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Vandelay16
07-04-2010, 12:31 PM
Sorry for the cheesy title but Marlon Byrd has been announced as the Cubs sole representative at the 2010 All-Star game. Kinda surprised Silva isn't an All-Star though.

Announced via TBS.

And sorry if this doesn't deserve it's own thread.

http://www.myinstants.com/instant/bird-is-the-word/

Doogolas
07-04-2010, 01:20 PM
Wow, that's really sad that Silva didn't get to go. I mean, he hasn't been one of the five best starters in the league but he is having a fantastic year and has been DAMN close to top ten in the NL.

Yagyu+
07-04-2010, 01:59 PM
Hendry flipping Bradley for an All Star and a near miss. There's a feather in his cap. I'm happy for Byrd.

WolvesJagsOs
07-04-2010, 02:06 PM
Happy for byrd, disappointed Silva didnt go, he deserved it.

DamnGoat
07-04-2010, 02:07 PM
Good for Byrd, he definitely deserves it.

Mell413
07-04-2010, 02:07 PM
Well deserved. It's unfortunate that his year is being wasted.

JIMBO
07-04-2010, 02:07 PM
Hendry flipping Bradley for an All Star and a near miss. There's a feather in his cap. I'm happy for Byrd.

And we are 11 games under .500.......

1908_Cubs
07-04-2010, 02:08 PM
The Byrd Byrd Byrd the Byrd is the word.

Jilly Bohnson
07-04-2010, 02:22 PM
Marmol will almost surely be in there after some of the guys drop out.

Captain Obvious
07-04-2010, 02:22 PM
Hendry flipping Bradley for an All Star and a near miss. There's a feather in his cap. I'm happy for Byrd.

:laugh:

Doogolas
07-04-2010, 02:30 PM
Marmol will almost surely be in there after some of the guys drop out.

Wow, yeah, I didn't even think about that. How the hell did he not get picked?

Yagyu+
07-04-2010, 02:38 PM
:laugh:

I'm so glad someone caught that.

Anyone seen Home Movies? I went to a stand up show last night and the guy who plays the teacher, Mr. Lynch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyI2ZSovU00), was the MC. At the end of the show he hosted a dating show. The girl they had interviewing the three contestants was trashed. She fell off her stool, twice. Then they had her take a breathalyzer test on stage. She blew a .192, and then was dragged off the stage, screaming. Fun times.

Yagyu+
07-04-2010, 02:39 PM
And we are 11 games under .500.......

See this:


:laugh:

Jilly Bohnson
07-04-2010, 02:41 PM
I'm so glad someone caught that.

Anyone seen Home Movies? I went to a stand up show last night and the guy who plays the teacher, Mr. Lynch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyI2ZSovU00), was the MC. At the end of the show he hosted a dating show. The girl they had interviewing the three contestants was trashed. She fell off her stool, twice. Then they had her take a breathalyzer test on stage. She blew a .192, and then was dragged off the stage, screaming. Fun times.

:laugh2:

zambo4president
07-04-2010, 02:50 PM
Well, I'll eat my crow on Byrd (No pun) I hated the signing. I sure as hell trashed it when we picked him up. I was wrong. Congrats Marlon you absolutely have earned it :clap: Pretty sure Marmsy will end up in Anaheim though. Too bad for Silva, woulda made the Bradley deal even sweeter.

Solid Snake
07-04-2010, 04:09 PM
What about Colvin?

Vandelay16
07-04-2010, 05:41 PM
What about Colvin?

Don't worry he's gonna win MVP.

Doogolas
07-04-2010, 05:43 PM
What about Colvin?

He hasn't played enough most likely.

JayCub
07-04-2010, 06:31 PM
Silva got robbed!

Tehjosha
07-05-2010, 01:01 AM
My one question is how the **** does Evan Meek get in over McCutchen?

Actually, two questions. How the **** did Votto not get in?

Other than that, who really gives a ****?

RedHeadsRule
07-05-2010, 01:07 AM
I'm happy for Byrd. Good for him.

And what is Omar Infante doing on an All-Star team over the best player of a team leading a division (Votto)?

CubbieSteve
07-05-2010, 01:36 AM
I'm happy for Byrd. Good for him.

And what is Omar Infante doing on an All-Star team over the best player of a team leading a division (Votto)?

I had to do like a triple take when I read Omar ****ing Infante got into the All Star Game. Wtf

1908_Cubs
07-05-2010, 01:39 AM
My one question is how the **** does Evan Meek get in over McCutchen?

Actually, two questions. How the **** did Votto not get in?

Other than that, who really gives a ****?

Probably because Jason Heyward made the roster, Pittsburgh needed someone and Meek has been awesome.

Vandelay16
07-05-2010, 02:33 AM
Pretty interesting when you compare Heyward's stats with Colvin's. Maybe if Colvin had gotten more playing time he could have been an all-star.

Yagyu+
07-05-2010, 12:37 PM
Pretty interesting when you compare Heyward's stats with Colvin's. Maybe if Colvin had gotten more playing time he could have been an all-star.

A. .251 .366 .455
B. .278 .320 .568
C. .345 .390 .605

A. Jason Heyward
B. Tyler Colvin
C. Brennan Boesch

croce_99
07-13-2010, 11:01 PM
Byrd :nod:

Great at bat forcing the walk.......could this be the year the Cubs have home field advantage in the World Series?

