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Monthly Archive: July 2006

Monday

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July 2006

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Home Run Derby Prediction

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Round 1 Miguel Cabrera – 9 David Ortiz – 8 Troy Glaus – 7 Ryan Howard 7 Miguel Tejada – 6 Lance Berkman – 4 David Wright – 2 Jermaine Dye – 0 Comments: Jermaine Dye is in the derby? What the heck is that? He’s not a player known for hitting homeruns. As a result, he’ll try to hard and not hit any. Ryan Howard will just get into the next round but will hit the longest home run of the first round. Ortiz will hit a quiet eight. Round 2 Ryan Howard – 14 Miguel Cabrera – 9 […]

Sunday

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July 2006

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Behind Enemy Lines

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So, the Cubs improbably won their 3rd game in a row today, and even more improbably, they did it behind 5 decent ininngs from Glendon Rusch, and an 11 run offensive explosion. But first I’m going to talk about yesterday’s game, or game experience to be specific. Thanks to a good friend of mine, I was able to attend Saturday night’s game at Miller Park. So here are my thoughts on the park 90 miles to our north: The Good: The Seats: We sat in the the upper deck near the right field foul pole, but we could see everything […]

Sunday

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July 2006

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Midterms AL 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, Today letís consider the Rookie of the Year. Here were our pre-season favorites. American League JoeÖÖÖ.Justin Verlander MarkÖÖ. Nick Markakis DaveÖÖÖAndy Marte ChrisÖÖ..Brian Anderson TommyÖ..Francisco Liriano Verlander is certainly a genuine contender. His 10-4 record and 3.01 era are superb and one of the main reasons for the Tigersí great start. Oriole LF Markakis […]

Sunday

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July 2006

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Cubs finish half on upbeat note

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Years ago I worked with a manager in a $7M a year restaurant, his lunch shift was really struggling. He never had enough servers; one day the GM told him to have two new fresh faces in uniform the next day or he was fired. The GM came in early the next day to do the termination and there were two new employees. He asked John where they came from and he looked the general manager straight in the eye and replied: “God sent them to me.” Well maybe the Reverend Johnny B. has an intimate association with the creator […]

Saturday

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July 2006

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Another fun win!

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I haven’t had too many chances to crow this year so now might be a good time to celebrate the moment. The Cubs won back-to-back for the first time since mid-June – there were several things worth mentioning about the victory. First of all, the lineup card made sense again. I liked dropping Ramirez down and putting Jones in the cleanup spot; it surely got Ramirez’ attention and sometimes you have to do that. Marmol showed that “he’s got game;” he walked himself into trouble numerous times but fought his way out. I really think this kid is gonna develop […]