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Monthly Archive: July 2009

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GirlieView (07/24/2009)

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Quick Weekly Wrapup Friday, 07/17: @ Washington, W (3-1) Saturday 07/18: @ Washington, W (6-5) Sunday 07/19: @ Washington, W (11-3) Monday 07/20: @ Philadelphia L (10-1) Tuesday 07/21: @ Philadelphia L (4-1) Wednesday 07/22: @ Philadelphia W (10-5) Thursday 07/23: off day As road trips go, this was one of the Cubs’ better outings. Even if you include last year’s road trips. But it’s still difficult to get excited about this team. I want to, don’t get me wrong. And I will, if things continue to go uphill. I do think there’s an ever-so-slight uphill trend. Just no way […]

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Organizational Breakdown – Hitters

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Scouting The Starters Aaron Harang’s winless streak continued for the Reds on Saturday against the Brewers. After he cruised through three hitless innings, he gave up four runs to the Brewers. That inning was the difference in a 4-1 loss. Harang now hasn’t won a game since May 25, a string of 11 starts. Over that time, he has gone 0-6. Harang will look to break his drought against the Cubs. He earned his second win of the season against them on April 21 in a 7-1 win. He gave up no earned runs in the start. (MLB.com) He uses […]

Thursday

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Minor League Report

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No games today and I’m enjoying the debate on the healthcare. Tomorrow we’ll have a post taking a look at the complete system by position. We did it a couple months back and I think it will be fun to do it again now that the farm seasons are in the home stretch. That being said, after the jump is our top prospect tracker, minor league notes, and photo op.

Thursday

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Breaking the Code of Silence: Government Run Healthcare

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We all watched the news conference last night and so I thought I’d carefully dip my toe into allowing the occasional non-sports stuff on the site. The key here is going to be kindness, open mindedness and self control. Just debate back and forth without tearing down the other person. Question 1 – Should the Government be involved in health care? Question 2 – Are you OK with Obama’s way of paying for the other “1/3” of the cost by reducing the amount of itemized deductions for families with over $1 mil household income? I’ll put my thoughts into two […]

Wednesday

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July 2009

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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

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I don’t know what to do with this team. I get excited and then get kicked in the gut. Harden going seven strong innings had me jacked up only to see Samardzija give up a 3-run bomb in the 13th. I just sick and tired of being sick and tired with this team. Today becomes very important to salvage the series. If we can win this one, though I thought it would be the Rodrigo Lopez game, we end the trip 5-2. I know “good teams” beat “good teams” as well as “bad teams”, but at this point we have […]