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Monthly Archive: September 2005

Friday

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September 2005

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Thru Cub Eyes: Kerry Wood

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With this being the last Friday of the regular season, this feature ends as well. But look for special editions at times over the winter. You never know if or when another excerpt from Carrie Muskatís fine compilation Banks to Sandberg to Grace will pop up. Thank you Ms. Muskat for allowing this series to run, Joe for his support and the encouragement from all of our readers, even Drew the Shrew. The only pitching coach I ever had was my dad. He started me with my mechanics. I had pretty strong mechanics, even as a young pitcher. My mechanics […]

Thursday

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September 2005

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Flawed Logic

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Jeff Vorva of the Daily Southtown has a piece in Thursday’s sports section that states that Dusty Baker, when asked about what he would desire for next year’s team stated that he would like to see the Cubs bring in some good men. He states that playing at Wrigley during the day as the Cubs do for so many of their games is “conducive to clean-living guys with families rather than single guys who like to hang out.” After reading the full article, I came to the conclusion to Dusty is just, once again, making excuses for his lack of […]

Thursday

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September 2005

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Tuesday

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September 2005

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About Nomar…

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Considering we spent most of last week debated the return of Greg Maddux to the Cubs for 2006, and since the team hasn’t done anything notable since then (besides being officially eliminated from contention), I decided to take the advice of one of our readers and address the situation of another Cubs player whose future with the team is up in the air: Nomar Garciaparra. I was sort of hoping that Nomar would make the decision easy for me. Either he wouldn’t return from his groin injury this season, or if he did, he would continue the slump that had […]

Friday

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September 2005

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Thru Cub Eyes: Greg Maddux

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Up until the 1990ís, the biggest goof by Cub brass was trading away Lou Brock. With the failure to sign Greg Maddux, I believe Brock slipped to #2. Who was to blame? Greg? GM Larry Himes? Scott Boras, Madduxí agent? Let the debate continue. The excerpt is from Carrie Muskatís compilation Banks to Sandberg to Grace. [The three pitchers he mentions below were starters Jose Guzman, Greg Hibbard and closer Randy Myers.] They originally made me an offer that I accepted three days later. I didnít accept it on the spot. I called back three days later and accepted the […]