Cards widen their lead
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By Jeff Mayfield
[MAY 16, 2005]
While the Cubs and White Sox were
having their troubles, St. Louis bested the always pesky Mets two
out of three to claim yet another series. The beauty of this one is
that it increases the Redbird lead to 5½ games over their division
rivals. Matt Morris got another win to see his record go to 3-0
(maybe he should've had the surgery sooner?) and John Mabry
continues his torrid play of late.
The Cards took three of four (I felt
they should've swept that series) from the L.A. Dodgers, and now
this series with New York seems to be demonstrating that the
Redbirds have been as solid as we suspected. However, they have not
played well in Philly the last two seasons, so we'll see how they
fare there over the next three days.
The Cubs struggled with the Washington
Nationals in a series that looked winnable from this angle. Bullpen
problems are a daily struggle for Chicago, and I am amazed that they
have not taken drastic measures to fix the problem. Solving that
issue could well be the factor that keeps them in the race until
they get all their starters back from the injury list. If not for
Derek Lee, it's hard to imagine where the Cubbies would be!
The Sox also had their struggles
with the other surprise team of the AL, the Baltimore Orioles.
Chicago dropped two of the three in the set to Sammy's new squad and
allowed those Twinkies to edge a slight bit closer.
Railers edge Olympia
The Lincoln Railers put another one
in the win column by slipping by Olympia on Saturday. That did not
make up for the tough losses to Glenwood, but it is still always
nice to bounce back, a trait often needed during the playoffs. From
here Lincoln will need to position itself for a strong postseason
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Indy 500 qualifying
How 'bout another woman qualifying
for the Indy 500? And not just a qualifying run, but how 'bout the
best qualification by a woman ever? That's what rookie driver Danica
Patrick pulled off yesterday at the Indy Motor Speedway. I believe
she will start from the inside position in the second row.
If you've never been over to the
track, let me encourage you to make the trip. It is one of those
neat experiences that you will always be glad that you had.
To my niece Renee who graduated from
high school this weekend in Oklahoma.
Also, to my main man, Payne, who
passed the test for his orange belt (an appropriate color to be
sure!) at Little Ninjas on Saturday.
Also, to Rob Orr and the many
members of his team, who secured the SYSCO deal in bringing them
here to Lincoln. That is a huge accomplishment, and we pray that
there are many more to come.
That's it for me… Have a great week,