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Monthly Archive: February 2006

Monday

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February 2006

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Faith in Hendry?

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Sometimes it’s fun to look back at previous writing and see how your opinion has changed over the years. After 2003, everyone was on not only the Cubs bandwagon, but the Jim Hendry bandwagon. People wrote columns about why Jim Hendry was the best GM in baseball and everyone was buzzing about the upcoming World Series appearance that the Cubs were bound to be making. Even Sports Illustrated picked the Cubs to win it all. Now, as the Cubs have failed to meet expectations over the past two seasons, Bryan from the Baseball Analysts takes a look back at what […]

Sunday

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February 2006

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TWENTY QUESTIONS

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In light of the recent scandal that has derailed hockey and the reputation of its premier personality, in view of the increasingly popularity of gambling on television (Poker) and especially at the college level, in view of this nation’s obsession with sports betting, I offer you the following: Gamblers Anonymous offers the following questions to anyone who may have a gambling problem. These questions are provided to help the individual decide if he or she is a compulsive gambler and wants to stop gambling. 1. Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling? 2. Has gambling […]

Saturday

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February 2006

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And then there were none…

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Just a quick note to let you all know that yes, I’m still here and that the Cubs have avoided arbitration with Carlos Zambrano by signing him to a one year, $6.5 million dollar deal. Read about it. As this college basketball season heats up, make sure you do all your sports betting online.

Thursday

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February 2006

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Well it’s news to me

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I vaguely recall Milo Hamilton’s time as a broadcaster for the Cubs – in my timeline he was somewhere before Stoney and after Lloyd Petit. Apparently this time period is still very vivid in Milo’s mind as he takes Cubs icon Harry Carey to task in his new book entitled “Making Airwaves: 60 years at Milo’s Microphone.” Milo depicts Harry as a pompous arse topped with a liberal dose of arrogance. ”He rode managers. He rode players,” wrote Hamilton. “It didn’t matter. He treated everyone the same way. In short, he was a miserable human being.” It’s curious that Milo […]

Wednesday

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February 2006

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Girardi Unavailable for Comment

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On the heels of Joe Aiello’s post of yesterday…. Artist Marco Figgen poses with his 1.10-metre-long (3.6-foot-long) beard, which he uses to paint, at his studio in Pattaya City, in Thailand’s Chonburi province, nearly 110 km (69 miles) east of Bangkok, February 3, 2006. The 51-year-old German citizen, who first came to Thailand nine years ago, describes his unique paint brush as an extension of his soul, and has been growing his beard for 13 years. Figgen, no relation to rising superstar Chone Figgens, said he would bypass Marlins spring training camp to concentrate on his art.