How would YOU suggest destroying the 'foul ball'?

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  1. dianetavegia

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    The article goes on to say a bar owner had 'put a curse on the Cubs in 1945 when he wasn't allowed to bring his pet goat into the ballgame'. Maybe they should chop it up and feed it to a goat!

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    I think the ball should be buried in leftfield.
     
  3. Dan Todd

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    I think it should be ground up - put in the water - and then all Cub fans should have to drink it.

    A la - Moses and the golden calf!
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    Cooperstown, imho! [​IMG]

    ps - Guy who bought it is crazy!
     
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    $100,000 for a baseball???? That's NUTS. :rolleyes:
     
  6. dianetavegia

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    That's what my husband said too but I think you guys are wrong on this one. I can only imagine the free advertising and increase in his sales at this 'sports bar'. I think he'll end up, financially, making money off this purchase. The $106,600 is a tax write off as a business expenses. Crazy like a FOX, if you ask me!

    Diane (Cub fan)
     
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    I'm like Dan Todd!!! Plus, I would force(year after year after year until the Rapture!) Cub fans to watch the replay again and again and again until it finally begins to sink into their minds---"The play did not cost them the World Series!"
     
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    I'm with Mark on this one. A solemn ceremony in front of the ivy on opening day next spring. (of course, there are never any leaves on the ivy yet on opening day.) Blackbird, how could you be so cruel? Have not we Cub fans suffered enough in the last 97 years?
     
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    Think that ball summarizes the philosophy of this age - "IT'S NOT OUR FAULT".

    We have such fragile egos that we can't take responsibility/blame for anything bad happening. It has to be something or someone else's fault.

    How 'bout saying "We lost. We weren't as good as the other guys." Or even, "Maybe next year".

    Sport is a metaphor of life.
     
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    Here's the question du jour: Did the guy who caught the ball do anything wrong? He most definitely did something CUbs fans didn't like. But whas is wrong?
     
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    I pay for a seat. Foul ball leaves the playing field and I can catch it, I try.

    If I'm a Cubbie fan and feel my guy can reach it, I move outta the way. Sports etiquette. [​IMG]
     
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    They should build a small raft, put the ball on top of a pyre on the raft and sail it into lake Michigan. Just before the raft gets out of range, have an archer shoot a lit arrow into the raft.

    Cub fans could sing cum bye yah as the raft burned while sinking beneath the waves. Kind of an Arthurian legend if you will.

    Then they could march back to Wrigley and wait for the horrible curse to be lifted yet another year.

    We could've had a cubs v. red sox series. That would have been an amazing sight to see.
     
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    Blackbird! You are a man of great faith! I've sat in with the bleacher bums at Wrigley and had to cover my children's ears! You think they'll all be caught up? LOL (P.S. It's the only seats we could afford!)

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    Sorry Blackbird, but i didn't think purgatory was an approved doctrine on this board .....

    regards
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    It ain't no different than watchin' the Saints year after year!! Did anybody see that pitiful PAT miss??? Kicker ain't missed all year---yet on this one---if there were a Cubby fan behind the goal post I'm sure the kicker would want to blame them---waivin' their arms too wildly!!
     
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    Well.....It has been destroyed. I wonder what excuse Chicago Cubs' fans will come up with for why they don't get to the World Series this year. [​IMG]

    Cubs Give Foul Ball Explosive Send-Off

    BY ANNA JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer

    CHICAGO - In a flash, the ball that came to symbolize the Chicago Cubs' cursed history was blown up Thursday night, reduced to a pile of thread by a Hollywood special effects expert.

    The stunt was broadcast live on television from inside a tent at Harry Caray's Restaurant.
     
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    Isn't Grady Little working for the Cubs this year? Maybe you can blame him... it's worked for us Red Sox fans... :(
     

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