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Monthly Archive: June 2005

Wednesday

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June 2005

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Thatís Corey with a ìCî

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For a plethora of reasons, Iíve always pulled for the underdog. A Cub fan for 36 years is enough to do that to a man, but I have other issues which are irrelevant to this discussion so I wonít bore you with that ñ for now. Let’s see. First it was Neifi. Then he began to hit. Then it was LaTroy. But then he was traded. So then Cubdom began searching for a new target for their angst and lo and behold, Corey Patterson was thus anointed the Next Whipping Boy. Isnít it time to give it a rest? Oh, […]

Tuesday

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June 2005

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Monday

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June 2005

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Back from the East Coast

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The past weekend in Chicago boasted several big events in the City, not the least of which were The Taste of Chicago and the Cubs/White Sox series, so naturally, I was away in Winchester, VA for a friend’s wedding, where I learned a couple of things about Indian weddings: 1. They’re very long. 2. Nobody who’s not actively involved in the ceremony pays any attention. Luckily, I was able to survive 2 and a half hours of wearing a suit in 90 degree weather (ceremony was outside) and was thus able to partake in the eating, drinking and dancing that […]

Monday

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June 2005

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Would you like this? / Tommy on the Radio

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Tommy on the Radio All you radio fans out there, Tommy will be on internet radio on a show called SportsBloggers Live tonight around 7:30pm est. Here is the link for the show. Click it and listen tonight. Would you like this? I ran across a snipit in the Daily Southtown today that mentioned a possible replacement for Baker, should something happen to his job security with the Cubs organization. The rumor mill isn’t solely focused on outfielders the Cubs may obtain before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Rumors are circulating about a replacement for Baker — even though […]

Sunday

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June 2005

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Curiosity Killed the Cat

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I know what they say about being curious. All it does is lead to bad things, but I can’t help but be a little curious about a few things of late. Let me begin with todays game, since it’s the freshest in my mind. Prior’s pitch count – Normally, this would be an issue that would be a case of pitcher abuse, but today it was a different story. Baker talked about not having a set number of pitches in mind as Prior entered his first start back from the DL. He said it would depend on effectiveness. To me, […]