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August 2007 Archive

Aug
31
2007

Do the Braves have a shot?

By Cpt. Morgan  |  Comments (1) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Cpt. Morgan Archive

I have not written much about the Braves lately.  Mostly I have been busy, but also due to their constant pissing me off as a fan.  So far Atlanta's second half has been about as good as my golf game right handed, throwing up a beautiful record of 22-23 since the all-star break.  Our last 10 games have been considerably subpar with a record of 4-6.  It has been entirely frustrating to watch and just see us never even hinting at gaining any games on the dirty metropolitans.  Over the past few days, I watched the Phillies play New York.  I learned three things this week; 1. The Phillies are a strong team.  2. Pat Burrell is on fire.  3. The Braves may actually have a chance to close this gap and make something out of this season yet.

This is the way I see it...over the next month, the Braves play the Mets and Phillies a combined total of 12 times out of the next 28 games.  The other 16 games are played against the Astros, Marlins, Nats, and Brewers.  Combined, the Braves have a 18-15 record this season against these teams.  At first glance, not that steller.  Howver, the Braves play 10 of these 16 games at home, and have a winning percentage against these teams in Turner of 0.636.  This definitely poses the thought of them doing something interesting this last month.

The bottom line is that the Braves have to play well this month.  They need to take 2 of 3 in each of the series against the Phillies and Mets, and they have to beat the teams that they are supposed to beat, ie Marlins, Nats, Astros...If they can do that, I see Bobby Cox and the Braves with another Division Title in their grasp.




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Aug
31
2007
Cubs Trade for Steve Trachsel
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (3) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
Yep, you read that correctly. Could that mean that Jason Marquis is on his way out of the rotation possibly? Probably not. I'm guessing the Cubs picked him up to make that spot start in St. Louis later in September...
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Aug
31
2007
Enjoy Labor Day Weekend with these Links
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (2) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Jack Cobra Archive | Misc.
I'm headed out of town for the weekend with The Lovely Dentist, Buck Rampage will continue his tour of drunken debauchery, Cpt. Morgan has a boat to sink and Bruce is headed to Ohio to catch up on some NAIA...
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Aug
31
2007
To Play or Not to Play....
By Buck Rampage  |  Comments (6) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Buck Rampage Archive
After reaching  .500 for the first time in over four months, the St. Louis Cardinals have lost two games in a row to the lowly Houston Astros to fall 3 games back of the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals were without...
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Aug
31
2007
Different Day, Different Heroes.....
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (19) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
Matt Murton. Carlos Marmol. If I have four boys at some point in the future I may name them after these guys after last night. The M & M boys put it together for the Cubs last night in their...
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Aug
30
2007
Interference or Hard Slide?
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (13) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
For those of you who missed it last night, the Mets/Phillies game ended with a wee bit of controversy. The Mets were down one run in the 9th inning with one out and a man (Marlon Anderson) on first base....
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Aug
30
2007
This Is How I'm Going to Roll.....
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (8) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
Last Winter I was writing on a website (that no longer exists) that was filled with Indianapolis Colts fans and as the Colts pushed their way through the playoffs and into the Super Bowl I urged them to write something...
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Aug
30
2007
Poor Cubbies Blow a Chance
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (13) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
In a game that the Cubs would have loved to win, they showed up and played one of their worst games of the season. We saw jacked up bunt attempts (again!), botched double plays, poor pitching, poor relays from the...
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Aug
29
2007
A Reason Why Cubs Fans Shouldn't Be Worried Coming Down the Stretch...
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (7) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
That's quite a long title there, huh? You can thank Gianluca and Hank for this post as they got me to thinking about something after reading our/their comments on the Samardzija post earlier today. This is straight off the top...
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Aug
29
2007
Jeff Samardzija Update
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (23) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
Earlier this month I wrote about Cubs Prospect Jeff Samardzija being promoted to Double-A, so I figure it's time for an update....First of all, let me get this out of the way. I did not know this at the time...
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Aug
29
2007
Cubs Win.....Biggest Night of the Season Tonight
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (46) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
Well.....that was a close one. If you are looking for an exciting pennant race, you've certainly found one here. I went through the gauntlet of emotions last night as I went from being happy (because Soriano was playing), to pissed...
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Aug
29
2007
Go Crazy Folks!
By Buck Rampage  |  Comments (0) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Buck Rampage Archive
The last time the St. Louis Cardinals were at the .500 mark in the 2007 season was April 16. They stood at 6-6 at that point and had no clue how their season was going to turn out. However, people were...
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Aug
28
2007
Is It That Freaking Hard to Bunt???
