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Many things will come up in the next few days, here is the game thread ready to go! Feel free to post the lineups, the rosters, etc....

We've waited for this since last October....let's enjoy every single minute of it now!
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1. Dempster
2. Zambrano
3. Harden
4. Lilly
5. Marquis
6. Marmol
7. Wood
8. Marshall
9. Cotts
10. Jeff S.
11. Hart, Gaudin, Howry or Wuertz

12. Soto
13. Blanco
14. Lee
15. Ward or Hoffpauir
16. DeRosa
17. Fontenot
18. Theriot
19. Cedeno
20. Ramirez
21. Soriano
22. Johnson
23. Edmonds
24. Fukudome
25. Pie or McGehee


This is just my thoughts... I'm pretty sure K. Hill won't make the roster, using Blanco's experience as the reasoning. I'm thinking McGehee won't get a spot either, and I really don't know if Ward will, although, Lou seems to have a soft spot for Ward.

It may depend on how many pitchers they decide to go with.... and the health of DeRosa (which they will have a better idea on Monday after a workout at Wrigley)
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PLEASE NO HOWRY....PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE????

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1. Dempster
2. Zambrano
3. Harden
4. Lilly
5. Marquis
6. Marmol
7. Wood
8. Marshall
9. Cotts
10. Jeff S.

11. Hart, Gaudin, Howry or Wuertz

12. Soto
13. Blanco
14. Lee

15. Ward or Hoffpauir
16. DeRosa
17. Fontenot
18. Theriot
19. Cedeno
20. Ramirez
21. Soriano
22. Johnson
23. Edmonds
24. Fukudome

25. Pie or McGehee
I'm pretty sure this is what the playoff roster is going to be: Howry has already been named to the pitching staff and the rest is a pretty good bet...for the positional players: Ward will make it because of his pinch hit experience as well as his veteran presence and Pie will make it because of his speed for pinch runner and glove for late inning replacements...those are the 25 and can't wait for Wednesday...Go Cubs!
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Dodgers

R. Furcal ss
R. Martin c
M. Ramirez lf
A. Ethier rf
J. Loney 1b
M. Kemp cf
B. DeWitt 2b
C. Blake 3b
D. Lowe p

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A. Soriano lf
K. Fukudome rf
D. Lee 1b
A. Ramirez 3b
G. Soto c
J. Edmonds cf
M. DeRosa 2b
R. Theriot ss
R. Dempster p
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Do we really have to wait another 25 minutes to start this? I am antsy!
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The Chicago Cubs today named their 25-man roster for the 2008 National League Division Series…the roster features 11 pitchers and 14 position players:

Pitchers (11): LHP Neal Cotts, RHP Ryan Dempster, RHP Rich Harden, RHP Bob Howry, LHP Ted Lilly, RHP Carlos Marmol, RHP Jason Marquis, LHP Sean Marshall, RHP Jeff Samardzija, RHP Kerry Wood and RHP Carlos Zambrano.

Catchers (2): Henry Blanco and Geovany Soto

Infielders (7): Ronny Cedeno, Mark DeRosa, Mike Fontenot, Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Ryan Theriot and Daryle Ward

Outfielders (5): Jim Edmonds, Kosuke Fukudome, Reed Johnson, Felix Pie and Alfonso Soriano
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OFF AND RUNNING!: The 2008 N.L. Central Division Champion Chicago Cubs and the N.L. West Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers tonight play Game One of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field … first pitch is scheduled for 5:37 p.m.

CUBS FINAL 2008 RECORD
2008 Overall: .............................................97-64
At Wrigley Field: .....................................55-26
On the Road: ..........................................42-38
All-Time Since 1876: .......................10,082-9,522
At Wrigley Field (since 1916): ..........3,880-3,400

CUBS VS. DODGERS
The Cubs and Dodgers met seven times this year in a two-week span from May 26-June 8 … the Cubs won five of the seven games in the season set … Chicago swept a three-game series at Wrigley Field May 26-28 while the clubs split a four-game set at Dodger Stadium June 5-8.

2008 Overall: .................................................. 5-2
At Wrigley Field: ..........................................3-0
At Dodger Stadium: .....................................2-2

2007 Overall: .................................................. 2-5
At Wrigley Field: ..........................................1-3
At Dodger Stadium: .....................................1-2
All-Time Since 1890: .........................1,012-1,012
At Wrigley Field: ..................................394-385
At Dodger Stadium (since 1962): ..........119-149

WALK THIS WAY
The Cubs drew 636 walks this season, tops in the National League (Boston led the majors with 646) … Chicago finished the season just shy of the club record of 650 in 1975.

SERIES SPEAK
The Cubs went 30-16-6 in series play in 2008, including a 20-4-2 record at Wrigley Field and a10-12-4 mark on the road … the Cubs went 9-1-2 in their last 12 home series starting July 8… Chicago went 9-6-3 in its last 18 road series starting June 2 after starting the year 1-6-1 in its first eight road series.

