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Monthly Archive: June 2009

Thursday

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June 2009

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Soto tested positive for reefer

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.!. Today’s Chicago Tribune 007 Moonraker rip Hercules movie full At First Sight movie full The Mouse That Roared movie The Wanderers hd The Soloist In Good Company hd ran a story that says Cubs’ catcher tested positive prior to the World Baseball Classic for marijuana. While this will have no effect on Geo’s status with MLB he will likely be banned from international competition for a period of time. So here’s where I expose my inner hypocrite – whup-dee-doo. So what? Why is it that I’m adamantly opposed to steroid use or other PEDs but unconcerned about a Cub […]

Thursday

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June 2009

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When Does it Become Time For a Change?

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Ask yourself for a second if you truly believe this is a good baseball team. Is it really a team that can get hot and win the World Series? Honestly? I’m done believing that it is. People have been waiting patiently for Superman…err Ramrez to return and then everything will be all better. Bull. This team has issues and it’s time we wake up and see them. I’m ready to see a change with this team, and I think the only way to make that happen is to make it be a drastic one. Assuming the team sale is finalized […]

Wednesday

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June 2009

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A Glitch In The System

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Actually, there were a few “glitches in the system” last night. In the top of the first inning the Cubs had the bases loaded with their cleanup hitter, DLee, up. At that point Detroit’s pitching coach, Rick Knapp, came out to have a word with his pitcher, Edwin Jackson. I don’t know what he told him, but it worked. Derrek hit a double play ball, 6-4-3, but beat the throw to first for an RBI fielder’s choice. The next batter up, Micah Hoffpauir, the designated hitter, struck out. Geovany Soto grounded into a 6-4 fielder’s choice to end the “rally”. […]

Wednesday

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June 2009

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Go Gregg yourself

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I have coined a new phrase, and yes, it means exactly what you think it means. I have few others that can be derived from it: We are so Gregged (this one is a good one for use late in a game where we have a lead heading into the ninth.) Gregg off (particularly useful when someone says to you “did the Cubs blow another late lead?”) I don’t give a Gregg (helpful when you are asked who you want the world series…the Dodgers or the Red Sox?) What the Gregg? (good offseason line when Jim Hendry signs someone like […]

Tuesday

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June 2009

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Sandberg: Sosa doesn't belong in the Hall

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Today Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg added his name to a growing list of people who say that Sammy should not be given baseball’s highest honor if allegations that he used PEDs are true. In an interview with ESPN 1000 radio Ryno was quoted as saying: “They use the word ‘integrity’ in describing a Hall of Famer in the logo of the Hall of Fame, and I think there are gonna be quite a few players that are not going to get in.” One can hardly imagine Sandberg using steroids, although he was certainly a guy who could have benefited […]