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Monthly Archive: June 2006

Tuesday

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June 2006

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Make it five in a row

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So what should we do, trade the whole team? This isn’t a “team,” it’s a grouping of players. True, the manager doesn’t pitch and he doesn’t catch, throw or hit. But what do you do when you have a systemnic breakdown? What do you do when your manager continuously makes bad lineup choices, when he can’t inspire the team or teach them to play fundamental baseball? What do you do when you have a hitting coach that knows nothing about hitting or a pitching coach that doesn’t know the first thing about pitching? What about a GM who has one […]

Tuesday

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June 2006

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Cubs Quiz

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Instead of actually writing something constructive about the Cubs, I’ve decided instead to give our readers this quiz to take. Each answer has a point value: A – 0 points B – 1 points C – 2 points D – 3 points E – 4 points 1. Cubs fans are: A – extremely loyal B – extremely drunk C – getting fed up D – apathetic E – part of the problem 2. Jacque Jones is: A – a steal! B – a .300 hitter C – the only option for right field D – there’s still a chance he […]

Tuesday

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June 2006

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Radio Show Archive

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On Sunday I was a guest on Sports Talk Cleveland for about 25 minutes. I have clipped the appearance and have posted on the site for your listening. The topics covered in the clip are: 1) What’s wrong with the Indians? 2) Why I’m blogging for the Devil Rays now 3) Have the White Sox taken over the city of Chicago? 4) Kerry Wood’s future? 5) Mark Prior’s progress and future? 6) Maddux trade winds 7) Is the slide blamed on Derrek Lee? 8) Blockbuster trade prediction 9) Closing thoughts Listen to the MP3 Enjoy and feel free to use […]

Monday

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June 2006

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Why do we suck?

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Comparing the boxes of the starters for both teams provides just one one facet of a million-faceted gem that is the Crown Jewel of the Cubbies’ 2006 Crown of Thorns. Batting averages of starting Brewers vs. starting Cubs: MIL CHI .286 .248 .270 .241 .263 .327 .274 .249 .290 .230 .261 .277 .263 .290 .263 .226 ERA of appearing pitchers: MIL CHI 3.10 4.94 3.51 5.89 n/a 4.46

Monday

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June 2006

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New Cubs slide hits four

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Today’s Tribune featured an article by Paul Sullivan which implied that Dusty had to “start winning now or face the possibility of losing his job.” The Cubs have won two of their last thirteen and are now on pace for a 60-102 season; during the last 27 innings they have scored just 1 run. It’s the timidity of this organization that concerns me the most; the decision-makers seem paralysed by the team’s predicament. It’s as though they are at a total loss as to what to do, they are on pace to commandeer the second-worst team in the history of […]