Archive for March, 2005


Saturday, March 19th, 2005

Scorebard has a wonderfully lyrical recap of the hearings.


Saturday, March 19th, 2005

“There is something in this baseball business that makes a person act a little queerly at times.”
P. K. Wrigley - Sporting News, October 10, 1935

“What Loopholes?”

Friday, March 18th, 2005

Gammon’s latest has him going into the locker rooms of the Angels and the Royals and asking if they knew about the loopholes in the new policy, specifically the fines and being able to leave during the testing. Not surprisingly, the players had no idea even though they already ratified it.
This is […]

Oh look, we’re in…Delaware

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Byran, over at The Cubdom, has gone over the Tribune’s finacial statement and, among other things, dug up this little factoid -
The Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. is incorporated in Delaware and owns the Chicago Cubs and (Exhibit 21, Tribune Company List of Subsidiaries)
Does Peter Angelos know this? Deleware is close […]


Thursday, March 17th, 2005


Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Sosa, Palmeiro, and Thomas all explicitly denied taking steroids. McGuire did not.
In fact, reading between the lines of his statement, it was almost as if he was saying I know people who did take steriods but I’m not going to name them.
And listening to McGuire’s refusal to answer questions about finding the […]


Thursday, March 17th, 2005

As these hearings continue and I follow various people’s comments on their blogs, I continue to get upset at those who are dismissing the parents. I am not a parent yet, but, having been through high school and college, I can look back and see just how much I really dismissed my parents and […]


Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

From this diary at Al Yellon’s Bleed Cubbie Blue -
Chicago Fans Racist?
SF Chronicle article seems to say so….
One of Dusty’s friends, a white man, recently told me, “I hate to say this about my town, but a lot of people in Chicago don’t want to see a black man in a job that […]


Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

From La Russa’s new book (via SI via
There were strategic complications too. The score was 1-0 in the top of the eighth. Given where Gonzalez fell in the order, he might not get another at bat and justice for the Cardinals might be denied. So when Diamondbacks second baseman Junior Spivey singled and […]

Rolling Stone

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

Former Cubs broadcaster Steve Stone will announce the Cubs-Arizona game in Tucson on March 23 on ESPN2
In light of his recent comments and considering that this will be his first time on TV since last season, this has all the makings of a train wreck, especially if they want to do one of those in-game […]