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Monthly Archive: October 2009

Sunday

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October 2009

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Schadenfreude

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Schadenfreude: glee at another’s misfortune I expected to be watching postseason baseball to enjoy the game I love being played the way it was meant to be played. Instead, I find myself deriving pleasure from blown saves, fielding errors (double play ball tossed from third base into right field; double play relay thrown from second base into the first base dugout), and watching the shivering “Boys Of Summer” dressed to mush dog sleds at the Iditarod. So far, the best played postseason game was the last game of the regular season. I actually saw a beach ball being bounced around […]

Saturday

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October 2009

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Cinderella Story

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***CubbieDude Note: I realize that this book isn’t about the Cubs, or even about baseball, but since this is the offseason, and since the author, Bill Murray, is a Chicago area native and a humongous Cubs fan, I was hoping to get a free pass.*** The full title of this one is “Cinderella Story – My Life In Golf”. It’s written by Bill Murray with George Peper, and was published in 1999. Bill, of course, is the local boy who figured big in the movie “Caddyshack”, playing groundskeeper Carl Spackler. That movie is based on his experiences as a caddy. […]

Friday

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October 2009

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GirlieView (10/16/2009)

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Pretty dry week for baseball. I suppose that will be the case now for the next month or two. So I’ll have to find another way to amuse myself, particularly while writing this column. So I’ve got a game for you. You need to figure out the wording that goes with the numbers. Example: 12 M in a Y (you have to figure out what the M stands for and what the Y stands for). Answer: 12 months in a year So here’s some for you. They are all sports related. More or less. Not all baseball related. You can […]

Thursday

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October 2009

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Who should own sports franchises?

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First of all let me state that the purpose of this thread is not to pontificate and hurl fireballs back and forth about Rush Limbaugh, Al Sharpton, Keith Olbermann, Glenn Beck et al. I am not going to convince people of the opposite political persuasion to my point of view and they certainly aren’t going to transform me. Rather I want to engage some of you in a colloquy about whether or not a person’s character or past statements should prohibit them from being an owner in a pro sports franchise. In the current case the issue has been somewhat […]

Wednesday

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October 2009

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Welcome To My World

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Greetings! Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. There are many Major League Baseball Team owners, but today, I’m yours. I’m the guy who just paid 845 million dollars for a bankrupt franchise. Some might characterize this as “not the shrewdest move”, financially speaking. But to me, it’s a bargain. I thank every member of The Cubs Worldwide Family for your support. My heartfelt thanks go out to the fans, the players, and all the behind the scenes people who make it happen every day. I intend to lead this team into the future by selecting the right people. […]