Archive for March, 2004

Cub’s Tickets

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

Anyone need tickets, I have a bunch that I need to get rid of. E-mail me for info.

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What is wrong with this guy?

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

John Henry Williams, the son of Boston Red Sox great, Ted “The Splendid Splinter” Williams has now requested that his body also be cryogenically frozen by the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. If you remember, Ol Teddy has his body in a tank frozen waiting to be revived. Anyways, I went to the Alcor Website and was reading some things. These guys are all messed up. Who would pay for this crap? Read the FAQ and get a laugh. Or, maybe you’re interested and would like to sign up. If you do, tell Ted I say hi.

In case you’re a visual person, here is a picture of the type of tanks they have Ted in.

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Woody

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

No, I am not talking about Kerry Wood, or Woody from Toy Story. I am referring to Woody Harrelson. The other day I recorded the movie Kingpin. I have to say it was one of the dumbest movies I had seen in a long time. For those of you who have not seen it, the basic plot goes something like this. Woody Harrelson plays an all-state bowling champion who wants to go pro. He meets Billy Murray and they try to hustle so people. The people get pissed and put Harrelson in the ball return, which cuts off his hand. Needless to say, 17 years down the road he has turned into a lowly drunk with one hand who can no longer bowl but is still obsessed with it. He comes across an Amish prospect who he then wants to ride to fame in a Million dollar tournament. Really, the only bright spot to this movie was seeing Vanessa Angel in it. She’s a hottie. For those who don’t know who she is, feast your eyes on her.

After I watched this movie I started to think about other movies that I had seen with Wood Harrelson in them. Here is the list: Doc Hollywood, White Men Can’t Jump, Natural Born Killers, The People Vs. Larry Flint, The Thin Red Line.

Doc Hollywood: Sucked

White Men Can’t Jump: Sucked

Natural Born Killers: Way too messed up psychologically

The People vs. Larry Flint: Interesting just because of the information. If the story was made up, it would have sucked.

The Thin Red Line: Boring and Long

So basically, any Woody Harrelson movie I have ever seen, which are the ones he is famous for sucked. Boy Woody, that’s a career to be proud of.

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No News

Wednesday, March 10th, 2004

Because of the lack of Cubs news and the lack of time I have had lately, I am just going to send my visitors to 2 sites today.

1) Go to Cubs Now and read what Brian has to say about Michael Barrett.

2) Go to The Cub’s Reporter and read the continuation of the Roundtable

Hopefully I will have some time tomorrow to get something written. Otherwise, maybe Shaun will post something (hint hint)

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Bad news

Tuesday, March 9th, 2004

Well, this isn’t life or death, but I am sorry to announce that Matt Hollinger has resigned from the position of writing for The View From the Bleachers. He retires after a long decorated career of 0 posts. I had asked him to be my fantasy baseball writer on Fridays. Due to time restraints, he won’t be signed on with us anymore. Sorry if this is disappointing to anyone. I don’t really find it all that big of a deal really.

Anyways, I am really ready for baseball to start. The last few days I have been navigating my way over to The Cub’s Reporter to read the Cubs Roundtable. I am a participant, which I have to say makes me feel quite honored. It’s nice when the things you write are appreciated. Reading those opinions on the upcoming season just really makes me excited. To be honest, I don’t know that I have ever really been this excited about an upcoming season. I usually don’t pay too much attention in the off-season either. This year is just different. Everything about it feels like it is going to bring about good things. I don’t know if those good things are a World Series title, but I really believe that could be what is coming.

I really wish I had more to write about. I have been trying to come up with a topic to research so that I can do a nicer, more researched post for people to hear. I think it gets very boring when all the bloggers write about the same things on their sites. So, if you have any idea, let me know.

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