Archive for September, 2005

Closing Things Out

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

As the Cubs limp into the final weekend, having clinched 4th place in the NL Central, they find themselves in Houston with the nice opportunity to be witness to both of their division rivals achieve a berth in the post-season. Sure, there is the outside chance the Cubs could sweep the Astros and give […]

2006 - update #4

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Some MLB teams have started to release their 2006 schedules, so I have started to piece together what next year will look like for the Cubs. Now updated with Giants and Dodgers Brewers and Tigers Phillies Twins and DBacks and Padres and Marlins. The schedule so far is:
April
04/04 - @ Reds (season opener)
04/06 […]

Last One Out…

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

The Cubs play their final home game of the year today. It’s probably better this team finished on the road because they have been terrible at home this season. Well, maybe terrible is a bit harsh, but it is disappointing.
You go into a season really hoping for one thing - that […]

At Home With Houston

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Since starting up as a franchise in 1962, the Houston Astros (or Colt .45s as they were called in their first 3 years of existence) have been nothing but trouble for the Cubs. Their overall record is 268-318 with the Cubs never winning a decade, although they still could pull out a win in […]

Juan Gone

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Over at the Athletic Supporters, they have a nice examination on the failed potential of Juan Cruz, the former Cubs reliever originally traded to the Braves for the legendary Andy Pratt and then spun to the A’s in the Tim Hudson deal.
I remember being really excited about Cruz after the first game of […]

First to Go

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

ESPN is reporting the Pinella is getting out of his final year in Tampa Bay and that negotiations for a contract buyout have been going on since June. This will come as a shock to absolutely no one and was probably predicted when he signed up 3 years ago.
I know that there […]

Dumped Dogs and other Northeast Media Follies

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I just saw an article which said that the group that owns the New York Times and the Boston Globe will be cutting 500 jobs. BostonDirtDogs.com became affiliated with the Boston Globe last year. I’m not aware of any specifics in regards to weather or not the guy that runs the site is […]

Wrigley Field North

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

The Cubs make their last trip of the season to their home away from home for three more meaningless games in Miller Park. Well, I suppose they aren’t completely meaningless as these games may determine wether or not Milwaukee actually finishes above us in the standings for the first time since 2000 when they […]

Flipping Fenway

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Fenway Park and Wrigley Field are the oldest ballparks in baseball which does require the occasional facelift or emergency netting to be put in place so the patrons aren’t crushed to death by falling concrete. While there has never been any serious talk of replacing Wrigley, the folks in Boston have gone back […]

The Skinny

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

So Barry Bonds is going to “get skinny” this off-season. This is such supreme crap it is amazing everyone is letting him get away with this.
So let me get this straight - major league baseball, after years of whispers and innuendo, becomes embroiled in a scandal involving steroid abuse, possibly by some […]