Thursday, March 09, 2006

I love College, I am going to miss it very much.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

World Classic Post 1

World Baseball Classic, sounds like United Statesism(thats right, George made up a word today) at its best if you ask me. All those countries that want nothing to do with the United States in Latin America are now playing the World Baseball Classic. Baseball is an United States sport, founded in Cooperstown, NY, with United States values.

Now it is the eve of a greatly awaited World Baseball Classic opener between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, and the patriotic fervor is even more intense for him. So great, in fact, that the Philadelphia Phillies' right fielder went to Venezuela manager Luis Sojo and asked him not to get another center fielder after Melvin Mora backed out of the inaugural event. Abreu wanted to play center field for his homeland.

"You don't understand what this means in my country," Abreu said. "Everybody is excited about [the World Baseball Classic]. Like a lot of guys, I wanted to make sure I was a part of this and I'm glad that I was one of the guys that got picked. I wouldn't have wanted to miss this."

This Classic can go two ways. First this can be the greatest thing ever to happen to baseball. The world will put together their top players and will duke it out old fashioned tourny style. The other way this can go is bad. Players will decide that their paychecks are more important than the game and this will become a water downed version of the World Cup. Hopefully the first will be true but only time will tell.

Game 6 of the 1991 World Series

It happend on the night before my first napy swim meet, me and my mom were in driving toward St. Charles early in the morning. I was not a Twins fan, but its hard not to be Kirby Pucket fan. I felt some connection with Kirby, not a big one, but there was a tear on my eye. Thank you Kirby, thank you very much...

Monday, March 06, 2006

Kirby, Kirby, Kirby

There are few professional athletes that are truely good people. Everyone always says that so and so is a good guy while behind the scene this said athlete is not. Kirby Puckett is one of those athletes who almsot everyone can agree upon as being a good guy. Some bad news came down from MLB....

Hall of Fame outfielder Kirby Puckett, one of the most beloved players to ever don a Twins uniform, suffered a stroke Sunday morning at his Scottsdale, Ariz., home.

Puckett, 44, was transported to Scottsdale Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborne where he underwent surgery, the Twins announced. His exact condition was still unknown as of late Sunday afternoon.

As a Minnesota boy, Kirby, you and your family are in my prayers.

UPDATE: Kirby is currently in Critical Condition

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Woody is Next, Other Spring Trainning News

Hello group, my name is George Petruck, and yes, I am a Cubs fan. Every year there is that awful story which comes from Az that come October, I will be able to say, hey, that is the point in the season where the Cubs lost the world series...

With one out in the first, Hairston was plunked by the second pitch he saw from the Giants right-hander. Hairston fell to the ground, and lay motionless. Cubs manager Dusty Baker and athletic trainer Mark O'Neal rushed to the plate, and Hairston eventually sat up and was helped off the field.

We will get to Kerry Woods in minute here...But JH is a good old Naperville boy and you pictures need to back off in Spring Break. The World Series is won in October not March.

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