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Monthly Archive: August 2009

Thursday

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August 2009

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Cup O'Joe: Jim Hendry

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Lou Piniella has gone on record saying that he will be back next year. With the new ownership in place sometime very soon, would it be a wise move to change general managers? Here are my thoughts: Hendry has done a good job getting us to be a competitive team for the better part of this decade, with a few hiccups mixed in there. It’s actually been somewhat fun to be a Cub fan. At the same time, while we’ve seen some success, we’ve also seen three playoff years of complete colapse. I count 2003 in that statement because of […]

Wednesday

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August 2009

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From the VTFB Fantasy Baseball files

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To say that this season hasn’t exactly been fun for Cubs fans is an understatement.   It has been somewhat akin to root canal – you still have the tooth but you have a sore experience and it cost a bunch of money. I was amused by the last few transactions in the VTFB fantasy league – for those of you that didn’t participate this year there’s always next year.    The last five guys that were dropped were as follows:  Geo Soto, Khalil Greene, Johan Santana, David Price and Matt Weiters.    The guys that were picked up list as follows:  Alex […]

Wednesday

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August 2009

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The Yogi Book

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This 1998 entry into the “Books by Yogi Berra” marathon, “The Yogi Book”, comprises 2 page layouts with a big photo on one page, a “Yogi-ism” in big colorful print on the other page, and a smaller paragraph of explanation. As an example, page 31 features a double image photo in which Yogi appears to resemble George W. Bush. The book opens with a two page foreword by Yogi’s lifelong best friend, Joe Garagiola, followed by a two page introduction written by Yogi’s three sons; Larry, Tim and Dale Berra, and then the body of the book, the two page […]

Wednesday

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August 2009

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Morning Cup O'Joe

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One of the features this off-season will be a segment called Morning Cup O’Joe. This can range from trivia to discussions to links to, well just about anything. Seeing that I can’t possibly imagine that anyone wants to talk about last night’s game, I figured we’d bust this out a little early. Then again, maybe it’s not too early, seeing that our season is done. My question to you is this: If you could put Alfonso Soriano on waivers right now and actually see someone claim him, would you let him go for nothing? Also, assuming you do, would you […]

Wednesday

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August 2009

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Oh What A Night!

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I saw two very shameful things on TV last night. The first eight innings of the Cubs game weren’t televised here, so I was just spinning through the channels. Imagine my surprise when I came upon Michael McDonald, formerly of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, performing and selling a “Christmas Songs” CD. In August. On a home shopping network. How embarrassing. And, of course, the Cubbies, opening their “Last Chance 2009 Home Stand” by handing the Washington Nationals the biggest win in team history. Shameful. I guess I can unblock the month of October on my social calendar now.