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stelmodad

  • joined Mar 17, 2008
  • last login Oct 15, 2009
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My dad has been a Cubs fan for fifty years and most of that time he refuses to look at the standings till August.

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Cubs looking at Jim Edmonds?

Unless, it comes with a guaranteed World Series title this year, no thank you. Edmonds looked done last year and I was surprised the Padres signed him for as much as they did. Edmonds is batting a...

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I almost feel sorry for Cincinnati

I wasn't a Dusty hater. I have a hard time being a hater. But Dusty made some strange decisions as manager of the Cubs and it seems he's making some similar one's with the Reds. In a Cincinatti...

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Best laid plans

Bought two tickets to every Smokies game this week only to be diagnosed with vertigo the day of the first game - went anyway for about four innings but had to leave because the park kept spinning...

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Tennessee Smokies: Aug 14th

Caught only five innings of this game but saw Tyler Colvin break a bat for a ground out, fly out and strike out still make first and force a runner home.Weird inning in the fifth. Bases loaded two...

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85 wins...

Not sure it's worth a diary post in and of itself but I started looking at the rest of the season's schedule and came up with what seemed like a realistic 25 additional wins - putting our boys at...

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Tennesse Smokies

I'll be at every TN Smokies game next week as they're in town to play the Chattanooga Lookouts.Other than taking special interest in Tyler Colvin, Jeff Samardzija and Donnie Veal is there anyone...

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Conversation with a scout

Just left my local coffee hang out and spent some unexpected time with a MLB scout from a non-Cubbie club. Good guy and good conversations about the business and his time in it (been in the biz a...

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ARod for Cedeno/Fox deal is very close

at least in my EA MVP Baseball game.Not trying to be a jerk, but this diary is mainly a question about how to respond to rumor posts.I'm not discounting or supporting any post. The truth of those...

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Snarky's Machine

Tom Snarkey is a diary cop in Chicago who's demoted to lurking after a botched comment. In the depths of this lowly division...Anyway, I miss baseball already. I'm finding myself reading all these...

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Al, you don't know how hot it can get...

It's only the first week of June and the temp's just starting to rise in the South. Wait till mid-July when the air is hot and humid you can feel the air flowing in and out of your lungs like warm...

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Todd Walker may be without a club soon

The San Diego trib seems to indicate that Todd may be sent home before Spring Training. News to me that you can opt out of a player's arbitration with minimal penalty ($658k if released).Not sure...

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$300 million worth of bad sports stories

I'm not sure how much more of it I can take, but today's Sun story (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/deluca/263046,CST-SPT-deluca19.article) is one of a myriad of poorly postured stories that have me...

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Erstad to Sox - Floyd likely to Cubs

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070123&content_id=1784822& vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cwsWith Posednik out, the Sox evidently wanted a $3 mil. Ernstad insurance...

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Rank these players in order of greatest percentage of first ballot Hall of Fame votes

In honor of the fast approaching MLB HOF voting I offer up this trivial challenge.Please feel free to check the internet or your favorite sports trivia book AFTER you make your gut guess. I have...

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Lee Elia forced out of Piniella's staff?

Reading through Ben Maller's snipits and learned that the Cubs front office seemed to close any doors that Pinella opened for Elia's return to the Cubs organization.The story seems to indicate that...

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Non-baseball diary - warmth edition

It was 72 degrees here yesterday and a windy but beautiful 50 this morning here in Chattanooga.The disadvantages of being so far from my Cubs in the summer make so much more sense in the winter. I...

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Great Quote from Kenny Williams...

Kenny Williams stood in the hotel lobby as general managers started to leave, talked about his starting pitchers and said the $51.1 million fee the Boston Red Sox bid merely for negotiating rights...

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Girardi, Named the best unemployed manager...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061115/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbo_managers_of_the_yearI get so tired of the political back stories in business. I deal with it every day and it frustrates me when I see it...

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Tribune now open to breakup and Kuroda still an option

Seems like our beloved Trib isn't getting the price propositions it had hoped for.If these buyout talks continue on at the pace they're currently being dealt then we may have more of an interesting...

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Since we're all playing GM these months...

I'd like to pick up:Nixon, Lugo, Gary Matthews Jr. and Jeff Suppan.If I couldn't resign Ramirez, then I would have to find another 'big bat' - picking up Mark DeRosa (who isn't big) instead of...

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Lee Elia, Lou Piniella's longtime buddy, has held talks about becoming the Cubs' hitting coach.

Saw this in the news the other day and was surprised no one posted or commented about it.http://www.newsday.com/sports/printedition/ny-spken294952770oct29,0,1085539.column?coll=ny-sports-pr int...

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Pinella stories: just pr / political fishing?

Having former lives in both public relations and politcal campaign management (the latter leaving scars for life) I trust that the recent managerial chum in the water is merely fishing for response...

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The battle for second worst isn't really a battle. It's a consequence.

I was traveling today, like many other days these past few months, and I was relegated to 'watching' only the box score of yesterday's game via my phone while somewhere in the middle of Georgia.To...

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In LA the week of August 14th...

and looking to catch a ballgame while there. Though I'll be closer to the Angels, I'd like to catch Maddux that week at Dodger stadium.Any advice for an LA newbie? Any predictions on which night...

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Lookouts Drop Diamond Jaxx Monday, 6-2

Highlights:West Tenn's 20-year old hurler, Sean Gallagher (5-3), went 5 2/3 innings giving up four runs on seven hits; he walked seven batters and fanned three.West Tenn scored first in the third...

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So Tejada is finally on the move...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/scorecard/06/27/truth.rumors.mlb/index.htmlSeems like too little too late for everyone involved. Baltimore is looking to move Tejada, and some contender will...

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Willis likely to stay with Marlins... window for Cubs closing

The Sporting News after informing readers about the likelihood of Willis staying put in FL this season they go on to report on our Cubbies chances at Willis:"One N.L. manager says the Cubs' window...

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Torii Hunter willing to waive "no trade" to come to Cubs.

"Twins outfielder Torii Hunter says he would waive his no-trade clause if either the Red Sox or Cubs were to try and deal for him reports the St. Paul Pioneer Pioneer Press. Where Hunter would fit...

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Announced today: Cubs switch managers

As reported in the Dayton Beach News:"The Daytona Cubs will get their third different manager in six months starting Monday.In a surprise move on Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs announced a staff...

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Possible Tribune breakup on the horizon?

Intriguing article in Bloomburg today that has implications for our Cubbies."Tribune Co., under pressure from investors to revive newspaper and television profits, may find itself on the same...

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