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Monthly Archive: March 2006

Monday

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March 2006

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Time to lay the smack down

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Today when it was time for the Washington Nationals to play ball only eight players took the field. Alfonso Soriano, with an arrogance unmatched in the history of Major League baseball refused to man his position. The Nats have advised Soriano that he must play his position on Wednesday or go on the restricted list; as a restricted player Soriano could be forced to sit out the entire season without pay. It is my hope that Bowden and Robbie will stick to their guns on this one. No secondhand solutions or trades to other teams – Soriano should do what’s […]

Monday

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March 2006

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7 Reasons I’m Rooting for Bradley

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You gotta love the NCAA Tournament, right? Well, maybe not if you’re a Big 10 fan, and not one team from the conference has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. What do you do then? Adopt a team, of course. I’m taking Bradley, and here are my reasons why: Because they’re local Hey, they’re from Illinois, right? WIth the rest of the local teams idle, who else could I root for? Plus it gives people in Peoria something else to do besides river boat gambling, and whatever else it is they do in Peoria. Because I love upsets Bradley is the […]

Saturday

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March 2006

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Who’s gonna pitch in April?

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Perhaps it’s time for the Cubs brass to make some modifications in it’s plans for this year’s starting rotation. Glendon Rusch (he of the 9.82 ERA) got slam-dunked yet again, this time by the Chisox – it really makes you wonder whose idea it was to give Rusch that nice contract. After all, this guy gave up 175 hits and 53 walks in 145 1/3 innings last year, so what did Hendry do? Gave him a two year contract with a pay raise. If Ozzie Guillen is the Wizard of Oz then Jim Hendry is the Scarecrow. Since Rusch obviously […]

Wednesday

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March 2006

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Conspiracy?

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I don’t believe that there is a conspiracy. I do not think that the Cubs are actively covering up injuries so that they aren’t revealed until after all the season tickets are renewed and the single game tickets are sold. A conspiracy indicates a concerted and well planned out effort between multiple parties to commit and cover up a subversive act. This line of thinking give the Cubs and Tribune Company far too much credit. First, let’s look at this management team’s record with injuries: 2004: Mark Prior comes up sore in spring camp. The Cubs say it’s an Achilles […]

Tuesday

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March 2006

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Just tell us the truth

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Most of the regular posters here have been Cubs fans for many o’ twenty-four hours – I personally have been watching Cubs baseball since 1968 when I was a fifth grader growing up in suburban Clarendon Hills, IL. We’ve been through thick and thin as Cubs fans but I think most of us would agree that the past few years have been somewhat more frustrating than even the terrible decade of the 70s. To have had the possibility of greatness dangled in front of our eyes only to be snatched away by fate has not been easy. So it was […]