04.27.06

Dusty, Grateful For The Grope

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From the Chicago Sun-Times’ Mike Kiley
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>Manager Dusty Baker sees the benefits in the group grope that has become the NL Central. Only the Pittsburgh Pirates are wallflowers, while the rest of the bunch clobber one another.

“That’s going to help us, hopefully, by stopping somebody from running off,” Baker said. “If you can keep them in sight, you can catch them. That’s helping us until we get our guys back, as long as we do our thing.”

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Group grope?”  Mike Kiley, despite his Letter to Penthouse style coverage, isn’t wrong.  The NL Central is turning into the most competitive division in baseball again.  That the Cubs are still playing .600 baseball since Lee was hurt bodes well for the next couple of weeks — but I’m sick of the “if we can just hold on until ______ gets back” PR releases re injured starting players in Wrigleyville.  They still haven’t said anything decisive about Wood or Prior yet, meanwhile, former Cub DL all-stars Joe Borowski (who beat us yesterday) and Nomar in LA are doing great.

One Response to “Dusty, Grateful For The Grope”

  1. JD says:

    Surely nobody is suggesting that the Cubs should have held on to Borowski or Nomar? When Borowski was last on the Cubs he looked absolutely lost; that he may have revived his career with the Marlins is nothing short of a minor miracle, akin to the one he needed and got when he revived his career with the Cubs a few years ago. Who wants to sit around and pay him a couple of million dollars while he figures it out…all over again? And while nobody doubts that Nomar can hit, it appears that one R. Cedeno can as well, for a tiny fraction of the cost.

    So those guys can go join some other orgy, is I guess what I’m saying.

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