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Monthly Archive: July 2005

Tuesday

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Not Funny

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Sorry steal Joe’s thunder here, but I just wanted to post this item from tonight’s D-Rays/Red Sox game: Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Matt Clement was carted off the field after being hit by a line drive on his head in Tuesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tropicana Field I always liked Clement when he was with the Cubs. He went out and did his job, and never complained about anything, be it lack of run support or being moved out of the rotation in 2004. By all accounts, he’s also a genuinely nice guy, and […]

Tuesday

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July 2005

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Interesting

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David Pinto had this observation that made me laugh: DHs Make History Dan Johnson and Jason Dubois both played DH and batted ninth last night. That’s the first time both DH’s batted ninth in a game. The point of the DH is to have a great offensive player in the lineup. If they’re going to bat ninth, they can’t be that great an offensive player. The pitcher can hit ninth. More DH’s should be like David Ortiz; player’s whose whole career is about hitting. David Pinto ~ Baseball Musings

Tuesday

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Monday

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July 2005

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A Thank-You Note

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For once, Dusty’s ridiculous Aramis-batting-fifth, alternating lefty-righty lineup paid off, but only because he was up against an opposing manager who made even more ridiculous alternating lefty-righty pitching changes. The bottom of the eighth inning lasted a whopping twenty-three minutes from first pitch to last out, with Felipe Alou trotting out a staggering FIVE different relivers involving TWO double switches. The inning ended with the fifth reliever giving up a hit that scored a runner put on base by the first reliever – oy. I think I heard Al Yellon breaking his pencil in frustration out in the bleachers trying […]

Monday

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July 2005

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Four Play

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Having just swallowed my 4th hot dog at the 4th Annual Church Cookout (held indoors this year cuz the temp feels like 400 degrees), I glance at my watch and notice that the Cubs-Cardinals game started four minutes ago. So I politely excuse myself from the four remaining people who have their eye on a plate of four brownies baked by none other than Mrs. Foreman, a local celebrity of sorts who has won four national bake-offs. As I sprint home four blocks away I canít help but notice that I dropped mustard all over my 444 Jeans. Oh wow, […]