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Monthly Archive: July 2005

Monday

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July 2005

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More Wood

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One of our readers, Greg, made a very good point against sending Kerry Wood to the bullpen this year. Wood’s worst inning is almost always the first. His numbers for that inning are terrible compared to the rest of the game. So that would put a damper on bringing him into a game to pitch only one inning. I don’t really have a great argument against that, other than it’s possible that with Wood knowing he’s only going to pitch one inning, he’d have a different mindset and wouldn’t have to pace himself. Either way, though, I still don’t think […]

Friday

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July 2005

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Knock On Wood

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The Cubs have announced that one again, Kerry Wood’s shoulder hurts. He received a cortisone shot on Thursday, and will miss 1-2 starts, according to the team. I think it’s safe to assume that Wood will likely be put on the 15 day DL and miss 2-3 starts, before being re-evaluated and then rehabbing before he returns again to the starting rotation. And I’d like to suggest that Wood NOT be returned to the rotation at all this year. The Cubs have several choices on who will take Kerry’s spot. Glendon Rusch, who has been very consistent as a starter; […]

Friday

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July 2005

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Thru Cub Eyes: Rick Sutcliffe

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For some players I have had a rather difficult time finding enough interesting material to share in this forum. Not this time. Our Friday feature player has many stories and few of them are brief. After the season I may include more from Mr. Sutcliffe. For now enjoy this excerpt from Carrie Muskatís fine compilation Banks to Sandberg to Grace. Next week look for an extended excerpt from Ryne Sandberg! If Zim had hair, it wouldíve been red like mine. Heís like a father to me. Weíre both opinionated. What made us so close was our desire to win. Sometimes […]

Thursday

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July 2005

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Growing Weary of ESPN

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When Ken Burns released his documentary on the history of Baseball back in the 90ís, I remember being left with mixed feelings. On the one hand it was a genuine epic look at Americaís pastime. The photography, the music, the essence and feel of it rivaled Burnsí other masterpiece, The Civil War, in my opinion. And yet, by the end I felt somewhat hollow by the sheer one-sidedness, the unapologetic lovefest for all things Yankees. I had taped the entire series, but in the end I gave my tapes to a friend who probably enjoyed them more than I. As […]

Wednesday

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July 2005

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Joe on the Radio – Yet Again

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In light of the Jody Gerut / Jason Dubois trade, I have been invited on as a guest of Life’s a Pitch to talk about the trade with some tribe fans. If you would like to listen, I will be on at 10:00pm eastern time on Thursday night, which will probably be tonight when most of you are reading this. The link for the show is www.sportstalkcleveland.com I’d love to have you all tune in and give me some feedback. If you can’t tune in live, it will be archived as always to the right in our radio appearances section. […]