare for the 2010 season when the Cubs and Rangers are scheduled to meet again?

Redmosquito said...

JOB WELL DONE MEN, JOB WELL DONE! I'm sooooo proud of this team. We deserve this, they deserve this. NOW... let's win the WHOLE DAMN THING!!!

iheartsoto said...

I was there and it was NUTS!!!! Go Cubs!!!!

Joe said...

We still have a magic number of 2 to clinch the best record int NL - over Philly

smashboy said...

Or over the Mets. Right now, Mets and Phillies are both contending for their own division still, as well as for the wild card. Even though the Cubs' part in this season is technically over, there is still a lot of contributing factors for the Cubs' success in the postseason that have yet to be rolled.

Who do we want to see win their division more, Phillies or Mets?

rynKSP said...

NICE VIDS, WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE....I SEEN MYSELF IN THE CINCINNATI 07 VID LOL

Kevin said...

You spelled Champagne wrong. Champaign is the town in central illinois. Champagne is the drink.

PapaBear said...

The Texas Rangers scout is, apparently, the legendary Mel Didier who, through his scouting report of Dennis Eckersley, helped Kirk Gibson smack the one-handed homer that ended the 88 series.

It seems that Mr. Didier does post season scouting for other teams under contract when his team, the Rangers, is no longer involved.

smashboy said...

Well, with today's New York Mets loss, they are now out of the running for team with best league record. This just leaves a magic number of 1 for the Philadelphia Phillies now.

Congratulations, Chicago Cubs, and enjoy homefield advantage this postseason... you've earned it!

Mister Pickles said...

Papabear, you're correct. It was Mel Didier. I'm adding that to the post.

mr. x said...

nice steve bartman headphones! :-P

smashboy said...

Congratz Cubs, on clinching the league's best record and homefield advantage for the NLCS!!

dhduff said...

Our family had season tickets from the early 70's to 1985 that were almost exactly where you were sitting. These videos brought back great memories of watching the game from that perspective. How we miss those seats!

Thanks for sharing and keeping this site up and running.

Life long Cubs fan now living in the Ozarks!

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How The Number Works

The Chicago Cubs Magic Number is derived by the following equation: Total Number of Games + 1 - Wins by the Cubs - Losses by Best Opponent.

The Magic Number is affected by one of two events, a Cubs win or the best opponent losing. The number is 163 at the beginning of the season. When the number hits 0, the Cubs have clinched the NL Central and are in the PLAYOFFS!

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