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Monthly Archive: August 2005

Saturday

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August 2005

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Matt Murton

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With the activation of Jerry Hairston from the disabled list, the Cubs sent Matt Murton to the minor leagues today. The Chicago Sun-Times interviewed Dusty Baker about the situation, and Baker offered up an interesting quote about trying to teach young players: ”The only thing about teaching at the big-league level is you can’t teach them until they make a mistake,” he said. ”You don’t tell a guy about the cutoff man until he misses it. You assume they know that stuff when they get here. Well, I hope that Dusty and Corey Patterson had an extended tutoring session following […]

Friday

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August 2005

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Thru Cub Eyes: Andre Dawson

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The Hawk. Seen by the public as a quiet star who went out and did his job every day and did it to the uttermost, he sure has a lot to say in Carrie Muskatís compilation Banks to Sandberg to Grace. Like that unorthodox contract he proposed because he wanted to play for the Cubs… Dallas felt fairly uncomfortable with the process because it had never been done before. He thought it was some sort of ploy on our part, some sort of trick, and he just really couldnít figure it out at the time. He elected to have the […]

Thursday

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August 2005

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Time to make the change

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Ladies and gentleman, our new hitting coach, Carlos Zambrano: ”My back has been bothering me, so I didn’t want to swing too hard,” said Zambrano, who has four career home runs and is hitting .259 this season. ”If I swung like I wanted to hit a home run, I would have made an out.” WHY can’t Patterson understand that? Carlos vs. Corey head-to-head: Who’s got the most potential as a hitter? Name PA OBP SLG OPS K/PA RBI/PA AGE SMART STATEMENTS Patterson 370 .271 .383 .655 .243 .076 26 0 Zambrano 58 .259 .414 .672 .328 .086 24 1 EDGE […]

Wednesday

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August 2005

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A fitting homage to the unsung heroes

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Check out www.beervendors.com, if you haven’t already. Put together by a couple of brothers who are also vendors, this site has a baseball card for (currently) 46 Wrigley vendors, complete with stats (for some), interesting facts (beer vendors include political campaign employees, game developers, former boxers, DJs, actors, comedians, jugglers, and accountants; pretty cool reading! After looking at it, this site seems like such a natural progression of the experience at the field. I wouldn’t have thought of it, but it seems like there oughta be something like this on cubs.com! It’d be cool to have the same thing for […]

Tuesday

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August 2005

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Top 10 Fav. Fans (Part 3)

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I know everyone has been waiting in anxious anticipation for the next installment in this series, so I will make you wait no more. Here is # 5 & 6. # 6 – The Casual Fan One of the things I cannot stand is being at the game and just about everyone around me is only there because it’s the cool thing to do. Sometimes I wish that the Cubs did not have the privilege of playing their games at a tourist attraction park. It’s annoying the see people who are there and have no knowledge of the team whatsoever, […]