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Monthly Archive: May 2006

Saturday

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May 2006

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Let’s Play GM

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Well, all hell has broken lose now and it has become very clear that this team is going nowhere fast. Obviously I know the usual lines: “It’s early” “We have so many more games to play”. Blah Blah Blah. I want the team to win as much as anyone else, but I am realizing now that if we think this team is actually close to contending for a title, then we’re crazy. There is a difference with being a decent team and being a team contending for a title. With that being said, I want to play GM for an […]

Friday

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May 2006

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Game 1: Advantage WhiteSox

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Let’s face it folks, there’s nothing to be disappointed about insofar as today’s game; we were simply beaten by a better team. In fact, when you compare the two organizations, the Chisox have a better GM, a better manager, a better team and a better minor league organization. I give the Cubs the nod in the ownership area – otherwise we’re outclassed by these heathens from the South Side in every other category. My hat’s off to the WhiteSox – it’s their day in the sun. One of these years us North Siders will get our priorities straight and it […]

Friday

19

May 2006

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What would it take?

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As we get closer to the series kickoff with the neighbors, I am reminded of a story that my friend Rob shared with me. He told me about a fan that was fed up with his team, which happened to be the Royals, and sold his allegiance to them on E-Bay. I did a little searching and found the story on SI.com. Chad Carroll auctioned off 25 years of loyalty to the Royals on eBay on Tuesday, along with jerseys, hats, baseballs and other memorabilia. And in a spate of irony, faithfulness to a club with one of the smallest […]

Thursday

18

May 2006

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Nats Avoid Sweep

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box score For awhile I fully expected to see him riding into Wrigley on the back of a donkey while children lay palm leaves in his path and the crowd chanting Hosannas from the stands. Though he didnít exactly get crucified by the Washington Nationals, Kerry Woodís Triumphal Return was rudely interrupted as the Prodigal Son (switching biblical metaphor here) got knocked around for 4 earned runs (3 home runs) in 5 innings and once again there just wasnít enough offense to erase a 5-0 deficit. The bullpen did pretty well in the last 4 innings, tho Ohman delivered up […]

Wednesday

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May 2006

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