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Monthly Archive: November 2013

Thursday

28

November 2013

22

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GirlieView (11/28/2013)

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GirlieView is a VFTB recap column on alternate Thursdays. We give our readers props for having timely and funny quotes from the past two weeks of VFTB commentary. Join us for a few good laughs!

Wednesday

27

November 2013

22

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Meet Your New Backup Catcher?

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If you missed the news late yesterday afternoon, the Cubs made a trade with the Kansas City Royals. In a deal that was essentially the equivilant of a waiver pickup since it was player for cash, the Cubs acquired the services of George Kottaras.

Tuesday

26

November 2013

46

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Of Strasburg and Rose… and Windows

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Twice in the past 15 months a major professional sports team’s best player has sat out the playoffs. The first time, the Washington Nationals chose to sit Stephen Strasburg. The second time, Chicago Bulls star Derek Rose decided not to play in the 2013 playoffs. Both of these choices failed to take account of one lesson I hope the Cubs do not forget: windows are sacred in sports.

Friday

22

November 2013

4

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Friday

22

November 2013

12

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