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Monthly Archive: August 2009

Tuesday

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August 2009

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Getting Questioned

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A Nats blogger tossed me some questions this afternoon and I thought I’d share with you what I wrote. Also, go check out their blog during this series. Maybe we can trash talk a little. Or, if you’re Sherm, woo Adam Dunn: The Nats Blog: The Nationals just signed Stephen Strasburg to a record breaking $15 million contract last week. The man who’s record he broke was of course, former Cub, Mark Prior. How do you think the expectations for Strasburg compare to those of Prior, and experiencing Prior’s fall out, do you think the big deal was a wise […]

Tuesday

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August 2009

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What Time Is It?

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This book has possibly the longest title of any book I’ve ever read. The full title is: “What Time Is It? You Mean Now? – Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All” by Yogi Berra with Dave Kaplan. You all know who Yogi Berra is. I’m not sure if “Dave Kaplan” is the guy on local TV with a Bulldog named “Deep Dish”. The book is presented as a series of soliloquies by Yogi. Since Mr. Berra is a man of few words, I’m thinking maybe these were two-way conversations, and Mr. Kaplan’s comments were simply edited […]

Monday

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August 2009

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The Cubs in Poem…by Moe Thacker

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Thought this comment was worthy of a spot on the front page, in spite of the lone curse word: PUT A FORK IN THEM Every real cub fan must admit, That this year’s team has played like shit, They fail to hit when men are on base, They haven’t hit at last year’s pace, They’re falling further out of the race, They’ll be lucky to finish in second place. Bradley walks around with an angry face, Soriano plays left like he’s in outer space, The money they’re playing these two is a disgrace. Their starting pitching is still strong, It’d […]

Monday

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August 2009

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You Want My Support Down the Stretch? Earn it this Week.

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I’m about done with this team. I watched a grand total of 4 innings of baseball this week, and I have to say it was quite enjoyable. Today is an off day and then we come home for a key home stand it this team is going to find itself in the race for the month of the September. We’re 8 back in the division and 7 out in the wild card. With Washington, New York, Houston and one game with the Sox on the schedule, I need to see 8 wins out of those 10 games and us cut […]

Sunday

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August 2009

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Speaking Of Forks

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This 2001 entry into the “Books by Yogi Berra” sweepstakes, titled: “When You Come to a Fork in the Road, TAKE IT! – Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball’s Greatest Heroes” by Yogi Berra with Dave Kaplan, comprises 40 chapters, each a 2 to 5 page flesh out of a specific “Yogi-ism”. The back cover features a unique photo of a “Fork In The Road”. Each of the chapters is not so much a description of what caused Yogi to say what he said, but rather a discourse on what thoughts the individual Yogi-ism generates in Mr. Berra now, […]