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Monthly Archive: June 2005

Thursday

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June 2005

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Buying or Selling Conventional Wisdom

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No sooner than Chris Trojaís Triple Crown post yesterday (once again, proving to be on the utter cusp of public discourse), the Around The Horn producers prompted their panelists to pontificate on the possibilities of Derreck Lee procuring the prize. In case you missed it, here is that discussion. Tony Reali: Next up, D-Lee and his dee-licious stats. Another game, another home run for the Cubs first baseman. For the season, hitting .390, with 20 homers and 60 rbiís, good for first in all of the Triple Crown categories. Guys, buy or sell a Triple Crown year for Derreck Lee. […]

Wednesday

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June 2005

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Good God!!!! Can You Imagine The Pain?

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CARSON, Calif. — A man was struck in the head by a shot put on Wednesday during warmups for the U.S. track and field championships. The man was rushed to a hospital, and his condition was not immediately known, according to Jill Geer, director of communications for USA Track and Field. It was not immediately clear whether the man was a meet official, Geer said. The injury occurred about 4:15 p.m. at the Home Depot Center, where the championships will be held Thursday through Sunday. An Associated Press photographer at the track said the man collapsed about 20 feet from […]

Wednesday

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June 2005

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Wednesday

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June 2005

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Magic Numbers

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With his two run homer last night, Derrek Lee is now hitting .390 and leads or is tied for the league lead in the three Triple Crown categories. There’s been a lot of talk about Lee possibly winning the Triple Crown for the first time since 1967, but I haven’t heard anybody mention the other magic number that Derrek is currently sniffing around; the .400 batting average. So I wanted to put forth a question to everyone who visits View from the Bleachers: which do you think is harder, winning the Triple Crown, or hitting .400 for a season? At […]

Tuesday

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June 2005

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The Best 2-6 Pitcher in Baseball

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On May 4, just a week or so before joining The View team, I wrote a piece on CubTracker gushing over Victor Santos, tonightís Brewer starter. I feel stronger now than I did then. He has to be a most frustrated ballplayer. It is downright criminal that his record is 2-6. It should be more like 7-3. Vic has started 13 games this season. If a Quality Start is a game in which the starter pitches 6 or more innings and allows 3 or fewer earned runs like it says in Sports Mogul Inc. then Vic has nine quality starts […]