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Not Everyone is Happy About Theo Coming to the Cubs

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I am used to seeing some pretty awful stuff written in the Sun-Times.  After years of employing Jay Marriotti, you pretty much just expected ooze to seep from the newspaper, but you get used to the usual players.  Telander lives off his reputation and phones in the occasional column consisting of one word paragraphs, shallow analysis and stale jokes.  Ginnetti …

Pitcher Usage

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The table below shows the number of pitches thrown in each outing.  SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT Ryan Dempster 103 Carlos Zambrano 85   Matt Garza 102 114 Randy Wells* Casey Coleman 90 Andrew Cashner* Carlos Marmol 24  17 Sean Marshall 24  25 Kerry Wood 16   James Russell 74   John Grabow 23 11 21 Jeff Samardzija …

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About Us

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Obstructed View was launched on March 27, 2011 by four bloggers who had been writing about the Cubs on their own sites for a long time.  Other than being white males about the same age who all grew up in the Midwest, these four have little in common. Aisle 424 likes mustard and relish on his hot dogs while drinking …