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Monthly Archive: June 2009

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Time to man up

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First the good news – we won one, and we sure needed it. Jake Fox had a great day at the plate, hopefully we’ll see him starting at third until he shows us reason to do otherwise. Now the bad news – for some inexplicable reason the Cubs manager went to a clueless Carlos Marmol and nearly cost us another game. Doesn’t Piniella watch these games? Why can’t he see that Marmol is making games unnecessarily close? Let’s demote Carolos to Iowa and bring up Jeff Stevens for a couple of weeks and let Marmol either get his head back […]

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GirlieView (06/26/2009)

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Life as a Cubs fan is frustrating, we all know that. No surprises there. But I think it’s even more frustrating when we all know the potential is there. If you have no expectations they can’t be dashed. I expected better. Friday – 06/19, vs. Cleveland, W (8-7): Down by 7 in what seemed like the blink of an eye, I really almost turned it off. Glad I didn’t. They fought back (albeit against a hapless Cleveland bullpen) and Theriot singled home Soriano in the 10th for the win. Saturday – 06/20, vs. Cleveland, W (6-5): Not a good homecoming […]

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June 2009

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Trivia Time

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As always, highlight clue 2 and 3 if you need them. Hopefully this one stumps ya. Clue # 1 – This man’s career was fleeting; he won the AL Rookie of the Year award in 1980, and just 70 games later, played over a two year span, he was through. Clue # 2 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 movie download – He was widely known for his many wild antics, such as opening beer bottles with his eye sockets. Clue # 3 Bottle Rocket rip End of the Line the movie Happy-Go-Lucky film Evilenko movie The Promotion […]

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June 2009

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The Chicago…Pandas?

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Taking Joe’s theme of extinction a little bit further… Let’s look at the word, extinction. Middle syllable is “stink” — and that’s exactly what the Cubs are doing right now. Maybe they won’t stink all year, but they do now. But why? Let’s take the dinosaur. Or, better yet, the panda. Yes, the panda. On the verge of extinction — but they have no natural enemies. No predator considers the panda. Not as a meal. Not as a threat. No shortage of bamboo. But there they are…almost extinct. Why? Because they are lazy and stupid, I think. Now let’s take the […]

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June 2009

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Countdown to Extinction

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When I was in the 8th grade, my parents took me and my brother on a trip to Florida to hit Disney World. Considering the majority of vacations were to Wisconsin to spend the weekend at my grandparent’s trailer in the woods, Epcot Center and Magic Kingdom rocked our world. What made me laugh was the fact that all throughout the week we were constantly seeing guys wearing shirts promoting the Megadeth album “Countdown to Extinction”. All throughout the week, each time we saw one, my dad would promptly point it out and tell us all how he wanted to […]