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Nothing to show for it

Friday, November 19, 2004

Its about 5 a.m. and I'm tired... I have a project due in my finance class at 4 p.m. and I still have 5 or 6 hours of work left on it. So what am I doing writing? Great question!

Despite the front page becoming increasingly stale, I have been working hard. Whats that you say? You're working hard but you don't have anything to show for it?

Yup, thats the price of technical improvement. I have probably spent about 16 hours the last three days working on the background of thecubdom.com and goatriders.org... and I have nothing to show for it.

So what's that have to do with the Cubs? Actually a lot. The Cubs have had trouble getting their hard work to pay off for them in the last few days. As you'll notice from the previous couple of posts, I was pretty excited about having Dave O'Brien come call games for the Cubs... but after John McDonough was finished negotiating, ESPN wouldn't let O'Brien out of the final year of his contract. While I think thats bush league, I'm not going to criticize ESPN because O'Brien signed the contract, and would have collected his pay even if ESPN decided to fire him... life is a two way road.

Still, although ESPN wouldn't allow O'Brien out of his contract, I am still hopeful the Cubs can work something out for a year, and then bring O'Brien on full time next year. I wonder if its possible to have Dan Roan or someone else fill in while O'Brien is working his ESPN games. It might be distasteful... but I think O'Brien would be worth it over the long run.

Also of note, in the nothing to show for it column, Troy Percival signed with the Tigers yesterday... before he even met with the Cubs, who had worked to set up a meeting today. While it takes another closer off the market, I view it as a pretty positive move for the Cubs. Percival was signed to a 2 year $12 million contract... and I couldn't stomach the Cubs giving Carlos Beltran's money to Troy Percival... but we still need a viable arm at the end of the bullpen... and there frankly aren't really any out there.

I did see a rumor that the Cubs are talking to the Brew Crew about Danny Kolb... and that might make sense.

Anyhow, its about time to get back to the finance project... as for nothing to show for it? Well folks, this is my first post completely using the movable type system... can you tell the difference... (I hope not :) )

Posted by Byron at November 19, 2004 5:23 AM | Bookmark and Share | BallHype: hype it up!
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The new Moveable Type page seems to work just fine, Byron. Kinda funny that you took over the BaseballBlogs.org Cubs postings for a bit with all of the prior posts going on the board. Sort of a 2004 flashback going on on the Most Recent Post boards.

Best of luck with the new site, and to The Cubdom, of course, one of the best sites in the CBA. Hopefully the carpal tunnel won't kick in for a while.

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