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Monthly Archive: April 2004

Tuesday

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April 2004

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Death of a Hero

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By now you’ve probably all heard about the death in combat of former Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman. Half a year after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, he joined the Army to defend his country. He was killed in action in Afghanistan last Thursday. SI.com ran this story on Tillman. It has a nice picture of Tillman in uniform. This guy gave up one of the coolest gigs in the world–one that pays millions, to boot–to defend his country. He sought no publicity and didn’t duck combat like prior celebrities (including one of my favorites, Elvis). He joined the army […]

Thursday

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April 2004

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Barry Bonds, Steroids, Etc.

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For the past few years all the buzz around the Major League Baseball and sports in general has been surrounding steroids. Players like Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa have had their names thrown into the mix of the talks. Everyone looks at them when they first began playing and them now. They say that, “Oh, they are just so much bigger now.” As a result, they must be on steroids. I think that is just stupid. How can we as Americans treat people that way? It goes against everything that this country is founded on. People can work out and […]

Thursday

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April 2004

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Picks to click for 4/22/04

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As I said in my previous post, we are going to start out on April 30th with the pick to click contest in an effort to give everyone the chance to play from the beginning. Until then, people can use these games as practice. Just post your pick in the comment section before gametime. The prize for the overall winner will recieve a nice Cubs plaque and a gift certificate to MLB.com shops. Get your practice in and have fun with this. Joe – Kerry Wood Dave – Todd Walker James – Kerry Wood Keenan – Sammy Sosa D-Trick – […]

Wednesday

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April 2004

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New look and pick to click contest

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So there is a new look to the site. My buddy Chris designed our new banner for the top and I changed the colors up a little. All in all, I think it looks nice. Let me know what you all think of it. At the beginning of this season, we started a pick to click contest. It started out as a friendly competition between the staff here. However, I have decided that it would be fun to open it up to everyone that reads the site and put a prize up for the winner. So here are the specifics: […]

Wednesday

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April 2004

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Pirates come back for seconds

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Cubs – 12 vs. Pirates – 1 So I guess one time wasn’t enough for the poor buckos. They decided that a second helping of butt kicking would be nice. So, the Cubs happily opened up another can for them. I wasn’t able to see the game tonight because it wasn’t on WGN, but I was listening on MLB radio. I knew it was over when we got the first inning over with. We just couldn’t stop. At one point, I actually thought we may go through the order twice in one inning. That would have ruled. I am sure […]