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Cubs vs. Dodgers? Should be fun

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I don't believe this is the series the Cubs wanted heading into action Sunday, but it's still certainly one they should win.

Lots of compelling story lines in this one: Piniella vs. Torre; Manny Ramirez; Greg Maddux; Carlos Zambrano; how will the Cubs rebound from last year's playoff disaster?

The Dodgers didn't have Manny when the Cubs won the season series 5-2.

As my friend and baseball expert Bob Mazzoni points out, L.A.'s Game 1 starter Derek Lowe won all three clinchers for the Red Sox during their '04 Series run.

It's a good L.A. team with promising young talent and great veterans like Manny, Nomar and Jeff Kent.

This is a Dodgers team that has played really poorly at times and really well at others.

I think the Cubs wanted the Mets, but they have L.A. And the Cubs should win.

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There you go again ginxing the team. "They should win". Sounds like another dissapointing playoffs for the cubs is ahead.

To be the best, I want to beat the best. So I am glad we are playing the Dodgers, and then hoping we play Philly, and then the defending champs Red Sox. We Cub fans need to start acting like winners if we want our team to be winners....that simple really! Peace and Go Cubs!

I think the cubs should sponsor a promotion if Manny comes to bat with somebody on base - Here me out on this - They draw a ticket stub from that days attendance and whoever is on the mound at that point in time has four pitches to hit that seat number. ie. Demp is pitching - Manny comes to the plate with Kemp on second - The cubs draw ticket #Section 214 - row 4 - seat 11. Dempster than has to find the section/row/seat and lob four balls to that person - if he's successful - then Manny gets first base and that person gets a Bob Chin Mai Tai ... if he's unsuccessful then Manny gets to take first base and that person gets nothing and likes its. Regardless - Cubs in three if they head this promotion ... Dodgers in 5 if they don't.

The Cubs are like aliens, I want to believe!!

I'm excited! I think these teams match up well and will play a good series. I'm surprised how many people who think the Dodgers don't have a chance. The Dodgers pitchers have the lowest ERA in the league and gave up the fewest runs. Manny is their biggest threat but after him the hitters are not as intimidation. I'm optimistic about the Cubs chances and I love this Cubs team. Hopefully they can win game one to take the edge off a little bit and then play like they have all year long. GO CUBS!!!

THIS IS DRAMA...LIFE IS WIN SOME, LOSE SOME. DO YOU MORONS THINK THE CUBS CAN NOT WIN THE NEXT THREE IN A ROW...SO US THEN LOYAL CUBS FANS CAN ROAR HEINOUS CHEAP BUTT CHEESE GAS IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTIONS!??

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