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (12) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
Ok, I've had enough of this crap. The first thing I was taught to do when I played baseball was to bunt. It's one of the easiest things to do in the game. You just have to keep your eye...
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Aug
28
2007
Greatest Disappointment in My Life....
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (11) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Jack Cobra Archive | Misc.
Things are going to be pretty slow around here until tonight when the Cubs kick off their series against the Brewers, so sit back and enjoy this tale from my childhood. Consider this content filler and a time waster....(That is...
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Aug
28
2007
You're the Doc...Doc...
By Cpt. Morgan  |  Comments (4) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Cpt. Morgan Archive | Misc.
A few years ago, Cobra and I read this book by Paul Davies.  From there on out, we were determined to figure out how to do this, and travel to and fro in our space time continum.  Last Friday, I...
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Aug
28
2007
Another 'Ladies' Entry - Need4Sheed
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (6) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Jack Cobra Archive
For those of you who don't know why I'm doing this:I usually do a post on cool blogs to read from time to time with links involved. Instead of doing that I'm going to introduce you to new sites that...
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Aug
28
2007
My Favorite Cubs Player: Ryne Sandberg
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (10) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
One of the great things about having your own blog is the ability to write about anything you want to write about. We take full advantage of that here at Cobra Brigade, and since the Cubs didn't play last night....and...
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Aug
27
2007
He's Back......!
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (6) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
I'm not going to write about the weekend series in Arizona because I'm in a good mood this morning and I don't want to ruin it. There was some good news over the weekend.Mr. Soriano is returning to the Cubs...
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Aug
27
2007
Weekend Shenanigans
Little League World Series - As a 12 year old, I could not imagine anything cooler than hitting a walk-off homer to win the Little League Worlds Series. I never got the chance to pull off the feat, but...
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Aug
24
2007
Good Decision Reg
  Reggie Miller announced his decision to stay retired and not join the Boston Celtics or any other team today. Reggie said he felt that he was capable of playing physically but didn't think he had enough left in the tank...
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Aug
24
2007
Porno, Disco, and Cardinals....An Infallible Combination
By Buck Rampage  |  Comments (7) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Buck Rampage Archive
I just saw this over at the Ladies... website this morning and had to share it with all you over here at the Brigade. I believe these are from a 70's Retro Night theme at Petco Park from earlier this...
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Aug
23
2007
Ben Allen Transfers from IU
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (19) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Jack Cobra Archive
Yeah, we cover Indiana Basketball around here too, bet you didn't know that. The news out of Bloomington today is that Junior C/F Ben Allen will be leaving the IU Basketball Program for....it's certainly not greener pastures, I can tell...
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Aug
23
2007
Cubs Trade for Craig Monroe
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (6) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
The Cubs made a move today by acquiring OF Craig Monroe from the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later. Monroe was designated for assignment last week, so his time in Detroit was done anyways. It's likely that...
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Aug
23
2007
Links you want, Links you get!
By Buck Rampage  |  Comments (1) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under:
While Jack is busy doing some pre-Fall house cleaning around these parts, I thought I'd produce some links to help those of you struggling to stay awake at work. Come on, we know you're bored and we know you...
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Aug
23
2007
Five in a Row
By Buck Rampage  |  Comments (2) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Buck Rampage Archive
I wish I could say the title of this post was referring to the Cardinals winning five games in a row......sadly that is not the case as they are currently holding true to only a three game winning streak. If they had...
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Aug
23
2007
Cubs Win and I'm Tired of It
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (8) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
I stayed up and watched the game last night again. I'm sorry I couldn't help it. It didn't matter that I had to get up in four hours to go to work. It didn't matter that I had a good...
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Aug
22
2007
This Man Saved the Cubs Season
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (20) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
I never thought I'd write this but Jacque Jones has been the most valuable player on the Chicago Cubs for the past two months....He is the main reason why the Cubs are in first place today. Without him.....the Cubs very...
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Aug
22
2007
Pujols = Pyroclastic Flow
By Buck Rampage  |  Comments (0) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Buck Rampage Archive
I completely lifted the title of this post from Bruce Paine's post yesterday, but it defines just how hot Pujols has been over the past week. Read Bruce's post as he dissects a day in his life and even discusses the Colts...
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Aug
22
2007
Holy Cow! What a Win!
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (33) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
I am exhausted this morning. After seeing that the Cardinals and Brewers had both won, coupled with The Lovely Dentist becoming addicted to LOST while watching the first season on DVD and calling me excited about it, I decided to...
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Aug
21
2007
The Indianapolis Colts and Bathtime: A Carpenter's Story
By Bruce Paine  |  Comments (12) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Bruce Paine Archive | Football
I stayed up late last night after a softball game so I could watch film on the Indianapolis Colts' preseason game against the Chicago Bears and tell you what I think. Now I am tired and cranky like a 10-month...
