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Monthly Archive: May 2006

Wednesday

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May 2006

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SQUEEZE!

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Man I love watching those plays! About the only play that’s more exciting is a straight steal of home. The Cubs looked great again tonight in another convincing victory over the Nats, and Woody takes the hill tomorrow. Jacque Jones is flirting with an .800 OPS now and there was even a sign in right field that said “no more boos!” The Cubs pitchers have only given up five hits in the last two games as Sean Marshall et al combined for a one-hitter. No roster move was announced but Freddie Bynum hit a homer and Theriot pinch-hit so I […]

Wednesday

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May 2006

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Winning isn’t everything…

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But it sure beats the heck out of losing. Amazing how much difference even one win makes. Cubs fans finally had a chance to scream and holler…and even ignore another bonehead baserunning blunder by Jacque Jones. Carlos Zambrano looked like Carlos Zambrano again and I saw a lot of line drives, even on outs. The Cubs still need a hitting instructor to teach them how to work counts though, Hernandez even managed one five-pitch inning for the Nationals. BTW Jones is now hitting at a healthy clip, he’s sporting a .775 OPS and his trend is upward. Now he has […]

Monday

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May 2006

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Monday

15

May 2006

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Suggestions Please

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It’s getting harder and harder to write about blowout losses day in and day out. So, I want to make sure we keep the content entertaining enough to stay with the team and the site through this tough time. What i’d like for you to do is sound off with some ideas for things you would like to see. Here are a few of my ideas. Let me know what you think and add some of your ideas. 1. Predict the future – Basically, what this feature would be is a way for us to dialogue about the future of […]

Sunday

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May 2006

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“The world’s greatest pool player”

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Some months ago I wrote a short piece about the only pro baseball player I ever knew, Billy Martin. But there was one other sports figure whom I knew even better. Rudolph Wanderone, Jr., known to the rest of the world as Minnesota Fats. Minnesota lived in the Hermitage Hotel on Sixth and Union in Nashville, TN and spent most of his nights hanging around the Bull Pen Lounge in the basement of the Stock Yard Restaurant. Minnesota loved crowds and he loved to be recognized; in fact, he’d go home and go to bed early if he didn’t get […]