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lpiklor
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lpiklor
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That actually brings up another memory: I was a junior in High School playing centerfield when single to center hit a rock as I was about to field it, bounced up and RACKED me (that's what we called it)... I fell like I'd been shot! My coach came out to CF, sat me up on my butt and - I kid you not - in front of everyone, put his hands under my arms and picked up about a foot off the ground and DROPPED me! Like he was resetting a dislocation! He said "How's that? Is that better?" I said "sure!" got up, limped around for a few innnings and stayed in the game. There's NO WAY that made me feel any better, but I couldn't tell Coach that!

Aug 17, 2009 5:13 PM on Rocky Mountain High
 
lpiklor
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As an emergency catcher in little league one year - I think we were about 12 or 13 years old andthis was about 30 years ago - I didn't own a cup, but we couldn't catch or play infield without one (I was an outfielder). When the starting catcher came out of the game once, we all stood in a circle near the dugout while he passed his cup along to the next catcher. A couple innings later, we had to go stand in a circle again - this time I was the lucky recipient of the Community Cup! Caught two innings, threw out a basestealer and went back to the outfield in the next game where I was MUCH happier. Good times, good times...

Aug 17, 2009 5:06 PM on Rocky Mountain High
 
lpiklor
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Seconded!

Jul 08, 2009 10:17 AM on Midweek Update
 
lpiklor
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Which is exactly why I don't watch ESPN anymore...

 
lpiklor
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The wall Rick Ankiel hit this year in St Louis was padded, no? Imagine if it hadn't been... We may have seen another Pete Reiser / Last Rites situation.

 
lpiklor
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Anyone else remember Glenallen Hill's homer onto the roof across the street from Wrigley? Didn't he also just step in and hit one out once when the Umpire told the pitcher to pitch whether Hill was in the box or not?

Jun 12, 2009 10:50 AM on More Revenue
 
lpiklor
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As a kid, I was in the crowd at Wrigley Field one opening day many years ago when the fans in the bleachers were throwing snowballs at each other and at Dave Kingman before the game. I'll never forget that. Also once sat through a multiple rain delay double header in St Louis (Cubs vs Cards, back when you could still get tickets). I believe Jim Bullinger won one game and saved the other AND hit a HR (if I recall it was his first ML hit, too, but I couild be wrong). And he may have hit on my wife before the game (there was a bit of debate among us about that)! Spent roughly 10 hours at the park that day and loved every minute of it. And I used to LOVE watching Shawon Dunston play. It always seemed like he played with barely controlled abandon. His rocket throws from short to first were awesome.

Jun 12, 2009 10:44 AM on More Revenue
 
lpiklor
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I agree... I'm a fan of the whole thing article, but I've found myself particularly looking for the Scout's Views section.

Jun 03, 2009 11:39 AM on Mid-week Roundup
 
lpiklor
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I heard it'll be resolved today, so I'd assume he'll still make his start if he's still on the team tomorrow...

May 21, 2009 10:02 AM on There They Go Again
 
lpiklor
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Thanks Will... can you explain the "Incaviglia Rule"?

May 21, 2009 8:21 AM on There They Go Again
 
lpiklor
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It's almost exactly what they used last night against the Cubs... what's laughable? 7 of the 8 batters were the same (plus Henry "Peavy's Caddy" Blanco in for Hundley). Granted some swapped spots in the order (4 and 6, 7 and 8) but you're gonna get that in just about any line up on a given night. Glad to hear you're feeling better, Clay!

May 13, 2009 10:34 AM on October 22-28
 
lpiklor
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Wait... someone still watches ESPN?

May 08, 2009 8:08 AM on Manny's Return
 
lpiklor
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I discovered the MLB Extra Innings APP for my IPhone last week and you're right - it's indispensable. I live in Chicago and was able to catch last nights Giants / Dodgers game that I otherwise would not have paid any attention to and there were others that I COULD have listened to if I'd wanted. It also surprises me how quickly they get the video highlights up for viewing. Now if they can just fix the Cubs audio so I can listen during my commute...

 
lpiklor
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I grew up in the Chicago area listening to Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd and Lou Boudreau doing Cubs games in the 70's. I still think back to all the days I spent after school tuned in to Jack on WGN (my Dad had a big Zenith console with a TELEPHONE built in!). We'd get home usually around the 7th inning or so - just in time to watch them blow another one. But Jack was always there with his "back, Back, BACK... HEY HEY!". Like Joe said about Scooter, Jack Brickhouse "...was a part of my youth, part of my baseball-loving life" and I think I grew up a bit when Jack passed away. We feel your loss, Phillies fans. Rest in peace, Mr. Kalas - you are missed!

Apr 15, 2009 7:03 AM on Losses
 
lpiklor
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"...the clubhouse is better than a 7-Eleven..." What a great quote!

Apr 13, 2009 11:10 AM on Week One Wrap
 
lpiklor
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"...it felt a little like being in US Cellular Field, a little like Comerica Park, and a bit like nowhere at all in particular". To me, that says it perfectly. As a Chicagoan and Cub Fan, it makes me think "God save Wrigley Field! Please!"

 
lpiklor
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The first thing I read each morning during the season is the game story... the box scores are all well and good - I go through them by force of habit to get a quick check on my fantasy stats while I ride the train to work - but I read the game stories because they're more than just a set of numbers. I like to see if there's something I missed, or if they write about something I thought was important... Yes I can watch all the games on the various outlets, but who actually does? The game story for the Astros / Pirates game some Tuesday night is infitely more interesting than the box score that tells me Lance Berkman went 2 for 4. I think we'd miss them a lot more than some people think.

Apr 01, 2009 9:49 AM on Loose Ends
 
lpiklor
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Ugh... I remember the Ed Lynch years...

Mar 30, 2009 1:57 PM on Value Dissonance
 
lpiklor
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Thanks Will! Big fan of you, BP and UTK in particular. I know it\'s early, but are you hearing anything re: Mark Prior?

Feb 20, 2009 9:38 AM on Things We Know Now
 
lpiklor
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I\'ve had Fitz\'s shipped to me in Chicago... good stuff!

Jan 12, 2009 6:58 PM on July 31-August 5, 2001
 
lpiklor
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This would be outstanding! I\'d watch!

Jan 05, 2009 11:09 AM on July 23-30
 
lpiklor
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C~ and I will be there!

Nov 12, 2008 10:21 AM on July 5-9, 2001
 
lpiklor
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Rogers didn\'t report that the Giants \"are willing\" to trade Cain but that they \"also may kick the tires on first baseman Paul Konerko of the White Sox and Derrek Lee of the Cubs\". Just like I MAY get Burger King on my way home tonight, or I MAY just skip it altogether. It\'s just Philish speculation to fill space. It\'s what he does. Rogers is one reason why I rarely read sports columnists anymore. Most of them are just \"filling space\" in my opinion.

Oct 13, 2008 11:58 AM on Fun With Numbers
 
lpiklor
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I have to agree with the good Dr and Mr Flax and add that if the conditions are \"sloppy\", I\'d throw the B Team out there tonight. Why risk Harden, Soriano etc. on a wet field? I\'d hate to see someone integral to the Cubs postseason wrench an ACL on wet turf in a game that doesn\'t mean too much to them. It\'s looking a no win proposition for the Cubs tonight unless the weather cooperates.

Sep 25, 2008 10:46 AM on Twins Go Wild