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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Four Reasons Plus Two Cubs Are Better!

A Chicago sports writer, Rick Morrissey, seems to agree with my assessment of off-season Cub trades. Some agreeable quotes. On Sammy Sosa: "It seems that when it was time for Sosa to take his physical for the Orioles last week, a team employee arrived in a personal vehicle to transport Sosa to the facility. Sosa didn't offer a heart tap or even blow a kiss. He wagged a disapproving index finger. He said he doesn't do personal vehicles. He would require a limousine. The limo arrived about an hour later, delaying the physical and the ensuing news conference.Sun columnist Peter Schmuck referred to it as an apparent 'diva moment' by Sosa. Some of us here in Chicago would refer to it as bigness as usual for His Samminess.It was the essence of Sosa, a player who cares about himself so much that he walked out on his team at the end of last season." On Kent Mercker: "This was a team with a reliever (Mercker) who found time during a game to call the press box to complain about the TV broadcasters." On Moises Alou: "This was a team with a left fielder (Alou) who was preoccupied with the TV broadcasters and the umpires." On Kyle Farnsworth: "This was a team with another reliever (Farnsworth) who hurt his knee when he kicked an electric fan in air-headed anger. (You are correct: The twit did hit the fan.)" It didn't stop on the playing field either. The TV booth was fumigated of Steve Stone and Chip Caray. I am so amazed at the "cool aid drinkers" who actually thought these two morons brought baseball intelligence and dignity to televised games. The Cubs have a tradition, if in my opinion only, of employing screwball broadcasters, Jack Brickhouse, Harry Caray and these last two incompetant imitators of baseball play by play. Fortunately we didn't have to wait for age, death and retirement for me to pipe in the radio boys, Pat Hughes and Ron Santo to bring sanity to my air waves. The Cubs still need a proven reliever, but be relieved, the circus has left town!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Bob Waters said...

The corners of our outfield also give me some worries. We led the majors in HR's last year, but couldn't score enough runs.

Ah, well. Hendry will do what needs to be done.

2/12/2005 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

Thank You for you comments and welcome.

Go Wildcats....Go Cubbies!

2/13/2005 04:56:00 AM  

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