Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Big 4th Powers Cubs

Another sell-out crowd at HoHoKam enjoyed what looked like batting practice in the 4th inning as Cubs hitters pummeled KC pitching for 7 hits and 6 runs! The 6 runs in the 4th were more than enough to dump the Royals 6-1. With cooler temps and the wind blowing in toward home plate (gusts to 25 mph) it wasn't a day for long ball. Nomar thought he had a HR, had rounded the bases, but was sent back to 2nd base(g.r. double).

Speaking of Nomar, (pic below) he is happy and healthy and this cat can HIT! 2 for 3 today, a very aggressive hitter, if he stays healthy look for a huge year at the plate. This guy doesn't have a .322 lifetime batting average for nothing! Joe Borowski looked good today and seems to be gaining confidence every outing. It would be a big boost for the team if he regains his role as the closer.

A veritable cornucopia of sports stars out today, Pro golfer Meg Mallon, Soccer star and Nomar's sweety Mia Hamm, as well as Phoenix Suns Steven Hunter. The big Sun's center took bp. (Let's just say he found the right sport in Basketball). After bp, LaTroy Hawkins gave him a few pointers on how to throw a slider and knuckle ball.

Ryne Sandberg came out instead of Dusty to meet the umpires and Royal's manager Tony Pena to go over the lineups before the game. Mike Remlinger had (I think it's) his son out before the game playing catch and shagging balls during bp. He had on a little Remie Cubs uni.

Great to see 93 year old Buck O'Neil at the Ballpark. He became well known because of Ken Burns movie "Baseball", Buck was the first African-American coach in the big leagues. That was in 1962 coaching the Cubs back in the days of spring training at Rendezvous Park in Mesa. You'll see more about that in the "Boys of Spring" documentary.

Cubs have a day off tomorrow, then a couple road games, back at HoHoKam on Saturday. Set your vcr's, Saturday's game will be televised on WGN.
Talk to you then,

Nomar at Fitch Park, Feb. 2005


Blogger Valerie said...

Hey. I have a blog too. 4nomarluvers.blogspot.com. I'm a HUGE fan of the Cubs and a even bigger fan of Nomar. lol. He's so hott. Well anyways, I'm 14 and if u want to talk sometime my AOL s/n is cheerhottieval and same with my yahoo. Email me sometime at cheerhottieval@yahoo.com.

Hope to talk baseball or anything soon!!

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