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Monthly Archive: May 2006

Wednesday

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May 2006

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Cut It Out

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When I was a kid, I used to watch Full House religiously. I’m not really sure why I did, but my brother and I were addicted to it. Uncle Joey used to always use the catch phrase “cut it out” whenever something was too good to be true. So I say it today. Cut it out, Cubs. Two wins in a row and a chance to sweep against a team that beat your brains in earlier. Zambrano goes tonight. I’m refraining from getting too excited, but I do admit, it is nice to see a pair of wins and a […]

Sunday

28

May 2006

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Don’t worry, be happy

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Last January my father suggested that we do a vacation together and we planned a tentative trip to northern California. Well, one thing led to another and we ended up meeting this weekend in Chicago under the guise of catching a weekend series at Wrigley. Quite frankly, I’ve not had the chance to visit the Windy City since the last time I lived there in 1982; I was very pleasantly surprised by much of what I saw. Except the Cubs of course, they reminded me of the Black Knight in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” But then again I […]

Sunday

28

May 2006

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Dodging the Karmic Bullet

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I decided to blow off (yet again) a task that has gotten out of hand: mowing the lawn. The grass was getting so long that I was not at all surprised when I saw Laura Ingalls Wilder sitting in the back yard. I chose to shirk my responsibility in order to listen to the Cubs, and I was vindicated when the Cubs scored 4 in the first off of Smoltz. Then the game was in the hands of Jae Kyuk Ryu (whose last two syllables rhyme with something that rhymes with “duck pooh” and describe how the Cubs have been […]

Friday

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May 2006

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Dumb

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It’s embarrassing. –Ron Santo during the 9th inning of Friday’s game Ronnie may not be a great color announcer, but he described today’s ninth inning to a tee. For those who don’t know, Ryan Dempster came on in the ninth to protect a 2 run lead. 2 singles and 2 walks later, it was 5-4 with 1out and Andruw Jones at the plate. Andruw lofted a deep flyball to our own Jacque Jones, who caught it and actually got the relay in the vicinity of cutoff man Neifi Perez, as Brayan Pena scored the tying run. But Neifi failed to […]

Thursday

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May 2006

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Get the Word Out

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It was just a matter of time. Got this e-mail last night. Normally I wouldn’t comply but desperate times call for desperate measures. Is there any way you can pass the message below on in your blog? I’m new to this, and don’t have much time to get the word out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have just been contacted by fox tv. We will be in discussions tomorrow (thursday)regarding coverage of the protest. They are covering the game saturday and they want to cover the protest. Just showing up and helping us with the cause would really […]