THEY’RE ALL BIG FANS
The Cubs’ pitching staff led the majors in strikeouts for the eighth season in a row … the club finished with 1,264 strikeouts this season … next closest was San Francisco with 1,240 strikeouts.

SAVE ME!
Kerry Wood, who entered 2008 without a career save opportunity, had 34 saves this season, seventh-most in franchise history and the most since Rod Beck collected 51 saves in 1998.

THIS IS ENTIRELY OFFENSIVE
The Cubs lead the National League with 855 runs this year, the third time they have eclipsed 850 runs in the last 109 years starting in 1900 (also 1930 and 1929) … the Cubs last scored more than 855 runs in 1930 when they had 998 … the 855 runs represent the seventh-highest run total for the Cubs in the 133-season history of the franchise.

Additionally, the Cubs posted a .278 team batting average in 2008 … the Cubs had not finished a campaign batting .278 or better since batting .287 in 1937.

MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS, RUN DIFFERENTIAL IN 2008
Rank Team Differential
1. Chicago Cubs +184 runs
2. Boston +151 runs
3. Philadelphia +119 runs
4Toronto+104runs

The Cubs on September 20 clinched their 16th post-season appearance in franchise history with their second-straight N.L. Central Division title … of the six division winners last year, only the Cubs, Phillies and Angels repeated as division champs.

The Cubs have qualified for post-season play in consecutive years for the first time in 100 years since advancing to the World Series in 1906, 1907 and 1908, the only time in club history the club has had consecutive post-season appearances.

The Cubs have now also qualified for post-season play three times in the last six seasons (2003, 2007 and 2008) for the first time since 1906-07-08.

WHAT’S NEXT?: This series continues tomorrow with Game 2 at Wrigley Field, scheduled for 8:37 p.m. … after a travel day Friday, the series shifts to Dodger Stadium on Friday for Game 3 … first pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. Pacific Time.

THE ARTFUL DODGERS: Despite 118 years of mutual existence, the Cubs and Dodgers meet in the postseason for the first time … however, the teams have played 2,024 times in the regular season starting with their first meeting May 29, 1890 … through the first 2,024 games, the clubs have played to a 1,012-1,012 draw.

THEY’LL MANAGE: Lou Piniella and Joe Torre meet as managers in the postseason for the third time, but for the first time in the National League … Torre’s New York Yankees twice defeated Piniella’s Seattle Mariners in the ALCS in 2000 and 2001.


This NLDS match-up features the lone skippers in major league history with
at least 1,700 hits as a player and 1,700 wins as a manager.

FOURTH OCTOBER: Kerry Wood becomes the 14th player in franchise history to appear in four different postseasons for the Cubs, the first since Stan Hack in 1945 … Wood previously appeared in the playoffs in 1998, 2003 and 2007 … Wood will become the seventh pitcher to appear in four postseasons, the first since Charlie Root (1929, 1932, 1935 and 1938).

LOU’S CREW: Cubs Manager Lou Piniella, who yesterday had his 2010 club option exercised, guided the club to the best record in the National League this season … with 97 victories, he collected the second-most wins in any of his 21 seasons as a big league manager, trailing only his 2001 Seattle Mariners that won 116 games.

In the last two years under Piniella, the Cubs have undergone a 31.5-game turnaround to 97-64 this year from 66-96 in 2006, the year before Piniella took charge.

Piniella this year became only the second manager in major league history to collect 90 wins with four different clubs … he previously reached 90 wins with the Yankees, Reds and Mariners … Dick Williams is the only other manager to accomplish this feat, as he turned the trick with Boston, Oakland, Montreal and San Diego.

HOME OWNERS: 55 of Chicago’s 97 wins this season came at Wrigley Field, the club’s most wins at home since 1935 when they had a club-record 56 wins at Wrigley (also in 1933).

LEADERS OF THE PACK
Aramis Ramirez and Kerry Wood are the Cubs all-time post-season leaders in the following categories:

ALL-TIME HR LEADERS
1. Aramis Ramirez.............4
Alex Gonzalez....................4
3. Frank Demaree..................3

ALL-TIME RBI LEADERS
1. Aramis Ramirez.............10
2. Mark Grace........................9
Wildfire Schulte.................9

ALL-TIME STRIKEOUT LEADERS
1. Kerry Wood....................38
2. Mordecai Brown..................35
OrvalOverall......................35
T
he Cubs for a second year in a row set an all-time attendance record at Wrigley Field with 3,300,200 fans at the Friendly Confines this season, the largest single-season total for any venue within the city of Chicago.

THIS IS ON THE RECORD: The Cubs reached 97 wins for the first time in the last 63 seasons when they finished the 1945 campaign 98-56-1.
The Cubs had 97 wins for only the ninth time in the 133-season history of the franchise starting in 1876 … Chicago has reached 97 wins three times in the last 79 seasons (2008, 1945 and 1930).
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