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Monthly Archive: June 2005

Sunday

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June 2005

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A succinct summary of how the Cubs can score more runs

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From the Trib: Leadoff blues Entering Saturday’s games, Neifi Perez had the lowest on-base percentage as a leadoff man in the National League at .264, while Patterson was second worst at .277. Jerry Hairston ranked fourth from the top at .380. “My whole theory is you can’t steal first base,” Walker said. “I’m not going to steal bases, but ultimately you have to get on. Let’s face it, what difference does it make if you’re stealing second when Derrek Lee is hitting like he isóhome runs and doubles.” But Baker doesn’t seem interested in letting Walker move up. Walker for […]

Sunday

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June 2005

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Chicago Cubs Over/Under

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Ok guys, here is the game. I don’t expect a lot of participation today, but for future games like this, I think it will be a lot better. In case you’ve never watched PTI on ESPN, they play a game once a week called over/under. Well, we have our own version of over/under and I would like the readers to play. Here is how it works, I will give you some topics, and you will give some feedback on if you want to take the OVER or the UNDER. In case you don’t know what that means, if you take […]

Saturday

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June 2005

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Up All Night Baseball Marathon

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Sports Talk Cleveland is holding their annual “Life’s a Pitch” Up All Night Marathon, which I was able to participate in last year. I am also fortunate to be participating again this year. So, if you would like to listen to the marathon, here is the link. Just go there and click listen live. I will be on at 10:30pm EST tonight for about a half hour. Here is the complete schedule in case you’re interested. 5:00 PM: Coverage of the Angels/Dodgers interleague series with MostValuableNetwork.com correspondents Jeff Howe and John Hill 5:30 PM: Interview with Cleveland Indians infielder Alex […]

Friday

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June 2005

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Pre-Mortem

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Well, didn’t make it before game time but here it is. I just do what I’m told. Tommy, I don’t know if you’re still around, but I was wondering if you would post a short item pointing your readers to a little chat that Joe and I had last night about the Cubs-Sox series. I’d greatly appreciate it, especially if it could go up before today’s game starts. Thanks, Vince Galloro Exile in Wrigleyville at all-baseball.com Part of the Most Valuable Network http://www.all-baseball.com/exile/

Friday

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June 2005

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Thru Cub Eyes: Jody Davis

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I can still hear the crowd chanting, 40,000 voices in unison; “Jo-dee, Jo-dee, Jo-dee.” He was one of the Cubsí most popular players in the mid 80ís. And Harryís parody of the Davy Crockett song didnít hurt, either. This excerpt is from Carrie Muskatís compilation Banks to Sandberg to Grace. Look for it. Makes a great gift for that special Cub fan in your life! Honestly, the day games never bothered me. When I came out of the minor leagues, I came up with Chicago, so as a rookie, you just got used to it and thatís the way it […]