Wednesday, July 20, 2005


What do players think?

To tide y'all over until I get around to writing about the Sox/Tigers game a couple of us attended Monday night, I'll point you to the blog written by new Cubs outfielder Jody Gerut. He hasn't updated it in a year or so, but I'm impressed with what's there. He's a capable writer, and he gives some real insight into what it's like to be a ballplayer. His piece on why he thought Hideki Matsui shouldn't have been eligible for the Rookie of the Year award (but because he was eligible, it was right that he won it) is more clearly articulated and sensible than many a sportswriter's position on such matters (I'm looking at you, Mariotti!).

I hope he picks it up again now that's he got a new team and a new town. Maybe he can tell us about becoming a Cub despite his childhood allegiance to the White Sox.

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It's good to see a Cub named Jody again. Brings back memories of Jody Davis, which of course leads to memories of "The Sarge," Keith Moreland, Andre "The Hawk" Dawson, Leon "Bull" Durham, Larry Bowa, Ryno, "The Penguin," and even the immortal Ivan DeJesus (who fetched both Bowa and Sandberg in a trade to the Phillies)
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