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Name: Kevin Melcarek
Location: South Burbs of Chicago
ZIP: 60401
Gender: I'm me
AIM: melcarek69@aol.com
Member since: June 02, 2005
Last visit: October 13, 2007

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Always something happening the day before or after the events I attend, lucky guy aye? Living in Chicagos burbs, I have seen nothing since the Bulls won title number 6 in the ninties and before that, the Bears in '85.

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Giants Tell Bonds He's Gone

Goodbye...Good Luck...Good Riddance!

posted by melcarek69 at 11:16 PM on September 21

The Hoser's NFL Picks -- Week Three

I guess I can make my final roster settings for my fantasy football pick-ums now. And the Bears will Win!

posted by melcarek69 at 11:14 PM on September 21

Teixeira traded to Atlanta

I'd rather be the Texas with this one. I do like Texeira, but I just think this one scores more points for the Rangers in the future. So does this mean back to off the bench strike outs for Julio Franco or do they cut him loose again?

posted by melcarek69 at 04:21 PM on July 30

Bill Walsh Traded To Angels

I could never stand the 49rs but always respected Montana, Rice, Young and especially Bill Walsh. During the 80's, no matter how I felt about them, it was fun to watch an average team become a force. I do believe that Walsh made most of it possible with a great coaching style. Rest In Peace...

posted by melcarek69 at 04:16 PM on July 30

Chargers shut out Pats fans

Being from Chicago and being a huge Bears fan, one would think that I would have no problem with this. In fact, I DO. I think this is terrible sportsmanship and tries to tell fans of the opposing city that they are not welcome in our city. I believe that this is certainly not a way to keep a game fair or friendly. This is a poor decision on both the Chargers as well as the Bears, but look for this to become the norm all around sports. Who knows, it may just be what ends sports as We know them. Good Luck To All The Teams as well As The Fans Who Cheer Them.

posted by melcarek69 at 05:46 PM on January 10

Zito Breaks the Bank.

That's quite a load of cash, hope the DL isn't where he earns it. I like Zito, so I hope that it works for him. History says guys tend to be a bust when the big money gets dealt out. Good luck to all the Gold Card carriers.

posted by melcarek69 at 02:00 PM on December 29

White Sox home games to start at 7:11pm next season.

And the importance of this is? Now that they have not made the playoffs and will most likely spiral back down the division ranks, will a later start really make a difference? The fans who all of a sudden showed up when they WERE winning, will be finding something else to do with their time anyway. Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the place where fans used to go during the winning season and the season after...

posted by melcarek69 at 07:05 PM on October 12

7 shutout night for 1st time in 30 years

and the amazing thing is that the Cub's weren't one of the teams shut-out. Damn basement dwellers

posted by melcarek69 at 11:46 AM on September 06

Palmerio's gone, will he make it into the Hall of Fame

There is no record of how long this was going on unless you believe Jose Canseco. I am not happy that these people feel this is the best way to get to the top, nor do I believe they should be remembered for being good or great after using this garbage. On the other side of it, knowing it's illegal and yet your still using means you are ready to face whatever consequences that follow getting caught. In that, I will always rememeber them for good things they did as well as never forget that something that may have ruined their bodies got them to the top. I just wish for older days when spit balls and pinetar were the problems. Weedy, you are a very wise man and I appreciate your thoughts. Just my opinion, have a nice day!

posted by melcarek69 at 04:20 PM on August 02

Biggest deal in town -- Ortiz again saves day for Sox

By the way yfm, this started because I typed a certain way that never knew was such a problem for some {and have used italics since they have been available here and other places}. There is no complaining here at all from me. In fact, to me it's all been quite ridiculous. I am a sports fan and follower like all of you who just types certain ways that for some reason are a problem for some. I came here to make an opinion about Ortiz, not be made the post by a couple of people.

