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Monthly Archive: January 2004

Monday

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January 2004

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I’m Sorry

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I have been really overloaded with student teaching and a wedding this past week. As a result, I have been horrible with writing. The winner of the Best Blog 2003 was the Northside Lounge, so congrats to them. I will be in contact with them over the next week or so. I am disappointed in the latest Maddux update. Apparently we have not offered him enough money. I say, “Screw him and Boras” I find it funny that both of his big free agents have not and are not even close to signing. Why doesn’t this guy get it? He […]

Friday

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January 2004

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Take Some Time To Think Today

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Today as you know is Martin Luther Kind Jr. Day in the United States. This is a day when we celebrate one of the single mostly influential men in our countries history. It’s sad to think about the reason for his greatness. That reason is one that still exists today, Racial Predjudice. It is not an issue that has gone away. There are still plenty of people in this world that are predjudice in some way. This doesn’t mean that you are a member of the KKK or regularly lynch people. Deep down inside, there is some sort of predjudice […]

Thursday

15

January 2004

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Average Joe & Update

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According to the Daily Herald, the Cubs and Joe Borowski are reportedly nearing a deal that would pay last years closer in the neighborhood of 2 million dollars for 1 year. I am happy about this because I think Borowski was a vital part of last years team. That’s not to say he never made me nervous in the ninth inning, or that he never made a mistake. He pitched the best he could and as a result, finished 6th in the National League in Saves. Not bad for a guy that was out of baseball for a while and […]

Wednesday

14

January 2004

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Maddux II & a Random Brewers Thought

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The Cubs have officially made Greg Maddux an offer. It is reportedly a two year deal work between 14 & 15 million dollars. So, basically 7-7.5 million a year. Maddux and Boras have been asking for two years and 20 million. So, it’s about 3 million short a year. The offer was made on Tuesday so we may see a decision sometime in the next day. I am sure Jim Hendry would love nothing more than to announce to the Cub fans at the convention this weekend that Maddux has come home. If this doesn’t work out, I have to […]

Tuesday

13

January 2004

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The Blog of the Year, Maddux, Vlad, etc.

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This whole Best Blog competition is really starting to crack me up. I check my site each day to see how the voting is going. I must say, I never really expected this much of a turnout at the polls. The finalists are actually campaigning for votes on their sites as well as friends sites. It just makes me laugh. I really look forward to interviewing the winner and posting the interview. At this rate, we may have more registered voters turn out than the U.S. does for the presidential elections. So, I am taking this opportunity to copyright the […]