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Thursday, April 05, 2007
WEDNESDAY'S GAME AT CINCINNATI: Very impressive performance by Ted Lilly going 7 innings with only one earned run and three hits. Offensively the Cubs did enough getting four runs in the 4-1 victory.

TODD HUNDLEY AWARD: The Todd Hundley Award for bad catching to Michael Barrett. Barrett went 0 for 3 (2 strikeouts) and made an error on catcher's interference.

Sunday, April 01, 2007
2007 PREDICTIONS: The 2007 season starts tonight with the New York Mets at the St. Louis Cardinals. Time for some (bad) predictions:

AL EAST: New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles,
Tampa Bay Devil Rays

AL CENTRAL: Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians,
Kansas City Royals

AL WEST: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Oakland Athletics (WC), Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners

NL EAST: New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies (WC), Florida Marlins, Atlanta Braves,
Washington Nationals

NL CENTRAL: St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers,
Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates

NL WEST: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks,
San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies

ALDS: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim over New York Yankees; Detroit Tigers over Oakland

ALCS: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim over Detroit Tigers

NLDS: New York Mets over Los Angeles Dodgers; St. Louis Cardinals over Philadelphia Phillies

NLCS: New York Mets over St. Louis Cardinals

World Series: New York Mets over Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Sunday, October 22, 2006
2006 WORLD SERIES PREDICTION: Game 1 of the 2006 World Series was last night with the Cardinals winning. I am still going to go ahead and pick Detroit to win the series. World Series: Detroit Tigers over St. Louis Cardinals.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
2006 PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: Well I went 0-4 on my LDS predictions. The only prediction that came true was they were going to be bad predictions. Time for some more (inaccurate) predictions. ALCS: Detroit Tigers over Oakland Athletics. NLCS: New York Mets over St. Louis Cardinals. World Series: New York Mets over Detroit Tigers.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006
2006 PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: The 2006 playoffs begin today, so time for some more (bad) predictions. ALDS: New York Yankees over Detroit Tigers. Minnesota Twins over Oakland Athletics. NLDS: Los Angeles Dodgers over New York Mets. San Diego Padres over St. Louis Cardinals. ALCS: New York Yankees over Minnesota Twins. NLCS: San Diego Padres over Los Angeles Dodgers. World Series: New York Yankees over San Diego Padres.

Thursday, May 04, 2006
WEDNESDAY'S GAME AT ARIZONA: Greg Maddux showed he is not perfect last night giving up five runs and ten hits to the Diamondbacks in a 5-1 Cubs loss. The Cubs offense continues to struggle to score runs as they were only able to score one run on ten hits. To top off this bad performance Jacque Jones got doubled off second on a fly ball to left field for the second time in three games!

Monday, May 01, 2006
DANNY JACKSON AWARD: The Danny Jackson Award for bad starting pitching to Carlos Zambrano. Zambrano pitched four innings on Sunday allowing eight hits (1 home run), five walks, and seven earned runs.

SUNDAY'S GAME VS. MILWAUKEE: Another bad game for the Cubs on Sunday as they get thumped again by the Brewers, this time 9-0. Carlos Zambrano continues to be unimpressive. The Cubs offense has not been looking good either. Aramis Ramirez is hitting .197 . Jacque Jones is at .228. The Chicago Tribune is reporting today the Cubs are interested in acquiring Tony Clark from Arizona. Clark is hitting .194 with the Diamondbacks and has lost his first base job. He should fit right in with the hitless listless Cubs.