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Are you Game?: Pitching wins championships


Fri, Jun 20th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

At last the NBA Finals are over. Now begins the NBA second season where trades are made, players are drafted and veterans a little too long in the tooth call it quits.

There are many questions to be answered: Where will Jason Kidd end up? Who will the Spurs pick up with their extra cash now that the Ambassador has retired? Will KG stay in the Twin Cities for the season after next? Will Karl Malone and Scottie Pippin join the Lakers for a title run?

All I know is that it should be an exciting off-season. Look for the Lakers, Spurs, Jazz, Heat and Nets to do something to improve their chances.

While we are on the topic of the NBA, how boring were the NBA Finals? It wasn’t even the main championship program covered by ABC. The NHL Stanley Cup Finals were absolutely terrific, just the way hockey should be played - rough and tumble with plenty of action. The superb goaltending of Jean Sebastian Gigure and Martin Broduer was the highlight of the finals.

Any sport where the combined teams score 150 + points per game (NBA) that remains less exciting than a sport that averages 5 (NHL) should be worried. The NBA has gotten old and boring. I don’t usually watch a game unless it has the Timberwolves or the Kings playing. It has become a game of "Either you have a superstar or not".

Do you really want to watch the Lakers and the Cavs or the Kings and the Nuggets? There is even a large gap between contenders like the Lakers & Timberwolves. It just isn’t fun to watch anymore.

Switching sports, the Twins are in some serious trouble. The Royals easily won the most recent series between the two teams, despite the Twins slugging their way to a 16-2 victory on Thursday with Joe Mays going eight innings. The Twins pitching staff is in ruins. Radke, Rogers, & Romero are all pitching poorly, and Reed just coming off the DL got whacked pretty good the other night.

It doesn’t look good. If the All Star game started today the only Twin’s pitcher with the possibility of being an All Star is Kyle Lohse, who is even starting to fall off his hot streak.

First of all, the Twins need a starter whose name doesn’t begin with the letter R to get them back on track. Secondly, the Twins need to go shopping for a starting pitcher, someone who is capable of pitching a solid start every fifth game. And the Twins have .....
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At Home in the Woods:My favorite places

Fri, Jun 20th, 2003
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It's the third time I've been here this year, but the first time alone. The trail through the narrow valley of Shattuck Creek leads me deep into the woods. I look up at the big oak, maple, basswood and walnut trees and down at the green forest floor ..... 
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Notes from a country kitchen

Fri, Jun 13th, 2003
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What if God had voice mail?

I have learned to live with voice mail as a necessary part of modern life, but I have often wondered what if God had voice mail?

I imagine praying and hearing this: "Thank you fo ..... 
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Township Roads: It's Eleanor's Fault, Part II

Fri, Jun 13th, 2003
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I seem to recall mentioning how Eleanor Roosevelt set the standard for lawn care when she chased the sheep off the White House lawn, thereby turning a nice pasture into a no-man’s land of neatly trimmed grass. This was the beginning of the end for gu ..... 
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The Commute: Nancy Drew: girl detective

Fri, Jun 13th, 2003
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It was 1970 and I was in third grade when I met Nancy Drew. I suppose it was our designated ‘library hour’ and I was searching the shelves in our small, Catholic school library—a room the size of a walk-in closet. I spotted two nearly identical yello ..... 
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Prairie Notes: Reaching the end

Fri, Jun 6th, 2003
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By now, the last textbooks have been turned in, the lockers emptied of all but the bit of tape that held this year’s photos, and band members have rid themselves of the last vestiges of "Pomp and Circumstance" that played on and on in their brains af ..... 
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Of People, Places & Things: Bandit country

Fri, Jun 6th, 2003
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“Jesus, Liu, what do you have that for?” I asked in English.   My astonishment was quickly translated into Chinese for Liu, who just a few seconds before had pulled a sock out of his pocket. Inside the sock was a handgun.[Read the Rest]

Notes from a country kitchen

Fri, Jun 6th, 2003
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I was gone again, there’s so much going on. My sister-in-law, Carol, took me along to Rochester Saturday afternoon as her granddaughter was in a dance group at the Mayo Civic Center. I had never been there before, what a lovely place. It lasted from ..... 
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