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Monthly Archive: May 2005

Wednesday

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May 2005

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A Very Brad 8th

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So one day you are showering with a bunch of Big League wannabes and the next day the opposing pitcher you face is the 8th Wonder of the World, Roger Clemens. Such is the life of Sergio Mitre. The pride of San Diego City College went toe to toe with the future Hall of Famer Tuesday night but in the end it was Clemens’ groin that did him in and forced an early exit for the Rocket after five innings of 2 hit ball. The first lucky break for the Cubs. A bad break comes in the top of the […]

Wednesday

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May 2005

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Meat Tray Vs. The Vegetarians, and other stories

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Sergio Mitre came up from the minors, giving up five hits and a walk in seven innings while striking out five. Nice to see, but before we say “put Woody in the bullpen” let’s remember that he faced the team ranked 30 out of 30 in runs scored. The Astros have scored 162 runs in 45 games while posting a .310 OBP. (The Cubs? 183 R in 43 G with a .321 OBP. Currently #26 in runs scored…) Okay, so Sergio benefitted from a Globetrotter-Generals matchup. We’ll take it. Give Dusty (I guess) credit for using Meat on this day. […]

Monday

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May 2005

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Rampant Speculation

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Could the result of the Cubs/Sox series have been any worse? Had the Cubs swept or taken 2 of 3, it could have served as a confidence boost, and a jumping off point to a winning streak. Had the Sox swept, it would have underscored just how flawed this Cub team is, and possibly spurred some major move by the front office. Instead, the Cubs played well enough to win 2 of the games, while only actually winning one, thus giving some hope that this team is a few small moves from contention (we held our own with the best […]

Monday

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May 2005

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Miscellaneous Thinkings

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So the Cubs win again. That makes me glad I picked them in MLB Survivor for today. I guess I live to pick another day. I’ll have to think on tomorrows before committing again to the Cubs. In the meantime, show some love via the comment section in response to my thinkings. Before that, I have a question for the readers. Do you find yourself bored by this season? For some reason, I’ve gone in spurts. Lately, i’ve been jazzed up, but there have been times this year where I have fallen asleep watching what turns out to be a […]

Monday

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May 2005

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Everyone Wants to Help the Cubs!

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How do we ìfixî the Cubs? Seems everyone and his barber has a solution. Including my barber but he’s a Cardinal fan so we won’t consider his help. As I sit in the car waiting for the women folk to finish their shopping, I happen to catch the Reds post-game call in show. We Cub fans think weíre desperate! They are absolutely apoplectic down in Cincy. The fans and studio wonks alike are ready to clean house and in the ensuing discussion my ears perk up because they want to unload Danny Graves on the Cubs. ìHeyí they say, ìThe […]