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Monthly Archive: October 2005

Saturday

15

October 2005

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Thursday

13

October 2005

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Heroes

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When Rick Monday rescued that American flag in Dodger Stadium many years ago, he was a Cub at the time. Not long after that he was wearing Dodger Blue. He had to. He was a hero. Everyone knows by now of the heroic exploits of Nomar and his uncle in saving the lives of two women in Boston Harbor. It has been well documented. But no one has surmised what this means for Nomar’s future. The free-agent is a beloved icon in Beantown already. Might this incident be the lynchpin to get him back in the organization? Especially since Edgar […]

Wednesday

12

October 2005

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Dumb Things

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Yeah, I’m still here. I was trying regain my sanity, by not thinking about the Cubs for a while. But of course, they’ve decided to goad me into ripping them again, this time by announcing that Dusty Baker’s entire coaching staff will return for 2006. The team that was 28th in the league in walks is keeping its hitting instructor. The team thats “great” pitching seems to be regressing before our eyes (15th in ERA, 6 most HRs allowed, 7th most walks issued) is keeping its pitching coach. And a team that couldn’t get down a bunt, defend a suicide […]

Wednesday

12

October 2005

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Blessings & Other Stuff

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Inspired by Joe Aiello’s example, I have created my own personal blog for the off-season. An odd mixture of praise and satire, on one hand I want to remind myself often of how truly blessed I am. On the other hand, I have this deep need to poke fun at the world around me. Strange, I know but whatever appeals to your fancy, sugar or vinegar, you are bouind to find it in Blessings & Other Stuff!

Sunday

9

October 2005

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Arizona Fall League

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A few days ago, the Cubs released the names of the players who would represent them in the Arizona Fall League. Those players are: Matt Murton – OF Buck Coats – SS Eric Patterson – 2b Brandon Sing – 1b David Aardsma – RP Angel Guzman – SP John Koronka – SP In case you are not familiar with the AFL, here is the breakdown of how it works, taken directly fron the AFL website. Eligibility Rules The eligibility rules to play in the AFL are simple. The roster size is 30 players per team. Each Major League organization is […]