posted by melcarek69 at 02:04 PM on August 01

Biggest deal in town -- Ortiz again saves day for Sox

What kind of computer monitors do you people have? I can read everything just fine including the things typed in that crappy green color. JG just typed in italics {nothing better to do} and I can read it just fine. wFjr just copied my very words and in green. Yet, it reads perfectly clear to me. But hey, I'm never one to rock the boat. Didn't know that there was an etiquette involved in opinions. As far as muddling goes, if I can read it, I see absolutely no problem. But how about that David Ortiz? Or did some of you forget why this why this filter exists? I deeply apologize to those who have had to read my horrible writing as well as the whining of others who are actually here for the original post.

posted by melcarek69 at 02:00 PM on August 01

Biggest deal in town -- Ortiz again saves day for Sox

yerfatma: Thank you for the English lesson, much appreciated {better change my IM/email scenerios before the language police get me. And JG, instead of worrying about somebody else's way of expression, let's all just stick to the subject at hand. In this case, a very good arguement as to who will be MVP by season's end and eventually make even more money than can be imagined from it. My thoughts are that whether it be Boston or New York making and/or winning in post season play will determine who gets the award. I will play by that unwritten rule as to how I am supposed to type as to no longer offend those who have nothing better to do than criticize how somebody else does things. I thought this was about opinions and thoughts. It's pretty sad when the things that are said are shadowed by the why they are typed.

posted by melcarek69 at 01:33 PM on August 01

The Dodgers trade Izturis, Guzman, Pedroza for Maddux and Lugo.

I appreciate what Greg Maddux has done for baseball and will miss him here in Chicago. He didn't want to leave but realizes that is what happens sometimes. He had never been traded mid-season before so it will be interesting to see how it goes for him. While his greatest days are behind him, I do believe that this will benefit the Dogders quite a bit. I look forward to Maddux making his return to Wrigley next month with L.A. and hope to be there when that happens. Just because he is there in L.A. now, doesn't mean he won't be back in the Cub pinstripes when next spring arrives. He said he wanted to finish here and I can't see the Dogders holding on to him past this season. If he is done here in Chicago for good, I can only say thank you for doing all you did. I rooted for him when he was with the Braves {and I can't stand the Braves} so I will cheer when he takes the mound over on the west coast. Good luck to you.

posted by melcarek69 at 11:28 AM on August 01

Biggest deal in town -- Ortiz again saves day for Sox

How are the Yankees considered to be broken up by injuries? When you have an all-star team bult up like this team is, can it ever be considered a decimated bunch? Let's face it, even with a few guys down with injury, they still have plenty to work with. A few injuries even if key injuries should not stop this team with what they still have on that field everyday. Boston has less overall talent especially on the mound {2 great starters} and is in first. Heart accounts for quite a bit. What excuse would be used if they were completely healthy and still weren't in first? Months ago, it was Sheffield is bad for the team because he's only there for the money. Isn't that the reason why most people play pro sports anyway? Very few do it for love of the game anymore and Sheffield said and acted just the way most do but never say out loud. As far as Ortiz goes, I am amazed at how he seems to do just what is needed at the right time. None of hits seem wasted and many of his outs are very productive. His skills at first aren't bad either {especially for a big man}. I have to go with Ortiz or Mauer for MVP right now anyway. As far as the Yankees go, if they are using the injury excuse as to why they aren't in first, then they don't deserve to win. Derek Lee has been injured most of the season, the Cubs pitching staff has been less than allstar quality. And everyone blames Dusty Baker for it. I have yet to hear any Cub say they'd be in a far better place if they were a healthier team {although our idiot sports writers have} though Dusty did say it hurts a bit. If the Yankees can use that as an excuse then maybe if Bartman hadn't touched that ball 3 seasons ago, maybe, just maybe the Cubs would have won it all...NOT!

posted by melcarek69 at 11:02 AM on August 01

Did Roger Clemens deserve a trade back to the Red Sox?

Yeah the poor guy has won before but he deserves to win every year right! There are many ballplayers who have never won the big one not just in baseball but all sports who were great, so I am supposed to cry for this guy? Houston had their chance last year and failed, We move on.

posted by melcarek69 at 10:44 AM on August 01