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Monthly Archive: May 2004

Monday

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Good things come to those who wait

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I am a big fan of a hard candy called Mega Warheads. For those of you who have never had these before, the way they work is when you first put them in your mouth, you get this blast of, well, nastiness. It’s like a spicy pepper taste. It’s really quite unpleasant. This taste lasts for about 10 seconds. If you can stand the nasty taste, a wonderful flavor begins to fill your mouth. I personally enjoy the blue raspberry flavor. Once you get past all of the nasty pepper taste, that fruit flavor is just plain great. What’s my […]

Sunday

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May 2004

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World Series of Blogs

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It’s arrived. The 2004 World Series of Blogs. These are the rules. Dave and I have narrowed the finalist down and have placed them in their appropriate divisions. Voting will run until mid-June or so. Vote as many times as it will allow. The 6 polls will appear randomly each time you visit the site, or you can refresh each time. Make sure you check out the sites and be an informed voter. All the sites are linked on the right side, near the bottom. The winners from each division as well as a wild card from each league will […]

Sunday

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May 2004

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The Friday Five, Special Monday Edition

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The Friday Five (Special Monday Edition) The Cubs have been low on nicknames recently, with names like “Woody,” “Gracey,” “One Dog,” and other poor excuses for nicknames filling the lineup card. However, when Dusty Baker tagged Derrek Lee with the nickname “Rodan,” it gave me hope that this team could have one of the great all-time nicknames. Here are the top five Obscure-But-True MLB Player Nicknames: 5. Abraham “Sweetbreads” Bailey: Born Abraham Lincoln Bailey, he got the nickname “Sweetbreads.” Somehow. No source I’ve been able to find can explain why. He was 6’0 and 184 lbs, so he probably didn’t […]

Sunday

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May 2004

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It’s Two, Two, Two sites in one

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I am very excited to announce that Dave and I have been offered the opportunity to write for Most Valuable Network. Now don’t be afraid. The View From The Bleachers is not going anywhere. I wouldn’t want to lose our few fans. This site will continue to try to bring amusing and humorous content to you, while Cubbies Corner (man, I hope we can get THAT name changed) will bring game recaps and other Cubs commentary. Each game we write a recap for, we will put a link to it on this site in the post somewhere. Feel free to […]

Saturday

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How much longer?

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Each time I watch Sergio Mitre come to the mound and get shelled, all I see is his trade value becoming less and less. When we first called him up, he was one of those prospects that was mentioned often in various trade discussions. Now, each time he gets killed on the mound, the chances of someone taking him off our hands and giving us ANYTHING for him at all becomes smaller and smaller. Everytime he is pitching, I feel like we will lose that game. I am so thankful that the Cubs are not really counting on him being […]