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Monthly Archive: December 2005

Saturday

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December 2005

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Took the words right out of my head

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The other day I was thinking about the Prior / Tejada trade. Well, let me rephrase that. Everyday I have been thinking about the Prior / Tejada trade, but the other day in particular, I thought about something that I thought was insignificant at the time. However, now that I see someone else thinking it too, maybe i’m not crazy for thinking it. Mark Prior is young and is a true competitor. He understands baseball and plays to win. With that being said, if we hold on to him and play Cedeno at short, like I mentioned, maybe Prior’s competitive […]

Friday

30

December 2005

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Am I stupid? & Zito Rumors

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Battling with a case of writer’s block lately, I just decided to let you in on my feelings for the current club. One thing I have always tried to maintain on the site and as a fan is a positive outlook. That doesn’t mean I am a homer and will go to tons of games when they are losing. Last year, for example, when Dave and I went to New York to watch the brutal sweep that basically put them out of it, I vowed to Dave and my wife that I was done with the Cubs for that year. […]

Wednesday

28

December 2005

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Site issues

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We’re currently having some issues with our archives and comments so please bear with us while we resolve this issue. UPDATE: – We’re all fixed now. New content will be up tonight or early tomorrow.

Monday

26

December 2005

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Okay Santa Claus is finished

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Oh well, he didn’t bring me a new manager or GM, nor did he give Corey Patterson one-way airfare out of Chicago as I’d hoped. But sometimes Santa brings gift certificates – you have to wait until after Christmas to get your goodies 🙂 Len Kasper said in Joe Aiello’s interview that he thought Corey was going places and he also said that he felt Hendry had one more blockbuster deal up his sleeve. Since the 2005 team is largely assembled I don’t think there should be any sense of urgency insofar as the blockbuster trade is concerned – Hendry […]

Sunday

25

December 2005

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Christmas Past

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The year was 1966. I was somewhat precocious as an 8-year old and it would prove to be my most memorable Christmas to date, not for its joy or the presents under the tree but for the one who wasnít there on December 25. Steve, my oldest brother, was in Viet Nam. His letters were few and far between that year. We would wait for the mail every day and I vividly recall the postman looking down and shaking his head. On occasion, when Mom didnít think anyone saw her, she was off alone in some room, weeping softly, fearing […]