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Monthly Archive: October 2004

Friday

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October 2004

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Where is the strike when you need it?

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In 1994, I had my baseball season ruined by a strike. It canceled a season that I considered a great season. There were teams like the Expos, who never win, that were actually winning. There were good guys like Tony Gwynn going for a .4oo BA. Sure, the Cubs were not doing well, with a 49-64 record under the great Tom Trebelhorn, but what else is new? All around, it was an enjoyable year. Then, the strike goes and ruins it all. It takes what could have been a great postseason from us. Enter 2004. The year of the Cubs, […]

Monday

18

October 2004

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Baseball update

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Fox has gotten itself into a mess; the Yanks-Sox game, which is 4-3 Yankees in the 8th with nobody out, Sox on 1st and 3rd, and Rivera entering the game, is running over the St. Louis-Houston game. Both playoff series are, for me, like the presidential race; I, and maybe some other voters, am put in the position of voting for the lesser of two evils. Go Sox! Let the only mostly evil team beat the completely evil team! UPDATE: Sox tie it. 4-4 going into the bottom of the 9th. Last night’s game was an extra-inning thriller; how many […]

Friday

15

October 2004

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More on Caminiti, plus good news for radio listeners

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ESPN.com is reporting that the preliminary results from the autopsy indicate that Ken Caminiti died of a drug overdose. Thanks to Michael Hurta for pointing out that the autopsy is not yet complete, so it’s not yet certain. Caminiti appeared at one point to be willing to try to get better, but it’s too bad that he didn’t make it. While we’re on the topic of recently deceased public figures, I’d like to tip my hat to Christopher Reeve and Rodney Dangerfield. If only it could have been Kevin Costner and Carrot Top instead. GOOD NEWS FOR RADIO LISTENERS! According […]

Thursday

14

October 2004

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Stoney yea, trainer nay

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According to the Sun-Times, Cubs trainer Dave Groeschner and his assistant have been given the boot, or more appropriately, the achilles tendon. They join diminutive spaz Wendell Kim in the unemployment line. Kim should consider joining Danny Almonte’s old team; he’s little league sized and little league brained. However, Steve Stone appears to be keeping his job, according to the company that cuts his checks, the Chicago Tribune. That’s all neutral to good news from my persepective. Though I doubt Groeschner was to blame for all the injuries, Kim was certainly an albatross around the Cubs’ neck, and Stone deserves […]

Thursday

14

October 2004

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Guess Who’s Back, Back Again

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It’s been awhile since I have had the desire to post something new on the site. I apologize for that, but I think all writers in the Cubs blog army will tell you that when the season is over, it gets extremly difficult to be positive and write. The team was nothing but a disappointment to me, so I would like to take the time to talk about the current state of affairs of the ALCS. To be honest, all four of the remaining playoff teams disgust me, but none more than the Yankees and Red Sox. Now I know […]