Speaking of Oscars, BOTH teams appear
to be taking lots of acting classes. I know managers and pitching
coaches always think that they're getting squeezed on the calls, but
if you REALLY want something to complain about, look at the strike
zone that Atlanta pitchers have gotten the last 10 years! I think
even I could through a few strikes if you're gonna give me six
inches on either side of the plate.
Also, if I were a manager I think I
would be a lot more concerned about horrible base running and guys
missing their cutoff men! As good as today's players are, sometimes
the fundamentals that many of us were taught as kids just aren't
there. How can that be tolerated by today's managers and
front-office people? I just don't understand it. Especially when
you've got pitchers on both teams going out there and busting their
butts for six, seven or eight innings, and then to have a game
thrown away because of an error… and not just any error, but mental
errors… That's a killer!
…for the next couple of months is
tonight. Greg and I will be discussing some of these issues as well
Greg ripped Tomko and Simontacchi the
last two weeks on our show, and they've both fared well… We want to
get Greg's take on that.
Even if the Cubs lose on Monday and go
only 1-3, I STILL think they will be OK. They are so much more
competitive with Dusty Baker at the helm, they seem to be in every
game… and I've been saying all along that I think they will be there
for the long haul. I think Greg will agree with us on that.
The Cubs are now 4-22 since 2000 in St.
Louis… How will Greg explain that?
Lots of talk coming out of Chicago
regarding the Cubs picking up a third baseman. The names I keep
hearing are Aaron Boone out of Cincinnati and Mike Lowell out of
Florida. We'll see what Greg's take is on that, or if the Cubs
should even make a move at all. I don't even want to tell Greg what
former Cubbie Bill Mueller is hitting over in Boston…
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Greg may have some questions for me
too. Like what is up with the Cardinal bullpen? Will J.D. Drew get
shipped or will he continue to battle injuries? What in the world is
going on with Rick Ankiel? Should the Birds ship him, convert him to
an outfielder or just continue to be patient with him and hope that
the magic returns? What's up with the slumping bats of Jim Edmonds
and Tino Martinez? And is Vina staying or going? And who knows what
other stuff Greg will be masterminding before our last spring
episode? Catch us at 6 tonight right here on the
LDN live link, on CITV 5
or on FIX 96.3 FM radio or call us at (217) 735-3306.
And we will both lament what is
happening to the Chicago White Sox.
CONGRATULATIONS to C-EL, Hartsburg-Emden and Carroll Catholic
…for their outstanding showing at last
weekend's IESA 7A state track meets! Chester-East Lincoln girls took
home a second place trophy, while Carroll finished sixth. The Hartem
boys also brought home a second-place trophy. Congratulations to all
of these students for representing Logan County so well!
keep up winning record
The Lincoln Railers baseball team has
fought off cold conditions, rain and untimely hitting to stay on the
winning side of the ledger of late. After missing several good
opportunities to take a game from Jacksonville last week and
settling for a tie, Lincoln was able to split with Olympia on
Saturday. Jason Fitzpatrick struck out five and limited last year's
Class A state champions to one run on two hits in a 1-0 shutout.
Olympia won the nightcap 6-5. The Railsplitters moved their record
Have a great
Moser and his Redbird staff will host
three camps this summer, with a pair of day camps and one team camp.
The first day camp runs June 16-19 and
is for boys entering grades 1-12. The second day camp is open to
boys entering grades 1-8 and is scheduled for July 15-18. The day
camps are designed for commuters only and focus on the basic
fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense
and game play.
The cost for either day camp is $170.
Each camper receives a basketball and a T-shirt.
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The team camp, which caters to high
school and junior high teams with boys entering grades 6-12, will be
June 20-22. The camp format is round-robin and tournament team play.
The cost for the team camp is $170 for
commuters and $205 for resident campers. Each will receive a camp
For more information about the
basketball camps, call the Redbird men's basketball office at (309)
438-8681 or click
here for an application form.
here to download the Adobe Acrobat reader for the PDF file.]
[Todd Kober, director of
Illinois State University]