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Monthly Archive: August 2004

Tuesday

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August 2004

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Todd Hollandsworth’s replacement is…

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Ben Grieve. That’s not too bad. He is the opposite of Tom Goodwin; he’s patient at the plate, has some power, can’t play defense, and couldn’t run if he were being chased by an alligator with a machete sticking out of its mouth and three scared skunks on its back. Grieve’s numbers this year to date: .261 BA, .363 OBP, .415 SLG in 234 at-bats. He’s supposedly healed up from an injury which limited his playing time. Getting a left-handed corner outfielder to come off the bench and give the First National Bank of the Dominican Republic and ol’ammonia-fingers some […]

Tuesday

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August 2004

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George W. Bush Called Me

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Well, actually, a recorded message of George W. Bush was played by an automated calling system, but it counts. Since I just registered to vote one month ago I was still most recently registered as a Texan, even though I moved two years ago. “Mr. Bush” was reminding me to fill out my voter absentee ballot so that I could vote for him. I don’t know what would give him the idea that he would receive my vote, since I never voted for one republican during my ten years as a Texan. But it was nice to get a call […]

Monday

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August 2004

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Like Night and Day

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After completely embarrassing themselves this past weekend, the Cubs looked like a completely different team in Monday night’s game. Aside from a rocky 9th inning, everything went exactly as it was supposed to. The Cubs got the runs they needed, in the situations they need to get them in, and the pitching was great. Two particular people impressed me in the game. As always, Greg Maddux does nothing but impress me when he pitches. Sometimes I think we take for granted just how good he really is. They were talking about some of the things he did in the 90’s […]

Sunday

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August 2004

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Get out and stay out

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Houston has worn out it’s welcome in Chicago. I am extremely glad to see them go. To put it mildly, the Cubs stunk up the joint. However, they are still in first for the wild card. How can that be? It makes me mad because that means we could have really put some space between us and the pack, but instead we just maintained the close race. Because of the crappy play this weekend, I have decided to focus my thoughts on something other than baseball, complaining about life. Complaint # 1 Over the past week, I have lost my […]

Friday

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August 2004

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