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Monthly Archive: July 2004

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I am pleased.

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The Cubs have Garciaparra. My quick-posting colleague Joe has already sorted out the trade, but I am very happy about this. I don’t care if we keep him long term. I don’t care if Francis Beltran turns into Eric Gagne, or if Justin Jones becomes Walter Johnson. All I care about is that Hendry made the deal I was hoping for instead of trading for Orlando Cabrera. YIPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! Go Cubs! postCount(‘109131282082593907’);

Saturday

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The Nomar deal

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Ok, here is the official deal. Hang with me, because it’s confusing. The Cubs get:Nomar Garciaparra – SSMatt Murton – OFCash Boston gets:Orlando Carbrera – SSDoug Mientkiewicz – 1B Montreal gets:Alex Gonzalez – SSBrendon Harris – 3bFrancis Beltran – RP Minnesota gets:Justin Jones – SP I will post my reactions on this unbelievable deal later tonight. Right now I am still in shock. postCount(‘109130952404127249’);

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Friday

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July 2004

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For Nomar I give thee…

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Assuming there is a possibility of getting a shortstop who could hit, I would give up any or all of the following: –Gonzalez –Mitre –Clement (regrettably) –Grudzielanek –Bobbie Brownlie (yes, Bobbie Brownlie. That’d seal the deal). –Macias (Take my scrub, please!) –The entire sportswriting staff of the Trib. -Lake Shore Drive. –The Wisconsin Border (they would be suckers, but who knows…) –Mayor Daley-any cement chunks which fall from Wrigley through 2008 (I’m sure Fenway could use some cement chunks somewhere) –Oneri Fleita -Dave Groeschner, Head Trainer –Tom Hellmann, Clubhouse Manager (doesn’t Yosh Kawano have any grandchildren?) –Skip Caray –Sharon Panozzo […]

Thursday

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A much needed win

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Before the game today, I was talking to Kurt from Cub Fan Nation on AIM and I mentioned how I had a feeling Big Z would be cash money in todays game. I am happy to say I was right. He had been making me a little nervous of late, with his lack of wins and emotional breakdowns. He proved to me that he is gonna be just fine down the stretch. When he got into some early trouble in the first, I almost gave up on the game. When the Cubs aren’t scoring, it’s hard to watch when they […]