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Monthly Archive: August 2009

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Stick a fork in 'em, they're done

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That’s about all you can say about the 2009 Cubs.  Eight games out with less than six weeks to go, this team is in a freefall and it’s going to be an accomplishment if they finish the season ten games out in the Central.  No sense in belaboring the point – so where do we go from here with the rest of the season? I am going to be a casual observer from this point on – the NFL season is starting up and so is college football so from my standpoint there’s bigger fish to fry.  Hopefully the Cubs’ […]

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Fergie

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The book is titled: “Fergie – My Life From The Cubs To Cooperstown”. It’s a new book, published in 2009, and it features a photo of Ferguson Jenkins in a Cubs uniform on the front cover. I showed the book to my dad (The World’s Greatest Living Cubs Fan) and asked him what he thought of Ferguson Jenkins. He didn’t hesitate a bit, saying “He was the best pitcher they ever had!” Although I knew of Fergie Jenkins’ pitching with the Cubs in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, I had never heard him speak until earlier this year. The […]

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August 2009

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There's a new sheriff in town

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Today the Chicago Cubs’ sale to the Ricketts family was made official. The Ricketts family will own a 95% interest in the team, Wrigley Field and the Tribune’s share of Comcast Sports Net Chicago. Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan raised some pertinent questions about where Tom Ricketts will want things to go now that he’s the new sheriff. I would like to add a few more of my own and somewhat restate a couple of Paul’s questions: It is estimated that the Ricketts family spent upwards of $800 million on this sale, how will their outlay impact their spending on baseball […]

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August 2009

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GirlieView (08/21/2009)

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Quick Weekly Wrapup Friday, 08/14: vs. Pittsburgh, W (17-2) Saturday 08/15: vs. Pittsburgh, W (3-1) Sunday 08/16: vs. Pittsburgh, ppd (rescheduled for 9/30) Monday 08/17: @ San Diego, L (4-1) Tuesday 08/18: @ San Diego, L (6-3) Wednesday 08/19: @ San Diego, W (7-1) Thursday 08/20: @ Los Angeles Dodgers, L (7-2) Question of the Week How do you feel? I feel like crap. I think it’s over and worse than me thinking it’s over, I think the Cubs know it’s over. On a good note, though, great discussion on Much Ado About Nothing. Disagreement without turning nasty, informative without […]

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Am I Missing Something?

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Lou has Jake Fox and Sam Fuld ready to go, but he starts the non-performing Alfonso Soriano instead? Later in the game, he has Jake Fox and Sam Fuld ready to go, but he choses to pinch-hit with the “switch non-hitting” Aaron Miles instead? What’s wrong with this picture? I imagine Lou has his reasons. My guess is that the decision has been made to go with the “superstars” for the rest of the season and let the chips fall where they may. Daily lineups will be determined in reverse order of salary paid. The Cubs will get their money’s […]