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Monthly Archive: August 2004

Wednesday

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August 2004

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Giving Corey his Due

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Earlier in the season, Corey earned a one week reprieve from my acrimony for a nice bunt. In late July, he earned a full month’s reprieve for good play. With tonight’s big homer and his recent performance he has earned a reprieve for the entire season. Furthermore, I take back all the bad stuff I said about the guy all year. He has officially converted me. I am a grumpy, bitter man whose personal scars do not heal cleanly; I have, since his overhyped entry into the major leagues, vented my pain on this undeserving player. I’m sorry, Mr. Patterson. […]

Wednesday

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August 2004

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I’ve got this feeling

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One of the things I have never done this season is give up. I have had my share of frustrations and heartbreaks with this team, but I am proud to say that I have believed all year that this team capable of good things. All year, Dusty has been saying that this team has not hit it’s stride, and that we need to be patient. So, I was patient. Now, I am seeing this team play some pretty good baseball. Granted, most of these wins are against teams we should be beating, but a win is a win, no matter […]

Monday

23

August 2004

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No More?

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As we await news of Nomar Garciaparra’s MRI (which the Cubs get at 25 % off because of their inclusion in the “Frequent Scanner” club) a little move was made that at the time seemed kind of funny but, in that Rey Ordonez kind of way, now comes to the forefront and portends great sorrow. The Cubs signed Neifi Perez a few days ago. Right about the time Nomar started ridin’ the pines. Feast on these stats and tell me that, if they could, the Cubs would not joyfully clone Rey Ordonez 24 times and fill the whole roster with […]

Monday

23

August 2004

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Victory for the testosterone boys

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After Aramis Ramirez hit a big homer, Barrett got plunked by Oswalt. Barrett walked toward the mound, and both benches cleared. Later, a wild Kerry Wood hit his third batter of the game and got ejected. Had Barrett kept his cool at the plate, Wood woulda gotten an easy victory. He hasn’t had many of them this year. Thirty years ago the batter would have shrugged his shoulders at getting hit and trotted to first. Now it’s a challenge to a guy’s manhood. It didn’t cost the Cubs any games in the standings, but it costs the game in a […]

Sunday

22

August 2004

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UGH

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Last night’s loss was like a swift shot to the stomach that knocks the wind out of you. Hopefully that only applies to fans, because this team can’t afford to play like that again today. Kerry Wood has to step up today. We need 8 innings from him, and a big enough lead that we don’t have to see Latroy trot in. postCount(‘109318230762304996’);