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Monthly Archive: May 2006

Wednesday

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May 2006

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Season of Futility Continues

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Box Score An image can sometimes serve the purpose of encapsulating an entire event or series of events. Such was the case this afternoon. The Cubs were batting in the top of the 6th inning. The starting pitcher picks up a bat and uncharacteristically smashes into a helpless ice chest, spewing ice chips and water all over a Cub trainer. What is so amazing is that this was not Carlos Zambrano or even Kerry Wood. This is Greg Maddux, the Professor. Mild Mannered Clark Kent. The Season of Futility continues. Another opposing pitcher who has had virtually no success this […]

Tuesday

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May 2006

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Dumb Things People Say

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The fish rots from the head, or so they say (I’m not getting close enough to a rotten fish to confirm it). Well, the Cubs are rotten, and Andy McPhail’s management style is definitely part of the problem, not the solution. As if to illustrate this for us, Andy was able to put his silver spoon down long enough on Monday night to give a quick state of the Cubs address. I’m not going to break his statement down word for word, since War already did an excellent job of that already. But there was one particular sentence that caught […]

Monday

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May 2006

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Looking forward into 2007

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Let’s forget discussing tonight’s game against the Marlins, there’s nothing to discuss. We were outclassed by a team that had a fire sale in 2005 and we were beat by a guy WE TRADED. But boy do they have a future! We all know what the problem is – our leadership needs to be replaced and some of the players do too. My question to the readership of VFB is this: Supposing Andy MacFail was fired tomorrow and you were selected to take his job. What would you do about about the rest of 2006 and what would you do […]

Sunday

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May 2006

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Respect

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Box Score Well that’s what today’s game was about and the Cubs’ players showed they had it. Respect for the game and themselves, they could have folded against a superior team but they showed spunk and vigor and deservedly won a game. Jacque Jones is about to discover the good side of Wrigley – he’s about to come home to a hero’s welcome. From an offensive standpoint this guy is making it happen. Zambrano fought and scratched his way to a victory – his exchange with Ozzie and Pierzynski has me real curious. What was that all about? Sometimes I […]

Saturday

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May 2006

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Basebrawl

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Okay it’s all over now except the shouting. I’ve had a chance to review footage of the Barrett/Pierzynski incident several times. The more I see it the more I’m compelled to say that both players should receive suspensions of equal length – Pierzynski for instigating and Barrett for reacting in an unsportsmanlike manner. Even Barrett admits that the original hit was clean, what bothers me is how the Sox’ catcher lowers his shoulder into Barrett after the play just like a pulling guard would in football. It is unfortunate that Barrett reacted in an immature manner but it’s hard to […]