Saturday, February 28, 2004
Wanted: For Possession of Nasty Stuff
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 3:08 PM
Cubs Take Care of Business
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 3:00 PM
Friday, February 27, 2004
As this season quickly approaches, I am reminded of the year that Harry Caray died. I was going to school downtown at the time and my dorm room was not more than 4 blocks from the massive cathedral where his funereal took place. Growing up watching the Cubs, Steve Stone and Harry Caray were all I ever knew. I never had the priviledge of watching the greats that came before. In fact, I remember my first Cubs game as a kid at Wrigley Field. I went with a church group in 1987, the year Harry had a stroke and was out for a while. I remember how disappointed I was when he wasn't there to lead us in take me out to the ball game. I felt as if my heart had been broken. When I heard the news on February 18th, 1998 I was very sad. As bad as Harry's announcing had gotten over the years, he still lived and died with Cubs baseball. That's what made him great, and that's why we loved him.
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 1:23 PM
Thursday, February 26, 2004
Episode 1: A New Hope
If this were Starwars wed be in episode 4 right now according to the title, but this isnt a galaxy far away and the only thing that has happened along time ago was the 1908 World Series.
Written by NoLimit54 @ 8:43 PM
One Player agrees with me
I was looking around and found this story. Apparently I am not the only one who thinks people should shut up about the steroids talks.
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 8:01 PM
The View From The Bleachers Welcomes....
I am pleased to announce that there will be a new writer here on the site. A good friend of mine from high school has signed on to write and update the site with me. I don't know what flavor he will be bringing to the site, but I'm sure you'll enjoy it. If you ever need to contact either of us, our mailboxes are on the right.
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 4:54 PM
Random Stuff I'm thinking about
I am home from school today because of snow. It's an annual leave day and I am bored to death. I have been sitting in bed watching Cold Pizza on ESPN. I've never really watched this show before. It's kind of boring, but better than watching the same sportscenter 5 times in a row. I really wish my cable provider offered me ESPN News. Oh well, what can you do? Anyways, I am not really sure where this post will go, but I have a feeling it will be long. I'm just in the mood to write for some reason.
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 11:23 AM
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
I can't believe it actually happened!!!!!
One of my favorite shows, when I actually have time to watch it is the Simpsons. Homer just cracks me up. Well about a week ago I saw one of my favorite episodes where Homer goes on a hunger strike because he sees that the Springfield Isotopes are moving to Albuquerque. He proceeded to go without food until the team promises not to move. None of the fans believe him and so he starves himself. Eventually the owner gets caught in his foolish game when he gives homer a hot dog with all kinds of ingredients from the Southwest. He ends up saving the day in typical fashion. Springfield lives happily ever after, right? Wrong!!! Check this out!!! Poor Poor Homer!!!
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 8:50 PM
Guess what site finally has pictures
For the last few months, my fellow bloggers have experimented with putting pictures on their sites. I, being a computer moron, did not know how. Well, thanks to one of my 8th grade students and some viewing of source codes from other sites, I think I have finally figured it out. I think pictures add a little flair to the site. I don't know how often I'll use them, but I am glad that I now have the option. One thing that I am definitely going to do this year is post each morning or late night who the player of the game was and their stats. For now, you can look at my picture of Mad Dog.
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 3:04 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2004
Interview with The Northside Lounge
A while back, I ran a Best Blog of 2003 competition. I had mentioned that the site that was voted the winner would be interviewed. I want to first take this chance to congratulate Scott Lange and Dennis Goodman over at The Northside Lounge for winning the competition. It has taken a long time for us to get our interview done, but now that it is, I am very excited to take this opportunity to tell you a little about their site and why it was very deserving of the honor. Because the site is run and written by two separate people, I e-mailed both and asked them a series of questions. I will try to profile both as best I can.
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 11:31 PM
Friday, February 20, 2004
Here are my thoughts on this issue
Recently, The Clark & Addison Chronicle posted a "Comprehensive" Cub's blog reaction to the Greg Maddux signing. It has sparked some controversy due to the absence of Rob's (aka The Uncouth Sloth) opinion. This absence has sparked a big argument by the readers of the Cub's Blog Army and I would like to weigh in on my opinions.
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 3:10 PM
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
We Got Him
Welcome Home Greg. Oh how we've missed you!!!
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 7:26 AM
Monday, February 16, 2004
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Pretty cheesy title huh? But I just couldn't resist. As you have all heard by now, the Yankees have traded Soriano and a player to be named later for A-Rod. What a way to stick it to the Red Sox. I got a kick out of The Bambino's Curse's take on it. I don't really care that much about this trade. A-Rod is awesome, but Soriano is no slouch himself. This leaves the Yankees with a hole at 2nd base. Maybe they would like to take Mark Grudzielanek off our hands. That sure would be nice because I am not looking forward to him and Walker splitting time. I really hope that is not what Dusty has in mind. Give one guy the job and let the other guy be a bench guy. Anyways, sorry about the lack of posts but like I have said before, I have just not had the time. I am working hard to get a second Head to Head Keeper league going for Baseball on yahoo. I have 8 people for the second league so I am looking for like 4 more. If you are interested, please leave me a comment on my site. For those of you who are already in, as soon as Yahoo opens the registration, our leagues will be registered and I will be sending out invitation e-mails. Until then, keep being patient and hope for Maddux.
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 8:12 PM
Still Taking Names
I have enough people signed up for a full 12 team fantasy Keeper Leage. I have since them gotten 2 more requests to join. So, I am still taking sign ups for people who are interested in a league. I will hopefully get 2 leagues going instead of one due to the demand. So, right now I have 4 teams in the second league. Sign up if you're interested ASAP!!!!
Written by Joseph E. Aiello @ 6:33 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2004
The season is quickly approaching. I have 6 people already interested in doing a fantasy baseball head to head keeper league. If you are interested and you are reading this, do one of two things. 1) Leave your name and e-mail address in the comment section and you will receive an invite when the league opens. (It's a free league on yahoo.) 2) E-mail me at email@example.com for more information on the league. I want 12 teams total and we have 7 so far. So, sign up now so we can set a draft time and date.