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Monthly Archive: June 2005

Monday

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June 2005

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Wiffle Twins

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Every once in a while a player comes along that seems like a great acquisition to the Cubs. Guys like Turd Hundley, Rey Ordonez, and Anthony Young. However, not one of them is more my favorite than the two guys currently on the team. Every time Enrique “Wicked Cut: Wilson and Jose “Big Bopper” Macias step to the plate, the crowd goes into an eerie hush. Everyone wants to see the AB by these guys. Inevitably, it ends in a weak groundball to either the pitcher or SS each and every time. For the longest time, I could not figure […]

Monday

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June 2005

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News, Notes and Complaints

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Mostly complaints. Man, what a terrible weekend showing by the Cubs. So many things went wrong, I guess I’ll start with What went right: Derrek Lee: Do I even need to elaborate? He was 6-13 against the Yankees. Unfortunately, Dusty Baker’s interesting strategy of batting the two regulars with the worst OPB in front of Lee didn’t pan out. What went wrong: The bullpen: for the most part, these guys were awful. Will Ohman gave up a big 2 run homer to Hideki Matsui on Friday and Joe Borowski put Saturday’s game out of reach by giving up Derek Jeter’s […]

Sunday

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June 2005

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Father & Son

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Dad has been gone now almost five years. God, I miss him. Iíd love to say there were no regrets but Iíd be lying. I regret a lot of stuff that was said as well as stuff that should have been said but wasnít. You see, we rarely communicated. Oh, there was talk but little listening. I didnít hear him and he wouldnít hear me. We were so different, my Dad and I. And yet, when we could never discuss the Lord or politics (two of my favorite topics) there was always baseball. This was the one common bond where […]

Sunday

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June 2005

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Joe’s Favorite Video Games – Part II

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Another loss to the Yankees last night? No need to fret, I have your remedy right here. Take a stroll down memory lane with me as we look at one of the greatest football games ever made. Tecmo Super Bowl (NES) Before the complex days of John Madden football, there was a game that was simple, yet detailed and fun all at the same time, Tecmo Super Bowl, or Super Tecmo Bowl as we used to call it, provided this writer with countless weekends of entertainment. If you have never played it, or even seen it, let me share some […]

Saturday

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June 2005

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Not Yet a Dunn Deal (but it could be!)

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Havenít written much this week but I have left a lot of comments on other peopleís posts. So much speculation on possible trades, it can get wearisome. And everyone seems to be an expert these days on what the Cubs should do to improve the club. Well, my opinion is worth about as much as the next guyís so here we go. I want to limit my analysis to the outfield and the prospect of picking up a player from the Reds. Earlier today Joe already dealt with this but my observations seem too long for the comments section and […]