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Monthly Archive: May 2005

Monday

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May 2005

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Kind of makes you long for the Dave Groeschner Era…

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From Espn’s website: Cubs right-hander Carlos Zambrano has been told to cut back on his computer time because the hours he’s spending typing could be contributing to his elbow problems. Zambrano said he had been logging about four hours a day communicating via e-mail with his brother. “I have to spend one hour and take it easy,” Zambrano said. Zambrano looked fine Saturday, allowing just one hit in seven innings against the White Sox. “It’s not carpal tunnel, but if you don’t watch it, who knows what it can lead to? We are trying to alleviate it,” Cubs manger Dusty […]

Saturday

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May 2005

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Classless Act

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Sometimes I wonder how people have no common sense whatsoever. I just so happened upon the post you see below. After reading it, I was so disgusted that someone would be that classless to even THINK the post would be remotely appropriate. After leaving my comment in disgust, I was going to just never return to the site. However, the more I thought about it, the more angry I became. Cancer is a very serious issue and one that is not a joking matter. To infer in a post that it’s unfortunate that cancer did not take Dusty Baker’s life […]

Friday

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May 2005

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Sox Series not My Fantasy

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Forget about everything written ad nauseum about the Cubs-Sox series this weekend. (With notable exception to my colleagues at the View.) How is todayís game going to affect me? I joined a fantasy baseball league at seasonís dawn and up til now it has been rather harmless because it is an all AL set-up. But now we are complicating my life with Freddy Garcia facing Greg Maddux. How was I to know Garcia would be in this position when I drafted him as the ace of my staff back in March? Sure I knew the schedule but when you have […]

Friday

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May 2005

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Thru Cub Eyes: Ron Santo

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Every Friday this season we are proud to bring you personal anecdotes from those who played in a Cub uniform. These reflections find their source in Carrie Muskatís fine compilation Banks to Sandberg to Grace. Look for it in your favorite outlet featuring fine Cub literature. Next week: Steve Stone When I first went to Wrigley Field, Iíll never forget it. Iíll never forget leaving the clubhouse in the left field corner and walking with Ernie Banks. In those days when you were a rookie your teammates wouldnít talk to you, but Ernie talked to me. Weíre going out and […]

Thursday

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May 2005

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Cross-Town Rivalry

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The first Cross-Town series is already upon us, and well, I just don’t care that much. First of all, it’s just too early for all this, and second, living in the Chicago area, it’s one of the most overhyped sporting events we have around here. A big part of the problem is the total media oversaturation. It’s not just the coverage, it’s that the coverage is lazy. Every newspaper, TV and radio station has a field day, essentially rehashing the same old stories they ran last year. The papers always do the same things: pick an All City Team and […]