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danimal15

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Lifelong Chicagoan - a Cubs fan since I was 4 in 1971. Was at the Sandberg game and the infamous "Game Six."

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Riggleman regrets Kerry Wood's workload in rookie season

Interesting story from the Washington Post. VIERA, FLA. -- In 1998, his rookie season, Chicago Cubs phenom Kerry Wood started 26 games, throwing 2,840 pitches and striking out 233 batters. Nine...

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Projections too optimistic

I have all kinds of respect for Al, and I absolutely support the need for optimism regarding a franchise that hasn't won a championship in 100 years.Still, I have to say, Al's player projections...

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Former Cub Lary Sorensen Falls On Hard Times

Hard times for former Cub Lary Sorensen:http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-08-sorensonfeb08,1,980745.storySad to see.Sorensen was basically done by the time he pitched for the Cubs. But in...

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Bill James Top 50 Young Players - No Cubs

On SI.com, Bill James today listed who he thinks are the top-50 young players (under age 29) in baseball today.Not a single Cub made the list, and Prince Fielder was ranked number one. Argh!S...

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Morrissey on Dusty and Prior/2003 playoffs

Thank you, Rick Morrissey, for writing the column that had to be written in today's Sunday Tribune on Dusty Baker and his managing in the 2003 playoffs.After two years that I've spent on this site...

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Cubs/Marlins next wk - who has home field advantage?

When the Cubs head down to Florida to play the Marlins next week, it could be the Cubs who have home-field advantage, at least the way I see it.Attendance lately at the Marlins' games has been...

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Lee homer watch

For anyone who was wondering, it has now been 21 games, spanning 82 at-bats, since Derrek Lee has homered. His last homer came on June 3.Now it's nice that he's batting .350, but I didn't expect...

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Wood to have bullpen session

The Tribune reported today that Kerry Wood was scheduled to have his first bullpen session since spring training. With the rain, it's unclear if he got it in today or if he had to wait until...

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World Series pushed back - Game 7 in November

From CNNSI.com:The start of the World Series is being pushed back an extra day to Oct. 24, meaning Game 7 is scheduled for November for the first time. Because of extra off-days during the...

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Lou and Zambrano

I just wanted to give kudos to Lou Piniella for his strategy with Zambrano this season.A few days ago, I read in the paper that Lou said he expects to start Zambrano every fifth day, even if...

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Cubs' 79 Official Roster Book

Looking today at my 1979 Cubs official roster book, I found the following interesting facts: Dave (Kingman) is a sales representative for a major airline during the off-season. Available on the...

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Top 10

Now seems as good a time as any to speculate on what Al's top 10 Cub list will look like.Here are the best Cubs I can think of who haven't yet appeared in the top 100, in no particular order:Ernie...

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Old WGN Cub broadcasts

With all the TV shows from 30 and 40 years ago now becoming available on DVD, I'm wondering why WGN doesn't do the same thing with old Cub broadcasts. I know I'd be a buyer. Imagine some of the...

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Sporting News stat projections

I apologize if someone has already written a diary with these projections, but I just picked up my Sporting News Fantasy Baseball guide and thought I'd post the magazine's projections for some key...

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Opposition players you love(d) to hate

I was thinking the other day about Lenny Dykstra. He was a guy who I honestly loathed when he played against the Cubs, as much as I admired his baseball abilities. One game in particular comes to...

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Kerry Wood interviewed by Channel 9

Channel 9 News just did a long segment on Kerry Wood, including extensive interviews with him filmed in Arizona over the last day or two. A lot of the footage showed Wood lifting weights. He looks...

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Harry Caray sound clips

Anyone who fondly remembers Harry Caray should click on the site below and check out some of the sound clips. It sure brings back some good memories for me.Best of all is the "collection of...

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Maddux and Clemens in 1988 - a pitch-count diary

Now that baseball-reference.com is providing historic pitch data game-by-game back to 1988, I was able to do a little research today on the number of pitches that two future Hall-of-Famers, Greg...

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Best Cub starting pitcher seasons, 1971-present

With all the holes in the current Cub rotation, I thought it might be fun to put together a "dream" starting five, consisting of the five best seasons by individual Cubs' starting pitchers since...

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Worst-case scenarios for 2007

Anyone want to think of some worst-case scenario opening-day 2007 rosters for the Cubs? After watching yesterday's game, I'd have to say if Mateo is anywhere near next year's starting rotation,...

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Liriano

Bad news today for Twins fans (and good news for White Sox fans), as 22-year-old pitcher Francisco Liriano found out he'd need Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of this season and possibly...

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