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Monthly Archive: September 2004

Friday

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September 2004

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It’s about time

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For the last few days, I had been wondering what what wrong with the Houston Astros. I was counting on them to come into the series with San Francisco strong and win 2 out of 3. Instead, up until last night they simply rolled over and died. One fan, Michael Hurta, has even given up on them completely in his blog. When I came home yesterday afternoon I had planned on watching a Cubs loss. I just had a feeling. This team never seems to put teams away so why start now? Instead, I was treated to a sweep of […]

Thursday

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September 2004

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Who’s at Short?

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There’s an old comedy routine by Abbott and Costello called Who’s on First. If you’ve never heard it, I would first ask where you have lived the past 50 yrs, and then tell you to follow that think and at least read the transcript. In the routine, the ballclub has, no pun intended, a bunch of nobodies in their starting lineup. It’s so bad that the reporter asking the manager can’t even get the players names in the right spot on the field. Growing up a Cubs fan in the late 80’s and early 90’s, I was naive. I was […]

Wednesday

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September 2004

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Cy Young 2004

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I don’t really follow the American League enough to make any sort of judgement as to who deserves the Cy Young there, but in the National League, to me, it’s a no brainer: Randy Johnson. Remember him? MLB.com just posted an article about how Johnson has been overlooked for the Cy Young, and it highlighted some of the points that have been floating around in my head the past few days. He leads baseball in ERA, strikeouts, and opponent’s batting average. He owns the single best pitching performance of the year, his perfect game against the Atlanta Braves, which he […]

Wednesday

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September 2004

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Crazy Ramblings

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Sometimes you find yourself in the situation where you have a lot to say and not a lot of time to say it. However, the problem I often am faced with is having a lot of little things to say and TOO MUCH time or space with which to say them. As a result, it comes across as an insane man rambling on incoherently about too many different topics to follow. So, I will try to just break it down into sections and ramble about a couple of things on my mind. The Cubs Again, I was unable to watch […]

Sunday

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September 2004

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I can’t lie

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I would love to say that I watched the game yesterday and then proceed to break it down for you. However, I was unable to see the game. It wasn’t on WGN, so I didn’t get it. Instead, I spent my afternoon listening the to the Bears win against the hated Packers (sorry Andy). At one point, I pulled the score up on CBS Sportsline and saw we were down 1-0 in the late innings. We hadn’t hit all day and I was feelin a little grim. It would be horrible to drop 2 in a row against a team […]