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Aug
21
2007
Another 'Ladies' Entry - I'm Always Right
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (11) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Jack Cobra Archive
For those of you who don't know why I'm doing this:I usually do a post on cool blogs to read from time to time with links involved. Instead of doing that I'm going to introduce you to new sites that...
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Aug
21
2007
Cubs Take Two of Three From Cards....
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (8) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
What? Writing about actual sports....you seem surprised? I figured I'd give you this bone to chew on before I come back with another ladies entry this afternoon.The Cubs took two of three from the Cards in a series in which...
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Aug
20
2007
Gammons, the Shooter, Fenway...Priceless
By Cpt. Morgan  |  Comments (4) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Cpt. Morgan Archive
My friend, Smokey, from back at home hooked me up with one of the greatest gifts someone can give.  In all honesty, he really didn't have to do much, but none-the-less thought of me, and came through big time.  He was...
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Aug
20
2007
Cobra Brigade Road Show.....Jack's Back, Pt. 3
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (34) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive | Misc.
Hopefully you enjoyed Buck's book report on what happened on Saturday. It was his first time at Wrigley so I was hopeful he would enjoy it. His team didn't win, but you can't have it all I suppose. A good...
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Aug
20
2007
Weekend Shenanigans
What a weekend it was. As most of you know, Jack and I made a road trip up to Chicago this weekend to watch my Cardinals take on his Cubs. It was a great time and we'll have more...
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Aug
19
2007
Cobra Brigade Road Show...We Made It Back Alive, Pt. 1
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (2) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive | Misc.
Ok, ok....we made it back safely. We both may have pneumonia, but it was well worth the trip to Wrigley. We sat in the 6th row right behind the batters box for lefties, we saw all the close plays (more...
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Aug
19
2007
The Mecca of Little League
By Cpt. Morgan  |  Comments (3) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Cpt. Morgan Archive
About 3 and a half hours from New York City, and just over 4 hours from Pittsburgh lies a town with a population of about 30,000 strong.  A town that embraces America's past-time the way it is supposed to be...
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Aug
18
2007
Jack and Buck
By Cpt. Morgan  |  Comments (1) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Cpt. Morgan Archive
For those of you that are interested in the saga that is the Cubs vs. Cards and Jack and Buck's secret love affair with each other under the grandstand, then listen up.  I just received word that Cobra and Rampage...
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Aug
17
2007
Breaking News San Diago
By Bruce Paine  |  Comments (0) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Bruce Paine Archive
When Buck and Jack left for Chicago today it was all smiles but our wayward travelers were blown off course when Buck's truck blew up in Indianapolis.  Forced to listen to the game on the radio, our venture brothers were...
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Aug
16
2007
Welcome to the ThunderDome
By Bruce Paine  |  Comments (13) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Bruce Paine Archive | Misc.
Bruce Paine has friends that aren't Jack and the boys, if you can believe it.  They are the kinds of friends that like to see bad things happen to me, and I like to see bad things happen to them,...
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Aug
16
2007
Cobra Brigade Road Show
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (22) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
Buck Rampage and I are going to be hitting the road this weekend for a road trip to Wrigley Field to watch the much anticipated match-up between good and evil the Cubs and Cardinals. Buck is a Cardinals fan.....I am...
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Aug
16
2007
You Want a NCAA Football Schedule?
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (32) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Football | Jack Cobra Archive
2007_NCAAF_Schedule.xlsWe'll see how this works....Hopefully by clicking on that link above it should open you to an Excel file that will give you the 2007 schedule for every Division I college football team in the nation. This was sent to...
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Aug
16
2007
Who Shot Mamba???? What the Hell Is It?
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (7) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Basketball | Jack Cobra Archive
Who Shot Mamba? Official WebsiteAs you all should know by now, on Friday's I write over at YAYSports where I cover topics ranging from NBA Basketball to how great Rajon Rondo is. What you may not know is why I...
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Aug
16
2007
D-Lee is Killing Me
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (1) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
For a guy who is supposed to be leading the Cubs into the playoffs, Derrek Lee sure is doing a piss poor job of it. I'm not sure if he's injured/tired/depressed/etc., but right now he's just not playing very well...
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Aug
16
2007
The Return of the Three Headed Monster
By Buck Rampage  |  Comments (0) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Buck Rampage Archive
    It's almost as if I traveled back in time to 2003 or 2004 as I watched the Game Cast of last nights Cardinals game. At least that's the feeling I got as the Cardinals three headed monster appeared out of thin air...
