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  1. Yesterday, June 15th, was 56th Annual Lou Brock Day (55th anniversary), observing Cubs trade of future star (and HOFer) in exchange for washed up pitcher, which haunted the franchise for generations. Cubs radio announcers were discussing the event. But June 4th came and went with no mention of 4th Annual Fernando Tatis Jr. Day (3rd anniversary), observing White Sox trade of future star (and HOFer?) in exchange for washed up pitcher, which may haunt the franchise for generations. I Googled for comments from Executive VP of Baseball Operations from either the inaugural event or reaction to it years later. Unfortunately, Kenny was not found.
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    Ed Farmer out for little while.

    I have always enjoyed Farmer as broadcaster. He's sounded fine to me this year. I hope he's back soon.
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    Rick Hahn and his Trades

    I won't mention it (nor the SD/CR game from last night and the clutch hits). It might be a better fit within the "KW and his Trades" thread. :-(
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    Eloy did not make the cut

    That could be. On the other hand, this could be far worse than previously imagined: meddling by our number one adversary. What if something crazy happens next week, like the taps for draft Old Styles mysteriously malfunction when the customer is wearing Sox Eloy 74 jersey. As famously exclaimed by Colonel Saito: "This is war! This is not a game of cricket!"
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    The argument to keep Avi Garcia

    I messed up on that, was looking at the Baseball Ref page and I was living in 2018. Thx. 2019 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 2 yrs/$16M (18-19) & 20 team option
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    The argument to keep Avi Garcia

    For sure, I am looking at current roster and current record and hopefully this will not be strategic error. And like Avi after '17, they should have traded Alexi Ramirez during his All-Star season or before.
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    Eloy did not make the cut

    Well, MLB could be laying foundation to ensure Verlander -- established star with supermodel spouse -- gets nod over upstart Giolito to start ASG. And furthermore, I am starting rumors that foreign governments may be involved.
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    Eloy did not make the cut

    This should have been Eloy and Gio 10-1 did not make the cut. Add Lucas to the mix and it's outrageous. Maybe MLB does not like upstarts pounding on one of their most visible franchises.
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    Eloy did not make the cut

    On MLB's main page, there is no headline for Eloy's monster game last night. Although he was upstaged by Hunter Renfroe's 3 HRs and big SD rally, there are still about 15 headlines with links and still no Eloy. Granted there is local media bias in favor of Cubs (with justification) but I never knew bias extended to MLB!
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    The argument to keep Avi Garcia

    I'm surprised Avi is signed only through 2019 for $3.5 million. His OPS is over .850 and is on pace for over 70 RBIs; pretty inexpensive production. With Renteria RF choices of Tilson and Cordell, and Alonzo at $16 million for anemic output, this looks like a miss by front office (default Kenny).
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    Harry Caray Book...

    Thanks. I never would thought it happened in 1981, after Bill Veeck. I guess I'm older than I thought I was 🙂
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    Harry Caray Book...

    I certainly enjoyed the article! Also, I think if Veeck had fired Piersall right after his infamous interview (with Royko?), where he insulted Mary Frances Veeck and made a crude reference to baseball wives (which would render him unemployable in these times), Piersall's legacy might have been much different. But he got a pass and was mostly canonized by local media when he died. Somewhat of a waste of plentiful broadcasting talents.
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    Harry Caray Book...

    I used to love Hawk's late-inning and walk off HR calls, especially in early '90s and '00s when the place was jumping. But Kenny zapped the life out of the franchise and Hawk with his slow burns became unlistenable.
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    Harry Caray Book...

    Well said. And Harry's White Sox years were IMO superior to any Chicago baseball broadcasts in my memory (going back a little over 50 years). There is no close second.
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    Harry Caray Book...

    I remember the unfortunate incident. After all these years, I had thought it was Einhorn, but I just found a Trib article from '85 (written by the great Bob Logan, Tribune DID have a great sports section in those days) confirming it was JR. On surface, all Harry did was take a better deal. Maybe he lobbed a few grenades on the way out, but I don't remember anything outrageous that would have triggered bitterness from EE and JR. Maybe there was more to it behind the scenes.
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