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SportsMonday: Upper Deck Reserved

By Beachwood Reporter on Monday, July 26, 2010

"I drink better beer when I go to bars these days, but at the game Old Style or Bud will do," Jim Coffman writes in Upper Deck Reserved, cross-posted here.

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Thumbing My Nose At Sabermetrics

By Chris Rewers on Monday, July 19, 2010

I'm sure Tony La Russa had has reasons for deciding to bat his pitcher eighth back in 2007, but I was suspicious of his motives.

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Have You Heard The News?

By Beachwood Reporter on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Byrd is the word.

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Ricketts Has "Confidence" In Hendry

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, July 11, 2010

When Tom Ricketts hired Ari Kaplan as the Cubs' statistical analyst manager, it was an indication to many - including us - that the new owner was ready to move his franchise's baseball operations in a different direction.

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Ronnie Misremembers

By Beachwood Reporter on Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jeff Baker hit a solo homer in the first inning Thursday - his third of the season - and it led to some informative radio courtesy of Pat Hughes and Ron Santo.

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Section 218, Row 15, Seat 2

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, May 22, 2010

My friend, Kevin, won an auction last winter and was awarded 50 terrace reserved tickets to a Cubs game, plus the right to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

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The Bleacher Aristocrat

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, May 16, 2010

Len Kasper and Bob Brenly called Sunday's WGN telecast of the Cubs-Pirates game from front-row seats in the left field bleachers and Cubs chairman and "bleacher veteran" Tom Ricketts, sporting a white Cubs polo shirt, stopped by to once again demonstrate to the fans that he is a man of the people.

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Supreme Cubs Fan

By Beachwood Reporter on Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"In one of his last public speeches before retiring, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Monday bypassed talk of the court's deep ideological divide and the battle to replace him and instead talked to a Chicago legal group about his beloved Cubs," the Tribune reports.

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Ivy Man Not Allowed In Ballpark

By Beachwood Reporter on Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Officials tell him it would be too hard for other fans to see the action on the field with all that fake ivy in the way," Jeff Long writes in the Tribune.

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Random Throw

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Having random fans throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Monday's game was a nice touch.

In the future, I would like to see fans chosen at random to lead the crowd in the singing of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch.

I would enjoy that far more than watching the seamlessly never-ending parade of "B" celebrities that we have been subjected to in the past.

Sincerely, JCB

I founded Agony & Ivy about five years ago for two reasons. First...


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