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Monthly Archive: July 2006

Tuesday

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July 2006

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Midterms ñ AL Cy Young

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Before the season began, here were our predictions; Joe & Mark chose Johan Santana Dave, Chris & Tommy chose Roy Halladay Come October, either of these pitchers could snag their second Cy Young. Consider first the resume of Johan Santana. ï 1st in AL in IP (131.0) ï 1st in AL in SO (138) ï 4th in AL in ERA (2.95) ï 2nd in AL in WHIP (1.00) ï 3rd in AL in BAA (.221) His 5 losses slips him slightly among the frontrunners. Now, Mr. Halladay’s credentials thus far. ï 1st in AL in W (12) ï 2nd in […]

Monday

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July 2006

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Midterm report cards

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Alright Cubs fans, the All Star Break has come and it’s time to pass out midterm grades. As a whole I would give the team a composite score of F, it currently has one of the worst winning percentages in Cubs history and hopes of post-season glory are long gone. I generally give the individual players higher marks though because the team cannot find ways to win as a unit and even the best players made critical game-losing plays on occasion. This is where leadership has really let the team effort down, too many poor decisions, no help insofar as […]

Monday

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July 2006

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Durham Bulls Pictures

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Here are some pictures from the trip to Durham to watch the Bulls take on the Braves AAA team. I’ll be heading to Carolina later in the year to catch the Diamond Jaxx again this year. Let me know if there are specific people you’d like interviewed. Delmon Young at the plate Chris Seddon walks out with a youngster B.J. Upton walks out with a fan Delmon Young in the Dugout B.J. Upton playing catch before the game Starting Pitcher, Chris Seddon warming up in the pen Kinda looks like Fenway’s Green Monster And a flair of Camden Yards in […]

Monday

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July 2006

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Podcast?

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Podcasts are all the rage these days and I thought I’d pitch it to you guys on whether you’d be interested if we started a weekly podcast on the site. Please vote and leave us some feedback.

Monday

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July 2006

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Midterms ñ NL Rookie of the Year

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Before the season began we at the View spent hours and hours agonizing over who we thought would win various awards and divisions. Just for kicks (and because itís something different than the usual) I thought weíd look at how the staff is faring thus far, Having looked at the AL, today letís consider the NL Rookie of the Year. Here were our pre-season favorites. Joe & TommyÖÖÖ. Conor Jackson Dave & ChrisÖÖÖ.. Prince Fielder MarkÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖJeremy Hermida Hermida hit .345 in June but an earlier stint on the DL has really hampered his production for the Marlins. Plus, so many […]