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Aug
15
2007
Workplace Policies Regarding Fantasy Football
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (19) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Football | Jack Cobra Archive
Fantasy football season is upon us once again and while I am not the avid fantasy footballer (word?) that some of you might be, I still play in a few leagues each season. It used to be that a majority...
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Aug
15
2007
Hinrich Withdraws from Team USA
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (6) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Basketball | Jack Cobra Archive
Yes, this is a basketball post. I know you don't see them around these parts too often, but I figured I needed to mix things up a bit before the Cubs made me pull my hair out.....Kirk Hinrich decided that...
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Aug
15
2007
Great Expectations....Pffftt....
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (5) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
I'm just sitting here staring at the screen and I'm not sure what to write. The Cubs lost.....again as Carlos Zambrano officially pulled himself out of the running for the NL Cy Young Award. I know Aaron Harang has been...
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Aug
15
2007
Hit Machine Rolls On
By Buck Rampage  |  Comments (0) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Buck Rampage Archive
The St. Louis Cardinals must have been feeling smurfy yesterday against the Milwaukee Brewers in their baby blue throwback unis. In the past two games, the St. Louis Cardinals have pounded out a season high in hits. On Sunday, the Cardinals roped 18...
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Aug
14
2007
Final Countdown.....
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (8) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
It feels like it has been forever since I've written a Cubs related article, so sorry about that. Then again, maybe that makes you happy. Anyways, there are 45 games left in the season and right now the Cubs are...
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Aug
14
2007
Another 'Ladies' Entry - Strike Zones and End Zones
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (0) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Jack Cobra Archive
For those of you who don't know why I'm doing this: I usually do a post on cool blogs to read from time to time with links involved. Instead of doing that I'm going to introduce you to new...
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Aug
13
2007
Stagnant team or clever disguise
By Bruce Paine  |  Comments (3) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Bruce Paine Archive | Football
The Colts almost always lose their preseason games. I don't know what upsets me more, watching the Colts mail it in or seeing guys on the field I don't even know exist.  Dungy always looks comically bored.  Which is saying...
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Aug
13
2007
Buck Rampage vs Cougar......We All Win
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (12) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Jack Cobra Archive | Misc.
For those of you who didn't know it, Buck Rampage and I have nice, cushy government jobs. At times it can be fairly stressful because of the situations we are dealing with, but we are young guys and enjoy the...
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Aug
13
2007
What A Weekend!
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (2) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
It was a helluva weekend for the Cobra Brigade. I was on travel for work and stuck in an airport all day yesterday.....and then they lost my luggage. So, I didn't get home until well after midnight last night. I...
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Aug
12
2007
There's A New Whammer In Town
By Buck Rampage  |  Comments (2) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Buck Rampage Archive
Rick Ankiel is back, and that's a fact. I don't think anyone, even Ankiel himself could have envisioned a better return to the major leagues than he has had in the past four days. I am absolutely loving all the...
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Aug
11
2007
DC Trippin: Part Deux, Adds Up To A Long Week
By Buck Rampage  |  Comments (4) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Buck Rampage Archive
The week started out just as any other when travel is involved. Get up early, head to the airport and wait. That's the name of the game in business travel, waiting. Upon arrival in DC I learned that I would...
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Aug
9
2007
Linkity, Link, Link
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (10) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Jack Cobra Archive | Misc.
I will be out of town on travel for work on Friday, so I'll leave you with these gems to check out while I'm gone. Also, all the complaining about the Erin Andrews pics can cease as I put up...
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Aug
9
2007
Hmmm.....Cubs Lose Again
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (3) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
Well, at least Milwaukee lost again. Other than that there isn't much good news to go around. Big Z lost his duel with Roy Oswalt, Aramis had to go back to Chicago for x-rays on his wrist, and the...
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Aug
8
2007
Pie Time!!! Again?
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (0) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
Felix Pie is back with the Cubs and will be available to play tonight. If he hits, the Cubs are golden, if he doesn't....they are in the same place they are in right now. For that reason it seems like...
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Aug
8
2007
Running Down a.....Screw That!
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (20) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Jack Cobra Archive | Misc.
This post is going to jump from one topic to another so please try to stay with me....Actually, that's probably not any different than any other post I've done. Hmmm....Also, I fully believe that writing this will be me in...
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Aug
8
2007
Ohman....What the F?
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (4) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
By now all Cubs fans know that Will Ohman has been shipped to Iowa *cough, cough* so the Cubs could recall Sean Gallagher. Initially I really didn't think this was going to be that big of a deal. I know...
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Aug
8
2007
Relax......
