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Monthly Archive: December 2004

Friday

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December 2004

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Always makes me chuckle

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One of the things that I always enjoy is seeing everyone complain about George Steinbrenner. I love how upset fans get, especially Red Sox fans. As many of you know, the Yankees are NOT my least favorite team in baseball. That distinction belongs to the Boston Red Sox. That’s not to say that I don’t hate seeing the Yankees win, cause believe me, I do. What I do love about the Yankees though, and what never makes me stop enjoying the offseason is their proclivity to spend with reckless abandon every year. This year is no exception, with the Yanks […]

Thursday

30

December 2004

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I’m finally doing it

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In case you haven’t noticed, I have been completely silent on my opinion regarding the idea of signing Carlos Beltran this offseason. The main reason being that I really could not decide how I felt about signing him. Everyone around the Cubs blog army is pinning their 2005 hopes on this guy, but I’m not quite ready to do the same. I understand that when a superstar, young free agent comes along, that he can either really help you (Vlad) or his contract can really kill you (A-Rod). That being said, I’ve spent the offseason trying to decide my opinion […]

Wednesday

29

December 2004

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Best Cubs Blog of 2004

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Last year I ran a competition to see which Cub blog was the best. Being new to the whole blogging scene, my main goal was to generate enough talk and links to my site to get it off the ground and validate my sense of writing. It worked, and I was able to generate an increase in daily visits. Now, with a full year under my belt I want the competition to be purely about the other sites. I want to showcase some of the other writers out there, because there are a lot of good ones. As a result, […]

Tuesday

28

December 2004

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I miss back when

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There is a song out these days by Tim McGraw that talks about life as it used to be. Personally, I do not consider myself a person old enough to really miss the way it used to be. Growing up with television all my life, and a computer and video games for most of my life, I am and always will be a kid growing up with technology. However, there is one major difference from the way I grew up compared to the kids of today. I grew up playing sports every day I possibly could. By sports, I do […]

Monday

27

December 2004

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A Tale Of Two Todds

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The Cubs re-signed Todd Hollandsworth to a one-year deal. The contract amount has yet to be disclosed, but many in Cubsland will be excited to see him back in a Cubs uniform next season. I personally thought that Todd’s absence during the second half of 2004 was a big reason the Cubs weren’t able to make the postseason, and many readers thought so as well. What just a few more clutch pinch hits in those one-run games might have meant… An aside…when I read the Cubs press release, it stated the following: Prior to going on the DL, he was […]