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What comes around goes around

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

You can see the series in review flags below, and I'll mention the 15-5 score in the loss today... but that is it.

Mr. Predictable, Greg Maddux, has suddenly become less predictable... leading to speculation about Greg Maddux' house party with Henry Blanco and Sergio Mitre. Frankly, I'm sure Die-Hard Cubs Fun could contact their sources and get us some pictures.

In other news: One of my papers was linked to by Baseball Prospectus today. I was thrilled. The paper is a Cubs Case Study that takes a look at the Cubs lobbying efforts prior to the 2004 season. If you've never wandered to the back-pages on my site, I strongly encourage you to. There's tons of interesting stuff on the non-blog portion of my site. Speaking of which, the Attend-O-Meter has been updated.

Now that the Marlins are out of town, let us not speak of this series again... so we'll start looking forward to the Yankees series that starts in New York on Friday. I'm guessing the Cubs haven't been to Yankee stadium since the 1930's.

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Chicago Cubs Media Guide Trivia Nugget of the Day:
Page 237: Hee Seop Choi is the only Cubs rookie to ever win the "Rookie of the Month" award. He did so in April 2003. However, several Cubs have won "Rookie of the Year" awards
Billy Williams — 1961
Ken Hubbs — 1962
Jerome Walton — 1989
Kerry Wood — 1998

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Rookie of the Year. One Hall of Famer and three washouts. Some honor. (True, Hubbs died tragically after his second full season but did not show that much promise that he would be that good, God rest his soul.)

Jerome Walton didn't win ROM in the streak month? Yikes.

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