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One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other
2008-05-15 07:44
by Derek Smart

These two things happened last night:

The Cubs beat Jake Peavy.

The Cubs signed Jim Edmonds.

One was good.

The other was not.

My mission today is to not let Thing 2 ruin the happiness of Thing 1.

2008-05-15 07:57:20
1.   dianagramr
I cringe at the thought of Edmonds smacking into the ivy-covered walls of Wrigley ...
2008-05-15 08:26:09
2.   Dennis
@1. I hate to wish an injury on anyone, but if it does happen, I hope it happens soon so that we can just put Edmonds on the DL and pretend he was never signed at all. I'm dreading watching hit after hit drop in between Soriano and Edmonds...
2008-05-15 08:38:20
3.   dianagramr

maybe Sori can teach Edmonds that "hop" (cringe)

2008-05-15 09:29:22
4.   Ali Nagib
I don't know why everyone is getting so worked up about this deal. It's not nearly as bad as when they gave up live bodies to get the vacuum-dessicated remains of Steve Traschel (divided up into 54 incredibly slow pieces). If Hendry knows that Lou doesn't want to play Pie, they might as well try something different for awhile instead of letting him rot on the bench. If Edmonds hits, they can flip him for a reliever in July, and if he doesn't, it makes it that much easier to go back to Pie once he gets released.

As for the whole rivalry angle, I have one word: Meh.

2008-05-15 10:17:43
5.   mehmattski
Don't you need three things to play "One of these things is not like the other?"

Oh well, the song is stuck in my head anyway...

2008-05-15 13:51:56
6.   dianagramr

At least 3, but Sesame Street used 4 ...

(I don't know which is scarier .... that I am nearly 45 and remember that Sesame Street used 4 things, or that someone created a Muppets-centered Wiki)

2008-05-15 13:54:51
7.   Ali Nagib
4 - Day One of the Jim Edmonds Era: Cubs Win, Cards Lose.

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