The 2004 Waveland Chronicles

Saturday, October 02, 2004

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Main Entry: mas·och·ist
Pronunciation: 'ma-s&-"kist
Function: noun
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Leopold von Sacher-Masoch died 1895 German novelist
1 : pleasure in being abused or dominated : a taste for suffering- mas·och·ist /-kist/ noun- mas·och·is·tic /"ma-s&-'kis-tik/ adjective - mas·och·is·ti·cal·ly /-'kis-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb

Cub Fan
Main Entry: see Masochist

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Cubs came up short again, this time losing 8-6 to the Braves, and in doing so, were officially eliminated from the wildcard playoff race. Ouch. What started out with a bang (Monday's 12-5 spanking of the Reds) has quickly turned into a 5 game losing streak of a whimper.

Saturday's game was a bit more exciting with several home runs (Sosa, Alou & Ramirez) but all stayed inside the park. Speaking of inside, that's where I was once again. Twice in one week - I think that's a record for me. Well, I learned my lesson - I'm staying outside for the rest of the season (all one game of it).

Winds are supposed to be pretty strong out of the Southwest tomorrow, so maybe the Cubs will say good-bye to a disappointing season by knocking the snot out of the ball -- to the tune of, oh I don't know, five street homers? Alou with two, Ramirez, Sosa, and Nomar. Atlanta's Andruw Jones and JD Drew will hit one each and the Cubs will win a slugfest, 12-8.

Saturday, October 2: BP-6 [W-4,S-2], Roof-2 [A-1,C-1], Foul-0, HR-0

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