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Monthly Archive: October 2004

Saturday

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October 2004

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Interview with Adam Conn

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Recently, I had the opportunity to catch up with the founder of a very controversial, yet interesting website. Adam Conn, founder and lead writer for ContractBud.com took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about Baseball, Bud Selig, and Sports in general. This is the first of what will be a vast number of interviews this off-season. Stay tuned throughout the off-season for exciting interviews, free agent rumors, predictions, and perhaps a random work of fiction from Dave Beyer. In the meantime, enjoy the interview and make sure you check out Contract Bud, it’s a must read. […]

Friday

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October 2004

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Steve Stone’s resignation

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Chicagosports.com has submitted his resignation. I quote from them: Dear Cubs fans: Since I put on a Cubs uniform in 1974, I’ve seen lots of Cubs history. There has been heartache and joy, agony and ecstasy, not to mention 21 managers and 10 general managers. Through all of these years and more than a few broadcast partners, I have always felt a strong connection to the greatest, most loyal fans in baseball, Cubs fans. My love for the city of Chicago and the people who came to beautiful Wrigley Field has been a constant. Over three million of you Cubs […]

Wednesday

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October 2004

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Red Sox win!

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At this moment I’d like to admit that although I HATE the Cardinals and wish punks like Matt Morris would slip on a banana and fall into a pool of pirhanas, Cardinals fans are generally decent people who don’t act like jerks at every opportunity. That takes a lot for me to admit. So here’s a cry of schadenfreude for Cards players and a nod of respect to Cards fans. Just as catholics would say we were born with original sin, your major fault (from my eyes) is that you were born with Cardinal sin. Tough luck on the series, […]

Tuesday

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October 2004

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Slate states, “Schilling Shameless!”

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Slate.com published a pretty entertaining article about Schilling…check it out. Isn’t it awesome that the guy who became famous for having blood on his sock plays for the Red Sox? That’s the kind of neat perfection that Dave Winfield missed by hitting a seagull with a ball at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto instead of a Blue Jay. Or if Tony Gwynn became a Catholic missionary working in Guatemala. Sometimes things just work out the way they should.

Monday

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October 2004

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Sweet!

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Red Sox beat Yankees. Yay! Cardinals beat Astros. Boo! 50 % of the teams I despise most in major league baseball made the World Series. Thanks to the Sox, who are somewhere in the middle, for reducing that percentage. As for the Astros, letting LaRussa beat them is just another crime on their rap sheet. The ‘stros mystifying run at season’s end can now be attributed simply to relief at being free from a manager they no longer believed in and not Garner’s suddenly no-longer-dormant genius. He was, and still is, little more than a dingleberry clinging to a hair […]