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Monthly Archive: July 2005

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The Sandberg Game

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On Saturday July 30th, Comcast Sports Chicago replayed NBC’s broadcast of “The Sandberg Game”. Having been 9 at the time the game was played, I decided to sit down and watch the game again. The following are some of my observations from the viewing. Special thanks to my wife, who never once made fun of me for spending 3.5 hours watching a 21 year old baseball game. The announcers are Bob Costas and Tony Kubek. Man, I wish Costas was doing baseball again. The first thing I noticed is that it’s the small changes that have happened over the last […]

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Thru Cub Eyes: Ryne Sandberg (part 3)

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Well, Ryno, today is the big day. Cooperstown. Congratulations. Thank you for doing it well and doing it with class. We end this miniseries, an excerpt from Carrie Muskatís compilation Banks to Sandberg to Grace with thoughts of his later years with the Cubs and the philosophy which made all the difference. After I retired the first time, we made a couple trips to Wrigley Field in í95. I think it was the last series of the season against Houston, and it came down to the last weekend of the season whether the Cubs were going to make the playoffs […]

Saturday

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July 2005

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Making the Admiral Proud

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Conor Jackson got his first rbi today, his first two hits and the one in the eighth turned out to be the game winner in his first big league start. I am sure Admiral A. J. Chegwidden would be mighty proud, but no more proud than John M. Jackson, Conorís father, who portrayed the Judge Advocate General for nine seasons on the highly acclaimed series, JAG. Nice picture of father and son, don’t you think? Many will predictably pounce with glee on Neifi, Hollandsworth and Macias for failing to produce the heroics in the ninth but if the truth be […]

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Soriano In The Future?

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As I sit here on vacation in Chicago, I think back to last year on July 31st when I heard that the Cubs had acquired Nomar for next to nothing. I was sitting on my couch watching the Yankees game end, and listening to the studio hosts break down the deals. All of a sudden, they received a breaking news note that was so unbelievable that Jenie Zalasko could not even read it. She handed it to the other guy in the studio and he read that the Cubs got Nomar in a three team deal. I leaped off the […]

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Thru Cub Eyes: Ryne Sandberg (part 2)

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In honor of Rynoís Hall of Fame induction tomorrow, we offer this special edition of Thru Cub Eyes. As all of the others, this excerpt is from Carrie Muskatís excellent compilation Banks to Sandberg to Grace. I drove to Wrigley Field with Rick Sutcliffe a couple of years. I drove with Jody Davis and Keith Moreland. The í84 team was special for that reason. Everybody got along, and it was a good bunch of guys. Weíd sit and talk after the game and analyze the pitcher we were facing the next day, or talk about that game that day and […]