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Not So-Sorry Soriano

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Alfonso Soriano is the third Cub in the last 41 years to hit 11 or more home runs in the team's first 28 games.

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Taking Off the Cubbie Blue-Colored Glasses

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, September 16, 2010

I understand that it's too little, too late, but the recent Cubs surge has been a pleasant change of pace from the constant drumbeat of losing that we Cubs fans have been subjected to for most of the season. But I admit that I may have gotten carried away during a recent post when I wrote that Alfonso Soriano could bounce back and produce a 30-homer, 100-RBI season next year.

Joel Reese, editor-in-chief of the Cubs Fan Report (one of my favorite Cubs Web sites other than my own), wacked the Cubbie blue-colored glasses right off my face.

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Soriano Continues to Set the Tone

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The fact that the continued subpar play of Alfonso Soriano has been overlooked by many fans for much of this season is a testament to how bad the Cubs are.

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Endorsement No-Brainers

By Beachwood Reporter on Thursday, July 1, 2010

Steve Rosenbloom has an idea for Tom Ricketts this morning. We add a few of our own.

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Stuck With Soriano

By Chris Rewers on Friday, May 7, 2010

Tell us something we didn't know.

No matter how much Alfonso Soriano pads his stats against the likes of the Nationals, Diamondbacks, and Reds, it will not help his trade marketability.

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Fool Me Once, Shame On Soriano . . .

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Unlike some people around here, I have gone to great lengths to stick up for Alfonso Soriano, but as Harry Caray used to say, "The worm is starting to turn."

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Sori Not Sorry

By Beachwood Reporter on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Soriano was summoned into Piniella's office for a pre-game meeting," Paul Sullivan reports for the Tribune.

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Running Lessons Next For Soriano

By Beachwood Reporter on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Another problem is the daily saga of Alfonso Soriano, who brought back the hop when catching fly balls that he said over the weekend he had ditched, and also stood at the plate admiring a long fly ball in the second inning," Paul Sullivan writes in the Tribune. "He wound up with a double but could've had a triple if he had run out of the box. Soriano wound up stranded at third."

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Sorry Sori

By Beachwood Reporter on Monday, April 12, 2010

[By George Ofman/Cross-posted at The Beachwood Reporter]

The lynch mob was ready.

Upon hosting my first 10th Inning post-game show on WGN Radio on Sunday, I had to consider where the diehards would be coming from.

The Cubs had lost to the Reds 3-1 and did so in galling fashion. Would they rip the bullpen which, once again, coughed up another game a starter had masterfully crafted?

Some callers did.

Would they take their shots at the middle of the lineup that gave a first-timer a reprieve, and more than once?

Some callers did.

But most of the agitated if not downright furious fans saved their wrath for the $136 million dollar man.

Fonzi got his, and then some.

And he deserved every angry word.

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Sincerely, JCB

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