July 1st, 2004

flavored with age

New icon set!

Yes, July is a-borning, and the voters have spoken: "Give us the shiny NEW candidate," you said, "not those stinky old ones!" Will my preference of old hillbilly music stars ever triumph? Will I ever get to use these male porn star shots that I collected at great personal embarrassment? Will More Forgotten Cereal Mascots ever get any love? Not this month, 'cause Retro Ad Art took it. Click on comments for the full set.
flavored with age

No media bias, part one zillion

Number of days the Chicago Tribune featured the "Mark Prior Watch" to follow the progress of the MVP pitcher during his recovery from an injury: 60

Number of days the Chicago Tribune has featured the "Magglio Ordóñez Watch" to follow the progress of the five-time All-Star during his recovery from an injury: 0

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Number of Chicago Sun-Times columnists who said either that the Cubs were superior to the White Sox at every position or that the Cubs would sweep the White Sox in their recent head-to-head series at White Sox Park: 3

Number of games actually won by the Cubs against the White Sox in their recent head-to-head series at White Sox Park: 1

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Results of yesterday's action involving the two major leage baseball teams in the city of Chicago: Chicago Cubs lose 3-2 at home to division rivals the Houston Astros, putting them three and a half games behind in their division and tying them for second place. Chicago White Sox win 9-6 away against division rivals the Minnesota Twins, putting them a full game up in their division and cementing their place in first.

How the Chicago Tribune responded to the day's events: By instituting a new feature, the "Countdown to 100", which keeps track of how close the Chicago Cubs are to 100 wins.