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Hangar18
08-17-2005, 12:57 PM
SOX actually gain ground story/coverage wise, but for all the wrong reasons.
The Sun-Times today began a new CubFluff piece on Barrett, getting his opinions on movies, music, bars, hangouts. Its going to be regular feature apparently. Nice.

Cubune:
2 cub stories
3 sox stories
Cub-Times:
4 cub stories
5 sox stories

4th place, 4 games UNDER .500 (losing team) .......CUBS 186
1st place, 31 games OVER .500 (still winning) ...........SOX 144

mr_genius
08-17-2005, 01:02 PM
The Sun-Times today began a new CubFluff piece on Barrett, getting his opinions on movies, music, bars, hangouts. Its going to be regular feature apparently. Nice.



:moron

Nice indeed!

maurice
08-17-2005, 01:08 PM
Was she more annoying than the large group of twink fans visible on TV through the camera angle used to take a closeup of left-handed batters? They kept waving their arms at the camera and talking on their cell phones the entire game.

Hangar18
08-17-2005, 04:38 PM
I also like how, Phil Rogers wrote the game-story. Heres a Nugget from
the very 1st paragraph. "For the 2nd start in a row, Maddux was masterful".
Sure .......he was coming off that Gem he tossed last start, LIMITING the opposition to 14 hits. I did like the fact that Rogers pointed out that Maddux was getting a generous strike-zone as evidenced by the numerous
complaints by Astro hitters, and he was very forthcoming in his assessment
of Woods attitude "didnt sound very convincing.

shoota
08-17-2005, 06:10 PM
Note how the Tribune has brought up discussion of whether Maddux will retire after the season rather than pitch next year. Maddux has a IP option in his contract that is ~20 innings from vesting. The 2006 option is for something like $9.5 million.

The Cubs will obviously be better off not having Maddux back for 2006 at that price, since they can fill their roster with better and younger talent for much less money. So now that his option is a near lock, note the columns about his retirement, saying how he'd have too much pride to continue to pitch if he's not near the top of his game.

It's in the Tribune's, er, Cubs best interest for Maddux to retire at season's end.

Here's to Maddux earning $9.5 million from the Cubs next season and having less than 15 wins this year.