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IT ONLY TOOK 159 GAMES TO GET EXCITING

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First things first:  Daisuke Matsuzaka won his 15th game last night as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins to clinch the AL East, their first division title since 1995.

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ROUGH NIGHT FOR CINCINNATI NINE

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The indestructible Ken Griffey Jr.

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CUBS ARE BEST OF THE WORST, FOR NOW

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The Chicago Cubs moved a half-game up on the Milwaukee Brewers to take the NL Central Division lead with a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros last night.

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SCOTT BAKER PITCHES WELL

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The Minnesota Twins' Scott Baker almost threw a perfect game last night:[W]ith a Metrodome crowd of 24,986 cheering, he went to a 3-0 count leading off on John Buck.

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WRIGLEY FIELD IS FUN

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One of my many regrets in college (see also: not studying enough, studying too hard, not partying enough, partying too much) is not skipping more spring classes to go to day games at Wrigley.

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WILL SCOTT PODSEDNIK BE A CUB?

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The Chicago Cubs claimed oft-injured Scott Podsednik on waivers, and now the Chicago White Sox have 2 days to broker a trade with their crosstown rivals.

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WHOSE CAR COULD THIS BE?

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With Leather reader Nik took a break from entertaining a crowd of women the other weekend in Chicago when he saw Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano drive up.

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WHO CAN STOP THE CUBS JUGGERNAUT?

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Don't look now, but the mighty Chicago Cubs are only 3.

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DICE-K THE GIANT KILLER

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Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka and San Francisco's Matt Cain squared off in a good old-fashioned pitcher's duel yesterday at Fenway Park.

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CUBS WIN THANKS TO DELICIOUS PIE

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Rookie Felix Pie hit a three-run homer and Carlos Zambrano pitched well in his first start since his dugout scuffle with catcher Michael Barrett, and the Cubs notched a a 6-2 win over the Brewers at Miller Park.

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LOU PINIELLA < HOWARD COSELL

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In the middle of the fifth inning of the Cubs and Braves game yesterday, Carlos Zambrano politely questioned Michael Barrett's concentration after Barret let a pitch get by him and then made a throwing error allowing a run to score in the top of the inning.

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THE CUBS ARE NOT SO GOOD AT BASEBALL

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The Cubs went into the ninth inning at Shea with a 5-1 lead yesterday, only to give up five runs and lose the game 6-5 when Carlos Delgado completed the rally with a two-run single.

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CUBS’ RYAN DEMPSTER IS A FUNNY NINJA

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Sports by Brooks found this offbeat story: Cubs closer Ryan Dempster has spent his offseason training to be a ninja.

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NOT AGAIN

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I'd be remiss in my duties if I didn't point out to my Chicago-area readers that With Leather icon and occasional volunteer correspondent Sarah Spain is in the Windy City for St.

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LEE ELIA LIKED THE F WORD

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Listening to Lee Elia's 1983 meltdown is one of my spring training rituals.

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KERRY WOOD IS DELICATE

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I swear to God, Cubs pitchers must be made out of papier mache and cobwebs.

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SUDDENLY, I UNDERSTAND GERMAN

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Everybody's seen this: it's the German kid who flips out and tears up his keyboard while shrieking incoherently.

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Lou Piniella Is Full of Crazy Talk

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The Cubs hired Lou Piniella, what.

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Lou Piniella Will Manage the Cubs

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The Cubs have mysteriously passed on Northwestern grad, Chicago native, former Cub, and well-muscled badass Joe Girardi in order hire Lou Piniella as their new manager.


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