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Monthly Archive: April 2004

Friday

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April 2004

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Pick to Click 4/30/04

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Get your pick in for the big competition. Just leave you full name and e-mail and your pick for the day in the comment section. You are allowed to pick the same player as someone else. Valuable Prizes for the winner. Entries so far are as follows: Joe: Moises Alou Dave: Aramis Ramirez Shaun: Corey Patterson Sloth: Sammy Sosa D-Trick: Derrek Lee James Crockett: Kerry Wood Mike D (94YAC): Todd Walker Brian Hipp: Moises Alou postCount(‘108330606830906387’);

Thursday

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April 2004

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Southpaw Swap

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The Cubs acquired Jon Connolly from Detroit in exchange for Felix Sanchez. At first I thought they traded Jesus Sanchez and I was dancing the Marimba. I thought Hendry had polished a turd and traded it for a big fat gold nugget. The fact that they gave up Felix Sanchez made me explore it further. Looks like they traded big fat gold nugget-like objects which could still turn out to be pyrite. They’re both young lefties who were highly regarded in their systems. Sanchez is 22, Connolly is 20. Ted Nye ranks Sanchez #369 (#15 on the Cubs’ list). He […]

Thursday

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April 2004

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Pick to click contest starts tomorrow

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Get your picks in now for the contest that starts with Friday’s game against the evil redbirds. There are prizes for the winner so make sure you get your picks in each day. If will just leave your full name and e-mail address in the comment section along with your pick for that day before gametime and I will make sure it gets entered into the contest. You cannot pick the same player twice and the winner will be the player of the game for that day. Good luck all. Get those pick in and go cubbies. In the event […]

Thursday

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April 2004

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Pole 1-0 as Cubs Manager

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The Cubs avoided an embarassing sweep at the hands of the Diamondbacks with a 4-3 win. On the plus side, Alex Gonzalez continued his mystifying ability to hit clutch home runs, Greg Maddux pitched six solid innings, leadoff man Todd Walker got on base three times and scored twice, and Joe Borowski got a Mitch Williams-esque save. On the minus side, Steve Finley somehow hit three home runs, one of which was served up by LaTroy Hawkins in the 8th, the Cubs managed all of six hits, and Maddux allowed 8 baserunners and 2 homers. Interim manager Dick Pole served […]

Wednesday

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April 2004

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Reflections of a tattered soul

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The last two games the Cubs “played” have resulted in two losses and a run differential of -18. Both the offense and the pitching staff have struggled. Not too many good things happened (besides Hollandsworth upping his slugging percentage to 1.000). The six game winning streak the Cubs rattled off just prior to–wait a minute, let me rephrase that–just before these last two games lulled me into a place where naked ladies floated by on pillowy clouds and cars never broke down. Suddenly, the naked ladies turned into harpies, the clouds turned dark and stormy, and all the cars were […]