View From The Bleachers

December 16, 2003

Filed under: General — Joe Aiello @ 8:14 pm

So today we acquired ourselves a catcher. Jim Hendry made a move today to bring Michael Barrett to Chicago. This is not really the move I was looking for but what can you do? I guess Hendry sees something we do not, because to me, this move is very unusual. Why when you have 2 catchers on your team who hit in the .220 range would you go out and get a third? Maybe Hendry had a little too much egg nog before Christmas even started. I could understand this myself. I love me some eggnog. It only comes around during the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays and when it does, I go crazy on it. I am convinced Mr. Hendry has this same problem. He simply had too much last night, was dealing with some delusions today and decided that we needed a 3rd bad catcher. What kills me the most is that we may not even be able to keep Barrett. He could be a non tender casualty come Sunday. Why not just wait until he was non tendered and pick him up for free? I just don’t know about this. What do you all think?

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December 15, 2003

Filed under: General — Joe Aiello @ 11:28 pm

I have added a few new things tonight. I added the ability to subscribe to “The View from the Bleachers”. Just click the link under the Poll to e-mail your subscription request. Also, I have added the ability to refer your friend to my site. See the flashing link in the Other Good Links section. Please use this link and refer people. The more visitors to these blogs, the bigger the Army will become. Who knows where this whole thing will go. That’s all for now. Don’t forget to guess on the latest tagline – Look Closer (name that movie)

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Filed under: General — Joe Aiello @ 8:48 pm

What in the world is wrong with people?

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December 14, 2003

Filed under: General — Joe Aiello @ 6:54 pm

I don’t know why I am so mad about this, but the Orioles have just signed Tejada. I knew the Cubs would not get him because we can’t deal our SS, but it still sucks. Maybe Alex will hit for average this year and make us forget the Tejada/A-Rod rumors. I sure hope so. In the beginning of the year last year, he was on a tear. He couldn’t be stopped. Maybe that will happen for the whole year this year. Anyways, still no Cubs news from the winter meetings. I really don’t expect there to be any either. I think we may add a few minor pieces and that is about it. No matter what, the team is better than last year. So there is room for optimism.

UPDATE: So much for Cruz Jr. as well. The D-Rays snatched him up as well. I didn’t think we would convince a gold glove OF to accept a back up role. I have added a new poll question. Please vote in the poll. Last question revealed that the readers would like to see an 8 team playoff for the NCAA instead of the BCS system. Almost 50% of the votes were for this.

Tagline: … look closer (Name the Movie)

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December 11, 2003

Filed under: General — Joe Aiello @ 9:10 pm

Ok, I need some help from the Cub’s Blog Army. I have some stupid text that looks like a web address at the top of my page. Can someone look at my source code and tell me what I need to do to get rid of it?

Also, I have new commenting tools but it says “Shout Out” now, which is totally gay. I can’t seem to figure out where it is getting that, so if you could let me know, that would rock.

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