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Monthly Archive: July 2004

Tuesday

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July 2004

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It’s About Time

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This is a title that applies to a numerous amount of things, the first of which is an end to the World Series of Blogs. I would like to congratulate Blue Jay Way for claiming the title this year. I hope that the contest generated new readers to all the blogs involved, as that was the purpose. There are numerous writers out there that don’t get the credit that they deserve. Hopefully this helps a little. It’s been a long time since the last time I have written. You may have noticed that the site in general has not been […]

Monday

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July 2004

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The Phillies’ New Park

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I have been living in Allentown, PA for the last two years. During this time I have not been able to go to see my beloved Cubs. So when a co-worker told me he had two tickets as part of a Sunday season ticket plan that he couldn’t use for today’s game, I took him up on it. For fifty bucks I got seats and parking to the new Phillies Park. As a feeble, but complicated, protest I have taken it upon myself to refer to any park who has sold its name to a coporate sponsor by the team […]

Saturday

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July 2004

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Chilling insight

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From the Tribune: “We depend, it seems, on hitting the ball out of the ballpark,” Cubs manager Dusty Baker said. That says it all. And a team which doesn’t get on base a lot that relies so much on the longball is a team that will go hot and cold offensively. Which is exactly what the Cubs do. It bodes ill for the season and the postseason, which I still believe we’ll see. Since the only foreseeable upgrade would be at shortstop (and that doesn’t mean Alex Gonzalez clone Orlando Cabrera), I think we’re stuck with them this year. But […]

Wednesday

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July 2004

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Last Night’s game was still only one loss.

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Does yesterday’s game break the Cubs’ backs? NO! Here’s why: 1) They still have a good pythagorean spread. 2) The Cards are not as good as they have appeared over the last two months. No one is. This is a run…a good streak. Nothing more. Come September they’ll be sputtering. 3) In a short series, the difference between winning the division and taking the wild card becomes nearly irrelevant. IF the Cubs can make the playoffs it doesn’t matter if they finish ahead of the Cards or not. 4) Up until a few days ago they led the wild card […]

Monday

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July 2004

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House for Rent

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Being a Cubs fan is like being a guy who’s renting a house with some really likeable features, but it’s not the greatest house. It has vaulted ceilings, a nice yard, it’s in a good part of town, and he’s been there so long that it feels like a part of him. But there’s always something wrong with it. Sometimes he doesn’t know exactly what it is — one year it’s the plumbing, another year it’s roof leaks. There have been lots of plumbers and roofers and HVAC guys and landscapers and whatnot coming out and messing with the house […]