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Monthly Archive: April 2005

Wednesday

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April 2005

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Gameday Snack

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As I sit here watching the elevator music that is on the Extra Innings package right now due to rain delay, I’d like to take this time to promote a snack product that is excellent!!! If you love salsa and you like peaches, you’ll love Newman’s Own – Peach Salsa. It is the perfect blend of sweet with salty. It is so good that when I ran out of chips just now, I wanted to just eat the salsa with a spoon. In addition to the wonderful taste, all of Paul Newman’s food products go to a great cause. Paul […]

Tuesday

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April 2005

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All That Glitters

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Excuse me, waiter? Garçon? Could you please fetch my friend Corey here a Gold Glove? image from MLB.com Prior got hit hard in the first inning, but thanks to the spectacular defensive efforts of young outfielders Dubois and Patterson he got out of it unscathed. Patterson made two fine catches at the wall, the second being a Torii Hunter-style bounce off the padding in right-center. I’m certain that if Corey played center field in a stadium with a short outfield fence, he’d have a fistful of over-the-wall Web Gems on Baseball Tonight. Corey had a fantastic season in the field […]

Tuesday

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April 2005

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Competition

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One of my favorite games on MLB.com is Beat The Streak. Each day you get to pick one MLB player and if they get a hit, your hitting streak continues. I have been playing it each year for 3 yrs now. I have set up a league that is free to play in. If you would like an invite, please shoot me an e-mail, IM, or comment on here with what address you’d like it to go to and I will get that out to you ASAP.

Sunday

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April 2005

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Keepin it short and sweet

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After 4 series, we are at a pathetic 6 and 6 record. This team should be able to win 2 of 3 every series. Do that, and you win 108 games. Obviously it won’t take 108 to get to post season, but you really don’t want to play around too much with that cushion or you end up missing the playoffs. With that being said, I think as a fan, I will do my best to look on the bright side of every series as long as we take 2 out of 3. Losing the first one to the Bucs […]

Sunday

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April 2005

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The Hot Hand

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No discussion of “hot” can fail to include Zambrano’s temper. We’ve seen 2 Mr. Hyde performances already this year. Big Z is a Cy Young candidate if he can avoid mental breakdowns in 85 % of his pitching performances. I hope the rest of the season is more boring. He’s 4 for 9 at the plate though; is he the Venezuelan Babe Ruth, the Venezuelan Fernando Valenzuela, or just a case in point of the importance of sample size? Only time will tell. Neifi Perez has the hot hand right now. As stupid as I think Baker is for letting […]