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Monthly Archive: March 2005

Wednesday

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March 2005

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Questions I have

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As the season quickly approaches, there have been some questions I have been asking myself the last few days and weeks. Why am I not excited about my favorite team in all of sports? Sure we have injuries and a lack of big name acquisitions, but there is something deeper for me that just doesn’t have me excited. I like the team we have this year. I really do. I think we are better off in a lot of ways compared to last season. Yet, for some reason I just don’t have that buzz. Maybe it’s the fact that I […]

Monday

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March 2005

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What Happened?

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Everyone always says that Mark Prior has perfect mechanics. All through his first year and last year, we always heard that phrase. Now, I read Peter Gammons and he has a quote saying something a little different. Who’s right? I’m beginning to think that maybe Cub fans are so starving for a winner that we overhype these guys, then burn them out because they are supposed to be the saviors of the team. Maybe it’s just me being paranoid, but lately I’ve had this sinking feeling that Prior and Wood will never win 20 games in their career. Here’s hoping […]

Saturday

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March 2005

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This is the secret weapon we need this year.

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Maybe this is the cure for our lack of contact hitting. ORT MYERS, Fla. — The Twins’ scouting staff accurately reported Mike Redmond’s formidable skills as a catcher and impressive hitting ability. But all three scouts responsible for reports on Redmond made the same glaring omission, failing to grade the talent area that proved a major catalyst in the Florida Marlins’ World Series championship season two years ago: Naked batting practice. “I didn’t see that in there,” general manager Terry Ryan said. In fact, to this day, few Twins seem to be aware of the secret weapon they acquired when […]

Friday

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March 2005

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Good Fantasy Baseball Site

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I’d like to take a minute to plug a friend of the site, DraftHelp.com. The senior editor of the site, Rick Morris has been gracious enough to host me on his radio show on three separate occasions so to not plug a great site would be a shame. Here is a quick Q & A I did with Senior Editor of Draft Help, Rick Morris. Q: When did Drafthelp.com come about and how did the project get started? A: Drafthelp.com started in the spring of 2000 when our founder, Nathan Noy, decided to get the site underway as an extension […]

Friday

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March 2005

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Discuss among yourselves

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Hmm, not sure what to make of this one. It appears that maybe Baker is already planning on jumping ship if the Cubs do not win a championship this year or next year. PHOENIX — San Francisco Chronicle columnist Bruce Jenkins wrote recently Dusty Baker would not return when his four-year contract ends after the 2006 season. Asked if he’s happy with the Cubs, Baker said he’s just “happy to be breathing” after beating prostate cancer in 2002. He didn’t care to respond to Jenkins’ column, which he said he hadn’t read. “That’s Bruce’s column, his opinion,” he said. “I […]