Hawkize31
07-13-2010, 11:23 PM
Byrd :nod:

Great at bat forcing the walk.......could this be the year the Cubs have home field advantage in the World Series?

Yeah. Our players will feel much more comfortable watching the playoffs from their own clubhouse.

Diehdcubsfan2
07-13-2010, 11:42 PM
Byrd down on strikes in second AB.

remixomawinden
07-13-2010, 11:48 PM
There we go Byrd!

Diehdcubsfan2
07-13-2010, 11:48 PM
Byrd with a great play in RF

croce_99
07-13-2010, 11:50 PM
byrd won't get the MVP (obviously) but if it wasn't for his walk and defensive play, the NL certainly wouldn't be winning

Diehdcubsfan2
07-13-2010, 11:50 PM
W


:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Byrd saved the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

croce_99
07-13-2010, 11:51 PM
W


:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Byrd saved the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Horrible season but I'm happy for Byrd.

Diehdcubsfan2
07-13-2010, 11:53 PM
No Byrd Hug, instead the Sor hop

s2obed
07-13-2010, 11:55 PM
Cub highlight of the year. Good to see our only rep make a fine play in the ASG

Captain Obvious
07-13-2010, 11:56 PM
I would have sex with Byrd.

WorldChamps1908
07-13-2010, 11:59 PM
Byrd had a hell of a game. This season has been awful for cubs fans, but thank you Marlon for letting us cheer for something! Man was it fun watching him out there.

Vandelay16
07-14-2010, 12:01 AM
Byrd is the **** ing Word!

Fritters54
07-14-2010, 12:02 AM
Why is McCann still wearing a helmet? Looks awkward...

shrek
07-14-2010, 12:03 AM
Good play Byrd. I bet he was second in the MVP vote.

Fritters54
07-14-2010, 12:04 AM
And McCann isn't great at math... Said he was 8 when the NL last won the All-Star game (1996). He was born in 1984.

Mell413
07-14-2010, 12:06 AM
I'm happy for Byrd. Hopefully people realize how great of a year he's had

shrek
07-14-2010, 12:08 AM
And McCann isn't great at math... Said he was 8 when the NL last won the All-Star game (1996). He was born in 1984.

ha ha. what a dumb *** mvp

MJ-BULLS
07-14-2010, 12:16 AM
that defensive play by Byrd was awesome. :clap:

Vandelay16
07-14-2010, 02:07 AM
New Gif thanks BYRD!

Yagyu+
07-14-2010, 02:28 AM
Well, that was a hoot. Much obliged, Mr. Byrd.

Yagyu+
07-14-2010, 12:18 PM
Some Byrd love (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/the-byrdortiz-play/):

It wasnít the most important play of the game, but Iím willing to bet that the play that generates the most talk around the baseball world will be this play, from the bottom of the 9th.

(Jonathan Broxton pitching) John Buck reached on fielderís choice to right (Fly). David Ortiz out at second.

In case you didnít see it, you can watch it here. Ortiz was waiting to see if Buckís short fly ball would drop. It did, and Byrd managed to field the ball on a hop and fire to second in time for the force out. A player with any sort of speed would have easily been safe, but Ortiz was out by a slim margin.

Instead of two runners on base and one out, the AL was in the undesirable situation of two men out with a two run deficit against possibly the best pitcher in baseball...

...Marlon Byrd deserves heaps of praise for coming up strong with the baseball and firing a near-perfect throw to second base.

semperfi
07-14-2010, 12:26 PM
Some Byrd love (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/the-byrdortiz-play/):

Why can I not view the thread of that conversation in your signature? Byrd was great last night.

Yagyu+
07-14-2010, 12:38 PM
Why can I not view the thread of that conversation in your signature? Byrd was great last night.

Wow. I guess it was banished it to the forbidden zone. I put it all in my sig before they detonated the thread.

BDawk4Prez
07-14-2010, 03:14 PM
Big Byrd Beats Big Pappi!

I see a t-shirt design there somewhere.

Vandelay16
07-14-2010, 03:39 PM
Big Byrd Beats Big Pappi!

I see a t-shirt design there somewhere.
I'll get right on that.
Where are my magic markers?

lotti51
07-14-2010, 04:40 PM
Big Papi is the slowest man alive, good play by Byrd though. :sigh:

BDawk4Prez
07-14-2010, 05:17 PM
Big Papi is the slowest man alive, good play by Byrd though. :sigh:

Prince Fielder would like to say thanks.

Captain Obvious
07-14-2010, 06:25 PM
Prince Fielder would like to say thanks.

Bengie Molina would like to say thank you, the way they say thank you in China town.

Doogolas
07-14-2010, 06:31 PM
Not gonna lie guys, I'm pretty sure Hideki Matsui's legs move slower than Prince Fielder and Big Papi's 40 year old drunken child's do. Well, if they were capable of creating a child. And then it was 40 years old and drunk.

But yeah, point is Matsui is the slowest person alive these days. He's had so many surgeries on his knees they are probably more metal than human at this point.

Yagyu+
07-14-2010, 06:44 PM
Bengie Molina would like to say thank you, the way they say thank you in China town.

Xie xie ni?