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (10) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
I was trying to figure out exactly what I was going to write this morning as I drove into work. I had two choices, 1) rant and complain or 2) relax. Seeing as I'm going to the Cubs/Cards game next...
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Aug
7
2007
Another Ladies Entry - Yankees Chick
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (8) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Jack Cobra Archive
For those of you who don't know why I'm doing this: I usually do a post on cool blogs to read from time to time with links involved. Instead of doing that for the time being I'm going to...
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Aug
7
2007
Frustration Beginning Already
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (8) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
Here is a little baseball knowledge for you folks out there at home. When you walk the lead-off hitter in an inning....90% of the time the opposing team will score. I know, I know, that sounds absolutely crazy and unfathomable. Yet,...
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Aug
6
2007
Pick it, pick it good.
By Bruce Paine  |  Comments (15) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Bruce Paine Archive | Football
The Colts have confirmed that starting defensive tackle Booger McFarland  will miss most if not all of the regular season this year with a torn patella tendon suffered in practice on Friday.  I must lament this in my own way. ...
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Aug
6
2007
Patterson Up, Pie Stays Down
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (1) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
The Cubs announced that 2b/OF Eric Patterson was be promoted from AAA Iowa today instead of fan favorite Felix Pie. Curious as to what this means??? Here you go, real quick like: - Soriano is going to be out at least...
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Aug
6
2007
Is It Really That Difficult To Throw Out a Base Runner?
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (18) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
Things were going so well for me over the weekend. The Lovely Dentist and I went to a very nice wedding (with an open bar), I met a group of her good friends, and we seemed to have a good...
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Aug
6
2007
Ugh.....
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (6) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
I just can't bring myself to writing much about the Alfonso Soriano situation today. I feel like a donkey just kicked me in the balls and I'm not really sure how to react. Have you ever seen the home video...
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Aug
6
2007
Weekend Shenanigans
With the exclusion of a Weekend Shenanigans post last week, I’m trying to make it up to you this week by giving you a “SUPER” Weekend Shenanigans. Alright, there’s really nothing “SUPER” about it. Same lame format, same lame content....
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Aug
4
2007
Murals for Everyone
By Buck Rampage  |  Comments (1) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Buck Rampage Archive
I’m sure most of you have already seen this over at Deadspin, but I wanted to post it here to tell you that I want this on my wall. I don’t just want some rinky dink poster in one...
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Aug
3
2007
DC Trippin
By Buck Rampage  |  Comments (9) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Buck Rampage Archive
When it comes to ball parks, there are great ones, good ones, bad ones, pieces of shit, and then there is RFK Stadium. I made my first trip to ole RFK earlier this week while I was on travel for...
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Aug
2
2007
Three questions about camp you aren't asking enough.
By Bruce Paine  |  Comments (0) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Bruce Paine Archive | Football
Did you know that the Colts started practicing at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Geek Warehouse? I did, and I think you should be asking your Indianapolis Colts a few questions nobody else is. So if you can batter your...
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Aug
2
2007
Links, Links, and more Links
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (13) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Jack Cobra Archive | Misc.
I'm facing quite a conundrum now because it seems like every new site that I find is filled with great links. You guys know I'm at YAYSports on Friday's, so maybe this will give you something to do to...
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Aug
2
2007
Cubs Prospect Jeff Samardzija Is Promoted
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (0) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
About a month ago I was at a golf outing and during a conversation with my Uncle Rob he said that he wouldn't be surprised if the Cubs promoted Jeff Samardzija to the Cubs Double-A team in Tennessee before the...
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Aug
2
2007
Cubs in First.....Feeling Good
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (0) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
'Different Day, Different Hero'. I'm telling you guys, someone needs to print up some t-shirts with that slogan on them and sell them outside of Wrigley. You would make a fortune, I can almost guarantee it. If I lived...
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Aug
1
2007
Shooter of the Month
In the wake of such things as beer, wine, cheese, player, book, eyesore, and molecule of the month, we at cobrabrigade would love to extend a hearty challenge to our readers.  Our love for “The Shooter” runs deep here...
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Aug
1
2007
Another 'Ladies' Entry - Leave the Man Alone
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (7) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Jack Cobra Archive | Misc.
For those of you who don't know why I'm doing this: I usually do a post on cool blogs to read from time to time with links involved. Instead of doing that for the time being I'm going to introduce...
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Aug
1
2007
Cubs Win, Jason Marquis Tells You to Stuff It
By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (3) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Jack Cobra Archive
Here's the thing folks.....Jason Marquis was not signed by the Cubs to lead them to overtaking the Universe. They don't even expect him to win 20 games, the Cy Young Award and Save Darfur all at the same time....
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