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OT loss to the Brew Crew

NOT AGAIN!  This is like deja vu….again!  At least it’s only the end of April and not the end of July. 

Let’s be honest, the bullpen was likely tired after the extra innings loss to the Cardinals.  But, to put Eyre into the game could be a bad sign of things to come.  Lets see, left handed batters are hitting .400 against Eyre (before the game!).  Eyre is the one who gave up the two runs in the 8th inning.  This tied the game at 4-4.  Nice work again Scott!  This brings your ERA down to an awesome 15.00!  Nice work dude, keep up the good work.


You can’t really get mad at Rocky Cherry, recently called up from Iowa, since it’s his big league debut. 

 Z pitched a pretty solid game, but, you’d hope he’d go a little deeper than the 5 1/3 he went.

On a brighter note, Piniella and Perry, got into a post-game shouting match about the called third strike on DeRosa.  There was a runner on, with two outs in the ninth.  DAMN!

LETS GO CUBS!  At least the game is on TV today.  That sucked yesterday, that those of us in the Peoria area couldn’t watch.  Oh Well, Santo gives such great commentary on the Radio, that its BETTER than TV!


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The 100th Post!


The Bearded Bears are happy to have posted our 100th post today!  This is actually the 101st, but, hey, nobody really reads this thing anyway.

 Also, we’re on the verge of our 6000th hit or view, whatever you want to call it.  We’re at just over 5950, so we should be at 6000 by the end of the day.  I know that’s not a ton, but, what started out as a Bearded Bear prank, actually has gone a lot further than any of us have thought!  Better said, for what we talk about (absolutely nothing serious!), that’s not too shabby!  So nice work to the four of us who post! 

 Well, adios for now, and keep reading.  CHEERS!  GO CUBS and BEARS!

Also, Cheifs game tomorow night….if it’s not snowing!


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Santo, left out by ‘Grumpy Old Men’….

What does a guy have to do to get some respect around here?  Ron Santo, a Cubs fixture on the field and now the booth, missed the HOF by a whopping 5 votes this year, getting 69.5% and needing 75%.  Santo is now voted on by the HOF Veterns Committee.    These Veterans (a.k.a. Grumpy Old Men) have left Santo out – again.  This was the Veterans committees’ third vote since they were created.  Guess how many people these guys have voted in: 0.  About the same chances the Cardinal’s have of winning another game at Wrigley this year!  GO CUBS!

Well, Sadly Cubs fans, Ronnie Santo didn’t make it.  However, on a bright note, this article mentions the POSSIBLE disbanding of the Grumpy Old Men over at the HOF.  This includes Hall Of Fame broadcasters, writers, and players.   At least some former Cubbies stuck up for Ronnie,

Former Cubs Williams, Ernie Banks, Bruce Sutter and Ryne Sandberg no doubt were in Santo’s corner, but they didn’t have enough votes to put him over the top.

“I talked to Ernie (Banks) yesterday,” Williams said. “Everybody involved, maybe we’re a little partial toward him because we were teammates, and I really thought the credentials that he has, he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.”

 To the sportswriters, the Bearded Bears say:


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SANTO! Put him in the HOF!

Now, this Bearded Bear loves Santo, he named his dog after the Cubs legend.    GO RONNIE!  Also, because a certain Mr. Nick Brabson and I are in the EFHOF (Extreme Foosball Hall Of Fame), we KNOW what it takes to be an HOF’er.  SANTO, has got the numbers, and the great life accomplishments.

Another blog is having a HEATED discussion about Ronnie. Check it out!

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